Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Mailbox

One of my many packages this week arrived already open. I certainly hope that no one helped themselves to the delectable books within although I wouldn't blame them for being tempted. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

French Lessons by Ellen Sussman came from Ballantine Books.
A novel about three Americans in Paris who spend a day with a tutor and learn more than just the French language is completely and totally appealing.

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry came from Gallery Books for a blog tour.
I so love novels that incorporate cooking. This one where a young autistic woman whose parents have just died can conjure up ghosts by cooking their handwritten recipes sounds absolutely delicious.

Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona came from Gallery Books for a blog tour.
An intellectual woman on the eve of the French Revolution who wants to know more about her elusive mother, a brilliant mathematician. Can you say yum?!

Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax came from Gallery Books thanks to Lisa from TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
Summer's coming (especially here in the south) and it's time to find some great beachy reads. This tale of three women who lose their life savings and are left only with a ramshackle beach house sounds like just the thing to read while sitting beside the pool.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown came from Amy Einhorn Books.
I've already reviewed this wonderful novel.

When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle came from Viking.
A family tale that also pits people interested in wiping out non-native, invasive species versus folks who find the eradication to be terrible is of great interest to me given the growing pervasiveness of situations like this, including by our cottage.

Slow Love by Dominique Browning came from Plume.
Don't we all wish for more time? I'm curious to see the truths Browning learned when she was actually given the gift of time and forced herself to slow down and revel in it.

The Silver Boat by Luanne Rice came from Pamela Dorman Books.
A tale of sisters finding out about their own family history, a summer cottage by the sea, and an unexpected trip to Ireland? Definitely appealing!

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon came from Amy Einhorn Books.
A series of interconnected stories set on an army base while the men are deployed, this one sounds like it is incredibly timely.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Passages to the Past as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. You've got a great bunch here. My book group is doing YOU KNOW WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE next month. It's Austin's Mayor's Book Club selection for this year. I'm excited.

  2. You have an incredible mailbox! I so want to read Ten Beach Road, The Weird Sisters, and The Kitchen Daughter. I hope you enjoy all your new reads.

  3. Holy cow you have some great books! I got French Lessons for the TLC Tour too, and it looks like fun! Many of those are also on my TBR. Happy reading!

  4. These look great. And another mailbox with The Weird Sisters. I think this book sounds great. Can't wait to read it. :)

  5. Wow, did you get some great books! Silver Boat is a terrific read. Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here .

  6. A few of these are on my wish list and Ten Beach Road was in my mailbox!


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