Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Mailbox

A little late getting to this, this is two weeks worth of books. Going away for the weekend makes it less likely that I get my lovely mailbox posted in a timely manner. But better late than never! This past two week's mailbox arrivals:

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok came from Riverhead Trade thanks to Erin at Penguin.
I have such a soft spot for immigrant stories, especially Asian-American immigrant stories.

Next by James Hynes came from Reagan Arthur Books.
Stalking, terrorism, and a job search. Sounds incongruous, no? But I bet it makes for a great comedic combination.

To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal came from Little, Brown and Company.
A love story that looks at what might have been. Can't wait!

Unsaid by Neil Abramson came from Center Street.
Narrated by a recently deceased vet, this story about life, relationship, and the mystery of animal consciousness sounds phenomenal.

The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas came from Harper.
After a visit to Turkey many years ago, I am always attracted to books set there and this historical fiction appeals greatly.

Wherever Grace Is Needed by Elizabeth Bass came from the author.
I enjoyed her previous book a lot and this family centered tale looks to be as wonderful and touching as the last one.

The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker came from Algonquin.
A boat and water on the cover? I don't even care what the book is about! But a double stranded narrative set on an island and the people who live there is enticing too.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin came from William Morrow.
The fourth wife in a modern polygamous Nigerian marriage changes the balance of the family in this great sounding novel renamed The Secret Lives of the Four Wives in paperback.

When We Danced on Water by Evan Fallenberg came from Harper Perennial thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
With a dancing daughter, I love to read about people who live in the dance world and the way that their art informs their whole lives.

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy came from Voice.
A WWII novel set on the island of Guernsey, this story of a woman who falls in love with a German living next door while her own husband is off fighting the war sounds fabulous.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Mari Reads 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. I liked Girl in Translation - hope you do too!

  2. Looks like you have some wonderful books there. I love the cover of To be Sung Underwater. Enjoy!

  3. You have a fabulous mailbox! Girl in Translation is a great read. You are in for a treat! Now I am off to add many of your titles to my wish list.

  4. I don't know if your books are any good but the covers are all all GREAT

  5. I received a few of these myself and several of the others look great. Such a bunch of treasures! Enjoy.

  6. Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

  7. We have two books in common this week. I think The Soldier's Wife sounds great.

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi


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