Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Mailbox

I've been awol and not posting much at all so my weekly mailboxes haven't been acknowledged. By no stretch of the imagination does this mean I'm not thrilled beyond measure to receive these books. I definitely am! And so here are the past few weeks' worth. This past several week's mailbox arrivals:

The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes came from Pamela Dorman Books.
A woman in 1960 who is trying to reconstruct her own life after a tragic accident finds a letter asking her to leave her husband. 40 years later, another woman finds this same letter in newspaper archives and decides to research the mystery behind it in hopes of resurrecting her career and understanding her own love life. Double stranded narratives done well always appeal to me.

Faith by Jennifer Haigh came from Harper thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
How the scandal that rocked the Catholic Church affects one very devout family, this sounds like it will be mesmerizing reading.

This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park came from Simon & Schuster.
A young Korean woman who marries out of duty instead of love and must then bear the anguish of knowing she's chosen wrongly, I am looking forward to this one.

The Rules of the Tunnel by Ned Zeman came from Gotham thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
A memoir of clinical depression and the journey back from its depths, this one is incredibly appealing to me.

Next to Love by Ellen Feldman came from Spiegel and Grau thanks to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
War has a huge impact on the men and women who live through it and this chronicle of three friends who live through WWII and into the world shaped by this terrible war looks amazing.

The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair came from the author.
Family secrets, India, childhood memories. Could this one hit more of my reading passions?

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money by Maureen Stanton came from Penguin Press thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
I'm not an antiquer or flea market afficianado but I am intrigued by people who are so I'm looking forward to this narrative non-fiction tale.

Tassy Morgan's Bluff by Jim Stinson came from Plume.
A quaint and quirky small town? I love reading about places like this and the people who live there.

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.

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful set of books. I am especially interested in Samuel Park's novel! Looking forward to Rules of the Tunnel for TLS also.

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  2. Such lovely books! I really want to read NEXT TO LOVE, but there are others that I'm interested in as well. Enjoy them!

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  3. Oh my goodness! These all sound great! There goes my wish list! You just added to it in a big way! I hope you enjoy all of these!

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  4. Can't wait to hear about Tassy Morgan's Bluff! My thoughts about Faith will post tomorrow :-)

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading This Burns my Heart and Girl in the Garden. Both sound so good!

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  6. Wonderful mailbox. Happy reading. I received only one book in my mailbox!!

    You did so well. Come, have a look at what I read last week!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

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