Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Mailbox

And yet another week of being incredibly spoiled by wonderful bounty. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

An Age of Madness by David Maine came from Red Hen Press.
A well-respected psychiatrist whose own life and psyche are not in good repair, getting a glimpse into this contradictory character sounds completely fascinating.

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick came from Algonquin Books.
A man wanders into a small village, finds work in the local butcher shop, and meets the townsfolk. There's something slightly sinister in the description of this tale of love gone wrong. Intriguing.

The Unlikely Pigrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce came from TLC Book Tours and Random House for a blog tour.
A recent retiree in a mundane marriage receives a letter from a woman he's not heard from in twenty years telling him she's now in hospice. Harold walks out of his house towards this long lost woman believing that as long as he walks towards her, she will stay alive. A very different sounding take on love and relationship, I am really looking forward to this one.

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty came from Penguin UK.
The 1920's in New York City, a young girl yearning to be a star, and her chaperone, could this sound any more appealing?!

Picture This by Jacqueline Sheehan came from TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for a blog tour.
Dog books charm me and this one about a widow who opens herself to love again thanks to a loyal black lab makes me feel warm fuzzies just thinking about it.

Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax came from Berkley and Joan from Joan Schulhafer Publishing and Media Consulting.
Three women in need of a do-over turn to remodeling a grand old house on a reality tv show but they find that perhaps airing their private lives on television is far different than airing their work. A slice of modern American life, I'm more curious about this than about any actual reality tv show.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf 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. Some really good reads here! enjoy them all.

  2. I love the dog on the cover of Picture This. Enjoy the new books.


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