And Laughter Fell From the Sky by Jyotsna Sreenivasan came from TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for a blog tour.
The story of a complicated love governed by cultural expectations, a dutiful Indian-American woman and an Indian-American man who has been nothing like the person he was expected to be meet again and fall for each other. It's always fascinating to see how our families and our cultures mold our futures and our characters and this definitely sounds like it will come up against those intriguing but artificially constructed boundaries.
The Voluntourist by Ken Budd came from TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for a blog tour.
A writer reeling from his father's sudden and completely unexpected death comes to the conclusion that like his father, who was influential and important in so many peoples' lives, he wants to make a difference in the world. But he can only do it for a couple of weeks at a time as he works around his paying job. I'm excited to read about the six different experiences Budd had as he learned more about himself and the world we share.
The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe came from TLC Book Tours and Scribner for a blog tour.
A woman in Macau whose life seems to be coming apart slowly opens a cafe that quickly becomes a wonderful meeting place for all different sorts of women. I do love foodie fiction and this one has the potential to make me hunger for a trip to China and the delicacies of tea shops.
Abdication by Juliet Nicolson came from Atria Books.
Centered around three young people whose worlds orbit that of the King and Wallis Simpson in the year between His Royal Highness' ascension to the throne and his abdication, this is wildly appealing to me.
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.