Snapper by Brian Kimberling came from Pantheon.
I don't know much about birds myself although I have been trying to learn some here and there because I do like the feathered friends in my backyard but a book about a bird researcher in love with an enigmatic woman sounds wonderful and completely captivating.
The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher came from Gallery Books.
Oh dear. Sometimes I prefer to keep my head firmly entrenched in the sand when it comes to the horrors and hatefulness that can devastate teenagers and sometimes I feel like I need to confront it and be aware since I have two of my own. This book about a girl branded as a slut and driven to suicide is sure to be horrifying and scary.
The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski came from Harper.
About a baby born mute but with acutely supernatural hearing who must bring healing to his mother and grandmother, I finished reading the copy I bought just as the copy from the publisher arrived (literally within minutes!) so expect a review in the not too distant future.
If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit MariReads 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.