Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Mailbox

Another week where the mailbox held daily delights for me; the best kind of week, really. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller came from New American Library and Book Sparks for a blog tour.

A divorce lawyer for the rich and powerful encounters the wife of a client and realizes that she cannot destroy this woman.  She'll have to somehow keep her involvement on behalf of this woman very, very quiet. Definitely sounds like a different but wonderful novel.

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home by Sue Halpern came from LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Riverhead Books.

How could you not want to read a memoir about a therapy dog? These animals are the sweetest and I'm looking forward to reading about their experiences in the nursing home.

The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein came from W.W. Norton and Co. and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Focused around the American efforts to defeat the Japanese and one young Japanese girl who is tied directly or indirectly to the people involved with the bigger events of the war, this feeds into my love for novels about the Far East.

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver came from Harper.

A sibling tale about a woman who wants to help her brother lose weight so that he doesn't kill himself with food and in the process risks her settled marriage and family, I'm curious to see Shriver's take on out of control obesity.

Our Love Could Light the World by Anne Leigh Parrish came from She Writes Press and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Linked stories always intrigue me and this set about the chaotic family you don't want living near you should be entertaining and even a little sad.

Black Venus by James MacManus came from Thomas Dunne Books and Meryl Moss Media Relations for a blog tour.

I read Baudelaire's poetry years ago in French class and remember enjoying it so this novel about the Haitian cabaret singer who was his muse and his obsession is definitely appealing.

Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

A love triangle set amongst the world of classical music and musicians, this is a world with which I'm not familiar but which I have enjoyed immersing myself in in the reading of several other novels so I fully expect to find this one enjoyable and fascinating as well.

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.


  1. All of your new titles look good to me but A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home really catches my eye. A cute dog on the cover gets me every time. Happy reading!

  2. Oh my goodness! A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home is going on my list!

  3. I read Daphne Kalotay's first novel and it was fantastic!

  4. Black Venus sounds like a great historical novel! Hope you like them all.

  5. I am on the tour for Big Brother and looking forward to it - it will be my first Shriver but she always takes on controversial topics.

  6. Looks like you have some inspiring books. Enjoy!

  7. Great week for you. ENJOY them all.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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