Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Mailbox

I've been so swamped lately that I didn't manage to post last week so this embarrassment of riches is two weeks' worth. This past week's (and the one before that's) mailbox arrivals:

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

A woman inherits a small fortune from a perfect stranger and in exploring who her benefactor was, she uncovers a fascinating life. I've already reviewed this one here.

Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck came from New American Library.

With the new Great Gatsby movie, there's a renewed interest in Fitzgerald but even more appealing to me is Zelda Fitzgerald so this book definitely speaks to me.

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell came from Amy Einhorn Books.

Centered around a typist for the NYC police department in the 1920's, the shifting mores and the general atmosphere of the times promise to make this more than a novel about a stenographer accused of murder.

The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne came from Gotham Books.

A memoir about a Mormon boy with Tourette's who found his center in weight lifting and books, how could you not be attracted to this one?

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver came from Blue Rider Press.

A novel telling the imagined tale behind one of Dorothea Lange's iconic Depression Era photographs? This sounds fantastic.

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher came from Penguin UK.

When a woman falls in love with an actor and joins him in the spotlight, can her life and emotional well-being take the scrutiny? This one promises to be delectable and is blurbed by some of my favorite authors.

The Exiles by Allison Lynne came from New Harvest and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

A young family which moves to escape the financial pressures of NYC finds that the problems they sought to outrun and the secrets they've been keeping moved right along with them. This sounds really, really good, doesn't it?

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit 4 The Love Of Books 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. I do so like when people have a mixed mailbox! makes for the most interesting reads. Enjoy them all.

  2. I think they all look like good books. Enjoy!

  3. They all sound good to me, enjoy!

  4. The only one I've ever seen before is the Hanagarne book.
    Here's My MM

  5. I LOVED The Other Typist. Let me know when you are done reading it, I would LOVE to discuss it.

    The Perfume Collector looks good too.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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