Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday Mailbox

Summer brings a plethora of fantastic looking books and this year is no exception. How amazing that my mailbox gives me such a wonderful array of the options every week. I mean, just take a look at this week! This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway came from Penguin UK.

Time travel, enduring love, and malevolent forces all wrapped into one big fat book? Oh, yes please!

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver came from Crown and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

About a young woman convicted of first degree murder who never spoke in her own defense at her trial and the mother of the woman she killed who, ten years after the verdict and six months before the execution, offers to help Noa's sentence be turned from the death penalty to life in prison if Noa will just tell her what led to her daughter's murder, this should be intense and thought provoking.

The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Interconnected stories that tell the ways in which people are not alone, even in their toughest moments, this sounds absolutely fabulous.

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

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.

Someone by Alice McDermott came from FSG.

A novel encompassing the span of an ordinary woman's life from the always masterful McDermott, I can't wait to crack this one open.

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall came from Gallery Books.

A southern road trip novel with a runaway little girl in search of her mama, a black woman, and a white baby, this promises to be a moving look at dreams and reality.

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls came from Scribner.

Walls' memoir did so well it will be very interesting indeed to see what she does with a novel about two young girls forced to confront the realities of life when their mother abandons them to the injustices of a larger world.

Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner came from Howard.

Who wouldn't be interested in an imagined tale about the unnamed woman who was Noah's wife?

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. Hi Kristen,

    What a great selection of books, you are so lucky!

    There are such a diverse range of genres and I couldn't find a single one of them which I didn't find intriguing enough to want to read.

    If I was forced just to choose one (or maybe two?) from your selection, they would have to be the Elizabeth Silver and Jeanette Walls, both such strong and emotionally challenging storylines.

    Enjoy them all and have a great week.


  2. These are all new to me, but there's a lot of your list I think I'd really enjoy. I was going to list my favorite, but have to go with two because I can't narrow it down more than that. But I'd love to read either Whistling Past the Graveyard or Sinners and the Sea.

  3. I am excited to see that Alice McDermott has a new book out/coming out - will have to put it on my list!

  4. I got The River of No Return this week too! And Whistling Past the Graveyard sounds great; I love its cover! Happy reading!

  5. Whistling Past The Graveyard looks very good.

    ENJOY all your books.

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  6. Alice McDermott is an auto-buy for me. I'm so excited to see she has a new book!!


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