Together Tea by Marjan Kamali came from Ecco and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
I am fascinated by other cultures' attitudes towards marriage and finding an appropriate spouse so this novel about an Iranian American young woman and her mother who clash over the mother's matchmaking is right up my alley.
Edge of Heaven by Eva McCall came from me for me (because if I buy books for someone else, I can't very well leave myself out, now can I?).
This one has been on my wish list for too many years to count and I thought it was time to finally find a home for it on my shelves. Plus the story of a young half Native American woman who is given to a man by her father and suddenly finds herself a wife and mother to 13 children in the North Carolina mountains sounds haunting.
The Wolf Tree by John Claude Bemis came from me for my youngest son.
The second book in Bemis' folk tale series, my son is now addicted to these books.
The White City by John Claude Bemis came from me for my youngest son.
And the third book in the series.
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt came from Algonquin Paperbacks.
Neighborhood dynamics are curious things, aren't they? This novel of a single Jewish mother and her son who are not welcomed into their new neighborhood and are further ostracized when one of the only other fatherless children in the neighborhood, and one of the few to befriend little Lewis, goes missing, promises to be uncomfortable and complex but definitely worthwhile.
Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
Aside from the fact that I am a sucker for books with the water related words in the title--in this case "sea," a plot where a mother must choose between her husband and her son promises to be riveting.
If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Dolce Bellezza 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.