Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Mailbox

A few books at the beginning of the week and a couple to come home to at the end of the weekend makes for a very happy Kristen. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen came from Gallery Books.

A fictionalization of the relationship between Edgar Allen Poe, fellow poet Frances Osgood, and Poe's young and frail wife, I can't wait to read about the illicit affair and the twisted web they wove.

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. by Adelle Waldman came from Henry Holt.

A chronicle of failed relationships as they define a young man on the verge of publishing his first book, I am curious to see how a book about a royal jerk will sustain itself for the length of a novel.

Antigua and My Life Before by Marcela Serrano came from me for me.

A novel about the bonds of women's friendship told by one friend after the shocking and violent death of the other, this promises to be a thought-provoking read.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin came from William Morrow.

How many slaves were artists whose masters and mistresses took the credit for their works? This novel about a modern day young woman possibly discovering this very situation and looking for a face to put on her quest for reparations should be intriguing indeed.

Equilibrium by Lorrie Thomson came from the author and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

I can't imagine how hard it would be to be a widow with two teenagers, one who is going a little wild and testing some boundaries and the other starting to manifest signs of his father's bipolar disorder. Add in a potential love interest to the mix and I'm sold.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Book Obsessed 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. Equilibrium sounds anything but..... looking forward to your thoughts on that one.

  2. Equilibrium sounds like a good read. Enjoy all of your new books!

  3. They all look lovely. Mrs. Poe does look intriguing.

  4. Mrs. Poe looks so good.

    I read The House Girl. Loved it.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Fab books this week! I'm so interested in Mrs. Poe and The Love Affairs. Hope you enjoy them all!

  6. Mrs. Poe looks fantastic. Can't wait for your thoughts. Happy reading!

  7. Mrs. Poe is one I'm jealous everyone else seems to be receiving. LOL I've read Conklin's book, but I liked the historical story more than the present one. Enjoy your new books.

  8. They all look good, especially the Serrano and Conklin books!
    Here's My MM

  9. I really enjoyed The House Girl, and surprised myself since I actually enjoyed the modern day story more than the historical one.


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