Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Mailbox

I came home to a stack of books after a short vacation. I do so love coming home to goodies!! This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr came from Akashic Books and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

About four city people heading off into the mountains on a backpacking trip to a mysterious place, this promises to be thrilling and maybe even a little chilling.

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid came from Washington Square Press.

The idea of one decision impacting your life forever is a fascinating one so this novel that posits two different lives depending on the pivotal choice is completely appealing.

If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher came from Howard.

I have always loved letters so this memoir about a woman who writes letters that bring a small piece of happiness into the lives of strangers is uber-appealing to me.

Henna House by Nomi Eve came from Scribner.

I really enjoyed Eve's The Family Orchard many years ago so I am looking forward to this story of a young Yemenite Jewish woman and the traditions of her world.

The Trouble With the Truth by Edna Robinson came from Infinite Words.

Having moved around a lot as a child (and adult), I am always curious about books that take on peripatetic lives like this one. That it's set in the 1920s and 30s makes it that much more interesting.

Emily Goes to Exeter by M.C. Beaton came from me to myself. :-)

I had no idea that Beaton wrote Regency romances but when I found out I was terribly curious and couldn't resist this one where a matchmaker attempts to connect the rake and his fleeing fiancé.

On the Rocks by Erin Duffy came from William Morrow.

Dating in the age of social media? Argh! This novel about a woman trying to escape the break-up her fiancé announced to the world and to her via Facebook sounds delicious!

The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories by Wendy J. Fox came from Press 53.

Short stories are not usually my thing but this prize winning collection that teases out struggle and boredom and the ordinary out West on the coast and slightly further inland is enticing.

If you want to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Great way to come home! I had no idea about Beaton either and will be interested to see what you think of her work in another genre. I've been on a book-buying spree myself lately. Over the weekend, The Kills by Richard House arrived; it's a chunkster!

  2. I really enjoyed Maybe in Another Life.

  3. Nice variety. They all look good - it'll be hard to decide what to read next.

  4. Henna House looks good. Happy reading

  5. Nice mailbox.

    Love the cover on THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH.

    ENJOY all of your books, and have a great rest of the week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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