As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner came from Lee Boudreaux Books.
Three sisters who summer together with their children and husbands are forever changed when a tragedy strikes them. I do love stories of families affected by something, how it changes their dynamics, and how they cope over time so this is right in my wheelhouse.
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala came from Wendy in my Postal Book Club.
We send some of our favorites around to each other and this is Wendy's pick for this round. About a young boy recruited by guerrilla fighters in his country's civil war who grows ever more distant from the life he led before, this should be a brutal read indeed.
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.