Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Mailbox

Finally home from an extended vacation and then dropping two children off at college, my book cup runneth over. This past several week's mailbox arrivals:

News of the World by Paulette Jiles came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

About a war veteran paid to deliver an orphan whose family was killed by Indian raiders and was subsequently raised by the tribe to distant relatives and their fraught path to a tentative bond, this looks amazing.

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Who can resist a book about a literary matchmaker having to start her life over again by buying a bookmobile in a small village? Not me, that's who.

Just Fine With Caroline by Annie England Noblin came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Light books that contain loved pets: how can you go wrong with a tale like this one about a woman who has returned to her gossipy small town to help care for her mother, who has Alzheimer's, and finds all of the kooky characters she thought she'd left in the past?

Mercury by Margot Livesey came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Livesey is a pretty amazing writer and I am looking forward to this novel of an optometrist who misses seeing that his wife has changed, wanting to fulfill the youthful dreams of competing horses she gave up, dreams that threaten her life as it is now.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

I love Ann Patchett and am thoroughly looking forward to reading this latest about a fractured family and their story, especially once it becomes a successful book beyond their control.

Autumn in Oxford by Alex Rosenberg came from Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

An American teaching at Oxford might have been framed for the murder of his married lover's husband. This sounds complicated and thriller-y.

The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel came from Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

I guess I never thought about it but did you know that women were rumrunners too? I didn't. So I can't wait to read this intriguing novel.

Echoes of Family by Barbara Claypole White came from Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

White is ace at creating complex family and relationship novels filled with twists and turns and this one about a woman who ran from her tragic past and her return to face that past even as she is running from a tragedy in her present looks good.

Plus One by Christopher Noxon came from Prospect Park Books and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

A man married to a successful Emmy Award winning tv executive has to find his place in the crazy LA world of show business, this should be delightfully comedic.

Dressing a Tiger by Maggie San Miguel came from Meryl Zegarek PR, Inc..

A memoir about a woman raised by the Mob, this should be all kinds of interesting.

The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine came from Atria.

Sometimes a little gothic stuff can be satisfying, especially with fall coming so this novel about a woman who finds the century-old remains of a murder victim on her family's estate should fit that bill perfectly.

The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig came from St. Martin's Griffin.

When an illegitimate daughter finds that her father is alive, wealthy, and has a legitimate daughter, she insinuates herself into the society they inhabit in order to extract revenge. This sounds completely and totally delicious!

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris came from St. Martin's Press.

When a book cover asks "The perfect marriage. Or the perfect lie?" it has the potential to be terrifying and heart pounding. This novel with newlyweds who seem perfect but are never apart sounds ominous for sure.

When in French by Lauren Collins came from Penguin Press.

I am a sucker for memoirs about learning a new language or moving abroad so this once about a woman who marries a Frenchman and eventually decides to learn his language should be right in my wheelhouse.

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. A few of those arrived at my house over the past several weeks. Happy reading!

  2. I just read what I assume is an excerpt of the last book in The New Yorker and it was great!


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