Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday Mailbox

This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The Second Home by Christina Clancy came from St. Martin's Press.

I'm a total sucker for books that deal with summer homes and this one about a family deciding what to do about their Cape Cod home and the secrets and memories contained within it really calls to me.

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner came from St. Martin's Press.

I am a huge Jane Austen fan so this novel about the people of Chawton coming together no matter what their life looks like to create the Jane Austen Society is absolutely right up my alley.

Austen Years by Rachel Cohen came from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

I cannot wait to read this memoir paired with criticism of Austen's works!

Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino came from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This sounds bonkers but the best kind of bonkers. It has a dead grandmother who speaks to her granddaughter through a parakeet and warns her not to marry her fiance but to instead go find her brother. Nuts, right?

Death at High Tide by Hannah Dennison came from Minotaur Books.

There's water on the cover so of course I'm attracted to it! This cozy mystery set off the coast of Cornwall in a hotel run by two sisters looks like a lot of fun.

The Love Scam by MaryJanice Davidson came from St. Martin's Press.

Sometimes you just want a romantic comedy like this one about a guy who wakes up in Venice with his bank account drained and a little girl claiming to be his daughter and the fun-loving woman who has brought the little girl to him.

Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman came from St. Martin's Press.

Alternating between a bookstore in Paris during WWII and 1950s New York in publishing, could this have hit my sweet spot any better?

The Paris Hours by Alex George came from Flatiron Books.

I've read and enjoyed George's A Good American so I am looking forward to this one about four people in Paris between the two world wars a lot.

Artifact by Arlene Heyman came from Bloomsbury Publishing.

About motherhood and biology, this novel about a woman who finds herself as a mother and in the lab sounds really enticing. (Plus, would you look at the wild, lacy things--corals? cells?  I guess I'll find out--on the cover?)

Crossings by Alex Landragin came from St. Martin's Press.

This three part novel that is designed to be read in two different directions reminds me of the unconventional construction of Cloud Atlas and since I loved that one, I am looking forward to this crazy genre bender too.

The Wrong Mr. Darcy by Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz came from St. Martin's Press.

Pride and Prejudice in the basketball world? You're probably wondering how on earth. Me too and that's why I want to read it.

A Saint from Texas by Edmund White came from Bloomsbury Publishing.

Oh the suggested glamour of this cover! And it's about twin sisters, one to be Parisian nobility and one to be a Catholic nun. Sounds amazing, right?!

Network Effect by Martha Wells came from Tor.

Why do I want to read this? Because Murderbot, of course. (And I'm curious to see this unfold in a novel instead of a novella.)

Life Events by Karolina Waclawiak came from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The idea of "exit guides," like the main character in this novel, someone who provides companionship and eases the end for terminally ill patients is completely intriguing.

Olive the Lionheart by Brad Ricca came from St. Martin's Press.

How could everyone not want to read the true story of an early twentieth century woman who heads to Africa to find her missing fiance and all of the adventures she faces on her search?

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 comment:

  1. Interesting that you received 3 Austen-inspired books Kristen! The JAne Austen Society is special.


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