Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Mailbox

I didn't manage to get around to this one last week so I'm adding the sole book that came my way for the week prior to this post as well. This past week's mailbox arrival:

Table of Contents by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp came from the author.
Recipes and short vignettes from popular authors? I can hardly wait to dive into this one!

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry came from my Secret Santa along with hot cocoa, a bookmark, and cute notecards.
A 100 year old mental patient decides to write her autobiography but her doctor discovers a different, also compelling narrative in her commitment papers. Sounds fascinating to me.

Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda came from the author and was a Facebook contest win.
A 39 year old woman who takes a look at her comfortable existence and decides she wants to reinvent her life, this one might hit a little close to home for me but the description makes it sound so charming I forgive the copy writer for mentioning the re-envisioning as a midlife crisis (says she who is about to hit her 40th birthday).

Playdate by Thelma Adams came from St. Martin's Press.
A skewering of modern suburban life, how could I resist this one? The obvious answer is that I couldn't.

West of Here by Jonathon Evison came from Algonquin.
A sprawling saga tying in 100 years around a dam from the original settlers who built it to their descendants who want to tear it down 100 years later, this novel has gotten raves and I can't wait to be a part of the conversation about it.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Library of Clean Reads 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. Ooooh! "Here, Home, Hope" and "Playdate" both look great!! Enjoy all of your new additions. :)

  2. Looks like some great ones. Enjoy!

  3. I really want to read Here, Home, Hope. It sounds so good! I'll watch for your review :-)

  4. The Secret Scripture looks really good!

  5. You have some very nice books here. Sorry I got late to comment b ut the week was bad!


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