Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Mailbox

It's incredibly hard for me to leave our cottage every year but when there's a nice pile of books waiting for me at home, it makes re-entry into regular life the tiniest bit less unpleasant. This past who knows how many weeks' mailbox arrivals:

Hungry by Darlene Barnes came from TLC Book Tours and Hyperion for a blog tour.

Given the sort of meals that my former frat boy husband knows how to cook (mainly opening Chef Boyardi cans), I am completely intrigued by this memoir of a chef who cooks for a fraternity house, what she learned from the boys, and what they learned from her.

Carniepunk by assorted authors came from Gallery Books.

So far out of my comfort zone, this collection of stories, gothic, punk, vampire, etc. might have to be saved for a Halloween read.

Silver by Andrew Motion came from Broadway.

A sequel to one of my favorites of childhood, Treasure Island? Oh, yes please!!!

Here Comes Mrs. Kugelman by Minka Pradelski came from Metropolitan Books.

A batty old Jewish woman telling the stories of her Polish town before the war, this story of stories and the power of storytelling is incredibly appealing.

The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons came from Plume.

A woman whose husband has disappeared starts sitting for portraits that make her famous but until she discovers the truth about her husband, she will remain tied to him. Sounds like my kind of mystery!

Comet's Tale by Steven Wolf came from Algonquin Paperbacks.

This is being released in paperback. I've already reviewed it here when it was out in hard cover.

The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott came from Doubleday.

Historical novels based on real life events can be spectacular and this one set in Lowell, Mass and dealing with mill conditions and friendship could be explosive.

My Husband Next Door by Catherine Alliott came from Penguin.

I do love Catherine Alliott and this one about a woman and her ex who live next door to each other and what happens when he is ready to move on promises to be every bit as yummy as her previous books.

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid came from Washington Square Press.

A woman who met and married her husband in five months loses him to an accident and then has to face the mother-in-law who didn't even know she existed. I can't imagine what that would be like and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones came from Gallery Books.

The final book in the erotic trilogy, this one is supposed to reveal "his" secrets. I do like the idea of turning the tables.

I Am Venus by Barbara Mujica came from TLC Book Tours and Overlook for a blog tour.

I find books about famous works of art or their artists to be completely fascinating so this one about Diego Velasquez narrated by the model who posed for The Toilet of Venus is right up my alley

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit The Reading Fever 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 comment:

  1. I have a few of your ooks. But am curious about The husgand Next Door, an intriguing title. Hope to read your reviews!


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