Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Mailbox

I didn't get anything in my mailbox last week and I was feeling a bit forlorn but this week's bounty has restored my spirits. This week's mailbox arrivals:

Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks came from Grove Atlantic.

I had a geology professor who maintained that the word dam(n) should always be a four letter word so I am very interested in this novel about 1950s America, an archeologist working on a damming project, and a man living in the canyon that's going to be flooded.

Euphoria by Lily King came from Atlantic Monthly Press.

I suspect that a love triangle between anthropologists in Papua New Guinea can only end horribly but I can't wait for the ride taking me there!

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay came from Black Cat.

This tale of a Haitian American woman who lives a life of privilege before she is kidnapped by a group who resents everything she represents has been highly lauded already and I know I'll turn to it when I need a heart pounding read.

Marching to Zion by Mary Glickman came from Open Road.

The story of both an interracial and interfaith love in the close of the 1910s in America, this book should capture an inflammatory time and carry the reader along.

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro came from Harper.

I've already reviewed this one here.

The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis came from Harper Perennial.

About two children linked by tragedy trying to grow up and put their past behind them, this sounds phenomenal.

In Between Dreams by Iman Verjee came from Oneworld.

A novel about a strange and sometimes cruel girl sent away to school after a party gone awry and her grandmother's death, this promises to be a serious investigation of darkness and secrets and truth.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng came from The Penguin Press.

After the death of the favorite child in a Chinese American family in small town 1970s Ohio, the family must choose how to move forward. This sounds heartbreaking and wonderful all in the same breath.

If you'd like 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. I enjoyed Ng's moving book and am intrigued by Euphoria, a book I'd love to read. Enjoy!

  2. My goodness - this week really did make up for last! Looks like a great selection. Enjoy!

  3. I have been wanting to read The Perfume Collector for a while, it just sounds so good. Enjoy your new books!

  4. The Perfume Collector caught my eye.

  5. I enjoyed reading your short comments about the books. Hope each one is a good read!

  6. WOW --nice bunch -- Euphoria looks good to me.

  7. Everything I Never Told You looks good. I LOVE the cover.

    Have a great reading day.

    Sorry for a late-week reply. Hope you had good week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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