Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.
Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia of The Printed Page. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour, and this month, I’m hosting!
The link to take you to the Linky page is at the bottom of this page.
As for my mailbox:
Books for review:
Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows
A rich and luminous novel about three generations of women in one family: the love they share, the dreams they refuse to surrender, and the secrets they hold
Samantha is lost in the joys of new motherhood—the softness of her eight-month-old daughter’s skin, the lovely weight of her child in her arms—but in trading her artistic dreams to care for her child, Sam worries she’s lost something of herself. And she is still mourning another loss: her mother, Iris, died just one year ago.
When a box of Iris’s belongings arrives on Sam’s doorstep, she discovers links to pieces of her family history but is puzzled by much of the information the box contains. She learns that her grandmother Violet left New York City as an eleven-year-old girl, traveling by herself to the Midwest in search of a better life. But what was Violet’s real reason for leaving? And how could she have made that trip alone at such a tender age?
In confronting secrets from her family’s past, Sam comes to terms with deep secrets from her own. Moving back and forth in time between the stories of Sam, Violet, and Iris, Mothers and Daughters is the spellbinding tale of three remarkable women connected across a century by the complex wonder of motherhood.
Fun & Games by Duane Swierczynski
I’m looking forward to the upcoming titles from Mulholland Books. This one caught my eye when it was first announced.
Charlie Hardie, an ex-cop still reeling from the revenge killing of his former partner’s entire family, fears one thing above all else: that the same thing will happen to him.
Languishing in self-imposed exile, Charlie has become a glorified house sitter. His latest gig comes replete with an illegally squatting B-movie actress who rants about hit men that specialize in making deaths look like accidents. Unfortunately, it’s the real deal. Hardie finds himself squared off against a small army of the most lethal men in the world.
It’s nothing personal–the girl just happens to be the next name on their list. For Hardie, though, it’s intensely personal. He’s not about to let more innocent people die. Not on his watch.
I also bought 12 audiobooks at the Audible.com $4.95 sale.
- The Alchemist’s Apprentice by Dave Duncan
- The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey
- Count Zero by William Gibson
- Doctor Who: The Taking of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn
- Bellwether by Connie Willis
- Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
- Under Her Skin by Susan Mallery
- True Grit by Charles Portis
- Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- The Sugar House by Laura Lippman
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
One of these is a favorite book I thought I’d enjoy having on audio as well, the rest are new to me!
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