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Mailbox Monday

12 Jun

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

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, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,

Bluestocking @ The Bluestocking Guide is the June host!

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a Minnesota pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on what is destined to be an extremely valuable new drug, the development of which has already cost the company a fortune. Nothing about Marina’s assignment is easy: not only does no one know where Dr. Swenson is, but the last person who was sent to find her, Marina’s research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her former mentor as well as answers to several troubling questions about her friend’s death, the state of her company’s future, and her own past.

Once found, Dr. Swenson, now in her seventies, is as ruthless and uncompromising as she ever was back in the days of Grand Rounds at Johns Hopkins. With a combination of science and subterfuge, she dominates her research team and the natives she is studying with the force of an imperial ruler. But while she is as threatening as anything the jungle has to offer, the greatest sacrifices to be made are the ones Dr. Swenson asks of herself, and will ultimately ask of Marina, who finds she may still be unable to live up to her teacher’s expectations.

I’m reading this for an upcoming TLC Book Tour, and I’m excited!

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to The Bluestocking Guide to check out others!

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7 Comments

Posted by on June 12, 2011 in books, meme

 

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7 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. BermudaOnion

    June 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I got State of Wonder too and expect it to be really good! I hope you love it!

     
  2. Mary

    June 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I’ve noticed this on many lists – hope it’s a good book!

     
  3. mary Ann Langan

    June 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

    This book looks interesting,heard it mentioned before, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/mailbox-monday-repairing-rainbows-by.html

     
  4. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    June 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I have noticed this in a few mailboxes today. I hope you enjoy it. I hear it is good.

     
  5. nomadreader

    June 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’m starting this one tonight and I am so excited!

     
  6. pk @ aisle b

    June 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    This is completely new to me. Enjoy the read!

     
  7. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    June 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve only read Run by this author, so I’m really curious about this book. Happy reading!

     

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