I cannot tell you how much fun it has been hosting Mailbox Monday this June. I have been deplorable in my commenting, for which excuse I beg being away from my computer while vacationing in the Northwoods. (Do you know how hard it is to “blog” via one’s iPhone?!)
However, I will remedy that this very Monday because I am home with nary a thing to do this summer but read, blog, visit my family and friends…oh, and the daily mundane tasks such as laundry, cooking dinner, and tidying up.
One of the boxes which came into my mailbox was a breathtaking surprise from Random House. It has to do with my Japanese Literature Challenge 7
and modern Japanese classics, and it so thrills me I will give it a post all of is own next week. For today, let me highlight the following arrivals (from the bottom up):
The Boys In The Boat
by Daniel James Brown: “For readers of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit
, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.”
A Beautiful Truth
by Colin McAdam: “Told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees, set in a Vermont home and a Florida primate research facility, A Beautiful Truth–at times brutal, other times deeply moving–is about the simple truths that transcend species, the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival.”
The Never List
by Koethi Zan: “The most relentless, deeply disturbing thriller writer since Jeffery Deaver and Gillian Flynn.”
In The House Upon the Dirt Between The Lake and The Woods
by Matt Bell: “This novel, from one of our most exciting young writers, is a powerful exploration of the limits of parenthood and marriage–and of what happens when a marriage’s success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the sorrow that marks their absence.”
On The Floor by Aifric Campbell: “The smartest financial novel since The Bonfire of The Vanities, and the first with a fully drawn female heroine.” ~Frank Partnoy, bestselling author of F.I.A.S.C.O,: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader and Wait: The Art and Science of Delay.
(I have started this novel already and it is fascinating.)
I can’t wait to see what arrived at your house, so please leave the link to your Mailbox Monday post here: