Mailbox Monday for June 24, 2013

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 and Unbroken, 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:

30 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday for June 24, 2013”

  1. I'm curious to read your thoughts on In the House Upon the Dirt. It's a very different kind of story. Glad you're back. I hope you took some great pictures. 🙂


  2. I do realize how hard it is to do internet when you are away from home. Thanks for hosting.
    Those are five books and authors that are new to me. There seems to be good variety and interesting premises. I envy what sounds like a relaxing summer for you. Happy Reading this week.


  3. Giving the meme a break since I just returned home and such a lot of stuff to do. These books have come at the correct time for you. Enjoy your summer


  4. I know just exactly what you mean about the realities of being able to keep in touch and blog at a noemal level, whilst being away from home!

    You have an excellent and very varied selection of books this week, although there is one which stood out from the rest, for me.

    'The Never List' sounds like an excellent debut novel, full of tension and suspense, right up my street, so thanks for sharing this and all your other great new finds.

    You have been an amazing host for June and enjoy the rest of your Summer.



  5. Ooh, a Japanese lit surprise? I'm curious 🙂 Most of the books listed here are ones that I wouldn't immediately pick up myself, but On the Floor sounds like it could be fascinating!

    Enjoy 🙂


  6. Wonderful books in your mailbox, Bellezza! 'The Never List' and 'On the Floor' look quite interesting! Happy reading and enjoy your summer!


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