Mailbox Monday

The Memory Painter

The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack

“romance, fantasy, and adventure ~Library Journal, starred review
“a twisty ending…for Da Vinci Code and Outlander fans” ~Booklist
“A Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror read of the month” ~Kirkus

The Winter Family

The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman

“This noir Western is a violent rampage through the American West…Fans of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and James Carlos Blake’s In The Rogue Blood will appreciate this latest entry in the gritty Western genre.” ~Library Journal

“In Jackman’s allegorical Western tale, Augustus Winter, with the ‘strength of will, the sense of purpose, radiating off him like heat,’ is cut from the same bloody cloth as Blood Meridian‘s mysterious nihilist, Judge Holden…” ~Kirkus Reviews

Get Carter

Get Carter by Ted Lewis

“Aristotle, when he defined tragedy, mandated that a tragic hero must fall from a great height, but Aristotle never imagined the kind of roadside motels James M. Cain could conjure up or saw the smokestacks rise in the Northern English industrial hell of Ted Lewis’s Get Garter.”  ~Dennis Lehane

Burning Down George Orwell's House

Burning Down George Orwell’s House by Andrew Ervin

Burning Down George Orwell’s House is really most enjoyable, a witty, original turn on the life and memory of the Sage of Jura, taking place on the island where he wrote Nineteen Eight-Four. Eric Blair serves as the McGuffin in this story, which is one part black comedy and one part a meditation on modern life. It is well-written and truly original.” ~Robert Stone

What Has Become of You

What Has Become of You by Jan Elizabeth Watson

“Watson’s twisty plot speeds with page-turning momentum, but what’s likely to stick with you are the complex characters…who are, by turns, vulnerable, flawed, and surprising, bravely struggling to rewrite the stories of their lives.” ~Publishers Weekly, starred review

These are the books which came into my mailbox this week. I can’t wait to read them after I finish the IFFP short list (one and a half books left!) and the read-along of Little, Big I’m hosting this May. Do any of them look especially appealing to you?

Find more books in other’s mailboxes here.

14 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday”

  1. Thanks for your lovely comment about my doing justice to the books I received in my mailbox.

    So sweet of you.

    I couldn’t find an e-mail to reply so I am writing my thanks in the comments. 🙂


  2. I had a wonderful looking book called the Antigone Poems written by Marie Slaight & illustrated by Terrence E. Tasker, this was sent to me by a publisher in Australia, so was majorly impressed :-}


    1. I’m so glad you have that book, Parrish! It is beautiful poetry, and the illustrations are quite stunning (if not a little dark, in spirit as well as literally). You “should” put up a mailbox post yourself as I’m always interested in what my friends receive, but I’m glad you left mention of it here.


    1. I tried to leave a comment on Savvy Verse and Wit on Monday, but somehow the screen kept saying it couldn’t show. At any rate, thanks for visiting here and leaving a comment.


  3. Hi Bellezza,

    What a varied selection of genres and storylines this week. I hope that you enjoy them all, although the one which caught my eye the most, was ‘The Memory Painter’. Reviews and ratings have been a little mixed, but it still might well be worth trying.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy all your new finds 🙂



    1. They are a varied sort of collection; I guess I read many different kinds of books although my favorite tend to be the translated ones. I haven’t read anything of The Memory Painter, it just arrived unannounced. We’ll have to see what it is like. Thank you for visiting!


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