An Eclectic Mailbox Monday (With a Give-Away Opportunity)

First up is one I eagerly anticipate reading the most: Freya by Anthony Quinn sent to me by Europa Editions. Have I read one book from them which hasn’t been stellar? No.

“The novel’s brilliantly realized characters, especially the vivid, maddening Freya, will live on long after the final line of this fine novel. Quinn has written an immersive story of female friendship and the self-discoveries that reveal the mysteries and delights of the heart.”

Up next is Peregrine Island by Diane Saxton, sent to me by She Writes Press. The author has been a journalist for Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and Greenwich Review. Her novel “interweaves the stories of three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it.” It has been named:

2017 Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Regional Fiction: Northeast

2017 Distinguished Favorite in Literary Fiction by Independent Press Awards

2017 International Book Awards Finalist for Literary Fiction

2017 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist for Fiction

Then we have a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, a novel I have never read despite calling myself literary. (And, having thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of it by PBS many, many years ago.) There will be a give-away of this fine book as soon as I read it, but if you would like to throw your name in the hat for a chance right now, feel free. The sooner, the better, as Penguin awaits a winner.

Finally, there is a Cuban Noir Novel sent to me by Akashic Books; its title is Havana Libre by Robert Arellano. This novel is a follow up to Havana Lunar which was a finalist for the 2010 Edgar Award. It follows Dr. Mano Rodriguez as he takes an undercover assignment to the most dangerous city in Latin America: Miami.

So there is the broad array of books from which I love to read, varying from friendships to mystery, children’s stories to crime, they all hold a certain appeal. Are there any which call particularly to you?

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