Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur, by Halima Bashir (with Damien Lewis). This arrived through Library Thing’s Early Reviewer Program and was released by Ballantine Books on September 9, 2008. This memoir is about how the war in Darfur impacted Bashir – a doctor in the Sudan. It is about ‘courage, hope, family and survival.‘
Resistance: A Woman’s Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France, by Agnes Humbert (released September 2, 2008 by Bloomsbury). I was expecting an Advance Reader’s Edition of this book, but instead got a beautiful finished hard cover. Thank you Bloomsbury!
Finally, I went on a bit of book buying spree because I had accrued $95 worth of Amazon credit. Here’s what arrived in my mailbox on Wednesday:
- Ice Road, by Gillian Slovo (a 2004 Orange Prize Nominee)
- A Spell of Winter, by Helen Dunmore (1996 Orange Prize Winner)
- Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels (1997 Orange Prize Winner)
- After Dark, by Haruki Murakmi
- The Lover, by A.B. Yehoshua
- The Secret Scripture, by Sebastian Barry (short listed for the 2008 Booker Prize)
- Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset (Undset won the 1928 Nobel Prize for Literature)
Visit Marcia at The Printed Page today to see her new arrivals, and read the comments to find links to other reader’s Mailbox Monday posts.