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Mailbox Monday – October 13, 2008

It’s Monday and time to share what I got in my mailbox this week.

A Thousand Veils, by D.J. Murphy. This book arrived direct to me from the author who contacted me via Library Thing. A well-respected book blogging friend, Amy at The Sleepy Reader, reviewed this book recently and really liked it…so when Mr. Murphy asked me if I’d like a copy, I agreed right away. I’m looking forward to reading it.

Jenford, by Hendrik E. Sadi. Another book sent to me directly from the author, Jenford is set in 1970s New England and then “looks back” to the end of the Civil War. This one just appealed to me…perhaps because I was born and raised in New England and have an interest in the Civil War.

The Believers, by Zoe Heller. I am a member at the Barnes and Noble First Look Bookclub, and this one came through them. I’ve not read anything by this author, but she has gotten some great reviews on her previous titles: What Was She Thinking? AND Everything You Know. I’m looking forward to reading and discussing this one later this month.

The Islands of Divine Music, by John Addiego. Thanks to Caitlin at Unbridled Books, this gorgeous hard cover edition arrived in my mailbox on Friday. This book is a multi-generational family saga which Wally Lamb says: ‘achieves a deft and graceful balancing act” and “manages to be both succinct and expansive, both grounded and otherwordly.” Sounds great, doesn’t it?

What arrived in YOUR mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page to read about her arrivals and to find links to other readers’ Mailbox Monday posts.


  1. October 13, 2008    

    The Islands of Divine Music, by John Addiego seems like great book!

    Come have a look at my mailbox!

  2. October 13, 2008    

    I got A Thousand Veils last week, too. It looks fantastic!

  3. October 13, 2008    

    I forgot to mention that I’m getting The Islands of Divine Music from LT Early Reviewers. Can’t wait to see what you think.

  4. October 13, 2008    

    “A Thousand Veils” sounds really interesting. Sounds like a great read! I’m looking forward to reading your review.

  5. October 13, 2008    

    I hope you enjoy “A Thousand Veils” as much as I did!

  6. October 13, 2008    

    I LOVE Wally Lamb and would read anything he recommended. So I guess the Addiego is going on my list…sigh. 🙂

  7. October 13, 2008    

    Gautami: It really does look wonderful…now I just have to fit it in with all my other stacks which are begging to be read *laughs*

    Kathy: Oh, I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts 🙂

    Typ0: It really does look intriguing, doesn’t it?

    Amy: I hope so too!

    Alexis: I have to admit, the Lamb quote caught my attention immediately…

  8. October 13, 2008    

    You got some really interesting books last week. A Thousand Veils and Jenford sound really interesting and I can’t wait for your reviews.

  9. October 13, 2008    

    I’m curious to see how you like the Thousand Veils – I also received The Believers and Jenford. 🙂

    I’ve just posted my first Monday Mailbox over on my blog – it was huge! Stop by and see what arrived last week – I’ve got to start reading!


    ~ Wendi

  10. October 14, 2008    

    I also got a Thousand Veils in the mail this week! Hopefully, I’ll be able to read it soon.

  11. October 15, 2008    

    Wendy, I have A Thousand Veils too. Glad to hear it’s getting good reviews.

  12. October 15, 2008    

    Thank you for stopping by the ‘Mailbox’ this week. I just knew you’d get something I’d add to my newly minted MM wish list at Amazon. ‘A Thousand Veils’ just made the hit parade.

  13. October 17, 2008    

    LH: Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long! I have so many ARCs and review books to read right now!

    Wendi: I see you and I are getting a lot of the same books – it’s fun, isn’t it?

    Natasha: I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it – so far I’m seeing only good reviews.

    Shana: LOL – looks like we are all getting A Thousand Veils!

    Marcia: I love this event – thanks for hosting it!

  14. October 20, 2008    

    I loved “The Islands of Divine Music,” but I have a soft spot for generational sagas. The author will be stopping by my blog for an interview on the 28th.

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