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.

14 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – October 13, 2008

  1. Kathy

    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.

  2. Typ0

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

  3. Caribousmom Post author

    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…

  4. Marcia

    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.

  5. Caribousmom Post author

    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!

  6. Anna

    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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