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Mailbox Monday – November 24, 2008

The best part of Monday is Mailbox Monday – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Here are the goodies that showed up in my mailbox this week:

The Lost City of Z, by David Graunn arrived as an Advance Reader’s Edition from Doubleday. This nonfiction adventure book is Grann’s account of the mystery surrounding Percy Fawcett’s disappearance during his quest for the Lost City of Z – an ancient civilization believed to be hidden deep within the Amazon. The book is due for release in February 2009.

After the Floods, by Bruce Henricksen arrived directly from the author.  Published earlier this year, the novel begins in post-Katrina New Orleans and moves to a small Minnesota town which has suffered its own devastating flood. Billed as “lyrical, funny, sad, and thoroughly engaging,” it is a novel I am looking forward to reading.

Breathing Out The Ghost, by Kirk Curnutt also arrived from the author via TLC Book Tours (the tour is scheduled for January 2009). First published by River City Publishing in 2007, the novel is a psychological, noir thriller centered around a father’s search for the man he believes is responsible for his son’s disappearance. Stewart O’Nan writes (on the book jacket): “Curnutt knows how loss can curdle and turn into obsession, and how far off-track a man can go searching for what he thinks is justice.

What came into your house this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page and leave her a comment!

7 Comments

  1. November 24, 2008    

    I got The Lost City of Z too!

  2. November 24, 2008    

    Well we don’t have any in common this week. Enjoy your books!

  3. November 24, 2008    

    I also received the Lost City of Z. The cover for After The Floods is really interesting!

    🙂 Wendi

  4. November 25, 2008    

    I have Breathing Out the Ghost as well. I can’t wait to read that book as well.

  5. November 25, 2008    

    Cool! I’m on the Breathing Out the Ghost tour, too! Can’t wait to read your thoughts on the book. It sounds interesting.

  6. November 29, 2008    

    Thank you for stopping by the ‘mailbox’ this week. I see we’ll both be reading the same book, ‘The Lost City of Z’ some time soon.

  7. November 30, 2008    

    Looks like quite a few of us will be reading The Lost City of Z!!

    Serena and Anna: I’m looking forward to Breathing out the Ghost as well!

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