Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, by Dan Baum came through a Shelf Awareness offer from Spiegel & Grau. Dan Baum is a former staff writer for the New Yorker, and he uses his skills as a journalist to write this documentary of sorts about nine different people who lived in New Orleans over a forty year period bracketed by two hurricanes. I’ve read a little about how this book came to be…and it looks fascinating.
The Long Fall, by Walter Mosley also arrived through a Shelf Awareness offer, this time from Riverhead Books. This novel is a mystery and will be the first in a new series written by this renowned American author. I have yet to read a Mosley book, but have wanted to for a long time. Now I get the chance to read a first in a new series by him, and I’m excited!
Galway Bay, by Mary Pat Kelly was sent to me by the wonderful Miriam Parker from Hachette Books. This chunky family saga follows a young family from Ireland as they immigrate to America during The Great Starvation. I accepted this book as part of a blog tour which launces March 19th. I am eager to read this one – it spoke to me the moment I hefted its weight in my hands.
So what did you find on your front steps or poking out from inside your mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at today’s Mailbox Monday to get links to other reader’s aquistions and to leave a link to YOUR post.