Mailbox Monday – January 26, 2009

mailboxmonday Here is what arrived at my home this week:

ninelivesNine 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.

longfallThe 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!

galwaybayGalway 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.

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    • Diane on January 26, 2009 at 09:10

    I’ve read several books by Mosley and enjoyed each one. I should reserve this one at the library, but I have way too much already reserved. I hope you get a chance to read some of his. My really enjoyed The Fortunate Son by him.

  1. Hi Wendy, I hope you like Galway Bay.
    I got the Mosley and Nine Lives too. I couldn’t remember when I got that one.
    I’m new to Mailbox Monday.

    • lenore on January 26, 2009 at 10:26

    Galway Bay looks really good. I’m looking forward to your review.

  2. I got Galway Bay too! Your others look like good reads.

    • Lexi on January 26, 2009 at 16:33

    Galway Bay sounds GREAT! Can’t wait to read your review!

  3. Only thing in my mailbox was junk mail!!! Yours looks like so much more fun!! They all look pretty interesting…I look forward to your reviews!!

    • Kristi on January 26, 2009 at 19:22

    My Themed reading challenge this year is on Ireland so I will have to find me a copy of Galway Bay!

  4. Nine Lives sounds great!

    My Mailbox Monday post is here.

    • Alyce on January 26, 2009 at 22:14

    I thought Nine Lives looked spooky until I read the description. I think the cover is fitting, I just wouldn’t have guessed that was what the book was about.

    I received The Long Fall and Galway Bay this week also.

    • Wendi on January 27, 2009 at 00:34

    I love the cover of Nine Lives, and I’ve been hearing wonderful things about Galaway Bay – I think I’m going to need to add that one to my wish list.

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

    • Vasilly on January 27, 2009 at 06:25

    I can’t wait to read your reviews. The cover of Nine Lives is beautiful and looks interesting! You’re constantly adding books to my TBR list! =)

    • Andi on January 27, 2009 at 06:37

    Nine Lives sounds really good. Can’t wait to read what you think of it.

    • Kailana on January 27, 2009 at 06:37

    Galway Bay looks really good! I will be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

  5. I definitely interested in Galway Bay. Love all things Irish.

    • Wendy on January 27, 2009 at 10:57

    Diane: Thanks for the Mosley recommendation 🙂

    Wisteria: Welcome to Mailbox Monday – I have to admit, I look forward to it every week!

    Lenore: I’ll be posting my review of Galway Bay in mid-March 🙂

    Shel: I think a lot of us accepted the Galway Bay book…hard to resist, wasn’t it?

    Lexi: You won’t have to wait long 🙂

    Staci: Junk mail – yuck! Hope this week will be more fun!

    Kristi: Won’t be long before the Themed Challenge starts!

    • Wendy on January 27, 2009 at 10:59

    Avisannschild: You got some good books too!

    Alyce: I thought Nine Lives was a novel until I got it and looked into it more closely.

    Wendi: You might still be able to get a copy of Galway Bay from Hachette – check out Book Blogs.

    Vasilly: I love to enable you 🙂

    Andi: I thought so too.

    Kailana: I can’t resist sagas!

    Cari: It looks great! Are you Irish?

  6. Part Irish. I even used to do some Irish Step dancing a while back before my knees started acting up.

    • Anna on January 28, 2009 at 12:05

    I’m on the Galway Bay tour, too. This looks like a good one. Can’t go wrong with family sagas and anything Irish. LOL

    • Lisa on January 29, 2009 at 08:19

    Nine lives looks interesting. I am fascinated with New Orleans. I was before Katrina and now I am even more.

    • Wendy on January 29, 2009 at 09:24

    Cari: Ah, a dancer! *laughing* I need to have a few drinks before I can try that!!

    Anna: I agree – I love family sagas!

    Lisa: Nine Lives looks really fascinating –

    • Kathy on January 29, 2009 at 18:46

    We got the same packages!

    • Marcia on January 30, 2009 at 10:16

    Thank you for stopping by the ‘mailbox’ this week. I expect that ‘Nine Lives’ reviews will start popping up all over the place as it seems you, me and several others got the same book this past week.

    • Wendy on February 1, 2009 at 09:41

    Kathy: I’m not surprised!

    Marcia: You’re welcome 🙂 I am looking forward to reading reviews on Nine Lives.

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