It’s my favorite blogging day of the week – Mailbox Mondays hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This week my cup runneth over with great books:
Best Intentions by Emily Listfield is a finished hard cover which arrived from Lauren, publicist for the author. I have not read any books by Listfield, but after checking out her website and the dedicated site for the book, I was intrigued enough to accept this review copy. Publisher’s Weekly writes about Best Intentions: “A writerly page-turner… deft pacing keeps the action moving and the reader guessing. Listfield ensures no character is above suspicion, and in the end, no one is without blame.” Emily Listfield has written six other novels, including Waiting to Surface, Acts of Love, The Last Good Night, and the New York Times Notable Book It Was Gonna Be Like Paris. Best Intentions is due for release May 5th.
Acts of Love by Emily Listfield arrived unexpectedly in the same package as Best Intentions (thank you, Lauren!). Published in trade paperback last year and the author’s fourth novel, Acts of Love is a mystery and courtroom drama that revolves around a murder trial involving a husband and wife and their two young daughters. I’m looking forward to reading this one!
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond arrived direct from the author. I read The Year of Fog last year and loved it, so when Michelle contacted me to ask if I wanted a copy of her latest book I said “yes” immediately. The Boston Globe wrote about No One You Know: ‘Richmond never strikes a false note in No One You Know…an intelligent, emotionally convincing tale about a family tragedy and the process of storytelling.‘ To read more about the author and her books, visit the author’s website. To win a signed copy of this book in trade paperback come back to Caribousmom on its release date (May 19th) to enter my contest!
The Angel’s Game by Carolos Ruiz Zafon arrived from Doubleday through a Shelf Awareness offer. I loved Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind, so when I saw an ARC of his latest book available for early review I requested it. This novel has already been #1 on the bestseller’s lists in Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Norway, and Portugal. Due for publication in the United States in mid-June, The Angel’s Game is set in 1920s Barcelona and explores the perilous nature of obsession in literature and love. Read more on the publisher’s website.
Liberation AND Tourmaline, by Joanna Scott arrived together from Miriam at Little Brown and Company. I just finished reading Scott’s latest release (Follow Me) which I reviewed here. When Miriam asked if I wanted copies of these other two novels, I jumped at the chance. And to sweeten the pot, I am offering Liberation and Tourmaline, as well as an ARC of Follow Me for give-away here at Caribousmom beginning TODAY. To enter the contest, use this link. To read more about Joanna Scott and all of her work, visit the author bibliography page at Little Brown and Company.
The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg arrived unsolicited from the publisher because I signed up for their book club. I read this book in 2007 and (as with all Berg novels) really enjoyed it (read my review). I’ve decided to send this on to my oldest sister who I think will love this book. To read more about Elizabeth Berg and her fantastic body of work, visit the author’s website.
The Local News by Miriam Gershow arrived in finished hard cover from the publisher. I actually received an ARC of this book not too long ago, and then I saw that TLC book tours would be touring it in June and July and jumped at the chance to be involved in that tour. Because of that, I now have a finished hardcover of the book – so my ARC will most likely be finding a home with someone else. Look for my review on July 9th. In the meantime, you can read an excerpt from the book here, and more about the author here.