Mailbox Monday – June 22, 2009

mailboxMonday1 It’s Monday again … and time for my Mailbox (brought to you by Marcia at The Printed Page)

saffrondreams Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah arrived from the author’s publicist. Isn’t that cover gorgeous? This book has been making the rounds and getting great reviews. Set in post-9/11 America, the novel centers around Arissa who is a Muslim artist and writer. When Arissa’s husband is killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, she must pick up the pieces of her life and move forward for herself and her unborn son. To read more about Abdullah and her work, visit the author’s website. Saffron Dreams is published through Modern History Press.

I also received a wonderful package from a friend at Library Thing which included:

RoomOfOnesOwn A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf (published 1929 – Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc)

CommonReader The Common Reader, by Virginia Woolf (published 1925 – Harcourt Inc.)

SmallWonder Small Wonder: Essays, by Barbara Kingsolver (published 2002 – Harper Collins)

FirstDog First Dog, by Jan Brett (published 1988 – Voyager Books)

What showed up in YOUR mailbox this week???

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  1. I am unable to read Woolf! Entirely my loss!

    Monday whereabouts

    • Mary on June 22, 2009 at 07:21

    Nice list. Enjoy!

    • Nicole on June 22, 2009 at 07:24

    Small Wonders has been on my shelf for quite some time along with a few other Kingsolver books. I read Poisonwood Bible and I love her writing bt have nit had the time yet to read more of her books.

    • Kathy on June 22, 2009 at 09:40

    I got Saffron Dreams too. I’ll look for your review of Small Wonders – I’m a fan of Kingsolver’s work and I haven’t read that one.

  2. Small Wonders is one of my favorite books! Can’t wait to read your thoughts. Happy reading!

  3. Looks like a good collection of books. I agree with you that Saffron Dreams’ cover is gorgeous. Hope the inside is equally wonderfully done. I’ll look forward to your review.

  4. That’s a great package you got from your LT friend! A Room of One’s Own is fantastic, as is Small Wonder. Enjoy your books!

  5. I have Saffron Dreams as well, and I love that cover. Happy Reading!

    • Wendy on June 28, 2009 at 09:11
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    Gautami: I haven’t read a lot of Woolf, but I am looking forward to these two books…

    Mary: Thank you!

    Nicole: I am right with you – I loved The Poisonwood Bible, and I have several Kingsolver’s on my piles which I definitely NEED to pick up!

    Kathy: I am really looking forward to both Saffron Dreams AND Small Wonders – two books that are calling to me!

    Vasilly: Good to know you loved Small Wonders!

    Kristen: I am always disappointed if a book cover doesn’t match the writing…so I agree with you; hope Saffron Dreams is a beautiful as its cover!

    Avisannschild: My friend was so generous! I was thrilled with her choices for me!

    Serena: I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on it!

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