It’s Monday and time to share my mailbox with you. Here is what arrived at my house last week:
North By Montana by April Smith arrived via Jen at Jen’s Book Thoughts. This book was a prize I won by participating in the Mystery Read-A-Thon and Jen graciously donated the book for giveaway. Reissued in trade paperback by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard in February of this year, North By Montana is Smith’s debut novel and the first in a series of thrillers starring FBI Special Agent Ana Grey. Smith’s writing is described by critics as “absorbing.” To read more about Smith and her work, visit the author’s website.
The Wings by Yi Sang showed up in my mailbox very unexpectedly from a blogging friend. This is a slim book translated from the Korean and consists of three short stories linked by their themes of love, life, and death. This book looks fascinating – and I am eager to sit and read it. Yi Sang is considered one of the most innovative writers in modern Korean literature. Sadly he died at the young age of 27 after spending time in a Korean prison for “thought crimes.” Many thanks to my special blogging buddy for this beautiful book!
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant arrived through Random House as an Advance Reader’s Edition. I’ve read Dunant’s books before and she is a talented writer of historical fiction. Sacred Hearts is “an engrossing new novel set in a convent in Renaissance Italy where a defiant sixteen-year-old girl has just been confined against her will – for life.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? Dunant lives in London and Florence and has published eight previous novels. To learn more about Dunant and her work, visit the author’s website. To have a conversation with Dunant, visit her blog.
What arrived at YOUR house this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page to share your books and get links to other readers’ mailboxes.