Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday – a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
Each week readers share the books which have arrived in their homes and link their posts to Marcia. To see all links, visit Marcia TODAY at The Printed Page.
I had a terrific week in books – quality over quantity!
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran arrived direct from the author. I have been waiting for the release of this book since I first heard it was being written. Moran is a talented historical fiction writer, and I have loved her previous work. Cleopatra’s Daughter follows the life of Selene (Cleopatra’s daughter) after Octavian defeats Marc Antony and become Caeser. Cleopatra’s children are taken to Rome, essentially prisoners, and must adjust to a new life under Roman rule. I am already half way through the book, and can tell you, it is definitely worth the read! I’m giving away a signed copy of this gorgeous book…and it is not too late to throw your name in the hat. Make sure you enter by midnight (PST) on September 9th if you want a chance to win. For more information about the book and author, visit Michelle Moran’s amazing website.
See How Much I Love You by Luis Leante arrived from Rachel, a publicist with Meryl Zegarek. This novel is set for release in the United States January 30, 2010. It is translated from the Spanish by Martin Schifino. Set in Barcelona, the story begins in the 70s when two teenagers – Montse and Santiago – meet and share a summer romance. But when Montse becomes pregnant and the couple separate, Santiago joins the military in the Western Sahara, Spain’s only African colony. The novel spans more than 30 years and moves from Barcelona to Morocco, taking the reader on a journey through the history of a brutal war. Read a terrific review of this book here. Luis Leante is a professor of classics at the University of Murcia. He has written plays, poetry, essays, film scripts and over a dozen novels, winning numerous literary awards.