Happy Monday a little bit late (I was traveling all day)! Today readers share their mailboxes through Marcia’s excellent weekly meme Mailbox Monday. I hope you’ll drop by her blog today to post a link to your mailbox and to see what other readers snagged this week.
I had a good week in books…
Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart arrived courtesy of Anna, senior publicist at FSB Associates. Carhart is the bestselling author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank. Across the Endless River was just released by Doubleday on September 1st. This is an historical novel about Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea, and his journey as a young man in 1820s Paris. Baptiste was born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, and was the son of the expedition’s translators, Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. The press release for the novel reads: Baptiste, caught between worlds, reflects the common struggle of those who find themselves at an intersection of multiple cultures, languages, and ways of life. Spanning the wilds of America to the European court, Across the Endless River is a haunting exploration of identity, passion, and love. You may read more about Carhart and his work at the author’s website.
The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato came to me through Library Thing’s Early Review Program. This historical novel, set in 1681 Venice, is a tale of mystery, love and betrayal centered around an artist named Corradino Manin and his secret daughter Leonora. Described as “richly detailed, with wonderful, memorably drawn characters” Fiorato’s debut novel is a book which sounds fantastic. It has already proved to be an international bestseller. Since the 2008 release of The Glassblower of Murano, Fiorato has also published a second historical novel: The Madonna of the Almonds. To read more about Fiorato and her work, visit the author’s website. Fiorato also maintains the blog Paperback Writer.
Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol Markson arrived from the author for a TLC book tour scheduled in October and November. I’ll be reading and reviewing the book for a tour date of November 11th – so make sure you come back then to read my thoughts! This novel is about five year old Pigeon whose father disappears and leaves her to face a new and bewildering life with her mother and older siblings in an uncle’s house on the Jersey shore. Markson has published a previous novel (When We Get Home) which garnered high praise for award winning author Andre Dubus who wrote, “It may be the best story we have about marital love.” To read more about Markson and her work, visit the author’s website.
What arrived at YOUR house this week?