Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week at The Printed Page.
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
To join in the fun, tell us what books arrived at your house this week, then go visit Marcia today and give her a link to your post.
Here is what came to my house over the last seven days:
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann arrived from Random House for a TLC Book Tour in May. Set in New York City in 1974, the novel “captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence – awakening in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and an even heal.” Let the Great World Spin won McCann the National Book Award in 2009. McCann has published three previous novels, and two critically acclaimed short story collections. His work has been translated in thirty languages. To learn more about McCann and his work, visit the author’s website. I will be reading and reviewing this book for TLC Book Tours at the end of May while I am in NYC for the BEA and Book Blogger Convention – hope you’ll come back and see what I thought!
Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs are Getting Fatter by Ernie Ward, DVM arrived from Health Communications Inc. for a TLC Book Tour. I have never had a weight problem with my dogs, but fat dogs is one of my pet peeves (no pun intended). I love reading books about dogs, and this one looks really interesting. The blurb on the back cover reads: “With cutting edge science and ultra-practical tips, Dr. Ernie’s plan will help you give your pet the great health he or she deserves.” Dr. Ward is is a practicing veterinarian who is dedicated to helping pets and their humans live healthier lives. He makes regular appearances on the Rachael Ray Show, and has been featured on Animal Planet, NBC Nightly News, and CNN. Watch for my review of this book for a TLC Tour in April.
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel arrived from Spiegel & Grau through a Shelf Awareness offer. Martel is best known for his Booker Prize winning novel Life of Pi. In Beatrice and Virgil, Martel examines the role of fate in the life of protagonist Henry who finds his life changed when an unexpected letter arrives in the mail. Martel poses questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity as the story of Henry is revealed. To learn more about Martel and his work, visit this website. Beatrice and Virgil will be released in April 2010.