Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted each week at The Printed Page where readers share the books which arrived at their homes over the last seven days.
To play along, simply post your list of books, then visit Marcia at The Printed Page and link up your post.
Here are the goodies that the postman delivered to me this week:
Latin Grill: Sultry and Simple Food for Red-Hot Dinners and Parties, by Rafael Paloino with Arlen Gargagliano (photographs by Dan Goldberg) arrived from Caitlin at FSB Associates. Released this month through Chronicle Books, Palomino’s sumptuous cookbook made me drool as I flipped through the photos of gorgeous food. The recipes are inspired by Palomino’s native Colombia and include marinades and dipping sauces, appetizers, grilled meats, and desserts – a griller’s delight! I can see myself using this cookbook as the days grow longer and warmer. Rafael Palomino was born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Queens. He is the executive chef of Sonora in Port Chester, New York; Pacifico in New Haven, Connecticut and Center Valley, Pennsylvania; and Greenwich Tavern in Greenwich, Connecticut. Palomino also runs Pasion Catering. He has published several other Latin-style cookbooks. For more information on the author and his work, visit the author’s website.
The Lumby Lines, by Gail Fraser arrived from Caitlin at FSB Associates. The Lumby Lines is the first book in a series and is described in the press release as follows:
Nestled in the Northwest is a quaint little town that its quirky residents are proud to call home. With charming shops lining its one main thoroughfare, Lumby has the oldest apple tree in the county and the smallest bank in the state. And though it’s hours from the nearest big city, you’ll always find Lumby close to your heart…
Fraser’s small town series has been compared favorably to Jan Karon’s Mitford books (which I loved!). Fraser gave up a successful career in corporate America to become a full time novelist. She is married to rural folk artist Art Poulin who does the cover illustrations for the Lumby series. The couple is creating their own “Lumby” called Lazy Goose on 40 acres of land with a view of the Adirondacks and the Catskills. To learn more about Fraser and her work, visit the author’s website.
Caitlin was also kind enough to send me the rest of the books in the Lumby series. Stealing Lumby, Lumby’s Bounty, and The Promise of Lumby continue to follow the quirky and humorous townspeople of Lumby, all under the watchful eye of the town mascot – Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he is a bald eagle. The fifth book in the series – Lumby on the Air is due for release in July 2010.
What arrived at YOUR house this week?