Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
It is here where I share with you the books which have found their way to my doorstep each week. I am beginning to think I need to build a cottage just to house all the amazing books stacked up around my house!
Here is what arrived last week:
Meredith at Viking Press sent me a finished copy of Days of Grace by Catherine Hall which. This book is being marketed as a stunning debut novel: an emotional coming-of-age story woven with a rich historical World War II tapestry. It is being compared to Atonement and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society…both books I loved. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently ran a great review saying of the book, “Two powerful subjects – England during World War II and intense but unrequited lesbian passion – carry readers across the pages of Catherine Hall’s finely wrought debut novel, Days of Grace. Hall’s book is reminiscent of, but better than, Sarah Waters’ much-praised novel of life and love in World War II England, The Nightwatch (2006). Protagonist Nora Lynch, a complex and mercurial character whom sophisticated readers will relish, narrates the novel’s two story lines.” Listen to a podcast about the book which includes an interview with the author.
Catherine Hall was born in the UK and is now based in London. She ha worked in documentary film production, a freelance writer, and and editor for a range of organizations specializing in human rights and development. Days of Grace is her first novel.
I also shopped at Barnes and Noble this week and picked up these three books:
The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott
Faithful Place by Tana French
What great books came into YOUR home this week?