Mailbox Monday – July 26, 2010

Welcome to Mailbox Monday (sponsored by Marcia at The Printed Page) where I share the new books which have arrived at my home over the last seven days.

I am posting this a day early as tomorrow I will be touring a book for TLC Book Tours and I did not want a competing post with that…

I purchased a bunch of books which all arrived this week – check out this post to read all about my book gluttony.

Here is what else showed up on my doorstep:

Atria Books sent me A Small Death in the Great Glen by A.D. Scott as part of a post-BEA giveaway. This book takes place in 1950s Scotland and revolves around the discovery of a dead boy and the quest to uncover the mystery of his death. Described as a “probing character study and a driving novel of suspense,” I think this is a book I will enjoy.

A.D. Scott was born and raised in the Scottish Highlands. Educated at Inverness Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Speech and Drama, she spent some time working in theater, magazines and newspapers. She has also lived and worked in Vietnam and China and currently resides north of Sydney, Australia. Read an interview with the author here.

Tough Customer by Sandra Brown arrived unsolicited from Simon and Schuster. Due for release in August, this book is the latest in a long line of novels by this author. Tough Customer revisits Dodge Hanley, the private investigator from her bestseller Smash Cut. When he receives a distressed phone call from Caroline King, the mother of his estranged child, Hanley’s life changes. As he works with the local sheriff to track down his daughter’s maniacal stalker, Dodge realizes he is in the biggest fight of his life.

Sandra Brown has written 58 New York Times bestsellers and a total of 74 novels since 1981. Her work has been translated into 33 languages. She has won numerous awards for her wide body of work. She and her husband live in Texas. Read more about Brown and her work by visiting her incredible website (the site is definitely worth a look!).

The lovely Lisa Roe sent me a copy of To Your Dog’s Health: Canine Nutrition and Recent Trends Within the Pet Food Industry by Mark Poveromo. When Poveromo was chosen by the Safari Club International as Teacher of the Year in 1988, he visited the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park to study the habits of bears, coyotes, elk, moose and mountain lions. It was during this trip he developed an obsession with animal nutrition. For 17 years he has run Thomaston Feed in Connecticutt which is lauded as being the premier location for Holistic pet foods and supplements in the Northeast. He is a supporter of the Animal Rescue Foundation and owns and cares for thirteen Labrador Retrievers.

To Your Dog’s Health examines the choices pet owners face when selecting nutrition for their dogs. This slim manual provides the tools and guidance to provide the best food for your pet. Broken into several chapters, the book looks at a number of criteria and specifically addresses diets for older pets, pets with cancer and those with kidney disease.

To learn more about the Poveromo and his work by visiting the author’s website.

What books found their way into YOUR home this week?

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  1. I got that Atria book last week too and couldn’t figure out why. I don’t remember entering the giveaway. Enjoy your new books!

    • Kathleen on July 25, 2010 at 10:48

    The one by A.D Scott sounds good! I hope you enjoy all of your book treasures!

    • gavin on July 25, 2010 at 10:55

    A Small Death In The Great Glen sounds intriguing. Have fun with the TLC book tour and have a great week.

    • Mary on July 25, 2010 at 13:34

    Enjoy your reading this week!

  2. I think you will enjoy To Your Dog’s Health. I strongly believe that feeding your pet good nutrition (as with us) makes a big difference. Enjoy your books!

  3. I swear that Sandra Brown cover is the same as an older book of hers, Envy. Enjoy your books. Just one for me this week called Gerry Tales.

  4. Wow, I’ve been to that feed store. It is a ways from me, but I have stopped when I’m up that way. The book looks great. Of course I would love that one. Enjoy your books.

    • Staci on July 25, 2010 at 17:18

    Great looking books…you’ll be busy! 😀

    • Lisa on July 26, 2010 at 00:50

    Sandra brown’s one looks interesting

    Here’s Mine

    • kaye on July 26, 2010 at 03:01

    I too got A Small Death in the Great Glen. It looks really good. Wow, a Sandra Brown book unsolicited is awesome. Enjoy! Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

    • Andi on July 26, 2010 at 04:48

    I did my first Mailbox Monday today. Have never participated (I don’t think), and I can hardly believe it myself.

    Looks like some great books landed at your house this past week! ESpecially interested in any and all dog books. 🙂

    • Alayne on July 26, 2010 at 05:27

    Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. I have read and enjoyed Sandra Brown over the years, but haven’t read anything lately. I need to catch up!

    Hope you enjoy them all.

    Here’s my MM:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/07/mailbox-monday-july-26.html

    • Wendy on July 26, 2010 at 06:07
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    Kathy: Don’t you hate when you can’t figure out why a book arrived? I try to stay organized, but invariably I forget about certain things!!

    Kathleen: It looks like a good book 🙂

    Gavin: Thanks…you too!

    Mary: Thank you – I hope you do also 🙂

    Laura: I agree – I buy the top dog food for my dog and really try to stay educated about it.

    Pussreboots: Really?!?!? Wow, I would think they would not want to use the same cover art as readers tend to be really tuned into that these days.

    Wisteria: That’s funny! Sounds like you need a copy of this book 🙂

    Staci: Busy? Nah! LOL!

    Lisa: I agree

    Kaye: I know – I am always a little surprised when one shows up unsolicited…but it seems to be happening more lately.

    Andi: I hope to see MORE Mailboxes from you in the weeks to come 🙂 I like the dog books too!

    Alayne: Thanks for stopping by.

    Laurel: I don’t think I’ve read a Brown book, believe it or not. I guess this will be my first!

  6. I just got a copy of Tough Customer as well. It’s not my usual fare, but I am going to give it a fair try. I will be interested in hearing what you think of it!!

    • Wendy on July 26, 2010 at 06:59
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    Zibilee: Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to hear my thoughts *laughs*

    • Cathy on July 26, 2010 at 10:21

    I’ve added A Small Death in the Great Glen to my PBS wish list. It’s a mystery, and it’s set in the Highlands– a place that I love– so I should enjoy it. Happy reading!

  7. I think the dog health book would be quite interesting. I have a dog who has had food issues. I’ll have to look for that book!

  8. That first book sounds really interesting, although the cover is a bit blah. Enjoy all your books!

  9. OK I just looked up the old cover of Envy and it’s not the same artwork. Chalk it up to my faulty memory!

    • Serena on July 29, 2010 at 09:21

    I’m a sucker for books with dogs on the cover.

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