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.