Mailbox Monday – July 25, 2011

Welcome to this edition of Mailbox Monday!

This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.

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To see the schedule of this meme’s host, please visit the dedicated blog.

Last week I got only one book – but it looks wonderful:

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward arrived courtesy of Bloomsbury for a TLC Book Tour in September, in time for its release. Set on the Gulf Coast in the twelve days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, this novel is about an unforgettable family of “motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce.” The publisher described the book as “a big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty.

Jesmyn Ward is a former Stegner fellow at Stanford and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Her novels, Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, are both set on the Mississippi coast where she grew up. Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan where she won five Hopwood awards for essays, drama, and fiction. Her first novel was an Essence Book Club selection, a Block Caucus of the ALA Honor Award recipient, and a finalist for both the Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Bloomsbury will publish her memoir about an epidemic of deaths of young black men in her community. Ward is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama.

Did any great books arrive at YOUR house this week?

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  1. YAY it arrived!! Looking forward to your review 🙂

  2. I hope it’s as good as it sounds.

  3. Interesting book! I will keep an eye out for your thoughts on it.

  4. I will be reading that one for tour as well, and it just arrived yesterday! We are mailbox twins this week!

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