Mailbox Monday – October 3, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit.

Make sure to visit Serena’s blog today and add your link … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes there.

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

Here is what arrived at MY house this week:

The wonderful Lydia from Penguin/Riverhead Books sent me an Advance Readers Edition of Love at First Bark by Julie Klam (due for release this month). This memoir focuses on dog rescue and its healing power for both the animal and the people who bond with such canines. Described as a “hilarious and moving testament to the powerful bond between people and dogs,’ this book is for anyone whose life has been changed for the better by an animal.

Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. After attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and interning at Late Night with David Letterman, she went on to write for such publications as O, The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and The New York Times Magazine and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Writing. She married the show’s producer, Paul Leo. They live with their daughter and three dogs in Manhattan. Klam is the author of You Had Me At Woof and Please Excuse My Daughter. Learn more about Klam and her work by visiting the author’s website.

Wiley, Marketing Director of Authors On The Web, sent me a finished copy of Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock (published this month through Yale University Press). This book tackles the complicated issue of race relations by sharing the lives of two young women who went to school one morning only to become a part of history.  In September 1957 Elizabeth Eckford walked to  Little Rock Central High School while Hazel Bryan Massery screamed racial epithets. The moment was caught in a now famous photograph, and captures the controversy of desegregation throughout the South. The book follows the painful journey of the two women as they progress from apology to forgiveness to reconciliation and to friendship (although the friendship was not to last). Described as “utterly engrossing” this is a book I am eager to read.

David Margolick is a long-time contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Reviews. Before joining Vanity Fair he was a legal affairs reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote the weekly “At the Bar” column and covered the trials of O.J. Simpson, Lorena Bobbitt, and William Kennedy Smith. He has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize. Margolick  graduated from the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School. He is the author of Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink, published by Knopf in 2005; Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song, (2001); At the Bar: The Passions and Peccadillos of American Lawyers (1995); and Undue Influence: The Epic Battle for the Johnson & Johnson Fortune(1993). He lives in New York City.

I also bought two books this week:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Did any wonderful books arrive at YOUR home this week?


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    • Serena on October 3, 2011 at 02:26

    I have not read Lord of the Flies in ages, but it has always been one of my favorites. This one (Love at First Bark by Julie Klam) sounds good too. Happy reading.

    • kaye on October 3, 2011 at 04:20

    In high school we had to read Lord of the Flies – that’s a good one! Have a wonderful and happy reading!

  1. Oh, I’m very curious about Two Women of Little Rock. This looks like a good one…and Night Circus. Well, that one looks quite captivating.

    Thanks for sharing….and enjoy!


  2. Julie Klam was at SIBA and I was thrilled to get Love at First Bark there. I can’t wait to see what you think of The Night Circus.

    • RAnn on October 3, 2011 at 05:26

    Enjoy your books

  3. The Night Circus is on everyone’s blog! enjoy .

  4. Two Women of Little Rock sounds very interesting. I will keep an eye out for that in my library. I purchased The Night Circus also. It is a beautiful looking book. I hope the story is good as well.

  5. Love at First Bark looks really good, and I really enjoyed her first book, You Had Me at Woof, so I am hoping for good things from this one! A bunch of neat stuff here in your mailbox this week. Enjoy them all!

  6. I would love to read Love At First Bark, nice mailbox.

  7. Elizabeth & Hazel sounds fascinating. And of course I want to read The Night Circus. Looking forward to your thoughts on both of those!

    • Staci on October 3, 2011 at 17:05

    It’s been so long since I’ve read LOTF…but it is one that I would like to revisit! Enjoy your reads 😀

  8. I hope you enjoy The Night Circus!

  9. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week.

    Have a look at my haul of free e-books this week!!

    Here is my post!

  10. Mmmm good week in the mailbox! You’re another one on the Night Circus train, eh? I’m there with you! Can’t wait to actually start it. Enjoy!

    • hannahmulan on October 7, 2011 at 03:34

    How I wish I got the first edition of the Lord of the Flies. I want to collect first edition books. I read that one during my high school days.

    • Wendy on October 9, 2011 at 09:39

    Thanks to all who stopped by and left me a comment!!!

    • Jason on October 13, 2011 at 17:25

    The Night Circus is a very good book. I hope you enjoy it.

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