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Mailbox Monday – March 19, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Anna at Diary of An Eccentric.

Visit Anna today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes.

Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar.

One terrific book arrived at my house this week:

As part of BOOK CLUB, I received an Advance Readers Edition of the recently released The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Amy Einhorn Books, March 2012). Set in NYC in 1845, this novel brings together the newly minted NYC police force and the great potato famine in Ireland. Timothy Wilde  is disfigured, unemployed, and homeless when his older brother obtains him a job in the NYPD. Timothy works in the down-and-out Sixth Ward-at the border of Five Points, the world’s most notorious slum. One night while making his rounds, he finds a little girl, not more than ten years old, running through the dark in her nightshift . . . covered head to toe in blood. What unfolds is a mystery involving bodies buried in the forest north of 23rd Street, and a battle for justice which will change Timothy’s life forever.

Check out the book trailer:

This book will be discussed over on Jen’s blog on April 3rd. I hope you’ll join us there!

Lyndsay Faye is the author of critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow, and is featured in Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Faye lives in Manhattan with her husband. Learn more about the Faye and her work by visiting the author’s website.

Did any wonderful books find their way to YOUR home this week?

9 Comments

  1. March 19, 2012    

    I have been hearing SO much buzz about this one lately. Just might need to get my hands on the audio and find out what everyone is raving about. Hope you enjoy!

  2. March 19, 2012    

    I’ve heard that book is excellent!

  3. Kim Kim
    March 19, 2012    

    I guess I am the odd one as I have not heard of this book before, but i hope you enjoy it!

  4. kaye kaye
    March 19, 2012    

    I’ve just started to see this one around. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. March 19, 2012    

    I will be reading this for the club too, and can’t wait to discuss it with you! It looks to be a very engrossing read.

  6. March 19, 2012    

    Sounds like a pretty heavy read — I hope you enjoy it!

  7. March 21, 2012    

    I’ve seen this one on the blogs…I hope you enjoy it.

  8. March 21, 2012    

    Sounds like a good one. Enjoy!

  9. March 22, 2012    

    Thanks everyone for stopping by this week! I’ve started the book and so far, so good!

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