Daily Archives: September 9, 2012

Mailbox Monday – September 10, 2012 (and a Winner!)

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kristen at BookNAround.

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

Here is what showed up at my house this week:

Sarah from Other Press sent me a copy of The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets by Kathleen Alcott (September 11, 2012). This first novel challenges the definition of family and explores the intricate ties that bind us together. Ida, Jackson and James are not just neighbors and friends, but a family unit—two brothers and a sister—drawn not from blood, but from a deep need to fill a void in their single parent households. As the three of them mature, emotions become more complex, and Ida and Jackson find themselves more than just “siblings.” Described as a “deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions,” The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets is a novel which is being lauded as thought-provoking, beautifully written and an accomplished debut.

Read an excerpt.

Born and raised in Northern California, Kathleen Alcott studied in Southern California, lived in San Francisco, and presently resides in Brooklyn. Her work appears in American Short Fiction; Slice; Explosion Proof; The Rumpus, Rumpus Women Vol. 1, an anthology of personal essays; and elsewhere. She is currently at work on her second novel. Learn more about Alcott and her work by visiting the author’s website.


WINNER OF A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwyane Wade

Last week I decided to give away one of the books which landed on my doorstep. Thank you to those who entered. I used Random.org to choose one winner. Congratulations to…..

Elisabeth from New York

I’ll get your book in the mail this week, Elisabeth!!