Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Mailbox - November 8th

It's Mailbox Monday, a fun weekly meme started by Marcia at The Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is now is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Julie at Knitting and Sundries.  Just as the post office or mailbox is a place to gather to share the news, this gives readers  a chance to share the books that came into their house last week. So be sure to drop over there and see what everybody else got in the mail.

Once again, I've been blessed with an abundance of quality over quantity.  Here's what the delivery trucks dropped at my door :

The Last Brother by

Nathacha Appahah

This lovely small novel arrived as a result of a request I made after seeing it on Shelf Awareness.  This small non-profit publisher has some gorgeous volumes in its collection, and this one promises to be another winner. The blurb:

In the remote forests of Mauritius, young Raj is almost oblivious to the Second World War raging beyond his tiny exotic island. With only his mother for company while his father works as a prison guard, solitary ever since his brothers died years ago, Raj thinks only of making friends. One day, the far-away world comes to Mauritius, and Raj meets David, a Jew exiled from his home in Europe and imprisoned in the camp where Raj's father works. David becomes the friend that he has always longed for, a brother to replace those he has lost. Raj knows that he must help David to escape. As they flee through sub-tropical landscapes and devastating storms, the boys battle hunger and malaria - and forge a friendship only death can destroy. 
My Reading Life
by Pat Conroy
What a Difference a Dog Makes 
by Dana Jennings
Here are two I received from Liz at Doubleday to review and offer for giveaways. You can enter here to win a copy of that darling doggie and go here for the contest to win a copy of the great new one from Pat Conroy.

I can't wait to read all of these.  Now I need to go see what everyone else got.
What was in your mailbox this week?


  1. They all look like very good books! I already signed up for the Conroy contest, here's hoping!

  2. Here's my mailbox treasures


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