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
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.
by Pat Conroy
What a Difference a Dog Makes
by Dana JenningsHere 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?