Created by Marcia at The Printed Page, Mailbox Monday, now has its own blog. Hosting duties are being rotated every month. August is the month for hosting by Staci of Life in the Thumb. She's not only hosting, but she's got some great giveaways going, so stop on over there after you're done here.
This week brought a true bonanza to my mailbox. Hachette Book group is having a summer audio review special, so they sent me 4 audios:
I'm going to have to roll the dice to see which one I pick up first because they all look so good. Every one of these authors, Anne Rivers Siddons, David Baldacci, Elin Hildenbrand and Nelson DeMille are favorites, and each of these promises to be just enough different from their general writing (particularly for Baldacci) that I'm really intrigued. Thanks Hachette....you've certainly given me something to look forward to for August.
Then, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via Net Galley this Boston Red Sox fan was thrilled to get an egalley of
Fenway 1912 by Glenn Stout
here's the blurb on this one due for publication in October (just in time for the World Series?)
And as the final icing on this week's many tiered yummy book cake, St. Martin's Press sent me an ARC ofFor all that has been written in tribute to the great Fenway Park, no one has ever really told the behind-the-scenes true story of its tumultuous yet glorious first year. Nineteen twelve was a leap year, the year the Titanic sank, but also the year baseball’s original shrine was “born.” And while the paint was still drying, the infield grass still coming in, the Red Sox embarked on an unlikely season that would culminate in a World Series battle against the Giants that stands as one of the greatest ever played.
Fenway 1912 tells the incredible story – and stories – of Fenway, from the unorthodox blueprint that belies the park’s notorious quirks, to the long winter when locals poured concrete and erected history, to the notorious fixers who then ruled the game, to the ragtag team who delivered a world championship, Fenway's first.
Drawing on extensive new research, the esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout delivers a rollicking tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration, capturing Fenway as never before.
ONLY TIME WILL TELL, volume 1 of Jeffrey Archer's new saga of the Clifton family. Due out in September, I'll have a giveaway posting for this one later this week. Keep checking back. I have 3 copies, and we can even open this to our readers in Canada. I'll give you more details when I post the giveaway.