Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Maibox -- Review copies galore.

As a member of the selection panel for the Maine Readers Choice Awards, I get to peruse some really interesting books. This  past week, I had two huge boxes of wonderful literary fiction deposited for my reading enjoyment. Below are just a few. I also of course have several still waiting on the e-readers, and my MP3 has been sadly neglected for the past month or so since I haven't had much free time to get to the pool.

Here's only a partial look at what's been arriving:

The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena - Anthony Marra
The Daughters of Mars - Thomas Keneally
Americanah by Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie
The Light in the Ruins - Chris Bohjalian
The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees

In addition to the books for MRCA reading, I received two I'd asked for from the Atria Galley Grab -
The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly and

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield.

Both of these authors impressed me with their previous work, so I'm anxious to see what these newest have to offer

And finally,  I won another book from Bookin' with BINGO : the delightful Steamed to Death, the second in the Gourmet De-Lite mystery series by Peg Cochran.  These are always fun to have on hand when your brain just will not accept another 700 pager.  Cozies are always a welcome addition to my library.

So light or heavy, new author or well loved favorite, my mailbox had something to offer for any desire this week.

1 comment:

  1. The Setterfield book is the one I am looking out for.


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