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February 28, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 28th

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. This month’s host is Laura @ Library of Clean Reads.

Last week my new books were:

Friendship Bread: A Novel by Darien Gee from the publisher for review.

When Julia meets two newcomers to the small town of Avalon, Illinois, she sparks a connection by offering them her extra bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to keep her tea salon afloat while Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed concert cellist, is at a crossroads, her career and marriage having come to an abrupt end. In the warm kitchen of Madeline’s tea salon, the three women forge a friendship that will change their lives forever.

The Midwife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain, a win from Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea.

‘I don’t know how to tell you what I did.’ The unfinished letter is the only clue Tara and Emerson have to the reason behind Noelle’s suicide. Everything they knew about Noelle – her calling as a midwife, her passion for causes, her love for her family – described a woman who embraced life. But they didn’t know everything. Because the unaddressed letter reveals a terrible secret…and a legacy of guilt that changes everything they thought they knew about the woman who delivered their children.

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French from Doubleday for review.

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences. Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action.

I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by Eve Ensler, a win from AtRandom.

In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be.

Metrophilias by Brendan Connell, from the author for review.

Thirty-six cities. Thirty-six stories of obsession. From ancient Thebes to present day Berlin, these little portraits of humans superimposed on their suburban environment are corroding treats thrown together in a past-modern beaker, landmark tales of love in the metropolis. A round-the-world tour of craving and decadence.


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  1. Majanka / Feb 28 2011 1:46 am

    I like the cover of Friendship Bread and Metrophilias. They both sound like interesting books as well. Enjoy reading!

    Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox last week.


  2. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Feb 28 2011 5:44 am

    So glad the book arrived safely. I’m loving the cover of The Friendship Bread. enjoy all of your books.


  3. laurelrainsnow / Feb 28 2011 6:05 am

    Oh, I am salivating over The Midwife’s Confession…congrats on the win. I am also very intrigued by the Eve Ensler book.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy!



  4. TheBookGirl / Feb 28 2011 9:30 am

    A varied selection this week 🙂
    I particularly am interested in the Eve Ensler book, and I like the sound of Friendship bread too.

    Enjoy all your books!


  5. bermudaonion / Feb 28 2011 10:58 am

    I hope The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady is as good as it sounds. Enjoy your new books.


  6. Suko / Feb 28 2011 11:57 am

    Each of these sounds really good. I hope you’ll enjoy them, Leslie!


  7. mary Ann Langan / Feb 28 2011 12:05 pm

    here’s mine /


  8. Mystica / Feb 28 2011 8:55 pm

    I saw the Midwife’s Confession on one other blog. Would like to read about this book.


  9. RAnn / Mar 1 2011 6:56 am

    I have Midwife’s Confession. Friendship Bread looks good


  10. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Mar 1 2011 8:45 am

    The Midwife’s Confession caught my eye, but they all sound good. Enjoy!


  11. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Mar 1 2011 11:22 am

    I have Friendship Bread. Doesn’t the cover look good? I am jealous of The Midwife’s Confession. I so want to read that! Enjoy!


  12. Mary / Mar 1 2011 8:34 pm

    They all sound so good!


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