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February 20, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 20th

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. The February host is Metroreader.

Last week I received mostly audio books and this week print books. I should be pretty busy for the next few weeks reading and listening.

I have two giveaways running through February 22nd. One for a print copy of The Snow Child and another for an audio copy of Home Front.

I finished reading The Technologists yesterday and loved it. My review should be up in the next day or so. Last week I reviewed A Good American, another winner.

And now for this week’s books:

Two books from TLC Tours for review:

Walter’s Muse
by Jean Davies Okimoto

It’s the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is relishing the unfolding of sweet summer days on Vashon Island: walking on the beach, reading the classics, and kayaking. But in June when a sudden storm hits the island, Maggie’s summer becomes about as peaceful as navigating white water. Not only does her wealthy sister arrive uninvited with a startling announcement; but Maggie finds herself entangled with her new Baker’s Beach neighbor, Walter Hathaway. A famous children’s author and recovering alcoholic, Walter has a history with Maggie they would each like to forget.

The Year of the Gadfly
by Jennifer Miller

Iris Dupont is a teenage reporter who communes with the ghost of Edward R. Murrow. Jonah Kaplan is a failed microbiologist-turned biology teacher who is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Each embarks on a private investigation to uncover a secret society in their remote New England town. As Iris and Jonah’s paths start to intersect, they are drawn into the darker corners of their town, their school, and their own minds. THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY is an intricately woven narrative that will keep you reading late into the night.

For review and giveaway from Doubleday:

The Good Father
by Noah Hawley

An intense, psychological novel about one doctor’s suspense-filled quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin: his twenty-year old son. Told alternately from the point of view of the guilt-ridden, determined father and his meandering, ruminative son, The Good Father is a powerfully emotional page-turner that keeps one guessing until the very end. This is an absorbing and honest novel about the responsibilities—and limitations—of being a parent and our capacity to provide our children with unconditional love in the face of an unthinkable situation.

From FSB Associates:

So Damn Lucky
by Deborah Coonts

Lucky O’Toole—Head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, premier mega-resort on the Vegas Strip—thinks it’s just another night in Las Vegas. But then a magician pulls a disappearing act, right under Lucky’s nose. Is it a stunt? Or something worse? While Lucky chases leads, someone is trying to put her off the scent. As if this wasn’t enough to ruin her day, Lucky’s relationship with The Big Boss is coming to a head—past hurts can no longer be denied. Las Vegas expert Deborah Coonts thrills again with this third installment in her dazzling series focused on casino “fixer” Lucky O’Toole.

From the publisher for review:

by Alan Glynn

Susie Monaghan was on the cusp of stardom when her life was cut short by a tragic helicopter crash. After a full investigation, her death was ruled an accident: case closed. But a hungry young journalist named Jimmy Gilroy isn’t buying the official story. Before dying, Susie’s path had crossed with an unlikely gallery of powerful men: an ex-Prime minister with a carefully guarded secret; the businessman brother of a U.S. Senator angling for the Oval Office; and a billionaire investor with his eye on an extremely rare commodity. Might there also be a link between Susie’s death and a deranged security contractor operating in Congo?

How was your week?



Leave a Comment
  1. Mystica / Feb 20 2012 3:54 am

    All new to me but they sound very good! enjoy them all.


  2. sagustocox / Feb 20 2012 5:02 am

    All of these are new to me, but Bloodland sounds interesting. Enjoy all your books.


  3. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Feb 20 2012 6:55 am

    These look great Leslie (especially Good father and Year of the Gadfly). enjoy and have a great week.


  4. RAnn / Feb 20 2012 8:33 am

    Interesting group of books. Enjoy.


  5. Mrs Q Book Addict / Feb 20 2012 8:58 am

    These are all new to me. Enjoy!


  6. Jessica ( frellathon ) / Feb 20 2012 10:22 am

    Bloodland looks like a very interesting read. Hope you enjoy and looking forward to the review.


  7. carol / Feb 20 2012 11:05 am

    I can’t wait to see what you thought of The Technologists. Enjoy the new books.


  8. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Feb 20 2012 11:14 am

    Great mailbox! I hope they are all great reads!


  9. mary Ann Langan / Feb 20 2012 12:02 pm
  10. Suko / Feb 20 2012 1:34 pm

    Enjoy your “Mailbox”; these are all new to me.


  11. BermudaOnion / Feb 20 2012 1:51 pm

    Your books all look so good! We didn’t get a single book in common.


  12. kaye / Feb 20 2012 4:00 pm

    looks like some intriguing reading in store for you. Enjoy!


  13. Mary / Feb 20 2012 8:38 pm

    I thought So Damn Lucky was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy it!


  14. theliterarygothamite / Feb 20 2012 11:29 pm

    Walter’s Muse has such a cute cover!


  15. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Feb 24 2012 11:47 am

    Looking forward to your thoughts on the Gadfly book. Happy reading!


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