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April 29, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday

RobinMailboxMailbox 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 April host is Mari @ MariReads
Another busy week at the mailbox with four print books and one audiobook. Now all I need is some nice summer weather so I can sit outside in my backyard and read them.
For review from St. Martin’s Press:

Sweet Salt Air by Barbara DelinskySweet Salt Air
by Barbara Delinsky

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. But what both women don’t know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever.
For review from Harlequin MIRA:

Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna RaybournSpear of Summer Grass
by Deanna Raybourn

The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah is exiled to Kenya and her favorite stepfather’s savannah manor house until gossip subsides. Amidst the wonders-and dangers-of Africa, Delilah awakes to a land out of all proportion: extremes of heat, darkness, beauty and joy that cut to her very heart. Only when this sacred place is profaned by bloodshed does Delilah discover what is truly worth fighting for-and what she can no longer live without.

For review from St. Martin’s Press:

Always Watching by Chevy StevensAlways Watching
by Chevy Stevens

In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn’t want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years.
A twitter win from Penguin:

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanThe Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species.
For review from Post Hypnotic Press through Audiobook Jukebox:

Trauma Farm by Brian BrettTrauma Farm
by Brian Bretts

This funny and thought-provoking memoir traces one day on Trauma Farm. In it, Brett explores the natural history of the small mixed farm, meditates on the perfection of the egg, offers critiques of factory farms and the slaughtering industry, muses on the uses and misuses of gates, and ponders the constant presence of death as he goes about the activities of farming – birthing lambs, contending with rats, helping an aged horse to his death.

What are you reading?

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  1. sagustocox / Apr 29 2013 4:29 am

    Ah, you got Always Watching as well. I loved her other two books. Happy reading.


  2. Mary / Apr 29 2013 4:56 am

    Some good books in your mailbox, Leslie. Trauma Farm sounds fascinating.


  3. samstillreading / Apr 29 2013 5:02 am

    I like the look of Trauma Farm and the Deanna Raybourn. Enoy!


  4. Leeswammes / Apr 29 2013 5:07 am

    These all look good! I especially like the idea of Sweet Salt Air and Always Watching. And of course, a Pollan book usually doesn’t disappoint either.

    Happy reading!


  5. Pat @ Posting For Now / Apr 29 2013 6:51 am

    Looks like a good collection of books. I started blogging again. Please stop by my site when you get a chance. Enjoy your books!


  6. Sheila (Book Journey) / Apr 29 2013 6:57 am

    I really enjoy Delnski!


  7. harvee / Apr 29 2013 8:03 am

    Spear of Summer Grass does look good!


  8. laurelrainsnow / Apr 29 2013 8:08 am

    Ooh, Always Watching…and Sweet Salt Air! Both should be coming to me soon! Can’t wait. Hope you enjoy all of your reads.



  9. Tribute Books Mama / Apr 29 2013 11:07 am
  10. Suko / Apr 29 2013 1:32 pm

    My husband’s reading Omnivore’s Dilemma. Enjoy your new books, Leslie. They sound very good!


  11. BermudaOnion / Apr 29 2013 2:00 pm

    I got Sweet Salt Air too. I love memoirs so Trauma Farm looks good to me!


  12. irene / Apr 29 2013 6:25 pm

    Some interesting books, enjoy.


  13. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Apr 29 2013 6:53 pm

    Great variety this week Leslie – enjoy. I was too busy to do a MM post sadly.


  14. Elizabeth / Apr 29 2013 9:16 pm

    You will LOVE Sweet Salt Air. Spear of Summer Grass looks good.

    ENJOY all your books!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  15. Carol / Apr 30 2013 12:42 pm

    Enjoy your books!


  16. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) / Apr 30 2013 1:23 pm

    Great mailbox this week. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM


  17. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / May 1 2013 8:27 pm

    I see two books that are on my must read list!


  18. Alyce (@AtHomeWithBooks) / May 2 2013 9:59 am

    Very cool that you got Deanna Raybourn’s newest! I like her writing!


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