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May 13, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday

hummingbird mailboxMailbox 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 May host is Abi @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

A few review books and a couple of wins this week:

For review from Random House:

Enon by Paul HardingEnon
by Paul Harding

Powerful, brilliantly written, and deeply moving Paul Harding has, in Enon, written a worthy successor to Tinkers, a debut which John Freeman on NPR called “a masterpiece.” Drawn always to the rich landscape of his character’s inner lives, here, through the first person narrative of Charlie Crosby (grandson to George Crosby of Tinkers), Harding creates a devastating portrait of a father trying desperately to come to terms with family loss.

A win from Algonquin Books:

The Third Son by Julie WuThe Third Son
by Julie Wu

It’s 1943. As air-raid sirens blare in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, eight-year-old Saburo walks through the peach forests of Taoyuan. The least favored son of a Taiwanese politician, Saburo is in no hurry to get home to the taunting
and abuse he suffers at the hands of his parents and older brother. In the forest he meets Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival.

A win from Stacy’s Books:

Chocolat by Joanne HarrisChocolat
by Joanne Harris

In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne’s uncanny perception of its buyer’s private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival.

For review from Penguin Audio:

Conspiracy of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Detective Carl Mørck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It’s a cry for help from two young brothers, tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. After floating in the ocean for years before turning up, the bottle sat forgotten, unopened, on a police department windowsill, before the seal was cracked and the gruesome message, written in Danish, was analyzed. Could it be real? Who are these boys, and why weren’t they reported missing? Could they possibly still be alive?

What are you reading?

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  1. Mystica / May 13 2013 4:15 am

    Nice selection of books. Enjoy.


  2. sagustocox / May 13 2013 4:23 am

    The Third Son intrigues me. enjoy.


  3. Mary / May 13 2013 5:13 am

    Nice win from Stacy. Do you know, I haven’t read the book OR seen the movie. I think I need to get on that one of these days.


    • Leslie / May 13 2013 7:25 am

      I’ve seen the movie but I never got around to reading either of the books.


  4. harvee / May 13 2013 5:31 am

    The Third Son and A Conspiracy of Faith look great!


  5. samstillreading / May 13 2013 5:46 am

    Well done on your wins! Enjoy Chocolat 🙂


  6. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / May 13 2013 5:55 am

    Enjoy all of your new books. Enon looks good to me.


  7. laurelrainsnow / May 13 2013 6:28 am

    These all look wonderful! The Third Son caught my eye. Hope you enjoy them all. Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST


  8. Pat @ Posting For Now / May 13 2013 6:54 am

    Enjoy your new books. Congrats on your win!


  9. Elizabeth / May 13 2013 7:53 am

    Nice Mailbox…ENJOY them all.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  10. Elysium Bookramblings / May 13 2013 9:37 am

    I had totally forgotten Chocolat was also a book! I loved the movie and it would be great to read it too.
    Hope you enjoy your books!


  11. Suko / May 13 2013 1:43 pm

    Enjoy your new books, Leslie! I love the description of Chocolat. I’ve seen the movie a few times, but have not read the book.


  12. Bellezza / May 13 2013 1:47 pm

    It’s funny that I liked the film Chocolat more than the novel, which hardly ever happens to me! Maybe it’s because I saw the film first, and I do love Johnny Depp. 😉 I’ve really enjoyed Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books, so I’m looking forward to reading A Conspiracy of Faith, too. Have you read Mercy or Disgrace by him? They were a bit gory, but very fascinating!


    • Leslie / May 13 2013 8:50 pm

      I haven’t read anything by Adler-Olsen yet but I like the genre so I’m looking forward to listening to it. This was an unsolicited audiobook … I hope I can jump in without reading the first two books.


  13. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / May 13 2013 2:12 pm

    The Third Son caught my eye. Looking forward to your review. Enjoy your new books!


  14. Carol / May 13 2013 2:39 pm

    Looks like some good ones. Enjoy!


  15. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / May 13 2013 7:38 pm

    Great bunch of books. I’ve got to get caught up before I read The Conspiracy of Faith! Have a great week.


  16. Leeswammes / May 14 2013 3:46 pm

    Nice selection of books! I’ve read the Adler-Olsen book, which I loved. It doesn’t matter if you read the books out of order (this is the 3rd in the series). There is a bit of back story development of the main characters but not enough the carry the story. It’s really about the mystery part of the book and that is *excellent*!!! Enjoy.

    Chocolat is very good as well.


    • Leslie / May 14 2013 6:28 pm

      Good to know I can start right in at book three. I’ve been flying through audiobooks the past few weeks so I should get to this one pretty soon.


  17. stacybuckeye / May 20 2013 9:06 am

    I wonder who will read Chocolat first, you or me? 🙂


    • Leslie / May 20 2013 8:51 pm

      Ok, that’s too funny. Now every time I look at that book I’m going to laugh… and wonder if you read it yet!


      • stacybuckeye / May 20 2013 9:18 pm

        Don’t see it happening anytime soon, but you never know 😉


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