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May 27, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ May 27th

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

I can’t believe May is almost over. Summer will be here in a few weeks and I don’t feel like we’ve even had spring yet!

I thought I was going to have an empty mailbox and then towards the end of the week a few books showed up.
 
For review from Thomas Dunne Books:

Amy Falls Down by Jincy WillettAmy Falls Down
by Jincy Willett

The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing—she’s done a lot of thinking . . . but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. The hospital clears her of head injury—so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview—Amy is not quite herself.
 
 
For Review from Harper and TLC Tours:

If You Were Here by Alafair BurkeIf You Were Here
by Alafair Burke

Magazine journalist McKenna Wright is chasing the latest urban folktale-the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks, seconds before an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a short video snippet that purportedly captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine. She is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.

A win from Picador:

The Pink Hotel by Anna StothardThe Pink Hotel
by Anna Stothard

A seventeen-year-old London girl flies to Los Angeles for the funeral of her mother Lily, from whom she had been separated in her childhood. After stealing a suitcase of letters, clothes and photographs from her mum’s bedroom at the top of a hotel on Venice Beach, the girl spends her summer travelling around Los Angeles returning love letters and photographs to the men who had known her mother. As she discovers more about Mandy’s past and tries to re-enact her life, she comes to question the foundations of her own personality.

 
What are you reading?

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  1. Mystica / May 27 2013 5:18 am

    The Pink Hotel is a new one for me. Await your thoughts on this one.

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  2. samstillreading / May 27 2013 5:53 am

    I’ve heard of The Pink Hotel and think it sounds interesting – enjoy!

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  3. laurelrainsnow / May 27 2013 6:33 am

    Wow, these sound uniquely wonderful. The Pink Hotel caught my fancy…and so did Amy Falls Down…I can’t wait to find out more!

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  4. BermudaOnion / May 27 2013 8:04 am

    Amy Falls Down sounds like my kind of book!

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  5. sagustocox / May 27 2013 10:24 am

    Amy Falls Down sounds good. Happy reading

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  6. Lucy / May 27 2013 11:33 am

    The Pink Hotel sounds fantastic. Enjoy all your new reads!

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  7. Elizabeth / May 27 2013 3:05 pm

    Nice books. The Pink Hotel caught my eye. Hope it is enjoyable.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  8. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / May 27 2013 4:22 pm

    I have an eGalley of The Pink Hotel and think it sounds really good. I’m feeling overwhelmed by unread books once again.

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    • Leslie / May 27 2013 5:33 pm

      Same here. There are so many books out there I want to read and no matter how hard I try I just can’t read any faster.

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  9. Mary / May 27 2013 5:42 pm

    Amy Falls Down sounds like a good read!

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  10. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / May 28 2013 7:30 pm

    The Pink Hotel sounds interesting. Happy reading!

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