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October 7, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 7th

FallHarvestMailboxMailbox 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. Currently on tour, it is hosted by a different blog each month.

The October host is Book Dragon’s Lair.

I can’t believe it’s October already. The leaves are changing color and the summer blossoms have all faded away. My mini pumpkins all turned bright orange last week and for the first time the squirrels left them alone – no chew marks.

Last week was a slow reading week – I’m still reading the same two books. My mailbox received a couple of wins and one audiobook.

Print Books:

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The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli, a win from Bookreporter.
A breathtaking novel of a California ranching family, its complicated matriarch, and the enigmatic caretaker who may destroy them.

Disgraced: A Play by Ayad Akhtar, a win from Little, Brown and Co.
In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.

Audiobooks

RiversRivers by Michael Farris Smith
An audiobook download from Simon & Schuster Audio.

Eerily prophetic in its depiction of a southern landscape ravaged by extreme weather, Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind.
 
 
 
 
What are you reading?

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  1. irene / Oct 7 2013 9:52 am

    I haven’t even cracked the spine of a new book this week, just can’t seem to focus , while coughing. But today is another day. Enjoy the fall happenings.

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  2. JaneGS / Oct 7 2013 10:21 am

    The Forgiving Tree and Rivers both sound like books I would enjoy.

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  3. laurelrainsnow / Oct 7 2013 11:23 am

    These look tempting…thanks for sharing! Enjoy your week.

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  4. Elizabeth / Oct 7 2013 2:12 pm

    They look good.

    LOVE your pumpkins and fall background for the books….so clever.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  5. sagustocox / Oct 7 2013 2:20 pm

    I really enjoyed Tatjana Soli’s Lotus Eaters. Happy reading

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  6. BermudaOnion / Oct 7 2013 3:08 pm

    I swear all weeks are slow reading weeks for me right now. Enjoy your new books!

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  7. Suko / Oct 7 2013 4:42 pm

    Love the photo! I enjoyed The Forgetting Tree (my copy has a different cover).

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  8. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Oct 7 2013 7:52 pm

    I have a coy of The Forgetting Tree – it does sound good – enjoy all.

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  9. harvee / Oct 7 2013 8:56 pm

    The Soli book looks quite good! I finished a Vish Puri detective novel set in India and am posting a review tomorrow for a book tour. Hope you will stop by..

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  10. Mary / Oct 8 2013 10:53 am

    I’ll look for your review of The Forgetting Tree. I wonder why the squirrels are leaving your pumpkins alone this year!

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  11. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Oct 9 2013 3:39 pm

    I’m especially looking forward to your thoughts on The Forgetting Tree since I loved Soli’s The Lotus Eaters. Happy reading!

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  12. Vicki / Oct 10 2013 3:33 pm

    All three books sound good! I love the way you set up the photo with the leaves and pumpkins!!

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