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October 28, 2013 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ October 28th

BooHalloweenMailboxMailbox 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.

A variety of books arrived last week. Some more audiobooks plus a couple of print books.

Later this week I will be hosting a giveaway for a copy of Songs of Three Islands for a reader with a US address.

Print Books


Songs of Three Islands: A Memoir by Millicent Monks from FSB Media
Songs of three islands is a stunning memoir about the astounding Carnegie family’s struggle with mental illness combined with a beautifully evoked meditation on motherhood and madness.

The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley from Random House
Diagnosed with XP, a rare medical condition which makes him lethally sensitive to light, Tyler is a thirteen-year-old who desperately wants just one thing: to be normal. His mother Eve also wants just one thing: to protect her son.



From Penguin Audio:

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia.

Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury
An ingenious, fast-paced historical thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Templar.

Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley #18) by Elizabeth George
Elizabeth George delivers another masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers like never before.

Storm Front (Virgil Flowers #7) by John Sandford
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic—a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon.

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen
A witty, revealing, sharply written work of memoir and criticism by the co-founder of Steely Dan.
What are you reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Oct 28 2013 4:05 am

    Songs from three Islands looks good. happy reading


  2. Mary / Oct 28 2013 6:04 am

    They’re all new to me, Leslie. The one that stands out is Eminent Hipsters – looking forward to your review! That will take me back to my college years 🙂


  3. Gautami Tripathy / Oct 28 2013 7:13 am

    Wonderful mailbox. Deepest Secret interests me! Have a great reading week!

    Here is my post.


  4. BermudaOnion / Oct 28 2013 8:24 am

    My bookseller is raving about the new Gilbert book. I hope the audio is just as good.


  5. laurelrainsnow / Oct 28 2013 9:22 am

    I’ve been noticing The Deepest Secret….I’m also curious about the new Gilbert book, but I’m waiting to see what others think of it. Hope you enjoy your week. Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES


  6. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Oct 28 2013 12:00 pm

    Great mailbox. I see a few I am interested in reading! Enjoy.


  7. Suko / Oct 28 2013 1:14 pm

    Your Halloween mailbox is fun! Enjoy your new books and audiobooks, Leslie!


  8. postingfornow / Oct 28 2013 1:44 pm

    Looks like you have some good reading ahead. Enjoy!


  9. Vicki / Oct 28 2013 3:10 pm

    I loved The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley, so I might try to find The Deepest Secret.
    I see a few more that I’d like to read too!
    Here’s My Mailbox Monday Post


  10. Elizabeth / Oct 28 2013 3:21 pm

    Nice mix…audio and books. ENJOY!!

    SONGS OF THREE ISLANDS sounds good.

    THANKS for the giveaway.

    I bet The Signature of All Things is great on Audio.

    Have a great week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  11. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Oct 28 2013 8:17 pm

    Great assortment of audio books –enjoy. I do want to read the Carla Buckley book.


  12. samstillreading / Oct 29 2013 2:54 am

    I bet The Signature of All Things will be great listening! Hopefully the narrator will do justice to Henry’s tirades!


  13. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Oct 30 2013 1:50 pm

    The Deepest Secret was in my mailbox, too. Looking forward to your thoughts on it. Enjoy your new books!


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