Monday, August 31, 2009
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what I recieved in my mailbox this past week.
The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
Thank you Caitlin from FSB Associates
From the flap:
In childhood, "LillyPad and Valpal" vow to form an exclusive two person club. Throught out the decads they wrote intimate letters on which they shared hopes, fears, deepest secrets-and recipes, from Lilly's Lovelorn Lasagna" to Valerie's "Forgiveness Tepenade". Readers can cook along as the girls travel throught time, facing the challenges of independence, the joys and heartbreaks of first love; nand the emotional complexities of family relatationships, identity morality, and goals deferred.
But no matter what different paths they took or what misunderstandings threatened to break them apart, Lilly and Val always found their way back together through their Recipe Club. Until the fateful day when the act of kindness becomes a unforgiveable betrayal.
If more info. check out the Recipe Club here.
Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan
Thank you Jennifer from Book Club Girl.
From the back cover:
When Anna's life begins spinning out of her control, she certainly never expected it to go to this far. Thrust into a life she doesn't understand in a time and country completely foreign to her, Anna struggles to find her way home. But first she must rush to save her troubled teenage nephew from both the past and himself. Full of mystical charm and the intimitable style so many readers grew to love in Lost & Found.
Day After Night By Anita Diamant
Courtesy of Kate Bittman
from Simon and Schuester
Do any of you remember the Red Tent?? The Red Tent was written by Anita Diamant.
I was so happy to get this in my hot little hands I couldn't wait to post about it.
I posted before today. You can look at the post below to my other blog,at Bagels, Books and Schmooze to read about her newest book about to be published on September 8th.
Beg, Borrow, Steal by Michael Greenberg
Thank you Terrie from Other Press
Michael Greenberg, is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine- an account of his daughter's life from mental illness.
This time he writes about his vivid take on his life as a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie scripts;selling cosmetics from a ironing board in front of a woman's department store; writing about golf,a game he never played; and botching his debut as a waiter in a posh restaurant.
Central characters include Michael's father whose prediction that Michael's scribbling wouldn't get him on the subway almost came true; his artistic first wife, whom he met in a Greenwich Village high school; and their son who grew up on the Lower East Side, fluent in the language of the parlor.
Then there are Greenberg's unexpected encounters; a Holocaust survivor who on his deathbed tries to leave Michael his fortune; a repentent communist who confesses his sins; a man who becomes a woman; a Chilean filmaker in search of his past; and rats who behave like humans and cease to live underground.
I broke down this past week and bought:
The Virgin's Daughters by Jeane Westin
From the back cover:
The daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn, Elizabeth I was profundly aware of the dangers of mixing power and sex. Torn between opposing needs- to fulfill her destiny as a strong monarch and to follow her own sensual yearnings-she was fated never to experience true love. and became determined to thwart the romantic desires of all around her. Now Elizabeth's story is told as never before- through the eyes of the two ladies in waiting who were closest to her.
Can't wait, I must get cracking. It now is going to get difficult as I just started school this week. I am taking Advanced A/P. I may be slow in my reading so bare with me. What did you break down and buy or get in your mailbox this past week.