Monday, June 15, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

In the mail (or on the porch) this week...


The Stillborn by Zaynab Alkali (1984) from UK via Bookmooch, thank you Graham. Fiction from Nigeria that centers around young Li, "as she struggles for independence against the traditional values of the family, home, marriage and the lure of the city and all it can offer."


How Shall I Tell the Dog by Miles Kington (2009) UK nonfiction memoir from Newmarket Press, through LibraryThing. ARCs available to Canada have been virtually devoid of good fiction lately so I must have put down for this.


Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (1994)
The first novel by this Haitian America author. And an Oprah Club Pick. She's written several books since but I'm going to start with this one. I won this book at Color Online, thank you L.

The Asian Five at All About n:

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer Lee
Transparency by Frances Hwang
Strangers from a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki

Thank you Nely and Hachette Books!

These have just arrived and I haven't had time to look at them in detail. I will be featuring these 5 Asian authors' books in next Sunday's (June 21) New Crayons' post.

What came in your mailbox this week?

Opinions, questions, links to reviews, recommendations of good literary fiction, books news, etc. are encouraged.


  1. I saw What Shall I Tell the Dog somewhere just recently and promptly added it to my (groaningly large) wishlist. And I have a few of the Asian Five you mentioned. I have a soft spot for Asian-American writing since that was my area of focus in grad school.

    My mailbox is here:

  2. I won the Asian Heritage giveaway too - I think all the books look good. How Shall I Tell the Dog looks appealing to me.

  3. I also won the Asian Heritage giveaway, but I haven't received the books yet. Happy reading! My mailbox is here.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. Congrats on winning the Asian Heritage giveaway! I was hoping I would, but no such luck... Enjoy all your books!

  5. Asian heritage giveaway had a great bunch of books. Happy reading.

  6. The Asian giveaway sounds fantastic!! What a cool group of books you've received!!

  7. Sounds like some great reads. Enjoy your new books. Mine are here.

  8. my mailbox is definitely empty :)
    But I love yours :) ... you should post the pics of the bulk of books coming your way :)

    and i love the cute dog pic of the 2nd book you have posted about! :)

  9. What an amazing selection of books you received this week, I hope you enjoy reading all of them! ^_^

  10. Great Mailbox. Love that one "How Shall I Tell the Dog." Enjoy.



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