Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Mailbox

Hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

In the mailbox this week:

Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (2008 US)
I love this cover, it reminds me of life on the farm with my four sisters.

Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg (2009)

Both books were compliments of Jennifer at Book Club Girl who will be interviewing the authors on Blog Talk Radio (Tuesday June 23 and July 7 respectively). I have participated in her author interviews several times now and they are always informative and fun. She's interviewed many authors, from Ann Patchett to Wally Lamb. You are welcome to join us.

Belong to Me will also be used in the LibraryThing Authors' reading Challenge.
Home Repair will go toward the Pub Challenge. And both will fit nicely into the New Authors reading challenge.

Follow Me by Joanna Scott (2009 US)
A finished hardcover copy, won at Callapidder Days. Thank you.

I love this cover too. Such a nice lush spring-green colour.

Five Asian Heritage Books at Nely's blog All About {n}, compliments of Hachette Books.

1.Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee (Korean American)

A novel that "Explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants' children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in insight into the secret world of Korean America" -Observer (UK)

2.Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee (Korean American)

Memoir of a Korean girl, abandoned as a child and adopted by Americans who experienced displacement and the need to search for home.

3.The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Jennifer Lee (Chinese)

Non fiction, a fascinating history of Chinese food and the social and political implications for those who partake.

4.Transparency by Frances Hwang (Chinese American)

Short stories about immigrant experience, two of which were chosen by Joyce Carol Oates and Francine Prose to appear in best new American Voices.

5.Strangers from a Different Shore by Ronald Takaki (Japanese American)

Non fiction, "Takai effortlessly weaves the stories of thousands of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Indian, Vietnameses, Cambodian, and Laotian Amercians into a single tale of discovery, endurance and courage."-San Francisco Chronicle

Thank you Nely and Hachette Books!

What came in your mailbox this week?


  1. You had a good week! I'm supposed to be getting Home Repair too.

  2. Sadly, nothing for me! But, Happy Reading to you!

  3. Joanna Scott was one of my English professors in college. Follow Me isn't the type of book I usually read, but I enjoyed the beautiful prose and the story was pretty suspenseful at times. The main character, Sally Werner/Angel/Mole/Bliss, does get really annoying at times, though. I mean, girl, take some responsibility already!

  4. Those books sounds great! Happy reading! :)

  5. I've heard such great things about Belong to Me. That's one I really want to read. I'm a little green with envy over that Asian Heritage collection. I'll be eager to read your thoughts on all of those.

    Happy reading!

  6. How I wish for that Asian Heritage collection!


    Monday whereabouts

  7. Wow, you have some wonderful books there!!! I loved Belong to Me and Home Repair looks good. The author interviews sound very cool to participate in!! The Asian book package made me drool!!!

  8. :) Wow that's really b'ful cover of Follow Me by Joanna Scott !
    I got nothing :)
    That's ok :) :)
    you have a wonderful week ahead!

  9. i am so jealous of all these great big collections being won. It must be like Christmas. Have a great reading week.

  10. wow, great books...all of them. Happy Reading.



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