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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Mailbox Monday November 23
Okay so it is not Monday. I am late. Life is crazy in our house right now. Better late than never, right?
Mailbox Monday is generously hosted by the wonderful Marcia over at The Printed Page. It's where we can post about the wonderful books that made their way into our homes.
1.Through The Heart by Kate Morgenroth (Courtesy of Penguin)
Nora and Timothy have lives that are worlds apart. Nora lives in a small Kansas town, living paycheck to paycheck, working in a coffee shop. Timothy lives in Manhattan, responsible to no one and nothing except managing his family's millions. When these two meet, it seems like the beginning of a fairy tale. Except Nora is not your typical damsel in distress, Timothy does not quite fit the role of a gallant prince, and fairy tales don't include a dead body.
As Nora and Timothy take turns telling their sides of the story, the reader is caught in the net of their love, and the chilling murder that results. With big questions of love, fidelity, filial responsibility and the role of fate, Through the Heart is a page-turning love story with a jaw dropping twist readers won't soon forget.
2.Truly Madly by Heather Webber (Courtesy Of Barnes And Noble)
When psychic matchmaker Lucy Valentine is hired by a new client, she's shocked to find he has a skeleton in his past--literally.
3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (a win from Zia at My Life In Not So Many Words)
"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."
So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.
What treasures came to your mailbox?