Monday, February 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday February 15



Mailbox Monday is a meme where you can post what books came into your home during the week. It is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Go on over and check it out. Be warned though it can lead to large TBR piles and wish lists!



I received one book this week courtesy of Bloomsbury/Shelf Awareness.

Mornings in Jenin
by Susan Abulhawa

Synopsis(borrowed from B&N)

A heart-wrenching, powerfully written novel that could do for Palestine what The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan.

Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations of a single family.

The very precariousness of existence in the camps quickens life itself. Amal, the patriarch's bright granddaughter, feels this with certainty when she discovers the joys of young friendship and first love and especially when she loses her adored father, who read to her daily as a young girl in the quiet of the early dawn. Through Amal we get the stories of her twin brothers, one who is kidnapped by an Israeli soldier and raised Jewish; the other who sacrifices everything for the Palestinian cause. Amal’s own dramatic story threads between the major Palestinian-Israeli clashes of three decades; it is one of love and loss, of childhood, marriage, and parenthood, and finally of the need to share her history with her daughter, to preserve the greatest love she has.

Previously published in a hardcover edition with a limited run under the title The Scar of David, this powerful novel is now available in a fully revised, newly titled paperback edition. The deep and moving humanity of Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look at one of thedefining political conflicts of our lifetimes.

What wonderful books made their way into your home?

27 comments:

  1. We had a slow weeks as far as deliveries...I know when I get more than 3 or more I get nervous because I still have a "requested review pile" that needs to be read but then when its a slow week for deliveries, I am disappointed not seeing any in the mailbox lol...go figure
    CMash

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  2. That sounds interesting - look forward to your review!

    Here's my mailbox: http://www.passagestothepast.com/2010/02/mailbox-monday_14.html

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  3. Oh you lucky gal! Enjoy your new book!

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  4. I look forward to your review. Have a great week!

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  5. Oh my gosh, that looks fantastic! I hope you enjoy it!

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  6. Wow that one sounds really powerful and intense! Can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  7. This books sounds very interesting - I look forward to your review!

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  8. If it is as good as The Kite Runner, then this is a must read! Will look forward to your review.

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  9. I have seen so many great books on blogs thanks to Shelf Awareness, this one included.

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  10. This sounds very good! I love Shelf Awareness!! Enjoy and have a great week!

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  11. That sounds like a great book! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  12. Enjoy Beth; it does look and sound good doesn't it?

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  13. That sounds interesting! Enjoy!

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  14. It sounds like a good one. Enjoy your book!

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  15. What a lovely and interesting looking book! I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    My mailbox haul is here.

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  16. Sounds like a powerful read. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  17. Looks really good! I'm sure you'll enjoy this one, can't wait for the review.

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  18. Thanks for stopping by!!! Sounds like a really great read...have a great week.

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  19. i hope you enjoy the book!

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    lauren

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  20. I've seen this book before. I usually like Bloomsbury books. This is a must read for me too. Enjoy. And thank you for visiting Fresh Ink Books.

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  21. I haven't heard of this one and it looks great. Looking forward to your review. Thanks for visiting my blog today

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  22. Sounds like an interesting book. I'm adding it to my wish list. Thanks for stopping by my post.

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  23. This book popped up all over MM and it looks really interesting. I'm so jealous, I hope you enjoy it.

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  24. This sounds like a really good book with a great cover.

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  25. I saw this book on Shelf Awareness and it does sound good. I hope you enjoy it!

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