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Monday, September 12, 2011
Mailbox Monday September 12
It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Amused By Books.
That mailbox reflects how I feel today! I am glad that summer is on it's way out, for the most part. It has been a hot summer here. We don't have air conditioning. We have just never really needed it here before. Heat waves were short and sweet. Not this year. It has been a miserable one. Today should be our last hot day for some time. I am looking forward to the cooler temps, my favorite sweats coming out of hiding and drinking hot tea. I bought some loose herbal teas at our harbor market this summer and I am anxious to try them out with a good book in hand. I am sure at some point I will miss summer. Probably when I am shoveling snow. Although there were several times this summer, I wished for a snow bank to jump into. This winter, I'll be hoping for some warm weather to melt that snow bank. It's vicious circle.
I received one book this past week for review. It looks very interesting.
The Train of Small Mercies by David Rowell
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (October 13, 2011)
In haunting and crystalline prose, The Train of Small Mercies follows six characters' intrepid search for hope among the debris of an American tragedy.
In New York, a young black porter struggles through his first day on the job-a staggering assignment aboard Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train. In Pennsylvania, a woman creates a tangle of lies to sneak away from her disapproving husband and pay her respects to the slain senator, dragging her child with her. In Maryland, a wounded young soldier awaits a newspaper interview that his parents hope will restore his damaged self-esteem. And in Washington, an Irish nanny in town to interview with the Kennedy family must reconcile the lost opportunity and the chance to start her life anew.
In this stunning debut, David Rowell depicts disparate lives united by an extraordinary commemoration, irrevocably changed as Kennedy's funeral train makes its solemn journey from New York to Washington.
I received this book from Putnam Books
What wonderful books made their way into your home?