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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 039915728X
ISBN-13: 978-0399157288

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?


  1. It does sound really good, hope you enjoy it!

  2. Love the little mailbox! I enjoy's my favorite season and seemingly our shortest. We go from lots of heat, a few brisk weeks, and then drizzling foggy days. Snow might be better!

    But, as you say, it's a vicious circle.

    I've been wanting to read The Train of Small Mercies. I presented it as a WOW book awhile back. The story really grabbed me.


    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog, Beth. I'm interested in reading The Train of Small Mercies also. It covers a part of history that I really don't know much about. Have a great week!

  4. I love your fall mailbox! I got this one too, should be a good one. Have a great week and enjoy your new book!

  5. Your fall mailbox graphic is adorable! I'm ready for cool weather too. This summer has been brutal!

    I hope you enjoy the book! I've seen it in a few mailboxes this week.

    Happy Fall!

  6. Hi Beth,

    I love the 'Fall widget', it's fantastic.

    I can't make up my mind whether or not this is a book that I would enjoy, but I have jotted down the details anyway.

    The title of the book is what grabbed my attention the most, it's moving and emotional in its own right, without even opening the cover.


  7. Been hearing a lot about this book! Hope it lives up to the hype! Love your new MM picture!

  8. Ooo, this sounds like a good book.

  9. Lots of people got this book last week. It looks pretty good.

    I, too, am so excited for fall to get here.

  10. It sounds amazing. Enjoy!

  11. It does sound very good. Hope you enjoy it!

  12. love my autumn with the changing of leaves. You make me want to celebrate the season even more. Your new book looks amazing - going to search for this one now.

  13. I think this book looks great! I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

  14. i haven't heard of this book yet, but i hope you enjoy it!

  15. I agree about the vicious cycle of wishing the weather away :-) My favorite seasons are Fall and Spring so I'm excited about the cooler weather. Hope you enjoy the book!


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