Welcome to Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric. Below are the books I received this week:
1) Daddy, Come & Get Me by Gil Michelini: Publisher's Summary. Daddy, Come & Get Me: a dad’s adventure through a Guatemalan adoption tells two stories about one girl. Author Gil Michelini tells the story of how he led his family through the process of adopting a daughter from Guatemala. Using the official Guatemalan adoption documents and assistance by those familiar with the Guatemalan culture, Michelini includes a plausible story of his daughter’s life in Guatemala and how her birthmother came to the decision to relinquish her for adoption. This story is included to illustrate and honor the sacrifice one woman endured for the sake of her daughter.
Thanks to the author!
2) The Testament of Judith Barton by Wendy Powers and Robin McLeod. Publisher's Summary. Judy Barton may be the most-watched and least-understood woman in movie history. Generations of viewers think Scottie Ferguson tells us all we need to know about Judy when he sputters, "You were his girl!" at Vertigo's climax. But what if the woman we've come to sympathize with by the time Ferguson levels his deadly accusation is neither Gavin Elster's mistress, nor a willing accessory to murder?
The Testament of Judith Barton tells Judy's behind-the-scenes side of the story in her own voice. Like Wicked for The Wizard of Oz, it reveals the secret history of a classic film from a mysterious woman's point of view.
Vertigo, with its critical reputation and frequent re-releases, has delighted and disturbed generations of film fans; with its dizzying mix of movie, memoir, and murder, The Testament of Judith Barton will enthrall film and fiction fans alike.
Thanks to the author!
3) The Dad Connection by Scott Hanley. Publisher's Summary: Scott Hanley’s journey as a single parent raising two boys is a wellspring of experience, advice and know-how. Using his own deeply personal notes on the process of raising his children, recorded as their lives unfolded, he determined that love and respect would be the simple base upon which he would build relationships. The Dad Connection: A Bridge to your Child is Scott’s understanding of the love, respect, patience, energy, care, perspective, service and trust needed to build strong and deeply loving parent-child relationships. It is a life-altering lens through which to see, understand and love the relationship you have been blessed to receive.
I'm a reader/commuter in the DC Metro Area. My daily commute to work provides me with ample time to do what I love most: read! Whether its chick lit, literature, memoirs or other non fiction you can always find me with a book.
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