Monday, May 28, 2012

Mailbox Monday -- May 28th!





Welcome to Mailbox Monday the Memorial Day Edition! This month mailbox Monday has been hosted by Martha's Bookshelf. Below are the books that I received this week:


1) In One Person by John Irving.  Publisher's Summary.A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is a poignant tribute to Billy’s friends and lovers—a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention. Not least, In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”

Thanks to Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.

2) A Widow's Might by Sandra Brannan.  Publisher's Summary. In this second book in the eponymous series, gutsy, sharp-witted Liv Bergen vows to clear her brother's name as a murder suspect. Her way is hindered, though, by a half million bikers and gawkers who have turned the Black Hills of South Dakota into a modern-day Sodom in the dog days of summer.

When Liv witnesses a second homicide, she attracts the uninvited attentions of Mully, the menacing leader of bike gang Lucifer's Lot. Their cat-and-mouse game puts Liv once again in the path of FBI agent Streeter Pierce, who's gone undercover to find the perp in the first murder -- plus a shadow criminal called the Crooked Man. Liv taps every ounce of brains and skill she has to avoid becoming the killer's next victim, and the intriguing Streeter shoots to kill.

Thanks to the Publicist!

13 comments:

  1. A Widow's Might sounds really suspenseful!

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  2. I have to get to Widows Might - LOVE Sandra Brannan - she is a delightful person!

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  3. Oh, both of these are new to me. Happy reading!

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  4. Oh my gosh, both of those books sound amazing!

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  5. Glad it arrives safely Kim.

    I never did get a chance to spend time on the computer this weekend so no Mailbox post for me, but hope you enjoy these.

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  6. These both look good. I've been seeing that John Irving book everywhere when I'm out and about.

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  7. I seen many people wanting to read the John Irving book. Not sure it is one for me. The Widow's Might sounds riveting. I hope you enjoy both books.

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  8. A Widow's Might sounds good. I hadn't heard of that one until today.

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  9. Can't wait for your thoughts on the Irving book!

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  10. In One Person sounds really heavy but Widows Might sounds suspenseful and good! Happy reading.

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  11. I haven't read either of these but they sound good. Enjoy and have a great week!

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  12. I heard an interview with John Irving on NPR and now I'm really interested in reading this book--I've only read World According to Garp, and thought it okay, but I know many who love everything Irving writes.

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