Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme begun by Marcia at The Printed Page where we share what arrived in our mailboxes for the past week. MM  is currently on tour. Caveat: MM can cause your TBR list to explode exponentially. Here's what showed up chez moi last weekMailbox Monday is hosted in June  by The Bluestocking Guide .



This was a win from Tutu's Two Cents. Thanks again, Tina!

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN
0385532393 (ISBN13: 9780385532396)
From Goodreads:  Twenty-nine-year-old Anna Viktorovna lives in Moscow with her young son and her father, a once popular and respected poet who has fallen into disgrace because of his dissident views. Her husband, a junior officer in the Red Army, is on active duty and living seven time zones away. Anna struggles gamely through her difficult existence, doing the best she can amidst the long lines, bureaucratic inferno, and corruption and incompetence of the police state. When she meets and makes an impression on a pow­erful Soviet official—Alexey Bulgyakov—her life begins to look a little brighter. Alexey is married and nearly twice her age, but he turns out to be a man of infinite patience and forbearance, and gradually a strange but solid bond grows between them. Though Anna still loves her mostly absent husband and harbors no illusions about the future, she and Alexey become lovers.

Soon Anna and Alexey’s burgeoning romance is irrevocably threatened when a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey, who is suspected of disloyalty to the state. Though Anna loathes the notion of double-crossing the man she has come to love, when her family is threatened she must com­ply. But Anna isn’t the only character playing a double game.

With bravura storytelling, stunning authenticity, and com­plex yet sympathetic characterizations, The Russian Affair depicts a love that struggles to survive against all odds and despite its many-layered deceptions.



A review copy was received from Berkley.

ISBN
0425242218 (ISBN13: 9780425242216)
primary language
English
From Goodreads:
Della Carmichael's sweetie pie Nicholas drops a bomb-he has a teenage daughter, now living with him. When the daughter's friend is found murdered, the protective Nicholas is a suspect, and Della must find the real killer before they all get burned.
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 5th 2011 by Penguin Group (USA)



A reveiw copy was received from Berkley.

Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: July 5th 2011 by Berkley Pub Group 
ISBN
0425242188 (ISBN13: 9780425242186)
series Library Lover's Mystery #1
From Goodreads:  Lindsey is getting into her groove as the director of the Briar Creek Public Library when a New York editor visits town, creating quite a buzz. Lindsey's friend Beth wants to sell the editor her children's book, but Beth's boyfriend, a famous author, gets in the way. When they go to confront him, he's found murdered-and Beth is the prime suspect. Lindsey has to act fast before they throw the book at the wrong person.


Look for giveaways in July for both of these Berkley books!

17 comments:

  1. Those cozies look like so much fun! Have a great week in books!

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading BOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING. I love the author's cupcake books. Enjoy, enjoy, Kaye!

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  3. I'm loving your mailbox and those cozies!!

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  4. These are all new titles for me. Cozies are great. Happy reading!

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  5. Oh, I love the look of all of these, from the cozy mysteries to the Russian novel.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  6. I'll be waiting for the giveaways - those cozies look fun! Have a great week, Kaye.

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  7. Those murder mysteries look good. Enjoy them all.

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  8. Thanks for participating! I had some problems uploading the Mailbox page so I had to delete it and create a new page. That's probably what caused the problem.

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  9. The mysteries look like fun.

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  10. The Russian Affair sounds really good. Enjoy your new books!

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  11. I love books about Russia, so that one looks especially fine to me!

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  12. Those cozies look great Kaye. I hope you'll enjoy them. I always love the covers they have on the cozy books.

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  13. Enjoy your books. I see one includes recipes.

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  14. They all look great, but I've been waiting to hear about the new McKinlay book!

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  15. Those cozies look fun! I'm especially drawn to the library one. Enjoy them all!

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  16. I love the sound of Books Can Be Deceiving and the cover of it gorgeous!

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  17. These look good! Hope the giveaways will include Canada!

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