Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monday Mailbox

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme where we showcase the books that have come to our home in the past week. MM is currently on tour and the host for September is  Amused by Books.

Caveat: Mailbox Monday may cause your wish list to explode exponentially!



Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 4th 2011 by Berkley Trade

ISBN: 0425243052 (ISBN13: 9780425243053)
primary language: English
Lauren O'Farrell is an "art detective" who made it her mission to retrieve invaluable works stolen by the Nazis during the darkest days of World War II. Her quest leads her to the Manhattan apartment of elderly Isabella Fletcher, a woman who lives in the shadow of a terrible history-years ago her mother was rumored to have collaborated with the Nazis.
But as Isabella reveals the events of her mother's life, Lauren finds herself immersed in an amazing story of courage and secrecy as she discovers the extraordinary truth about a priceless piece of art that may have survived the war and the enduring relationship between a mother and a daughter. Received from Berkley for review.






In haunting and crystalline prose, The Train of Small Mercies follows six characters' intrepid search for hope among the debris of an American tragedy.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: October 13th 2011 by Putnam Adult (first published October 2011)

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.

Received from SA/Putnam.

30 comments:

  1. They both look good to me! I hope you love them.

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  2. I do like the sound of the first book, and the cover is just drawing me in

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  3. I love the cover of the first book, although both sound very good.

    Enjoy!

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  4. Both are really intriguing to me--happy reading!

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  5. I've not heard of either titles and they both sound great to me!

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  6. Both of these are new to me and they sound great but that cover on the first one is saucy I love it! Enjoy your new reads!

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  7. I absolutely think that they both sound/look stellar!!!

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  8. They both look good - can't wait for your reviews! Love the first title.

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  9. I've had my eye on the first one!

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  10. I like the sound of both of these. Happy reading!

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  11. New to me and they both look great.

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  12. I received The Train of Small Mercies also. The Girl Who Heard Color sounds very good. I will have to keep an eye out for your review.

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  13. The Woman Who Heard Color sounds like a good one!

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  14. Oh, my gosh! I'd never heard of either of these titles .. BUT they both look awesome! I'm going to put them on my Goodreads list and keep my eye on the reviews to see if they should be on my to-buy list! Enjoy your reading week!

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  15. The cover of the first book is stunning! The story sounds intriguing too. Enjoy your books!

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  16. These sound interesting, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/mailbox-monday-great-place-for-seizure.html

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  17. I'm glad to see you received The Woman Who Heard Color, too. It does sound like something you'd enjoy. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Happy reading!

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  18. Hi Kaye,

    Coincidence? someone else has featured 'The Train Of Small Mercies', so I have left comment about this one already.

    However, I love the sound of your other choice, both the storyline and definitely the cover, which is very seductive.
    This author is new to me and I have definitely added this one to my reading list as a must.

    Thanks for highlighting this great find.

    Yvonne

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  19. Wow, The Woman who Heard Color has an amazing cover! Enjoy.

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  20. Wow, they both sound good. I look forward to your reviews.

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  21. I know the perfect audience for The Woman Who Heard Color, and I am going to have to mention it to her. Thanks for the peek into your mailbox this week. You got some great books this time around!

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  22. That art mystery looks GREAT! Does the title refer to synesthesia? In one of those weird book coincidences, I've been reading several books in which characters deal with synesthesia.

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  23. Wow, those both sound amazing. Enjoy!

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  24. i haven't heard of these books before, but they both look great! i hope you enjoy them.

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  25. The Woman who heard color sounds like my kind of book! I'll have to look for this one. Enjoy your new books!

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  26. I would have past the Woman Who Heard Color up..the cover looks like a romance or something. But it sounds very good...

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  27. I love the title of "The Woman Who Heard Color."

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