Monday, July 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday, July 27, 2009

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. "Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." ~Marcia



Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and managed to enjoy good weather wherever you live. We had rain, thundershowers and breaks of sunshine here in Connecticut. I can't complain, but since I am from New England and have a reputation of bitching about weather, it was too humid for me. Good for the plants though!

Here are my books that arrived in my mailbox. Any books I purchased I am going to post later this week. I went a little crazy last week, forgive me please!!!







From the jacket...
The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners- a religion devoted to the medling of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life-has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it.......




From the jacket...
Patriot, traitor, general, spy: James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction. Brilliant and precocious, at age twenty he was both the youngest general in the revolutionary Continental Army and privy to the Coway cabal to oust Washington from command. He was Benedict Arnold's aide but the first to reveal Arnold's infamous treachery. By thirty-eight, he was the senior general in the United States army -and he had turned traitor himself.





From the jacket...
Dulce Maria "Mary" Guevara is a woman with nothing left to lose. Wrongly accused of being a cocaine queen, she has lost her job, her reputation, and-worst of all-custody of her son. ..........In this mesmerizing debut novel by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Liz Balmaseda, one woman's hunger for justice becomes a journey into darkness-and a punishing, soul searching test of priorities.





From the jacket...
The year 2009 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the majestic river that bears his name. Just in time for this milestone, Douglas Hunter, sailor, scholar, and storyteller, has written the first book-length history of the 1609 adventure that would put New York on the map.





From the jacket...
One Sunday when she is ten years old, Velva Jean Hart is saved. But being saved isn't anything like Velva Jean expected, and life soon brings devastating changes: her father disappears on one of his adventures, and her loving mother becomes gravely ill. Before her mother dies, she urges Velva Jean to "live out there in the great wide world."
The only world Velva Jean knows is her home in the gold-mining and moon-shining mountains of Appalachia. Her secret dream is to become a big-time singer in Nashville-until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome truant-turned-revival preacher.



What did everyone get in your mailbox? Please leave your link...



12 comments:

Mary said...

Nice list, happy reading!

Bluestocking said...

Don't feel bad about purchasing. Here is mine mine

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh what a great selection of books this week, I hope you enjoy reading them! :)

Blodeuedd said...

Hm I like what i hear about that last one. Could be nice :)
Happy reading

Scrap girl said...

I like what you wrote about the Margaret Atwood one, I think I shall definitely look out for this.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Great selection! Can't wait for the Atwood review!

Nymeth said...

Oooh, new Atwood! Enjoy!

Holly said...

Great mailbox!

naida said...

great collection of books, enjoy them :O)
they all look good, especially the margaret atwood one.
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Diane said...

I heard Sweet Mary is great; i have it too--enjoy

Alice Teh said...

Have fun with your books!

Anna said...

I got the Atwood book, too. It doesn't sound like something I'd normally read, but I've enjoyed a few of her books in the past. Looking forward to your thoughts.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric