Monday, March 23, 2009

Mailbox Monday

This sketch is of a mail wagon from 1858. I received a lot of mail this week that would be easily carried in this coach. Some of these mail coaches were designed to carry up to 600 pounds of mail.

[The Butterfield Overland Mail transferred passengers and mail to light, durable vehicles for travel over rough roads.
From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, October 23, 1858.]

1) Tone Deaf in Bangkok, by Janet Brown ...all the way from Hong Kong!
2) Sally Hemings, by Barbara Chase-Riboud
3) The Calligrapher's Daughter, by Eugenia Kim
4) The Music Room, by Namita Devidayal
5) Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, by Matthew Algeo
6) All Other Nights, by Dara Horn
7) Morning in a Different Place, by Mary Ann McGuigan
8) A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens
9) Born Among the Dolphins by Patrick Lagraw


Anonymous said...

Can you imagine waiting for our books by coach? I'd be so anxious all the time :)

I'm going to look for The Calligrapher's Daughter. I like the title. Haven't read any of these but I hope they are good ones. Enjoy!

The Bookworm said...

its amazing how in this day and age we are so used to getting mail within hours....back in the good ol days it must have taken weeks and months!
enjoy your books, I've always meant to read A Tale of Two Cities.

wisteria said...

Iliana and Naida..Isn't that coach something?

Iliana-I thought you would like the title of Calligrapher's Daughter.

Naida- A Tale of Two Cities is one of my favorite books of all times. It was sent to me as an ARC from Independent Publisher's Group. I know I will re-read it soon. My copy is pretty banged up. :-)

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Your posting feed my wish list: 'Sally Hemings', by Barbara Chase-Riboud; 'The Calligrapher's Daughter', by Eugenia Kim; 'The Music Room', by Namita Devidayal; and 'All Other Nights', by Dara Horn

Literary Feline said...

I love the sketch of the mail wagon! It's very fitting. :-) You've got some interesting reading ahead of you! They all look good. I want to read something else by Dickens one of these days. I read Oliver Twist years ago and really liked it.

Anna said...

Sounds like you received some interesting books. I hope you enjoy them.

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

You will be delighted by The Calligrapher's Daughter. I read an advance copy and loved it -- a sweeping and touching story of a remarkable woman growing up in turbulent Korea as it falls under Japanese occupation. Beautifully written and constructed, it enveloped me in a world I knew nothing about.