Monday, April 13, 2009

~Mailbox Monday~

Mailbox Mondays is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Stop by her page to see what others have received in their mailboxes!

This past weekend, I received a couple of books that were on my wishlist from They are "The Dog Who Spoke With Gods" by Diane Jessup.

~When Elizabeth, a young premed student, happens upon Damien, a dog being used in laboratory research on her campus, she has no way of knowing how drastically her life--and her beliefs--will be changed. Without meaning to, she slowly becomes drawn into the dog's fate and is soon torn between the love and respect she has come to feel for Damien and the sense of loyalty and obligation she feels for the medical profession as well as her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons.
With an uncanny ability to write convincingly about life from the point of view of a canine, Diane Jessup tells an extraordinary story of friendship and loyalty. Few writers have ever shown the world of man's closest friend as clearly and movingly. For anyone who has ever loved a dog, this is a must-read.~

"Silent Cry" by Julie Bigg Veazey
~In disgrace, Nancy Walden arrives from New York mid-year at an exclusive prep school near New Haven, run by a puritanical headmistress. At the mercy of the predatory and fanatical house mother who rules the corridor where Nancy lives with five other seniors, Nancy experiences a confusing world of shifting alliances and devastating events. Her roommate's secret love affair, lurking danger, and finally a murder, lead to the collapse of Winthrop Academy. A friendship she never thought would be hers helps Nancy transcend tragedy and recognize that her life is of value to herself and others. Written with touches of humor, Silent Cry illuminates the repressive conventions of the 1950's.

What's in your mailbox today?


Blodeuedd said...

Fun books :D
I am not a dog lover but still, lol.

Happy reading

Kristen said...

The Dog Who Spoke With Gods sounds really good. Enjoy!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Wow! I haven't heard of these. mailbox

Alyce said...

The Dog Who Spoke With Gods sounds like it could be an emotional read. I can't stand reading about things happening to animals, like laboratory testing.

Bee said...

They sound like great books, although I know 'The dog who spoke with gods' sounds like it could be a bit of a tear jerker!

Unknown said...

Great books, enjoy them :-)
My mailbox is here>.

violetlady said...

They sound good! I hope you enjoy them.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Both titles are new to me. Enjoy!

Molly said...

I have yet to try paperback swap - but I think I need to give it a whirl. I should definitely try to find a cheaper source for fueling my reading addiction!

Thank you for commenting on my blog today. I appreciate everyone's input, as I strive to become a better blogger.

Missy B. said...

I am always very hesitant to read books about animals because of the crying at the end...but I enjoy them so much, it kind of makes it worth it. I would be missing out on so many great books if I avoided them! =^..^=

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. As much as I'd like to think I could handle reading 'The Dog Who Spoke With Gods' I don't I'd do very well. Tough, tough subject matter.


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