Monday, December 14, 2009

Mailbox Monday

What's in YOUR mailbox today?

From Paperbackswap:

It is Friday evening before Labor Day weekend. Americans are hitting the highways in droves; the radio crackles with warnings of traffic jams and crashed cars. Steve Hogan and his wife, Nancy, have a long drive ahead—from New York City to Maine, where their children are in camp. But Steve wants a drink before they go, and on the road he wants another. Soon, exploding with suppressed fury, he is heading into that dark place in himself he calls “the tunnel.” When Steve stops for yet another drink, Nancy has had enough. She leaves the car. On a bender now, Steve makes a friend: Sid Halligan, an escapee from Sing Sing. Steve tells Sid all about Nancy. Most men are scared, Steve thinks, but not Sid. The next day, Steve wakes up on the side of the road. His car has a flat, his money is gone, and there’s one more thing still left for him to learn about Nancy, Sid Halligan, and himself.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics (July 18, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590171934

The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West

A quintessential American heroine, Eliza Birdwell is a wonderful blend of would-be austerity, practicality, and gentle humor when it comes to keeping her faith and caring for her family and community. Her husband, Jess, shares Eliza's love of people and peaceful ways but, unlike Eliza, also displays a fondness for a fast horse and a lively tune. With their children, they must negotiate their way through a world that constantly confronts them-sometimes with candor, sometimes with violence-and tests the strength of their beliefs. Whether it's a gift parcel arriving on their doorstep or Confederate soldiers approaching their land, the Birdwells embrace life with emotion, conviction, and a love for one another that seems to conquer all.The Friendly Persuasion has charmed generations of readers as one of our classic tales of the American Midwest.

Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Harvest Books (September 8, 2003)
ISBN-10: 015602909X


Blodeuedd said...

Great mailbox :)
I got Susan Hugginbottom and a highlander romance so I am happy

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Your sparkley mailbox is so pretty! Both books look like good reads. Enjoy!

serendipity_viv said...

I just love your Christmas postbox. It is so cute.
Great books too, I hope you enjoy them.

gautami tripathy said...

Both seem intersting!

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts

Kaye said...

Your header is just so pretty with all the snow. Betty Boop must be chilly though. Your mailbox looks good - happy reading and enjoy your new books.

DCMetroreader said...

Chiming in to add I love your Christmas mail box!

Red lights sounds like a thoughtful read.

Enjoy your books!

Cynthia said...

Love your mailbox picture. Enjoy your books!

Alayne said...

Both look really good. Love your holiday glitter. Here's my mailbox!

Serena said...

I love the holiday header with Betty Boop! Happy reading.

Unknown said...

The Friendly Persuasion sounds really good, but the other just bothers me. The idea of stopping 3 times in a snowstorm for a drink kind of disgusts me.
I love your sparkly mailbox, too!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, Red Lights sounds like something I'd like. Impressive cover! And your mailbox, all sparkly, is very fetching!

My MM is here:

Donna said...

That first one seems a bit disturbing, but I like the sound of the The Friendly Persuasion.

Have a great reading week!

Anna said...

I hadn't heard of these, but they both sound interesting. Hope you enjoy them.

Diary of an Eccentric

Becca said...

I know I am all late, but I still wanted to say Red Lights looks really good! And I liked your Teaser for it, too.


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