Monday, June 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

In The Failing Light by David Tillman:

"In the Failing Light" is a mesmerizing, non-fiction account of a women coping with stage IV breast cancer, written from her husband's point of view. Relying heavily on dialogue, the book focuses on the love between the two, and the fight they endure to live together happily and healthily. "In the Failing Light" spares the reader no details and its tone is exquisite-by the end, you'll not only have fallen in love with the author's wife, you'll be thankful Mr. Tillman wrote this beautiful book.

Fireworks Over Toccoa
by Jeffrey Stepakoff:

Lily was married for just days before her husband was sent abroad to fight in WWII. Now, he and the other soldiers are returning, and the small town of Toccoa, Georgia plans a big celebration. But a handsome and kind Italian immigrant, responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned captures Lily's heart and soul. Torn between duty to society and her husband, and a poor, passionate man who might be her only true love--Lily must choose between a love she never knew and a commitment she'd already made.

Poignant and elegant, FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA is a mosaic of all the emotions that only love can make possible.

What was in YOUR mailbox last week?


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds good!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Sounds like two great reads....Thanks


Kris said...

That first one sounds like a book that would make me cry the whole way through. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Serena said...

Fireworks Over Toccoa is a nice read.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I loved Fireworks Over Toccoa! I hope you enjoy it as much!

pussreboots said...

Five older books for me this week. Pussreboots.

Suko said...

The first book sounds quite touching.

Here is my mailbox:

Loren said...

These sound really good! Can't wait til you review them :)

Happy reading

Julie P said...

Both of the books sound like real tear-jerkers! Happy reading.....

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoy Fireworks. I liked it more than I expected to once I realized it was more romance than anything else.

Happy reading!



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