Monday, June 20, 2011

In My Mailbox Monday, June 20

Seen both at The Printed Page (hosted in June at Bluestocking) and The Story Siren, my Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox.  What did you get?  Planning to read any of these?

For Review

The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto


The Alienist by Caleb Carr, thanks to Books as Portable Pieces of Thought
The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato, thanks to LibraryThing
The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark, thanks to Goldberg McDuffie


Lot's Return to Sodom by Sandra Brannan
The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin
Désirée by Annemarie Selinko


  1. Daughter of Siena looks great! Pretty nice haul :)

  2. What a great mailbox this week. The Alienist looks particularly interesting. I love NYC as a setting, but a historical murder mystery sounds particularly intriguing. Enjoy!

  3. I like what I see :)
    And I do hope you will enjoy Desiree

  4. If you won that many books, you should play the lottery! ;) I'm curious about The Lake. I've been wanting to read something by that author for ages!

  5. Ooh! I have heard some pretty good things about The Lake, and hope that you enjoy it! Great stack there this week. I will also be reading a few of these as well!

  6. Ooooh, lots of interesting books.

  7. You got some awesome books there! Especially Lot's Return..!!!

  8. Oh, how exciting that you are going to review The Lake - I bought it last week but am saving it for later. I have read few contemporary Japanese authors (the last was Takuji Ichikawa), so I am feeling my way forward rather myopically, relying heavily on instinct and word of mouth.

    Désirée - now there is a blast from the past. Devoured my cousin's two-volume set during a stay at her family's holiday cottage one summer when we were both around thirteen. It must have been one of the first historical novels I ever read (after Norah Lofts's books about Queen Eleanor and Catherine of Aragon). The only part I did not like and where my affection for the characters cooled, were some of the final chapters. Were I to re-read the book today, though, I expect (hope!) I would react to the melancholy in those pages with a gread deal more sympathy and understanding.

    Enjoy your lovely book harvest!

  9. Looks like you got some great books. The Map of True Places was one of my favorites from earlier this year. I hope you enjoy all of your books.

  10. Beautiful mailbox. Enjoy all the books.

  11. Alot of great books...I loved The Sandalwood Tree!
    Hope you enjoy them all..

  12. Great haul Audra! I loved, loved, loved Desiree and recommend it to any lover of HF. I also enjoyed The Daughter of Siena and isn't that cover just beautiful?!

    Enjoy your new reads!

    Here is my late MM post: