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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mailbox Monday (33)

Here are the books that made their way into my mailbox last week. By the way, this meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. You should check out her blog and see what others have received and to play along.

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand (Stay tuned for a giveaway of this book next week!)

Amazon Book Description:

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

The Book About Tony Chestnut by Laurie Monopoli (ReviewTheBook.com)

Amazon Book Description:

The much-loved children's song, Tony Chestnut , comes to life in an interactive, delightfully illustrated children's picture book with accompanying CD. Tony Chestnut is joined in this story, by a stellar children's cast of characters including Eileen, Neil, Pat, Bob, Russell and Skip, who are all from the hit song.

The 48 page picture book is packaged with a CD featuring a soundtrack, and reading by the enchanting British storyteller, Jeanne Bowyer. Listeners are also treated to a second sharing of the story by Tony Chestnut himself, as he makes his debut, storytelling appearance. As an added bonus, included on the CD are thought-provoking questions for interactive discussion and the hit song, Tony Chestnut, which has sparked the making of this book.

The Journey Takers by Leslie Albrecht Huber (Review requested by author)

Amazon Book Description:
Leslie Albrecht Huber's ancestors were journey takers, leaving their homes in Germany, Sweden, and England behind to sail to the US and start new lives here. Huber sets out to trace these journeys and to understand her family - who they were and what mattered to them. As she follows in their footsteps, walking the paths they walked and looking over the land they farmed, she finds herself on a journey she hadn't expected. Based on thousands of hours of research, Huber recreates the immigration experience in a way that captures both its sweeping historical breadth and its intimately personal consequences.

What did you get in your mailbox last week?

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6 comments :

  1. I enjoyed The Castaways and hope you do too!

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  2. Castaways is one that I want to read...enjoy!

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  3. Ooh, the Castaways was so good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  4. Looks like you get some good ones this week

    Here's mine

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  5. The Journey Takers sounds really good. Enjoy your new books!

    Here's my mailbox: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday-more-books-for-summer.html

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  6. The Journey Takers sounds very good! The Castaways seems to be everywhere these days! Enjoy!

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