The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay by Beverly Jensen (Penguin Group Canada)
In 1916, Idella and Avis Hillock live on the edge of a chilly bluff in New Brunswick-a hardscrabble world of potato farms and lobster traps, rough men, hard work, and baffling beauty. From "Gone," the heartbreaking story of their mother's medical crisis in childbirth, to the darkly comic "Wake," which follows the grown siblings' catastrophic efforts to escort their father, "Wild Bill" Hillock's body to his funeral, the stories of Idella and Avis offer a compelling and wry vision of two remarkable women. The vivid cast includes Idella's philandering husband Edward, her bewilderingly difficult mother-in-law- and Avis, whose serial romantic disasters never quell her irrepressible spirit. Jensen's work evokes a time gone by and reads like an instant American classic.
Beverly Jensen died of cancer at the age of forty-nine without publishing her work. Since her death, her fiction has been championed by a dedicated group of supporters, including Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates.
Babushka's Beauty Secrets: Old World Tips for a Glamorous New You by Raisa Ruder and Susan Campos (Win from Reading at the Beach)
Esthetician to the stars Raisa Ruder learned her time-tested beauty techniques from her Ukrainian grandmother (or babushka, as they say in the old country). Now everyone can discover the all-natural, better-than-botox secrets the Hollywood stars use to shine on the red carpet! Ruder reveals her sought-after beauty recipes that can fight wrinkles, plump lips, and eliminate crow's feet and acne, using inexpensive, everyday grocery items like eggs, honey, vegetable oil and strawberries (and a splash of vodka for freshness!). At last, by popular demand, Raisa Ruder opens up her babushka's secret pantry and shares her most amazing and effective beauty advice:
- Skin-saving Soufflés - whipped up wonders that shrink pores, brighten skin, and diminish lines
- Chocolate weight-loss wrap- a moment on the hips, tightens, tucks, and nips!
- Hot hair- a cayenne pepper blend that leaves locks silky, soft, and full
- PediPure- a soothing, smoothing foot scrub made with milk and mint
- Lustrous Lashes - a simple castor oil serum that thickens and lengthens
- Perfect Pucker- a mix of salt, green tea, and fruit that plumps up lips naturally
- And much more...
Badhat: A Wild Western Legend by Harry McLaughlin (ReviewTheBook.com)
A lone prairie dog named Badhat drifts through the lonely canyons and red rock mesas of the wild and woolly west. He has set out in search of his purpose in life. At every turn, trouble has a peculiar way of showing up unannounced. Ride along on this wild western adventure novel for kids and young adults, and find out why the life Badhat eventually stumbles across is a whole lot more than he ever bargained for!
Terry Fox: A Story of Hope by Maxine Trottier (Scholastic Canada)
The first authorized biography written specifically for young readers! First published in 2005 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, Terry Fox: A Story of Hope was created in co-operation with the Terry Fox Foundation and the Fox family. Many young Canadians may have heard of Terry Fox, but don't know the whole story. With more school children than ever participating in the annual Terry Fox Run, this is the perfect tool for teachers and parents to talk about the legacy and life of one of Canada's greatest heros. Dozens of colour photographs and simple text combine to tell Terry Fox's story-from his early years as a boy who grew up loving sports and determined to fi nish what he started, through his treatment for cancer and the loss of his leg, to his historic run to raise money for cancer research. His story continues to inspire millions of people around the world, and the foundation carrying his name raises millions of dollars every year. The author's royalties and a matching donation from Scholastic will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.
What came in your mailbox last week?
Enjoy your new books. I love Mailbox Monday...I get to see so many good books!ReplyDelete
The Sisters From Hardscrabble Bay looks really good to me. I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your books. Two for me this week. Pussreboots.ReplyDelete
After having enjoyed hours spent watching prairie dogs in the wild, I have to admit that Badhat intrigues me. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Ooh, envy The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Have a great week, happy reading and enjoy all your new books!ReplyDelete
Hardscrabble is on my list! Enjoy!Here's my Mailbox.ReplyDelete
Hardscrabble Bay looks very good. Babushka's Beauty Secrets looks like a useful book. Enjoy all your books!ReplyDelete
Some great books! Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Great books!! Enjoy them all and have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
I got Hardscrabble Bay and Terry Fox too!ReplyDelete
I would like to read the Beauty Secrets book. I need all the help I can get. LOLReplyDelete