Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday - 1/26/09

It's time to reveal the goodies that appeared in my mailbox last week.  Unfortunately, there are probably books waiting for me at the post office because I was unable to get mail Friday and Saturday because some "gracious" person, ran into my mailbox during the day on Friday and for right now, I don't have one.  That being said, here's what I did get, until the mailbox was gone.
Drood - On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.  Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research . . . or something more terrifying?

Mommy's Having a Watermelon -This book is #1 in the World of Zoe series by Danny and Kim Alderman.  Information/pictures on this book are limited as it is so new.
Galway Bay - Here at last is one Irish family's epic journey, capturing the tragedy and triumph of the Irish-American experience. In a rousing tale that echoes the myths and legends of Ireland herself, young Honora Keeley and Michael Kelly wed and start a family, inhabiting a hidden Ireland where fishermen and tenant farmers find solace in their ancient faith, songs, stories, and communal celebrations. Selling both their catch--and their crops--to survive, these people subsist on the potato crop--their only staple food. But when blight destroys the potatoes three times in four years, a callous government and uncaring landlords turn a natural disaster into The Great Starvation that will kill one million. Honora and Michael vow their children will live. The family joins two million other Irish refugees in one of the greatest rescues in human history: the Irish Emigration to America. Danger and hardship await them there. Honora and her unconventional sister Maire watch their seven sons as they transform Chicago from a frontier town to the "City of the Century", fight the Civil War, and enlist in the cause of Ireland's freedom. The Kelly clan is victorious.
Peek-a-Boo I Love You! - This adorable peek-a-boo book invites little ones to play along with their favorite animals, with soothing rhymes and engaging illustrations as only Sandra Magsamen can deliver. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page will keep kids guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise ending - when a heart-shaped mirror reveals who's loved most of all!

Bippity Bop Barbershop - perfect father and son book by the author of I Love My Hair!

That's all this week!  What showed up "in your mailbox?"  See all of the Mailbox Monday posts at The Printed Page.


Anonymous said...

I got Galway Bay, too. I can't wait to read it!

gautami tripathy said...

I see Galway Bay in lot of blogs!

Check out my mailbox!

Wendy said...

Galway Bay arrived at my house too - isn't it a beautiful book? I can't wait to read it!

wisteria said...

I haven't said hi in a little while.I will be posting on Children's Dinner again soon. Just really busy. I have a lot to catch up on.

Glad to see you got Galway. I think that is coming to me. I have Drood.
can't wait to start it.

Have a great week, Wisteria

Vivian Mahoney said...

Happy reading!

Unknown said...

You got some really great books last week. Its too bad about your mailbox. BTW the pic of the mailbox is that your mailbox? Reminds me of my parents place in the East Coast.

Belle Wong said...

I really want to get Drood now - it definitely sounds good.

Hope you get your mailbox back soon!

avisannschild said...

Ahhh, I can't imagine not having a mailbox! I hope that gets fixed soon! I also want to read Drood, it sounds fascinating.

My Mailbox Monday post is here.

Unknown said...

Wow - I've heard wonderful things about both Drood and Galaway Bay! I'm going to have to see if Miriam has any more copies available. . .

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Enjoy your books!

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