Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mailbox Mondays (26th April)

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received the following three books:

1) The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Gone with the Wind is turned inside out in this tragic, page-turning novel in which a white indentured servant girl lives and works with black slaves.

2) The Journey Home by Michael Baron

Joseph, Antoinette, and Warren are three people on different searches for home. How they find it, and how they connect with one another at this critical stage in each of their lives, is the foundation for a profound and deeply moving story

3) Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen

During the summer of 1968, Shenandoah Carmody's mother disappeared. Her twin sister, Woody, stopped speaking, and her once-loving father slipped into a mean drunkenness unbefitting a superior court judge. Since then, Shenny-named for the Shenandoah valley-has struggled to hold her world together, taking care of herself and her sister the best she can. Shenny feels certain that Woody knows something about the night their mother vanished, but her attempts to communicate with her mute twin leave her as confused as their father's efforts to confine the girls to the family's renowned virginia estate.

As the first anniversary of their mother's disappearance nears, her father's threat to send Woody away and his hints at an impending remarriage spur a desperate Shenny to find her mother before it's too late. She is ultimately swept up in a series of heartbreaking events that force her to come to terms with the painful truth about herself and her family.

19 comments:

Lisa said...

I've been seeing The Kitchen House all over the blogs. I'll be interested in your thoughts. I have Kagen's Whistling in the Dark but sadly, haven't read it yet. I hope you enjoy this one.

bermudaonion said...

Nice mailbox! All three of those books look good to me!

fredamans said...

I also have The Journey Home. It does look good. Happy reading!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/mailbox-weekly_24.html

Serena said...

looks like you got some great books. I also have the latest Baron...I'm looking forward to it.

Steph said...

The Kitchen House looks terrific. I'd never heard of it before. I hope you enjoy these books.

pussreboots said...

Enjoy your books. I had a good mailbox as well.

Alyce said...

I thought The Kitchen House was a good read.

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

You get the most interesting books.

Here is mine

Diane said...

Tomorrow River and The Kitchen House appeal to me. Enjoy them all. Here is my mailbox: http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/04/mailbox-monday_25.html

DCMetroreader said...

The Kitchen House seems to be very popular this week!

Lynda said...

Good books - my MM here.

Irene said...

Thanks for stopping by, I too have been seeing Kitchen House all over the blogs, I'll have to put it on the wish list. I enjoyed Kagen's Whistling in the Dark, so maybe this one too.

Bookventures said...

All of these sound really interesting. I hope you enjoy all of them.

Happy Reading!!!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Kitchen House is really good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

I just finished, "The Kitchen House" and I am in the process of writing a review. I loved it.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Kristen said...

What a great looking mailbox this week. The Kitchen House looks really fascinating.

Snowbell said...

The kitchen house sounds good. Happy reading!

Alyce said...

I'll be posting my review of Kitchen House sometime this week (hopefully). :) This the first I've seen the other two books.

Esme said...

I have never heard of The Kitchen House-but it is going straight onto my wish list.