Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox - October 31, 2011

10/30/2011 08:40:00 PM

"Mailbox Monday" is the brainchild of Marcia at The Printed Page.  Martha has closed The Printed Page effective December 18th and set up Mailbox Monday on it's own blog here:

October's host was Savvy Verse and Wit (the 2011 Best Poetry Blog award winner from Book Blogger Appreciation Week!) - she did a WONderful job!  November's host will be Martha at  The Mailbox Monday blog! Hop on over, link up, and join the fun!  

"In My Mailbox" is hosted by The Story Siren

Every week we'll post about what books we have that week (via your mailbox/library/store bought)! Everyone that agrees to participate will try to visit each other's list and leave comments!  Everyone is welcome to join! You can join at anytime and you DO NOT have to participate every week.

I guarantee that you will add to your reading list by visiting the participating blogs in both of these memes!

Just as I thought I would have an empty mailbox this week, here's what came in on


Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman - ARC for review from Europa Editions  (Amazon / The Book Depository) - Releases February 1, 2012

Goodreads description:

In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across British East Africa. In charge of hundreds of Indian laborers, he becomes the reluctant hunter of two lions that are killing his men in nightly attacks on their camp. Plagued by fear, wracked with malaria, and alienated by a secret he can tell no one, he takes increasing solace in the company of an African man who scouts for him.

In 2000 Max, an American ethnobotonist, travels to Rwanda in search of an obscure vine that could become a lifesaving pharmaceutical. Stationed in the mountains, she shadows a family of gorillas—the last of their group to survive the merciless assault of local poachers. Max bears a striking gift for communicating with the apes. But soon the precarious freedom of both is threatened as a violent rebel group from the nearby Congo draws close.

Told in alternating perspectives that interweave the two characters and their fates, Audrey Schulman’s newest novel deftly confronts the struggle between progress and preservation, idiosyncrasy and acceptance. Evoking both Barbara Kingsolver and Andrea Barrett, this enthralling fiction, wise and generous, explores some of the crucial social and cultural challenges that, over the years, have come to shape our world.

The engaging story and memorable characters make this fine novel an ideal book club selection

What goodies arrived in YOUR mailbox?  Feel free to share the link to your Mailbox Monday/IMM post in the comments section - I'd love to visit!


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  1. Great week! Three Weeks in December sounds very interesting.
    My IMM

  2. Sounds like you've got some great reading ahead!

  3. Hope you enjoy your reading this week! Thanks for sharing....


  4. That is a beautiful book cover! The book sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I love the cover of the book and the story sounds interesting. Have a great week.

  6. Love the cover, sounds good.

  7. I don't think I've heard of this one before. Sounds neat!

    Xpresso Reads


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