Monday, October 31, 2011

In My Mailbox Monday

Halloween mailbox
In October, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.  These are the places where we brag about share the books that arrived in our mailboxes each week.  As always, I try to find a mailbox that is somehow associated with what I'm reading right now.  I'm reading The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok.  However, since the sense of place in this memoir is very interior and since today is Halloween, I found a Halloween mailbox!

I didn't post last week so I have some catching up to do.

From the author:

Heavy Duty People by Iain Parke.  When loyalty to his bike club and his brothers has been Damage's life and route to wealth, what happens when business becomes serious and brother starts killing brother?

The Wicked Wives by Gus PelagattiWicked Wives is based on the true story of the 1938 Philadelphia murder scandals in which seventeen wives were arrested for murdering their husbands. Mastermind conspirator Giorgio DiSipio, a stunning lothario and local tailor who preys upon disenchanted and unfaithful wives, convinces twelve of them to kill their spouses for insurance money. The murder conspiracy is very successful until one lone assistant D.A., Tom Rossi, uncovers the plot and brings the perpetrators to justice.

Via Amazon Vine:

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas.  This sweeping novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with the irresistible romance of Casablanca, moves at an unstoppable pace. Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.

Narrows Gate by Jim Fusilli.  Jim Fusilli’s new novel takes place in the years surrounding World War II in the dangerous immigrant neighborhood of Narrows Gate, overlooking the Hudson River, where anything can happen—and it usually does. Sal Benno is a neighborhood kid who doesn’t take to school but is able to provide the favors the Mafia needs, a skill that brings him into their inner circle and closer to ultimate danger. His lifelong friend Leo Bell sticks by Sal through thick and thin, but harbors a dangerous secret that could either keep Sal alive—or bring his life to an abrupt end. In the middle of it is Billy “Bebe” Marsala, a hugely popular and handsome crooner who becomes a pawn in a mob war that could destroy them all.

From the publisher:

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory.  Loory's collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people–and monsters and trees and jocular octopi–who are united by twin motivations: fear and desire. In his singular universe, televisions talk (and sometimes sing), animals live in small apartments where their nephews visit from the sea, and men and women and boys and girls fall down wells and fly through space and find love on Ferris wheels.

Boo!

6 comments:

  1. Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory is on my wish list

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  2. I love that mailbox! The Time In Between has me curious. I have it on my wish list for some day. I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. What an interesting list. I hope you enjoy them all!

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  4. The Time In between looks good, enjoy your reads.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/mailbox-monday_31.html

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  5. Wicked Wives looks great!

    But nothing is as terrific as your Halloween Mailbox picture! Fantastic!

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  6. Great haul! A lot of these are new to me!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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