Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia, formerly from The Printed Page, where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. Mailbox Monday currently is on tour, and this month’s host is Burton Book Review.
Here’s what I received:
Across the Mekong River by Elaine Russell, from Julia Drake PR for review
In a California courtroom, seventeen-year-old Nou Lee’s mind reels with what she is about to do. What she must do to survive. She reflects on the splintered path that led to this moment, beginning twelve years ago in 1978, when her Hmong family escaped from Laos after the Communist takeover. The story follows the Lees from a squalid refugee camp in Thailand to a new life in Minnesota and eventually California. Family members struggle to survive in a strange foreign land, haunted by the scars of war and loss of family. Across the Mekong River paints a vivid picture of the Hmong immigrant experience exploring family love, sacrifice, and the resiliency of the human spirit to overcome tragic circumstances. (publisher’s summary)
EVERYONE HAS WHAT HE WANTS
The killer picks her up in a Manhattan night club. Another trendy victim of the latest downtown scene. Young. Fresh. Healthy. Perfect. The police find her body in a Bronx park. Pale as a ghost. Peaceful in death. Her life has been drained away. Slowly. Methodically. Brilliantly…
NO ONE SURVIVES WHAT HE TAKES
NYPD profiler Lee Campbell has seen the gruesome handiwork of the most deranged criminal minds. But this is something new. Something unbelievably twisted. A blood-obsessed lunatic who chooses his victims with deadly, loving care — and forces Campbell to confront the demons in his own life. No matter who wins this game, there will be blood… (publisher’s summary)
The Cooking of Germany (Foods of the World) by Nika Standen and Time-Life Books (Amazon)
A friend surprised me with this book over the weekend. I’d been coveting the one she snagged at a recent library sale, and her mother happened to have another copy. It was fun looking through it and remembering the meals of my childhood. Now let’s see if I can recreate them!
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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