Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia 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 Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit.
Here’s what I added to my shelves:
Hiroshima in the Morning by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, from The Feminist Press for an upcoming blog tour
In June 2001 Rhana Reiko Rizzuto travels to Hiroshima to interview survivors of the atomic bomb, while her husband and two young sons remain in New York. But initial interviews feel rehearsed, and the survivors reveal little beyond already published accounts. Then September 11 changes everything. The vulnerability exposed by the attacks shatters the survivors’ carefully constructed narratives. They open up to Rizzuto in astonishing ways, describing in detail their agonizing experiences.
Separated from her family as the world seems to be falling apart, Rizzuto sees her marriage begin to crumble as she questions her role as a wife and mother. The parallel narratives of Hiroshima in the survivors’ own words, and of Rizzuto’s personal awakening show memory not as history, but as a story we tell ourselves to explain who we are. (publisher’s summary)
Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell, from Sourcebooks
In the Antebellum Period after the Civil War finally ends, fervent Union supporter Beth Bennet reluctanty moves with her family from their home in Meryton, Ohio to the windswept plains of Rosings, Texas. Handsome, haughty Will Darcy, a Confederate officer back from the war, owns half the land around Rosings, and his even hautier cousin, Cate DeBourgh, owns the other half.
In a town as small as Rosings, Beth and Will can’t help but run into each other, and their undeniable attraction grows, but their pride and their prejudices conspire to keep them apart.
Then nefarious carpetbagger George Whitehead attempts a land grab, and Will and Beth are the only ones who can save the town. But they’ll have to let go of their differences first… (publisher’s summary)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, from Scholastic
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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