Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia from A girl and her books (formerly 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 I am thrilled to be your host for March! Don’t forget to leave the link to your Mailbox Monday post in the Linky below.
The Girl and I each snagged a book from the “free” shelf at Novel Places, where we met for book club on Saturday. And they’re both ghost stories!
In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with thirty-nine 6-inch-long carriage bolts.
The home’s new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, has to ditch his seventy-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain due to double engine failure. The body count? Thirty nine.
What follows is a riveting ghost story with all the hallmarks readers have come to expect from bestselling, award-winning novelist Chris Bohjalian: a palpable sense of place, meticulous research, an unerring sense of the demons that drive us, and characters we care deeply about. The difference this time? Some of those characters are dead. (publisher’s summary)
Locked in a tiny attic bedroom by her cruel stepmother, Liesl’s only friends are the shadows and the mice — until one evening, quite unexpectedly, a ghost named Po appears. The two instantly become friends, and it is because of Po that Liesl escapes from the attic and embarks on an extraordinary journey filled with fateful coincidences, narrow escapes, and the most powerful magic in the world.
In her first middle-grade novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver magnificently blends the otherworldliness of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK and the bravery of THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX with the emotional resonance of CHARLOTTE’S WEB into a wholly new, unforgettable story that glows with its own rare magic. (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
Disclosure: I am an IndieBound affiliate and an Amazon associate.
© 2012 Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce or republish content without permission.