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 4 the LOVE of BOOKS.
Here’s what I received:
With All My Love by Patricia Scanlan — from Atria for review
When Briony McAllister takes a trip to visit her mother, Valerie, she uncovers a letter from her long-lost grandmother, bringing to light a nearly unforgivable act her mother has kept secret for decades. Having always believed that her grandparents didn’t want to see her, she finds that the opposite is true: her grandmother had been seeking her out all along, and it was her own mother who willfully kept them apart.
Devastated that her past has come back to haunt her, Valerie realizes that her daughter’s anger might cause their troubled family history to repeat itself in a new generation. Rich with emotion and featuring magnificent descriptions of Ireland, With All My Love deftly weaves the stories of the past and present to take us into the heart of a family at war. As the truth is revealed, so too are the complex yet enduring bonds between mothers and daughters. (publisher’s summary)
Marilyn’s Red Diary by E.Z. Friedel — unsolicited from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations (I will be passing this book on to my husband’s co-worker.)
Marilyn’s Red Diary is shocking, funny, scandalous and sad but always brutally honest. Marilyn Monroe is caught between intellectual giants — her award-winning playwright husband Arthur and her dashing politician boyfriend Jack. Then along comes Jack’s fiery brother Bobby. The world’s dream girl relates her intimate adventures with many of the era’s who’s who. Marilyn’s Red Diary is a touching portrait of a hard-working, extremely bright woman, trapped in her own sensuality and, tragically, born far ahead of her time. (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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