Mailbox Monday – August 20, 2012

According to the Mailbox Monday blog, “Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”

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The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay – Review copy from the publisher

Goodreads blurb: Suspense and secrets are woven together in this engrossing fiction debut by Kim Fay. The Map of Lost Memories takes readers on a daring expedition to a remote land, where the search for an elusive treasure becomes a journey into the darkest recesses of the mind and heart.

In 1925, the international treasure-hunting scene is a man’s world, and no woman knows this better than Irene Blum, who is passed over for the coveted curator position at Seattle’s renowned Brooke Museum. But she is not ready to accept defeat. Skilled at acquiring priceless, often illicitly trafficked artifacts, Irene is given a rare map believed to lead to a set of copper scrolls that chronicle the lost history of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilization. Such a find would not only restore her reputation, it would be the greatest archaeological discovery of the century.

As Irene travels from Seattle to Shanghai to the Cambodian jungles, she will encounter several equally determined companions, including a communist temple robber and a dashing nightclub owner with a complicated past. As she and her fellow adventurers sweep across borders and make startling discoveries, their quest becomes increasingly dangerous. Everyone who comes to this part of the world “has something to hide,” Irene is told — and she learns just how true this is. What she and her accomplices bring to light will do more than change history. It will ultimately solve the mysteries of their own lives.

Any new books at your house this week?

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8 Responses to Mailbox Monday – August 20, 2012

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    That’s a new title to me. I hope you love it!

  2. Beverly S says:

    This book looks very interesting to me. You’ll have to let us know how it is. 🙂 The only book I received this week was a won copy of Code Name Verity which I’m looking forward to reading.
    I remember your review of it. 🙂

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Beverly – so cool that you won a copy of Code Name Verity! I know you’ll love it. 🙂

  3. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks

    Sounds like a great read! Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Kailana says:

    I have been seeing this book around. I hope you enjoy it!