Mailbox Monday – February 18, 2013

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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So excited about this one! I fell in love with Beth Hoffman’s Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and it’s been a long wait for her next book.

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last. But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.

This next one was unexpected. It came from the publisher, and the cover blurb has me intrigued!

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Love stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer’s New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales.

By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King—is best known for in Russia. Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, by people in all stages of life: one-night stands in communal apartments, poignantly awkward couplings, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes, elopements, tentative courtships, and rampant infidelity, shot through with lurid violence, romantic illusion, and surprising tenderness.

Any new books in your house this week?

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20 Responses to Mailbox Monday – February 18, 2013

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Both books look good but I’m so excited about Looking For Me. I did a happy dance when I got my copy!

  2. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks

    I just read a review for “IThere Once Lived a Girl…” Sounds very dark… Looking for Me sounds like a great read though! Enjoy!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Melissa – yeah, I’m not sure I’m the right audience for that one, but we’ll see.

  3. irene says:

    there once was a girl, sounds way out there… looking forward to your thoughts on these.

  4. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads

    I do like the sound of the Beth Hoffman book!

  5. Beth Hoffman says:

    I’m so happy to have my novel be part of your Mailbox Monday!

  6. I’ve wanted to read Looking for Me. I’m jealous that so many people got it this week! Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  7. Susan says:

    The Russian author has chosen quite a title, oh my!

  8. I’ve seen these books on other MM sites. Enjoy!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I received Looking For Me also. I love Beth’s books.

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