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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox 1-3-2010


Mailbox Monday is hosted at The Printed Page or In Your Mailbox at The Story Siren. Please stop by those posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week!

One Amazing Thing
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


In disaster, They will discover truth.
In each other they will find hope.

THE PLACE: An Indian visa and passport office in an unnamed U.S. city.

THE CAST: A punky teenager with an unexpected gift. An upper-class Caucasian couple whose relationship is falling apart. A young Muslim-American man struggling with the fallout of 9/11. A graduate student haunted by a question about love. An African-American ex-soldier searching for redemption. A Chinese grandmother with a secret past. And two visa office workers on the verge of an adulterous affair.

When these nine wildly disparate people are trapped together in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake, their struggle to survive is captivating enough - but award-winning novelist Chitra Divakaruni takes their situation to the next level, as each of the nine takes a turn sharing "one amazing thing" from his or her own life. As their stories unfold, Divakaruni's themes become ever richer and the life-and-death suspense all the more meaningful. One Amazing Thing is a passionate creation about survival -- and all the reasons needed to survive. (back cover)

What books found a new home with you this week?


9 comments:

Katy said...

This book sounds interesting! Happy reading!

Heidi V said...

This one does sound like a interesting read...I hope to pick it up soon!

Mary said...

Can't wait to read reviews for this. It's on quite a few lists today. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received this book too. It sounds very interesting. Enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

I got that book too and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I hope you enjoy it.

Jo-Jo said...

This book has been popping up all over the place. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Serena said...

i must have missed out on One Amazing Thing! LOL Happy reading.

DCMetroreader said...

I see you're a member of the One Amazing Thing club too! Congrats! It will be fun to compare reviews.

Anna said...

A lot of people got this one. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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