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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mailbox Monday (Oct 3, 2011)


 Mailbox Monday's host for October is Savvy Verse and Wit. In My Mailbox is hosted Sundays at The Story Siren. Please visit these posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week! 

Since it is October - have to start out with my "ghostly" books!


Ghost Files
by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson


In this hair-raising omnibus, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, founders of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S), reveal the memorable and spinetingling cases featured in their smash-hit collections, Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits.  From their never-seen-on-television adventures as budding paranormal investigators to the behind-the-scene accounts of heart-pounding supernatural encounters featured on their popular show, these fascinating and frightening real life tales will keep you up at night!




Ghost Trackers
by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson


In this spine-tingling new series, the stars of TV’s GHOST HUNTERS introduce readers to a team of paranormal investigators who reunite to defeat a sinister force they unleashed long ago. . . . 

For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall—let alone explain—what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. According to local legend, the house was cursed by a dark past and inhabited by evil. It burst into flames on the night of their visit, leaving the friends traumatized and nearly dead with only vague memories of the frightening events they had witnessed inside. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out, once and for all, what took place that fateful night . . . before the supernatural entity they escaped threatens to overtake them again.



In the King's Arms
by Sonia Taitz


Lily Taub is the brilliant, beautiful and headstrong American daughter of Holocaust survivors. Seeking relief from their traumatized world, Lily escapes to Oxford University, where she meets Julian Aiken &mdash black sheep of an aristocratic English family. When Lily is invited to the family’s ancestral home over Christmas vacation, her deepening romance with young Julian is crossed by a shocking accident that affects them all. Julian must face the harsh disapproval of his anti-Semitic family, who consider Lily a destructive force, not only in Julian’s life, but to their own sense of order. In the King's Arms is a lyrical, literary novel about the healing possibility of love.


The Christmas Shoppe
by Melody Carlson

The small town of Parrish Springs is not quite ready for Matilda Honeycutt.  A strange woman with scraggly hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda keeps busy stocking and arranging her new shop on the town's quaint and lovely Main Street.  When rumors start to fly about what might be going on behind the papered-up windows and the locked door, the image-conscious residents start looking for a way to get this woman and her wares out of their town before Christmas.

But Matilda Honeycutt has a little something for each one of them sitting on those cluttered shelves, just waiting to be discovered.


Knit with Love
by Lisa Bogart

The rhythm of knitting brings peace and joy to life.  Knitters love to share stories, skills, and even their stashes of elegant yarn.  And they love finding new outlets for their talents.

Knitting can't feed the hungry, fight crime, or stop global warming.  But a hand-knit sweater warms a cold child.  A cozy scarf eases a homeless night.  A tiny hat comforts a new baby's head.  A lovely prayer shawl wraps a worried patient in peace.

Through inspiring stories and gentle encouragement, Knit with Love reveals the many ways you can, with your own two hands, bring joy and comfort to those around you. 




One More River
by Mary Glickman

Bernard Levy was always a mystery to the community of Guilford, Mississippi. He was even more of a mystery to his son, Mickey Moe, who was just four years old when his father died in World War II. Now it’s 1962 and Mickey Moe is a grown man, who must prove his pedigree to the disapproving parents of his girlfriend, Laura Anne Needleman, to win her hand in marriage. With only a few decades-old leads to go on, Mickey Moe sets out to uncover his father’s murky past, from his travels up and down the length of the Mississippi River to his heartrending adventures during the Great Flood of 1927. Mickey Moe’s journey, taken at the dawn of the civil rights era, leads him deep into the backwoods of Mississippi and Tennessee, where he meets with danger and unexpected revelations at every turn. As the greatest challenge of his life unfolds, he will finally discover the gripping details of his father’s life—one filled with loyalty, tragedy, and heroism in the face of great cruelty from man and nature alike.


A captivating follow-up to Mary Glickman’s bestselling Home in the Morning, One More River tells the epic tale of ordinary men caught in the grip of calamity, and inspired to extraordinary acts in the name of love.




Home in the Morning
by Mary Glickman

Jackson Sassaport is a man in the middle. Torn between Stella, his beloved and opinionated Yankee wife, and Katherine Marie, the African American “hired girl” who first stole his teenage heart—as well as between following his prominent Jewish family’s imperative to not stand out in the segregated South and standing up for his beliefs—Jackson learns to balance the secrets and deceptions of those around him. But one fateful night in 1959 will make him reconsider his obligations and initiate a chain of events that will change the lives of those around him forever. Home in the Morning follows Jackson’s journey, from his childhood as a coddled son in a house filled with black servants, to his struggle as a young man eager to find his place in the civil rights movement. Filled with beautifully rendered characters and charged with vivid prose, Mary Glickman’s riveting novel traces the ways that race and prejudice, family and love intertwine to shape our lives. This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. 



What books came home to you this week?



4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

All of those books are new to me, but it looks like you've got some great books for October and Christmas! Enjoy!

LibrarySnake said...

Great bunch! They look so interesting :)

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox.html

Giselle said...

Ghost Trackers sounds very cool. I just saw it on another IMM for the first time and now I really want to read it. Hope you enjoy it!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads
P.S. I've also got a new giveaway on my blog for Remembrance if you want to enter.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I think I have only heard of one of these books. The ghostly books will be good to read this month. I hope you enjoy them all!

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