In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Each week participants share the books they've received in the mail, purchased or borrowed and link up with The Story Siren. It's a terrific method of keeping track of our incoming books and finding among the participating blogs great new potential for our ever-growing wish lists.
In my mailbox this week, I received:
Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
I received a copy from TLC book tours. My review is scheduled for April 25th, 2012
"When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji's true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha -- and instead telly everyone that he is an orphan. When the truth surfaces, it will splinter this family's fragile dynamic and send Benji on the journey of a lifetime from Illinois to the Japanese settlements in Denver and San Francisco, then across the ocean to Nagasaki, where he will uncover the truth about his mother's tragic death." (from the back cover)
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
I received a copy from the publisher Double Day, a division of Random House. The review is yet to be scheduled.
"Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield's grief over the loss of her daughter crosses the line into madness. She takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife's disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave-woman reputed to be a healer. But Polly's sharp tongue and troubling predictions cause unrest across the plantation. Complicating matters further, Polly recognizes "the gift" in Granada, the Mistress's pet, and a domestic battle of will ensues.
Rich in mood and atmosphere, The Healing is the kind of novel readers can't put down -- and can't wait to recommend once they've finished it." (from the back cover)
What's in your mailbox?