Monday, June 15, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Only two books actually arrived in my mailbox last week, but I scored at the Rose City Used Book Fair. Since Mailbox Monday asks, "What books came to your house last week?" I will include them all. Here's the list: The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt by Rulka Langer (an upcoming reissue of this "war through a woman's eyes" WWII memoir) The Evolution of Shadows by Jason Quinn Malott (a novel about the Bosnian war) The Mansion by William Faulkner (a first edition not in particularly good shape) Recapitulation by Wallace Stegner (a first edition in very good shape) Selected Short Stories by John O'Hara (a Modern Library edition with a pristine dust jacket -- cool!) Ricochet River by Robin Cody (a first edition of an Oregon classic) Chantecler by Edmond Rostand (a 1910 play about a rooster, from what I can tell -- I bought it for the terrific rooster on the cover and wish I could find a picture)

7 comments :

bermudaonion said...

I'm not familiar with any of these books, but I do know the kids' movie made from Chantecler. I'm looking forward to your reviews.

Charley said...

I haven't read any of these, so I'm looking forward to your reviews!

Nicole said...

The Evolution of Shadows looks really good.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Happy reading! Those are all new to me. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

J.G. said...

I'm totally jealous of the Faulkner cover. The older books have such wonderful retro artwork, don't they?

The Stegner is a score, too, I bet.

Rose City Reader said...

Yes, JG, I do love some of those mid-Century covers. Very cool.

Rachelle said...

One of my favorite things about the book fair is checking out what is available from all the other dealers. This year, my favorite purchase was a lovely copy of The Little Pink Pig and the Big Road. Fits perfectly into my current niche reading favorite: Children's illustrated books about pigs!

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