Last week was a slow one. But all three of these showed up in the mail, so at least there is some integrity to the Mailbox Monday theme: Portland Noir, edited by Kevin Sampsell Part of the "Noir" series published by Akashic Books, this one caught my eye on Reading Local and I had to get it. I can't wait to read about the "dark, rainy underbelly" of the Rose City. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from Dutch by David Colmer This was my second shipment from the Powell's Books "Indiespensable" program. The Indiespensable version is a limited edition with a different cover signed and numbered by the author. Pretty cool. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Stein is a Pacific Northwest author. This book is narrated by a dog. Approximately three zillion people have given it five-star reviews on amazon. Who am I to resist?