Monday, September 13, 2010

Mailbox Monday


Bermudaonion is hosting Mailbox Monday this month. Thanks Kathy! I also remembered this week to post to In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren.

One book came into my house last week:

42 States of Grace: A Woman's Journey by Maureen Hovenkotter.




A mutual friend suggested that the author send me a copy of this book.  I'm afraid it is going to make me cry, but it looks very good. She was a free-lance writer and an aide to a U.S. Senator.  When her husband died unexpectedly, she set off traveling around America in an RV with her dog Charlie.

This is the sort of random, real-person memoirs that I really like.  

11 comments :

Kate said...

That sounds like a really good book. I love memoirs of this kind–especially those that have to do with travel.

RAnn said...

Sounds interesting--I've always wanted to hit the road and go no where in particular and to stop at whatever looks interesting

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like an interesting memoir. I just finished Cleo by Helen Brown which is a memoir. I really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy this one!

Aisle B said...

This one is new to me and will look it up next on Goodreads.

Have a great read.

bermudaonion said...

It does sound like a book that will make you cry.

Mary said...

You find such interesting books! I hope you enjoy it.

jewelknits said...

I'm not a huge fan of memoirs, but I've run into a couple of good ones lately. I hope this is one of them for you!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I enjoy memoirs. This one does sound interesting. Sometimes it's good to shed a few tears while reading!

Rose City Reader said...

Kate -- I also enjoy a good travel memoir. And memoirs by regular people with interesting lives.

RAnn -- You are so right. A free-falling travel adventure is very appealing.

Beth -- I'll look up Cleo. I do like memoirs. Thanks for the tip.

Aisle B -- Thanks! And thanks for visiting.

Bermuda -- Absolutely! But if I am prepared for it, it won;t be so bad.

Mary -- This one found me! But it looks like one I will enjoy.

jewelknits -- I'm not a fan of memoirs by famous people. But I often enjoy a "random" memoir.

Holly -- You are right. There is nothing wrong with a sad book now and then. Thanks for visiting.

TravelinLady said...

Thanks, Gilion and all; hope you enjoy the book. It is currently available at Broadway Books in NE Portland, the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, on Amazon and through www.GrayWingsPress.com among other places.

Rose City Reader said...

Maureen -- Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I think the book looks incredibly interesting. I am looking forward to it.

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