Monday, June 22, 2009

Mailbox Monday

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?


  1. I may have to read Racing in the Rain on the strength of the reviews. I'll be interested to see what you think.

    Thanks for your comment on my review of Life List. I replied, but I'm not sure that is something you'd be likely to see.

    BTW, did you get the copy of Wall Street? How's that going?

  2. Translated from the Dutch... Sounds quite interesting. I don't believe I've read very much Dutch literature. What's it about?

  3. I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain and hope you do too.

  4. OK, the dog book is definitely moving up on my TBR list.

    As for the Dutch book, I don't know yet. It seems to be about two old farmers, father (ancient) and son (just old). We'll see.

  5. They all look like interesting books!

  6. My husband bought "The Art of Racing in the Rain," so I know I've got it laying around the house somewhere!


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