. I was expecting to get Plainsong by Kent Haruf in the mail last week, which would have been the highlight of my Mailbox Monday post. But it did not get here yet. It is my book club's September choice, so I have to get cracking on it. A few other books came into my house last week: The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien (on Erica Jong's list of Top 100 novels by women) Regeneration by Pat Barker (the first book in her "Regeneration Trilogy" that ends with the Booker-winning The Ghost Road) The Murder Room by P. D. James (#12 in her Adam Dalgliesh series that I haven't even started yet, but that recently caught my attention) Trust Me by John Updike (a collection of short stories) The Falconer by John Cheever (on the All-TIME 100 best list) .