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.  


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

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

  3. 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!

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

    Have a great read.

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

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

  7. 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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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 among other places.

  11. 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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