Monday, October 1, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The General's Daughter


All my instincts said to avoid any cases that involved the rape and murder of a general's daughter. It was a lose-lose situation.
-- The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille.  DeMille is the best of the best when it comes to writing thrillers and this one is particularly good.  I saw the movie, but long enough ago to enjoy the book.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 

Mailbox Monday

 Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event (details here).

Marcia is hosting again in October.  The sign-up post is here, where you can find links for all the participants.

I got two interesting books last week:


 Boys Don't Tell: Ending the Silence of Abuse by Randy Ellison.  This is the author's own story of a life messed up by childhood sexual abuse and how he healed.  He is now a strong advocate for abuse survivors.

The goal of his book is to help explain why victims of abuse by trusted adults find it so difficult to "just get over it and move on." 


Aurora, Daughter of the Dawn: A Story of New Beginnings by J. J. Kopp, published by OSU Press.

This historical novel is a short book suitable for young adult readers.  It is based on the life of Aurora Keil, a young pioneer girl whose father founded the Aurora Colony, a nineteenth century utopian communal settlement in western Oregon. 

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