Monday, March 24, 2014

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. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

Last week was a banner book week for me. Four books came into my house. They are as different as can be but all look great!

Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones. I love her books! This one is a romantic adventure set in 1930s Shanghai. The hero is a black American jazz musician; the heroine is a young Chinese woman bonded into servitude to pay her father's gambling debts.  Their lives collide when the Japanese invade Shanghai.

 The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke.  Cooke is a journalist who spent five years "embedded" in Cuba after Fidel Castro stepped down as President.  By focusing on the lives of young adults -- the "last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro" -- Cooke offers a fresh and timely look at real life in Cuba.

 Small Town Trouble by Jean Erhardt.  This is the first in a new mystery series featuring Kim Claypoole, a restaurateur and amateur sleuth with her home base in the Smokey Mountains.

The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson, published by OSU Press.  Henderson mixes science, history, and first-hand accounts to explain how the next mega-quake under the Pacific Ocean will generate a tsunami "likely to be the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the United States."


  1. They all look good this week. Enjoy!

  2. Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones sounds good.

  3. Yes, they look good (although The Next Tsunami would probably make me anxious!).

  4. Night in Shanghai looks very good. I hope you like it.

    I need to check it out.

    Have a great week of books.

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  5. The Henderson books keeps pulling at me, but I'm not sure if I want to know!

  6. Hi Gilion,

    Some great titles and an eclectic mix of genres, all authors are new to me.

    There is a fairly even spread of fans across the spectrum here, so just to keep things even, I shall be adding 'Small Town Trouble' to my own list. Even the synopsis sounds complicated, the cover art is great and after checking out the authors site, what's not to like .... Jean sounds like a real 'live wire' and I can't wait to meet her character, Kim Claypoole, I wonder if she is, in some part, a reflection of her creator?

    I hope that you enjoy all your books and that you have had a good week,



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