Sunday, May 11, 2014
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.
I got a crazy mixed-up stack of books last week:
The End of Eve: A Memoir by Ariel Gore
From the editor of Hip Mama magazine, this new memoir is the story of how Gore moved to New Mexico to care for her dying mother. It is "darkly humorous and intimately human." I love the cover!
The End of Eve and the Spanbauer novel, below, are published by Hawthorne Books, so they are as satisfying to look at and hold as they are to read.
The Night, the Rain, and the River: 22 Stories, edited by Liz Prato, published by Forest Avenue Press.
Forest Avenue Press is a real up-and-comer in Portland's vibrant publishing scene. They aim to publish "quiet books for a noisy world." Amen!
Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World, by Bill Carter
Sebastian Junger and my favorite Jim Harrison like it. So does The Daily Beast. This is the history and legacy of a ubiquitous product told by a journalist who knows how to tell a story.
I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer
A new novel from Hawthorne Books, described as akin to The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
The Golden Rule by Ignatius Fernandz
This is the engaging story - nonfiction that reads like fiction - of a group of professionals who embark on a journey to discover a role model who will inspire them to change the way they act, react and interact. Their search culminates in an encounter with a role model beyond compare - JESUS CHRIST - not the religious or spiritual leader the world has known. He is an outstanding leader who walks tall, a powerful communicator who touches minds and hearts, and a peerless teacher who influences by example.