Monday, July 21, 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.

I got an interesting batch of books last week:

The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children by Ross E. Cheit. I got this book because of my work with child abuse survivors and it looks fascinating.  The author studied criminal sex abuse cases to determine whether child sex abuse is a pervasive problem or a "witch-hunt" blown out of proportion by eager prosecutors and sensation-seeking reporters.

There was a great review of The Witch-Hunt Narrative on The Daily Beast last week.

RoseAnna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. This is the first mystery in the Martin Beck series by this Swedish husband/wife team. Since I have not read any of the books, I might as well start at the beginning.

The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. I just finished The Golden Notebook so am in the mood to read the first novel by this Nobel laureate.

Sicilian Carousel by Lawrence Durell. I loved Durell's Alexandria Quartet, but have never read his travel books.


Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

I must look out for that Durrell book too as I hadn't realized he wrote this. Hope you like it.
Book Dilettante

bermudaonion said...

The cover of Rosanna is kind of disturbing to me. Enjoy your new books!

Serena said...

enjoy your books

Tribute Books Mama said...

Hope you have a great reading week.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

These are all new to me. Enjoy!

2 Kids and Tired Books MM

Elizabeth said...

The Grass is Singing and Sicilian Carousel are calling my name. :)

ENJOY your reading week and your books.

Silver's Reviews
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Mary (Bookfan) said...

I always enjoy seeing what's arrived in your mailbox :)

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