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.

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