Monday, March 7, 2016

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 some cool books I am very excited about:

Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian. This brand new account of the robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum sheds new light on this still-unsolved mystery.

Kurkjian was one of the Boston Globe Spotlight team members who won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, as shown in the recent Best Picture Oscar-winner Spotlight. I recently interviewed Steve Kurkjian about the scandal, the story, and the Spotlight team on my work blog, here.

From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker, by Brian Lanker, with a prologue by Maya Angelou, published by OSU Press. Lanker won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography when he was only 24. This is a gorgeous book of his amazing photographs, with captions researched and written by his friend, Mike Tharp, a war correspondent and award-winning journalist, and essays by Lanker’s colleagues and friends.

A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France by Miranda Richmond Mouillot. The author's grandparents survived the Holocaust, but five years later, split up and never spoke to one another again. This family memoir is the author's attempt to figure out what happened.

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