Monday, January 1, 2018

Mailbox New Year's Day

Who got new books for Christmas?

The Days When Birds Come Back by Deborah Reed. Santa brought me an early copy of Deborah Reed's new novel, which comes out January 9. It is set on the Oregon coast, where June has returned to get sober and recover from her divorce and hires emotionally wrecked Jameson to renovate her old family home. All the makings of a perfect read in front of the fireplace!

The launch event for The Days When Birds Come Back, including reading and book signing by Deborah Reed, is January 9, 2018, at Powell's City of Books in downtown Portland at 7:30 pm. Click here for more details or to pre-order a signed copy.

Santa also came through for me on my list of Jim Harrison books and an indie novel set in Portland:


A Really Big Lunch: The Roving Gourmand on Food and Life by Jim Harrison. A collection of Harrison's food essays, published this year, on the first anniversary of his death.

The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems by Jim Harrison. I've read all of Harrison's prose (besides a few of his food essays), but have never read his poetry. Time to fix that.

Conversations with Jim Harrison (Literary Conversations Series), edited by by Robert Demott. This is a collection of interviews given by Harrison. OK, I'm a fan.

Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1964-2008 by Gregg Orr and Beef Torrey. OK, a particularly geeky fan.

Oregon Confetti by Lee Oser. Twitter sent me to an interview with Lee Oser and I thought his new indie book sounded really interesting. Published by Wiseblood Books.

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach.


  1. Lovely cover on the Deborah Reed book.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Nice mailbox...ENJOY your books,

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Looks like a good Book Christmas for you. :-) I hope you enjoy them all and I hope you have a good year full of Happy Reading!


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