Monday, September 2, 2019

Mailbox Labor Day Monday

Happy Labor Day! At least for those celebrating this long holiday weekend.

Indie authors and publishers work mighty hard to get their books into the hands of readers, so this stack of new releases from small presses is well-suited for Labor Day.

Here’s the stack (my souvenir mug from Positano has nothing to go with the theme):

Celibate by Maria Giura, a memoir by a woman who fell in love with a priest only to find her true calling. From Apprentice House Press, a student-managed book publisher at Loyola University Maryland.

Listening at Lookout Creek: Nature in Spiritual Practice by Gretel Van Wieren, another memoir, this one by a woman who retreats to an Oregon forest to try to recapture her sense of deep connection with the natural world, a feeling she thought she had lost while living a super busy, high-tech life with kids. From OSU Press at Oregon State University.

The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist, a new “domestic thriller” that is getting a bit of buzz. From Beaufort Books in New York City.

Winded: A Memoir in Four Stages by Dawn Newton, which, as the title suggests, is about the author’s cancer fight and her final gift to her family. Also from Apprentice House Books.

The Melon by Amy Goldman, photos by Victor Schrager, a luscious new book celebrating all thing melonicious. It is part garden book, part seed-saver primer, part food porn, and all gorgeous. From City Point Press.

Generation Share: The Change-Makers Building the Sharing Economy by Benita Matofska and Sophie Sheinwald, featuring interviews and photos of 200 people at the forefront of the sharing movement. From Policy Press.

What new books came into your house last week?

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 Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.

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