Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for October 2012 is: Marcia, the founder of this great meme.
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
The first new addition to my reading pile this week is the result of another unexpected great win from Vicki, over at ‘I’d Rather Be Reading At The Beach’, where she was particpating in a blog tour on behalf of the book’s author.
‘PRIMAL‘ by DEBORAH SERRA
With everything at stake, what are you capable of? What if the worst happens and you are not a policeman, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart?
In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men. With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must kill or watch her family die – and then things get worse.
A family vacation to a Lake Superior fishing camp turns ugly when the camp is invaded by four heavily armed men running from the law. The Burne brothers do not realize that one of the campers, thirty-year-old Alison Kraft, was sick, and so, when they burst into the lodge and pulled all of the hostages together she was not among them.
Outside the lodge, in the darkness, Alison stands, paralyzed watching in the icy drench of the pounding rain. This gentle woman is left with only her wits, and the element of surprise, to battle for the life of her husband and her child. She is alone. She will win, or they will die.
Next up … This was an author request and copy was supplied as a PDF
‘BOHEMIA’ by VERONIKA CARNABY
In her debut novel, Veronika Carnaby picks up where the Beat Generation left off. Set in 1960, Bohemia chronicles a group of twenty-somethings who defy the “ideals” of a mid-twentieth century society to seek creative fulfillment. In the process, they spotlight the creative path that artists of all mediums tread, all the while depicting the challenges faced by youth in the decade that changed the world.
Finally this week … Another author request, this time from an Australian author I have featured before here on Fiction Books, Dean Mayes. This copy came as a Kindle download.
The small image doesn’t do this cover art any justice at all, however I shall be publishing a feature post about the book and author very soon, with a much larger image. I think you should then be able to appreciate just how alluring and poignant the image is!
‘GIFTS OF THE PERAMANGK’ by DEAN MAYES
In 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and put to work on an isolated and harsh outback station. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her secretly by the kind-hearted wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia’s prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship and racism. Decades later, her eight year old granddaughter Ruby plays the violin with the passion Virginia once possessed. Amidst poverty, domestic violence and social dysfunction, Ruby escapes her circumstance through her practice with her grandmother’s frail, guiding hand. Ruby’s zeal attracts the attention of an enigmatic music professor and with his help, she embarks on an incredible journey of musical discovery that will culminate in a rare opportunity. But with two cultural worlds colliding, her gift and her ambition will be threatened by deeply ingrained distrust, family jealousies and tragic secrets that will define her very identity.