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Mailbox Monday ~ April 6th

April 5, 2009

sb10067729n-003If you’re new to Mailbox Monday welcome! Thank you to everyone who stops by Mailbox Monday. Whether you comment or visit I appreciate your taking the time to drop in.

A bit of a banner week for me considering I’ve cut way back on my requests or offers.

jantsensgift2Memoir ~ Jantsen’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace by Pam Cope (new-to-me author/Hachette) (Claimed by Bonnie)

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend’s invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son’s death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called “Touch A Life,” dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

outcastsunitedMemoir ~ Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John (new-to-me author/Shelf Awareness) (Claimed by Renee)

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston’s streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston’s refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees.

crazyforthestormMemoir ~ Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ellestad (new-to-new author/Shelf Awareness) (Claimed by Alyce)

Flying to a ski championship ceremony in February 1979, the chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father’s girlfriend, and the pilot crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains and was suspended at 8,200 feet, engulfed in a blizzard. “Dad and I were a team, and he was Superman,” Ollestad writes. But now Norman’s father was dead, and the devastated eleven-year-old had to descend the treacherous, icy mountain alone.

motherofthebelieversHistorical fiction ~ Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam by Kamran Pasha (new-to-me author/FSB Associates)

Deep in the desert of seventh century Arabia, a new prophet named Muhammad has arisen. After he beholds a beautiful woman in a vision and resolves to marry her, the girl’s father quickly arranges the wedding. Aisha becomes the youngest of Muhammad’s twelve wives and her feisty nature and fierce intelligence establishes her as his favorite. But when Aisha is accused of adultery by her rivals, she loses the Prophet’s favor—and must fight to prove her innocence.

thebluesweater1Memoir ~ The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz (new-to-new author/FSB Associates)

From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters — women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds.

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What books came into your house last week? Don’t forget to leave a link to your Mailbox post or a list of books if you don’t have a blog.

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48 Comments
  1. April 5, 2009 8:37 pm

    Happy Monday!!!

    Mailbox

  2. April 5, 2009 8:56 pm

    Mine is scheduled to post in the wee hours Monday morning. http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com

  3. April 5, 2009 9:37 pm

    I saw The Blue Sweater somewhere else too – It looks lik a good book! I have also received some of the books that you mention above – but I used this week to get caught up on the books I have received from giveaways! My post is here.

  4. April 5, 2009 10:46 pm

    You had a great week last week – many of those books sound wonderful – but very serious!

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  5. April 5, 2009 11:59 pm

    That’s some serious reading you’ve got there. I’ll watch for your thoughts on them. My MM is up:

    http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  6. April 6, 2009 12:17 am

    Here’s mine.

  7. April 6, 2009 12:25 am

    Some great books there 😀

    I just posted my mailbox for the week
    http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  8. April 6, 2009 12:26 am

    My 1st time playing Mailbox Monday 🙂 Happy Monday to everyone and here’s my post

    http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/2009/03/mailbox-monday.html

  9. April 6, 2009 1:26 am

    You have so many interesting looking books there. I added Crazy For the Storm to my list – I love survival memoirs. I’ll be keeping an eye out for your review so that I can decide if I will keep it on my wish list. I also got Outcasts United this week.

    Here’s my post:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6.html

  10. April 6, 2009 1:27 am

    What great looking memoirs–I love to intersperse memoirs into my reading time and am always on the lookout for new good ones.

    Happy Monday everyone–
    Here is my post:
    http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  11. April 6, 2009 3:21 am

    Good books Marcia! It looks like there are some intense topics. Thanks for hosting again. My books are HERE. Happy Monday everyone!

  12. April 6, 2009 5:30 am

    Thanks for hosting this week after week, Marcia. I got Jantsen’s Gift too. You can see my post here.

  13. April 6, 2009 5:35 am

    My first Mailbox Monday post in a few weeks – I think I might do a monthly post, since I’ve started cutting back. =)

  14. April 6, 2009 5:44 am

    You had a good week, it seems. Happy reading!

    My Mailbox

    –Anna

  15. April 6, 2009 5:54 am

    Here’s mine!

  16. April 6, 2009 5:57 am

    Hi! I’m new to Mailbox Monday and thought I would leave a link to my post. 🙂 Thanks for hosting this fun feature!

    http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  17. April 6, 2009 6:12 am

    Mine’s up! I’ve been so busy doing my taxes, and my kids’ (I know…I know….but there’s just been too many good books to read to bother until now!) that I’ve been a bad blogger all last week!

    Here’s mine!

    Mailbox Monday

  18. April 6, 2009 6:19 am

    I got Jantsen’s Gift this week as well. I read Outcasts United a couple of weeks ago and it really struck me, especially as we’re in the middle of kiddie soccer right now. I also have Crazy for the Storm sitting here to read. Seems like we have some similar tastes in books!

    My mailbox is here: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2009/04/monday-mailbox.html

  19. April 6, 2009 6:31 am

    I got Crazy for the Storm too – and I’m considering accepting Jantzen’s Gift…my mailbox is here.

  20. April 6, 2009 6:32 am

    My Mailbox

  21. April 6, 2009 6:47 am

    My post is up. Long list this week.

    http://writeforareader.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-4609.html

  22. April 6, 2009 7:54 am

    I got outcasts united also. Waiting for the blue sweater.

    Here is mine.

  23. April 6, 2009 7:58 am

    Marie’s is up .. surprisingly.. considering the Monday I’ve been having.. The Burton Review

  24. April 6, 2009 8:20 am

    Thanks Marcia!! What a great stack of books you received this week. Jantsen’s Gift looks wonderful. My mailbox is HERE.

  25. April 6, 2009 8:36 am

    I have a great haul this week – found at a library sale. Technically didn’t come in my mailbox, but still came to my house. 🙂

    http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/04/06/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009/

  26. April 6, 2009 8:53 am

    Looks like you got some great books too. here’s my mailbox:

    http://savvyverseandwit.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-24.html

  27. Missy permalink
    April 6, 2009 9:18 am

    Happy Monday…looks like you have some good books to read!

    http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com

  28. April 6, 2009 9:32 am

    The Blue Sweater looks really good. Reminds me a lot of Banker to the Poor.

    Here’s my post:

    http://bookchatterandotherstuff.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009.html

  29. April 6, 2009 10:47 am

    My mailbox is up…

    Have a great week.
    http://qallie-fresh.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009.html

  30. April 6, 2009 10:47 am

    My mailbox is up, have a great week.
    http://qallie-fresh.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009.html

  31. callista83 permalink
    April 6, 2009 11:17 am

    Yay I finally got books in the mail!

    http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-5.html

  32. April 6, 2009 12:55 pm

    Good bunch of books — here’s my link: http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009.html

  33. April 6, 2009 1:14 pm

    Lots of memoirs…enjoy.

    Here is mine:
    http://marireads.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-040609.html

  34. April 6, 2009 2:29 pm

    Great acquisitions! I’m not much for memoirs, but I love historical fiction.

    Here’s my list! http://www.bookconfessions.com/?p=1475

  35. April 6, 2009 3:57 pm

    Here is what I got in my mailbox this week

  36. April 6, 2009 5:07 pm

    Jantsen’s Gift looks great. I want that one. I have Mother of the Believers to read soon. It looks good as well. Enjoy your loot. Looks like you had a great week

    http://www.linussblanket.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-6/

  37. April 6, 2009 5:55 pm

    I only received one this week but it was a goodie! Here’s my post:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  38. April 6, 2009 6:31 pm

    Hi Marie..Congratulations on your awards!!

    You also received some of the books I have or received this week. Great list.
    Here are mine.
    http://bookwormsdinner.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6-2009.html

  39. April 6, 2009 7:43 pm

    Banner week is right! Wow.. looks like quality reading material!
    Here is mine.
    http://acircleofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday-april-6th-2009.html

  40. April 6, 2009 9:32 pm

    Here’s my first Mailbox Monday – short but sweet!
    http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/mailbox-monday.html

  41. April 10, 2009 6:41 am

    I got quite a few this week! Mailbox Monday on Friday

  42. April 10, 2009 11:50 am

    My response is up.

  43. April 11, 2009 1:16 pm

    sorry to be so late, here is my mailbox click this link

  44. April 11, 2009 7:53 pm

    I am so late but here it is. It’s a simple list with no pictures or anything really interesting.

    http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/mailbox-monday-april-11th/

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