Monday, July 18, 2011

Mailbox Monday (July 18)

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Gwendolyn B. at A Sea of Books.

I received one book for review this past week: The Glimpse Traveler by Marianne Boruch. It was sent to me by Indiana University Press for a blog tour in August (the book is coming out on August 19).

From the publisher’s website:

When she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful, nine-day trip into the American counterculture that begins on a whim and quickly becomes a mission to unravel a tragic mystery. The narrator’s path leads her to Berkeley, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Big Sur, and finally to an abandoned resort motel, now become a down-on-its-luck commune in the desert of southern Colorado. Neither a memoir about private misery, nor a shocking exposé of life in a turbulent era, The Glimpse Traveler describes with wry humor and deep feeling what it was like to witness a peculiar and impossibly rich time.

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to A Sea of Books.

18 comments:

  1. I really like the title of this book. Will look out for your review!

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  2. This sounds fascinating...I will be watching for your review of this one!

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  3. Sounds interesting, hope you enjoy it!

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  4. I've never heard of this one before. Fingers crossed that this travel in 1971 is worth the trip :) Sorry I could not help myself with the pun. ;)

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  5. New to me too. I'll watch for your review.

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  6. This sounds so interesting, I look forward to your review. I'm pretty sure I'll be adding this one to my list.

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  7. This sounds like a great book- hope you enjoy it!

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  8. This book is new to me but sounds rather interesting. I definitely will be watching for your thoughts on it.

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  9. wow, this sounds like a great story but one that will probably be pretty emotional!

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  10. Aaaaah, a true story. I like true travel stories. I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. I bet it is fascinating! You just can't travel that way anymore, and it's really a shame. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this one.

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  12. haven't heard of this one before but the synopsis sounds intriquing. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new reads!

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  13. I also had not heard of this one before. It's not the kind of book I'd normally read but it does sound pretty good. I hope you enjoy it!

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  14. This is a new to me author/title...looking forward to reading your thoughts on this one next month!

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  15. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds like something I'd like.

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  16. It sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

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