I knew I was forgetting a couple of books last week! The two I forgot are Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg (which I bought because I’m planning to go to Kripalu in October on a retreat taught by Salzberg and Stephen Cope) and Sweat Your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice by Gabrielle Roth (which I bought after reading about 5Rhythms on Meg’s blog, Spirit Moves Dance).
From the publisher’s website:
What if saying hello to an old friend meant saying goodbye to life as you know it?
It’s been six years since Pen Calloway watched her best friends walk out of her life. And through the birth of her daughter, the death of her father, and the vicissitudes of single motherhood, she has never stopped missing them.
Pen, Cat, and Will met on their first day of college and formed what seemed like a magical and lifelong bond, only to see their friendship break apart amid the realities of adulthood. When, after years of silence, Cat—the bewitching, charismatic center of their group—emails Pen and Will with an urgent request to meet at their college reunion, they can’t refuse.
With her trademark wit, vivid prose, and gift for creating authentic, captivating characters, Marisa de los Santos returns with an emotionally resonant novel about our deepest human connections. As Pen and Will struggle to uncover the truth about Cat, they find more than they bargained for: startling truths about who they were before and who they are now. They must confront the reasons their friendship fell apart and discover how—and if—it can ever fall back together.From the publisher’s website:
It has always been Naomi Fontaine’s dream to practice small-town medicine—an ambition that brought her to Cypress Hollow, the charming, tight-knit community her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. But no matter how hard she tries, Naomi can’t seem to fit in here. Then rugged Rig Keller moves in to take over half of Naomi’s medical practice, and instantly charms everyone in town... including Naomi.
Rig saw what a broken relationship did to his brother, and has no interest whatsoever in getting serious. But the temptation to play doctor with his new partner is just too strong to resist. Any chance they might have of being truly knit together by love, however, depends entirely on what secrets they are willing to reveal... and on Rig’s willingness to risk his heart and Naomi’s desire to open hers completely.What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Amused by Books.