June 27, 2010

In My Mailbox and Mailbox Monday (Jun 27)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted at The Story Siren.
Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or borrowed.
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Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted at The Printed Page.
Mailbox Monday
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.
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From Amazon: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel (P.S.)
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.
Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires--spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.
David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes--the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain--create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.




From Amazon: A Summer Secret (The Mysteries of Middlefield Series)
In the Mysteries of Middlefield series, readers will be immersed into exciting mysteries and authentic Amish culture.
With a twin brother and five younger brothers, Mary Beth Mullet's house is in constant chaos. Her parents don't seem to mind the noise, but she needs a break from all the pestering and babysitting.
It's the summer before eighth grade, and Mary Beth plans to escape to her secret place as much as possible. The old barn in the neighboring field is dangerous, and her parents have forbidden her to go there, but she escapes to it as often as she can.
Mary Beth soon discovers she is not alone in the barn. Someone is living there; someone who needs help. Can Mary Beth help the stranger without losing her secret place? And what if the barn is as dangerous as her parents say it is?
Readers will identify with Mary Beth's struggles for peace and independence and be engrossed in the excitement and danger of A Summer Secret.

20 comments:

  1. I've heard of Edgar Sawtelle through Oprah, haha, but it really sounds like a great book. I can't resist bestsellers but the premise sounds amazing, even if it isn't YA. Awesome week for you!

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  2. Well since it's not stated anywhere I can see, I'm not sure if its YA or not. I'll be able to tell better after I've read it. :-)

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  3. you got some great books that ive heard alot about

    enjoy reading them

    My Blog

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  4. The Summer Secret looks fascinating. I am going to find out more about the book! Thanks!

    My IMM is here:

    http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=4095

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  5. They sound like great books, especially Edgar Sawtelle. I hope you enjoy reading them! :)

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  6. Ooh, great books! I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading! :)

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  7. You got two very great looking books this week. I hope you enjoy them

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  8. I like the cover of A Summer Secret and it sounds wonderful. Enjoy!

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  9. I love Edgar Sawtelle; hope you do as well.

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  10. Enjoy your books. Just one book for me this week. Pussreboots.

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  11. I tried to read the Edgar Sawtelle book but I couldn't get into it. The Summer Secret looks great!

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  12. I've heard of these books and they look good. Enjoy!

    Here's mine:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/mailbox-monday_27.html

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  13. Good selection this week: Happy Reading! Here is my IMMB if you want a peek: Blkosiner Book Blog

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  14. The reviews were so mixed for Edgar Sawtelle, I didn't know what to think. I hope you enjoy it!

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  15. Both books look very good! I hope you enjoy them both!

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  16. I read Edgar Sawtelle and it was only okay for me...I hope you enjoy it!

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  17. I want to read them both! Great books, hope you enjoy them.
    Natalie

    Have a great week ---

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