6.11.2012

Monday Mailbox 6/11/12 (and a giveaway)

Monday Mailbox is hosted this month by Marie Burton over at Burton Book Review.


I received one book this week:
True Believers, by Kurt Andersen
I received this book from Random House as part of Librarything.com's Early Reviewers program. 

From Amazon:

Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968—an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret—as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions.

As junior-high-school kids back in the early sixties, Karen and her two best friends, Chuck and Alex, roamed suburban Chicago on their bikes looking for intrigue and excitement. Inspired by the exotic romance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they acted out elaborate spy missions pitting themselves against imaginary Cold War villains. As friendship carries them through childhood and on to college—in a polarized late-sixties America riven by war and race as well as sex, drugs, and rock and roll—the bad guys cease to be the creatures of make-believe. Caught up in the fervor of that extraordinary and uncanny time, they find themselves swept into a dangerous new game with the highest possible stakes.

Today, only a handful of people are left who know what happened. As Karen reconstructs the past and reconciles the girl she was then with the woman she is now, finally sharing pieces of her secret past with her national-security-cowboy boyfriend and Occupy-activist granddaughter, the power of memory and history and luck become clear.


This book will be published by Random House on July 10, 2012.

This week's reviews:
All Men Are Liars, by Alberto Manguel
Little Night, by Luanne Rice (Guest Review)

Giveaways

Last week's giveaway was for a copy of Jean Zimmerman's THE ORPHANMASTER which will be published by Viking on July 10th, 2012. The winner was:
Carol V.
Please check your email for details about getting your book! 


THIS week's giveaway is for a copy of 
Brian Cronin's 
published by Plume on May 29, 2012.

Enter to win your copy HERE!

3 comments:

  1. True Believers sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!

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  2. The cover of True Believers screams the 60's to me. How well I remember them! Happy reading!

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  3. Looks like a great summertime read, hope you enjoy it!

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