Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.
Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Books that came in my mailbox this week:
Long Time, No See by Dermont Healy from Viking – Release date – July 9, 2012
“Set in 2006 in an isolated coastal town in northwest Ireland, Long Time, No See is narrated by a sensitive teenager on the cusp of adulthood named Philip Feeney, known to one and all as Mister Psyche. Haunted by a recent traumatic event, he is living with his father, a builder, and his mother, a nurse; there is a girl, Anna, for whom he has feelings. He does odd jobs and spends much of his time in the company of two men some fifty years his senior – his granduncle Joejoe and Jojoe’s crony the Blackbird – wonderful, eccentric characters full of long-standing resentments and dark secrets.
The appearance of a bullet hole in Joejoe’s window one day draws Mister Psyche into a series of bemusing and unsettling misadventures. As Joejoe’s world threatens to collapse, it is Mister Psyche who must digest this and acknowledge the new world taking shape in the old.”
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by matthew dicks from St. Martin’s Press through a ShelfAwareness ARC Giveaway. – Release date – August, 2012
“Brilliant in its simplicity and delivery, Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend is one of those rare books that consumes you. Narrated by Budo, a unique character with a foot in many worlds – imaginary, real, child and adult – this novel touches on the truths of life, love and friendship. Matthew Dicks takes us on an incredible journey into the very real world of imaginary friends, a journey that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.”
It was a slow mailbox week, but I needed a little break! School is almost out and I may be more excited about it than my lil’ heart!!!