Mailbox Monday

The Printed Page created a marvelous meme, "Monday Mailbox." Here are the guidelines:
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Once again, I owe thanks to Trin @ Bloody Bad for tipping me off to this trend.

My mailbox was full last week, giving me lots to read this week:

1. Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
"Grace, a middle aged housewife, is dissatisfied with her looks, her husband, and her lifestyle. Grace is certain that she was meant to lead a more exciting life than the one she finds herself in. She finds the thrill that she is looking for and more when she reconnects with a high school friend though a social networking website. Suddenly, Grace is hobnobbing with celebrities, wearing designer clothes, and being wooed by Victor, a mysterious Hollywood powerhouse. Soon, Grace is flying off to Malibu on a whim to hook up with Victor, all the while lying to her husband and two daughters."
2. As Long As He Needs Me by Mary Verdick
"In honor of their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, Kitty and Clem Johanssen set off on what's supposed to be a dream vacation: a gracious cruise up the East Coast from New York to Montreal. But in a hectic rush to embark, Clem foolishly loses his cash to a couple of street swindlers. Unbeknowst to Kitty, the incident sets off a profound introspection of Clem's weaknesses, regrets, and mortality -- amplified by the sudden appearance of his old war buddy-turned-politician, T. McCollough Boyle, during a shore excursion..."
3. Hannibal's Elephant Girl by Ariion Kathleen Brindley
"In 218 BCE, Hannibal took his army, along with 37 elephants, over the Alps to attack the Romans. Eleven years before this historic event, on the banks of a river near Carthage in North Africa, one of his elephants pulled a drowning girl from the turbulent waters. Thus began Liada's epic journey with the elephant known as Obolus."
4. Concubine by Kota Ozembew
"Frustrated with her life in China, fifteen year old Shiao-Shiao accepts the offer to join the harem of a mysterious and wealthy American polygamist. But soon she discovers that being a concubine is not just about luxury and sensuality."
Head over to J. Kaye's Book Blog for more Mailbox Monday!

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