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Mailbox Monday: August 10, 2009

I only received one book this week, but it came to me in an interesting way.  In a Sunday Salon post a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned I was in a rather long library queue for Olive Kitteridge.  The wonderful Bonnie from One More Page commented on my post and offered me her copy!  What a nice person.  I couldn't wait to start reading this Pulitzer winner and so far, it's absolutely wonderful.  Thanks Bonnie!
Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

What landed in your mailbox this week? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page  to find out what others have received ...


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Aug. 10th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I read this one on vacation and quite enjoyed it too.

My mailbox is here: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2009/08/monday-mailbox.html
Aug. 10th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
I need to check this one out - what a great way to receive the book!
Aug. 10th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment Laura. Btw I just read your review of Unaccustomed Earth and see that I need to read that one soon. Who knows why it took me 10 years before I got to Interpreter of Maladies but probably because I've never been a huge fan of short stories. It seems like you just get into a short story and it's over. But I now will have to look at her second collection. I actually read her novel Namesake and didn't like it nearly as much as Interpreter.
Aug. 11th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
More Lahiri
Bonnie, yes I loved Unaccustomed Earth as well, and am sure you will enjoy it since you liked the first story collection so much. I agree her short stories are better than The Namesake -- I liked it too but not as much. The film is quite good and one of the few cases where I liked it more than the book. It made the characters and the emotions come to life.
Aug. 15th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
I'm really late getting around to checking out everyone's mailboxes this week! I've heard good things about Olive Kittredge! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it! My mailbox is here. (http://www.thenovelbookworm.com/2009/08/mailbox-monday_10.html)
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for stopping by ... I just posted my review of Olive last night! Loved it.
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