Monday, September 7, 2009

Mailbox Monday- September 7


Mailbox Monday is posted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Each Monday she asks us: What was in YOUR mailbox this week?

This week I only had one new addition to my TBR pile, which is managable! I'm trying to catch up a little on my TBR pile, as well as my pile of wonderful books from the library. This week's addition was "The Way Home" by George Pelecanos.




From the Publisher's Website:

"Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.

One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.

Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty."

So that's it for me! What was in your mailbox this week?

3 comments:

  1. This one sounds intriguing...good luck wading through that to-be-read pile!

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  2. I recently received The Night Gardener by this author, whom I've never read. Hope you enjoy your new book.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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