Sunday, March 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (4)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.
This week was a pretty average week in terms of the new books I got. There's only two new ones (both of which I borrowed from someone), but they sound very emotional. Here they are!

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: Journalist Julia Jarmond is assigned to write an article about the Vel' d'Div' roundup which happened in Paris in July 1942. This was the day when Sarah, a ten year old girl, was brutally arrested along with her family by the French police. As Julia researches this topic, she begins to uncover this girl's life and a trail of long-hidden family secrets.

(I'm borrowing this book from a friend. She highly recommended it and said it almost made her cry! Yes... that's what I like. We'll see how this goes!)

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake: On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story - of love or war - is about looking left when we should have been looking right. - Goodreads

(I'm not sure how this sounds, to be honest. I'm not one who normally enjoys war novels, but I'm not going to judge this before I start reading. Let's hope it's good!)

And that sums up my new reading material, which I'll start once I'm done the stuff from last week. What's in your mailbox? Feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can come visit you!

21 comments:

Kaye said...

Sarah's Key is very good but I did have some qualms about one thread.
The Postmistress is good also. I'll be interested to see what you think after you finish. Have a great Sunday!

Maria the Bookworm said...

I normally don't read these kind of books, but these two look good :D

Shy said...

We've pretty similar taste there. I also love reading something that can actually move me to tears. Do you have any recommendation on these kind of books?

Emidy said...

Kaye - Interesting! I'm excited to start these books and see how I like them.

Maria - They do look good! Hopefully they're enjoyable.

Shy - I actually don't cry easily, but I love having strong emotions while reading. There was one book that did bring me to tears: The Kite Runner. If you haven't read it, I recommend it to you!

Lauren said...

Ooh, both of those look great! Oh, and I love the cover of The Postmistress. Happy reading!

Jan von Harz said...

Oh wow I can imagine all of the consequences that could occur from this one conscious choice. This sounds really good.

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Trillian said...

Some great reads. Hope you enjoy them!
Here's my books for this week

Sara said...

These books aren't normally my cup of tea, but Sarah's Key sounds really good! I can't wait to see what you think of them. Happy reading! :)

Aths said...

Excellent books, both! I am looking forward to reading Sarah's Key!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I got Postmistress this week, too, and have had Sarah's Key on the TBR for quite a while now!! They both look great and I can't wait to read them! Enjoy!! I'll be looking forward to your reviews!

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Dana said...

Great books this week! I really enjoyed Sarah's Key - it's really well written and pulls you in (I read it in a few days over Christmas when I was supposed to be spending time with family... haha). And I've been wanting to read The Postmistress for a while - can't wait to see what you think!

Christina T said...

I've heard really good things about both of these books, especially Sarah's Key which is on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy both books and I look forward to your reviews.

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Melissa said...

Great books! I've never read either, but they sound excellent :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

These look fab and sad :) I love the cover of the 1st one. Makes me want to go to Conney Island or something ;)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

These books sound great actually! I find myself strangely fascinated by wartime and the lives of people it affected - it's just such a powerful theme and it really moves me ... I really can't wait for your review of these books! :)

Deb said...

I have both of these books but haven't read them yet. Enjoy! I can't wait to hear what you think.

Deb said...

I have both of these books but haven't read them yet. Enjoy! I can't wait to hear what you think.

Nymeth said...

I've heard good things about both of those. Enjoy!

Luanne said...

I've heard that The Postmistress is going to be big!