Sunday, May 9, 2010

In My Mailbox (11)

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.
After going days without visiting the library, I finally went today! I found some books that sound great, and I'm excited to show them to you all. Here they are:

Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James:
In the wake of their mother's mysterious death, Linno and Anju are raised in Kerala by their father Melvin. When Anju wins a scholarship to a prestigious school in America, she seizes the opportunity, even though it means betraying her sister. Meanwhile, back in Kerala, Linno is undergoing a transformation of her own, rejecting the wealthy suitor whom her father has chosen. When Anju goes missing, Linno comes up with a scheme to procure a visa so that she can travel to America to search for her sister (From back of book).

The Tent by Margaret Atwood:
The Tent is Margaret Atwood's highly imaginative new collection of mini-fictions. These vintage Atwoodian tales - monologues, pretend histories and autobiographies, animal fables, and condensed science fictions - speak to a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times we live in with deadly accuracy and knife-edge precision (From back of book).

Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus:
Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies and color-coordinate file folders, twenty-four-year-old Girl is struggling to keep up with the essential trinity of food, shelter, and student loans. So when she finally lands the job of her dreams, she ignores her misgivings and concentrates on getting the job done... whatever that may be (From back of book).

Snapped by Pamela Klaffke:
At the helm of must-read Snap magazine, veteran style guru Sara B. has had the job - and joy - for the past fifteen years of eviscerating the city's fashion victims in her legendary DOs and DON'Ts photo spread. Fueled by alcohol, nicotine and self-loathing, Sara launches into a cringeworthy but often comic series of blowups - personal, professional and private - that culminate in an epiphany. That she, the arbiter of taste, has made her living by cutting people down... and somehow she's got to make amends (From back of book).

As you can see, I couldn't resist getting another Atwood out! But this time it's a collection of short stories, so that should be different. Have you read any of these? Did you like them? Also, feel free to post a link to your IMM post and I'll come check it out.

10 comments:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

What a great collection of books you've found! I've not read this collection of Atwood's short stories, probably because I'm not usually a fan of sh. stories, but I'll await your review. Thanks for sharing!

Nymeth said...

The Tent is another Atwood I've yet to read, but it sounds excellent! As does everything of hers, really :P

Sara said...

Awesome books this week! They all look really interesting. I love short stories, so I'll have to check The Tent out. Happy reading! :D

Aths said...

Haven't read any of them, but Citizen Girl has caught my eye, probably for its interesting cover? Have fun with the books! :)

Wendy said...

Snapped looks great! Enjoy your new books:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Way cool!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like the Citizen Girl cover :)

Emidy said...

Mrs. DeRaps - I'm so happy I found all of these! I don't usually read short stories myself, but I'm excited to start The Tent and see how I feel about it.

Nymeth - So true, so true!

Sara - I can't wait to start The Tent and find out if I like short stories, too.

Aths - I love the cover of Citizen Girls; it stands out for sure.

Wendy - Thank you!

Juju - I know, isn't it cute?

Shelley said...

I love my library more and more, so here's an encouragement to let our public officials know that economic hard times are the worst time to cut back funding for libraries! Thanks for this post.

Emidy said...

Shelley - The library is a fantastic place! And what you said is so, so true.