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In My Mailbox June 28

June 28th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

Mailbox Monday is hosted at The Printed Page or In Your Mailbox at The Story Siren. Please stop by those posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week!

From Hachette Book Group:

The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell

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Description: Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job–interviewing celebrities for a top women’s magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad’s life, she makes an astonishing discovery: he’s not the man he says he is–not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them–herself.

From Sourcebooks:

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

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Description: Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy’s Diary, gives us something completely new—a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love…

Amanda Grange’s style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen’s timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen’s beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

Through Shelf Awareness:

Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

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Description: Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.

Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore. She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty-two-year-old film professor.

Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills. But when Dan stops taking her calls, when her alcoholic father suffers a terrible fall, and when she finds herself drawn into a dangerous new relationship, Katie’s fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.

From Lisa Roe:

Z-Rex by Steve Cole

Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme

Uncle John’s Under the Slimy Sea by

Through Bostick Communications:

Defending College Heights by Stuart Nachbar

The Fun Minute Manager by Bob Pike, Robert C. Ford and John W. Newstrom

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5 Responses

  1. Kristen

    Lots of great books this week! I just heard about the Mr. Darcy vampire books. I hope it’s as good as it looks!

  2. Callie (Handle Like Hendrix)

    Enjoy your books!

  3. Nancy (The Ravenous Reader)

    I have never seen Mr. Darcy and that book looks amazing.

  4. gautami tripathy

    Happy reading!

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  5. Rebecca

    Great books you got this week, they all look really interesting. Enjoy.

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