Saturday, January 31, 2009

In My Mailbox

Kristi over at Story Siren asks readers to share what books they received in the mail each week. All of mine are from trading at paperbackswap.com. It's like Christmas everytime my mail carrier leaves a package at my door. My presents:

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America.

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

Mia, 13, has always seen colors in sounds, numbers, and letters, a fact she has kept secret since the day she discovered that other people don't have this ability. Then she discovers that she has a rare condition called synesthesia, which means that the visual cortex in her brain is activated when she hears something. From then on, she leads a kind of double life-she eagerly attends research gatherings with other synesthetes and devours information about the condition, but continues to struggle at school, where her inadvertent pairing of particular colors with numbers and words makes math and French almost impossible to figure out...

Kiffe Kiffe by Faiza Guene

 "A tale for anyone who has ever lived outside looking in, especially from that alien country called adolescence. A funny, heartfelt story from a wise guy who happens to be a girl. If you've ever fallen in love, if you've ever had your heart broken, this story is your story." -- Sandra Cisneros, author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREETÂ

The Broken World: Poems (National Poetry Series)
by Marcus Cafagna






5 comments:

sharonanne said...

Mine all come from bookmooch it is nice to see another in my mailbox post similar to mine.

cat said...

I loved A Mango-Shaped Space. Loved it!

I'm amazed at all the bookmooch-type posts this week. I was on it for a while, but it's slightly un-economical when you're in Canada and it costs a billion dollars to mail books. :(

Carrie's YA Bookshelf said...

Apparently I need to check into this bookmooch thing.

The Story Siren said...

thanks for participating!! loved seeing the books you got!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice week you had. I've heard of A Mango Shaped Space, but never read it myself. Hope it's good.

-Lauren