Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday. Here’s what I found in my box this week.
So Into You by Sandra Hill
I won this at Socrates’ Book Reviews. Thanks!
Angel Sabato has been in love with best friend Grace O’Brien for 10 years–but he’s only just realized it. Too bad she doesn’t take him seriously when he tells her about his feelings. Reeling from the rejection, Angel hightails it out of town.
Now Grace is left to wonder if her problems from the past are keeping her from opening herself to love. But she brushes these “useless” musings aside, concentrating instead on the work she’s doing as an apprentice to folk healer Tante Lulu and keeping up with the old woman’s good deeds.
Such as starting a foundation to help families still homeless after Hurricane Katrina. One family consists of 5 children who lost their parents. The eldest, only seventeen, has been struggling to take care of her siblings and lying like heck to the state agencies in order to keep everyone together. Tante Lulu and Grace take the children under their wings and decide the foundation will build a house for them.
Re-enter Angel, who helps with the construction. Unbeknownst to Grace, Tante Lulu has decided to try her hand at matchmaking again. And Tante Lulu has never failed before!
Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection edited by Shana Liebman
From Hachette Book Group for review.
Scoring weed for your uncle…Hanging out with porn stars on Christmas Eve…Eating nachos with the Mossad…Observing the Dyke Days of Awe…Getting held up at a Weight Watcher’s meeting…Spying on your naked Hebrew School teacher.
From Heeb magazine–the definitive voice of a proud, searching, and irreverent new generation of American Jews–this first-of-a-kind fast and fun showcase spotlights the hilarious and heartful raconteurial gifts of many of today’s leading writers, comedians, actors, artists, and musicians. Laura Silverman, Michael Showalter, Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Ben Greenman, Darrin Strauss, and others navigate sex, drugs, work, youth, family, and, on the lighter side, body and soul. You’ll never bleach your arm hair again.
What books found their way to your house this week?