Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
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I received Blood Money from the author.Blood Money by Doug Richardson
Narrator: Tim DeKay
Series: Lucky Dey #1
Published by the author on August 5, 2016
Source: the author
Length: 9 hrs 34 mins
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When Sheriff's Deputy Lucky Dey discovers his little brother has been murdered, he'll stop at nothing until he takes down the cop-killer. Hell-bent on getting answers, he disobeys his superiors and follows the trail of a killer, who's driving a hijacked truck full of illegal contraband.
Lucky finds himself in L.A., trapped in a storm of media and political interference. The entire city is whirling in the wake of a major star's fatal accident and people want a story--a story that might be more tangled than anyone ever imagined. With peril and mayhem around every corner, the risk-addicted cop might not be so lucky this time around.
And I picked up my Amazon First Read book for the month.A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport by Kate Stewart
Published by Little A on May 1, 2019
Source: Amazon First Reads
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Growing up under Fascist censorship in Nazi Germany, Ruth Rappaport absorbed a forbidden community of ideas in banned books. After fleeing her home in Leipzig at fifteen and losing both parents to the Holocaust, Ruth drifted between vocations, relationships, and countries, searching for belonging and purpose. When she found her calling in librarianship, Ruth became not only a witness to history but an agent for change as well.
Culled from decades of diaries, letters, and photographs, this epic true story reveals a driven woman who survived persecution, political unrest, and personal trauma through a love of books. It traces her activism from the Zionist movement to the Red Scare to bibliotherapy in Vietnam and finally to the Library of Congress, where Ruth made an indelible mark and found a home. Connecting it all, one constant thread: Ruth’s passion for the printed word, and the haven it provides—a haven that, as this singularly compelling biography proves, Ruth would spend her life making accessible to others. This wasn’t just a career for Ruth Rappaport. It was her purpose.