In My Mailbox (26)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

*In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren*


Received for Other Shelf Tours:


Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham

A young girl sets out to save her sick mother and records her adventures in quilt pieces.

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong.

But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems like even quilting won’t help. That’s when Ludelphia decides to do something drastic—leave Gee’s Bend for the very first time. Mama needs medicine that can only be found miles away in Camden. But that doesn’t stop Ludelphia. She just puts one foot in front of the other. What ensues is a wonderful, riveting and sometimes dangerous adventure. Ludelphia weathers each challenge in a way that would make her mother proud, and ends up saving the day for her entire town.

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, Leaving Gee’s Bend is a delightful, satisfying story of a young girl facing a brave new world.



Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz

It really was a stupid thing that Brent Staple did – doing it (so the rumour goes) with Chris Sanchez, one of the guy cheerleaders. Who’d have thought that Brent, the school’s hottest jock, could be gay? But the doubt about Brent doesn’t just hurt Tara – it’s the beginning of the end for an inseparable trio of friends. Tara’s training for the marathon, but also running from her father and her fear of ever being abandoned again. Beautiful Whitney Blaire’s got everything and nothing, because her parents have never had time for her. And Pinkie has a compulsive need to mother everyone to make up for the mom she never stops missing. The girls couldn’t be more different, but doesn’t that just prove the strength of their friendship?

Then new-girl Riley arrives in school, wafting her long black hair and a scent of lilacs. Suddenly, Tara starts to feel things she’s never felt before for a girl - and to reassess her feelings about Brent and what he may/may not have done. Is Tara gay – or does she just love Riley? And can the map of her deepest friendships ever be redrawn in a post-Riley world?



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15 comments:

The Story Siren said...

great books this week! i hope you enjoy them! happy reading!

Serpentine Librarian said...

Great Books! This is the first I'm hearing about Leaving Gee's Bend, but it sounds like it will be good! Happy Reading!

Faye said...

awesome books! Ditto w/ SL. they both look really good :D

Becky said...

Wow, two really different books there. That is one of the greatest things about being a blogger. Enjoy!

KatieDoll said...

Awesome books. I haven't read them but they sound awesome. Happy reading!

Kirthi said...

Leaving Gee's Bend is my type of book! Sounds wonderful, happy reading!

Emma Michaels said...

congrats on the great books!

Sab H. said...

Yay! I have to read Leaving Gee's Bend too! Hope we enjoy it! :D

prophecygirl said...

Leaving Gee's Bend sounds great. Hope you enjoy it!

Orchid said...

Intersting books this week. Hope you enjoy them. :)

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I am really looking forward to Leaving Gee's Bend!

Brooke Reviews said...

These look good :) Hope you enjoy them!

BrittLit said...

Nice books this week. I look forward to your reviews because these are two I've been looking at lately. Happy Reading!

The Book Owl said...

I'm reading Of All the Stupid Things right now, and I'm really enjoying it. Hope you like it. Happy reading! =]

Jennie Smith said...

Oh I want these! Love it!! Come by and see what I got this week too!

Happy reading!!

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