Monday, March 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Thank you to Marcia at The Printed Page for putting on the weekly Mailbox Monday, a place where I discover so many wonderful new books.

Check out her blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

Mrs. Somebody Somebody: Stories by Tracy Winn (win from Library Thing's Early Reviewers)

From Amazon:

Winn's excellent debut collection centers on Lowell, Mass., as it evolves from a booming mid-century mill town to its scrappy contemporary incarnation. What remains constant are the characters, who cycle through the stories as they age, etched memorably by Winn, who nails a diverse swath of American life over some 60 years. In the title story, Stella Lewis navigates through often dicey situations at Hub Hosiery, a factory where she makes a close friend and learns the power of union allegiances. In Blue Tango, lovesick Dr. Charlie Burroughs, a Korean War vet, returns to his wife; in the following story, Glass Box, Winn portrays the marriage from Charlie's wife's perspective. Later, Winn checks in on the next generation of the Burroughs family, mired in frustration and longing. We also get to know factory workers and families affected by wars—from Korea to Iraq. Though Winn's prose sometimes gets away from her, her firm command of narrative and her ability to evoke emotion puts this high on the list of must-read story collections.


Serena said...

Happy reading. enjoy your new book

Alayne said...

Hope you like it! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Kaye said...

That looks interesting but then to me anything set in MA is. I hope you enjoy your new book. Have a great week and happy reading.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I saw this on Librarything and thought it looked interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

This book looks really good. Looking forward to your review. Happy reading!

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

my mailbox was a bit lonely this week but i'm still struggling to finish listening to the 30-disc audio book that is 'under the dome' by stephen king. it's taken me eons and it's so overdue from the library that i'm afraid to show my face there. :)

hope you enjoy the novel by tracy winn!