Mailbox Monday #178

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch. This month’s host is Martha’s Bookshelf.

Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received last week:

1. The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye for review in October.

This story moves back and forth in time, from the arrival of Norwegian immigrant Thea on the shores of Lake Superior to the travails of her orphaned son, Odd, some 20 years later. When Thea’s aunt and uncle do not meet her boat as planned, she has no money, prospects, or English language. Befriended by a local businessman and apothecary, she obtains work as a cook in the nearby logging camp. Raped by an itinerant peddler, she delivers the baby in a blinding snowstorm, and the apothecary, Grimm, takes the infant into his household. The boy grows up under Grimm’s influence to be a fisherman, smuggler for Grimm’s whiskey trade, and a boat builder. Still, he struggles to find himself and to reconcile the loss of his mother, and he becomes increasingly troubled by Grimm’s criminal enterprises and dirty secrets — until an unlikely love affair puts everything on a collision course.

What did you receive? Have a great Memorial Day!


  1. I loved his last book and was excited to receive this one too.

  2. I received Light House Road Last week. I loved his fiorst book, Safe From the |Sea!

  3. This book sounds really good. I’m going to have to add it to my wishlist. I hope you enjoy it!

    Have a lovely week. 🙂

  4. I’ve not heard of this one…enjoy!

  5. I hadn’t heard of this book. Hope you enjoy it.

  6. Oh, I bet that is fantastic!!!

  7. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. I know how much you enjoyed Safe From the Sea, which I still haven’t read. Happy reading!