Mailbox Monday #256

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has gone through a few incarnations from a permanent home with Marcia to a tour of other blogs.

Now, it has its own permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1. Nest. Flight. Sky: On Love and Loss, One Wing at a Time by Beth Kephart, purchased for Kindle with my Amazon gift card from Anna.

In Nest. Flight. Sky: On Love and Loss, One Wing at a Time, award-winning memoirist Beth Kephart returns to the form for the first time in years to reckon with the loss of her mother and a slow-growing but soon inescapable obsession with birds and flight. Kephart finds herself drawn to the startle of the winter finch, the quick pulse of hummingbirds, and the hungry circling of hawks. She discovers birds in the stories she tells and the novels she writes. She hunts for nests, she waits for song, she seeks the stories of bird artists, she waits. Nest. Flight. Sky. is about the love that endures and the hope that saves us. It’s about the gift of feathers.

2.  When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon for review from Harper.

On a beautiful Greek island, myths, magic, and a colorful cast of characters come together in When the Cypress Whispers, Yvette Manessis Corporon’s lushly atmospheric story about past and present, family and fate, love and dreams that poignantly captures the deep bond between an American woman and her Greek grandmother.

The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne aspires to the American Dream, yet feels as if she’s been sleepwalking through life. Caught between her family’s old-world traditions and the demands of a modern career, she cannot seem to find her place.

Only her beloved grandmother on Erikousa, a magical island off the coast of Greece, knows her heart. Daphne’s fondest memories are of times spent in the kitchen with Yia-yia, cooking and learning about the ancient myths. It was the thought of Yia-yia that consoled Daphne in the wake of her husband’s unexpected death.

What did you get in your mailbox? 

Also be sure to check the Mailbox Monday blog for the Books That Caught Our Eye feature and let us know what caught your attention.


  1. Both look good but that second one is one I’d like best, I think.
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  2. Nest. Flight. Sky. certainly has an intriguing cover. Looks interesting!

  3. When the Cypress Whispers sounds perfect for the Immigrant Stories Challenge – thanks for bringing it to my attention – I am going to pick it up!
    Colleen´s last blog post ..Review: Love, Water, Memory by Jennie Shortridge

  4. They both sound very good. Have a lovely week!
    Diana Leigh´s last blog post ..Guest Blogger: Lucy Arlington

  5. thanks, will have to check that Greek one
    Emma @ Words And Peace´s last blog post ..Book review, interview and Giveaway: Marie Antoinette’s Head – I love France #81

  6. When the Cypress Whispers is on my list. Hope you love it!
    Mary´s last blog post ..That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

  7. Hi Serena,

    Both books sound intriguing and I have to say that ‘Nest. Flight. Sky.’ sounds totally unique in its premise. However, I have fallen in love with the sound of ‘When The Cypress Whispers’, which is the one I shall be adding to my own list.

    Not being too much of a ‘sun-seeker’, I have never visited Greece, however I have read several novels set in the area and never fail to be captivated by the beauty of the islands. For a debut novel, this book sounds as though it has it all!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week,

    [email protected]´s last blog post ..New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

  8. Gorgeous books! I am about to read my first Beth Kephart book finally. Nest looks intriguing.
    Happy reading!
    Lucy @ The Reading Date´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday (82)

  9. You always seem to have unique, interesting titles. I’m curious to know how you enjoy Nest. Flight. Sky. Have a wonderful week!
    MarthaE´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday February 3, 2014

  10. ENJOY your books.

    When The Cypress Whispers looks good.


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  11. The Kephart book sounds interesting.
    I love the cover of When the Cypress Whispers, and the blurb hooked me.
    Vicki´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  12. Beth Hoffman says

    This morning I loaded Beth Kephart’s new memoir on my iPad. I love the cover and can’t wait to begin reading.

  13. Kephart’s book sounds wonderful and both books have stunning covers. Thanks for visiting me today.
    Cheryl Malandrinos´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday – February 3

  14. Nest. Flight. Sky: On Love and Loss, One Wing at a Time – this sounds great. I have just recently started birding, and would like to read this one.

  15. Nest. Flight. Sky. Sounds lovely. I haven’t read anything by Beth in quite awhile. I do love her writing and think I would enjoy this one.
    Mari´s last blog post ..No Willpower

  16. I bet Nest. Flight. Sky. is extraordinary.
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  17. You’ve definitely caught my eye this week with Nest. Flight. Sky. and the cover of When the Cypress Whispers is enticing.
    Leslie´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday ~ February 3rd

  18. Both seem like good reads! Have a wonderful reading ahead!

    Here is my post.
    gautami tripathy´s last blog post ..Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musing

  19. The Beth Kephart book looks good. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
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  20. They both sound good!
    Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday — February 3

  21. Nothing in my mailbox this week – thank goodness for Kindle Daily Deals!
    Enjoy your books 🙂
    Sam Still Reading´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday 3/2/14


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