Monday, September 14, 2009

Mailbox Monday!

Thanks to The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday.
"Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists." ~ The Printed Page

Here's what landed on my doorstep:

Review copy from author of
The Jade Cat by Suzanne Brogger.

from Barnes and Noble website:


Translated from the Danish by Anne Born

From Denmark to Riga and back, through two World Wars, to India and Afghanistan, to America as it was and as it is, and through boarding schools, mental hospitals, and almshouses for the poor, Suzanne Brogger's The Jade Cat is a sweeping family saga of almost limitless ambition.

At the heart of the narrative and of this Jewish family unit is the grandmother, Katze, and her memories. She tells the story from her patrician apartment in Copenhagen's Gammel Mint 14, where she has lived since the 1940s. It is a haunting portrait of the pride, conceit, grandness, and despair that has followed the Levin family while the world outside the old apartment gradually fell apart. The family remains prey to drug addiction and suicide attempts. Some escape into sex, others into Evangelical politics or religion.

With an unlikely but sympathetic cast of grotesques, this gripping saga of Danish highlife and lowlife through three generations of a tormented family is as diverse and uncompromising as William Styron's Sophie's Choice and Isabel Allende's House of Spirits.

Sounds pretty good, huh? Add it to my ol' list of books. Yeah!

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


Ryan said...

Sounds fantastic, can's wait for your review. I'm glad to see Chuck looking so at home! :-)

Jennifer said...

This sounds like wonderful read. I look forward to your review and know my TBR list shall continue to grow.