Mailbox Monday-April 6

mmb-300x282Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Here’s my friend Golda and me in the summer of 2000 in Manhattan.  IMG_2923We worked together at Barnes & Noble in Lansing, Michigan, so when Jason and I were living in midtown and Golda was looking for a New York publishing job AND a place to live, it made sense that she would crash on our couch when we were between guests.  Finding housing in New York is no joke!  Anyway, fast forward 15 years and Golda has been with W.W.Norton & Company for what seems like forever and she’s a New Yorker now. And, bless her giving heart, she sent me this box last week.  It felt like Christmas!  She is the best 🙂

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Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb.(to be released August 2015)

Sent to a “therapeutic community” for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the “Old Fox” of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel “normal” again. Undone by these pressures, Todd attempts an escape to return “home” to his younger brother and to a childhood that now inhabits only his dreams.  (from Goodreads)

Follow Me Home by Cathy Woodman 

Life has been tough for village midwife Zara. Recently divorced and living with her grandmother, Zara is struggling to get back on track. Until one day, love walks in, in the form of an abandoned puppy. Although Zara adores her new friend, the puppy causes havoc wherever they go, so she is grateful when local shepherd Lewis offers to train her. But Lewis has an ulterior motive for helping. And though Zara may be able to trust him with her naughty dog, can she trust him with

her bruised heart?  (from Goodreads)

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Racing Driver:How to Drive Racing Cars Step by Step

Space Academy:How to Fly Spacecraft Step by Step

Flight School:How to Fly a Plane Step by Step

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My Favorite Animal Families by Steve Bloom

Elephants:A Book for Children by Steve Bloom

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Funny Face! Find the Surprises! Draw, Color, Fold!

Let’s Play a Game:All You Need to Play Six Board Games

Make Art with Your Hands and Feet!

Isn’t Golda awesome?