May 1, 2023

Mailbox Monday: Some lovely Acquisitions

There have been several books I’ve purchased lately, from Javier Marias’ Tomas Nevinson to Collected Works by Lydia Sandgren. But, a few which have come to my mailbox from publishers are these:

Killingly is a novel by Katherine Beutner, which comes to me from SoHo Press. “Edmund White Award-winning author Katherine Beutner crafts a real-life unsolved mystery into an immersive, unforgettable work of literary crime fiction - a beautifully drawn historical portrait of queerness, family trauma, and the risks faced by women who dared to pursue unconventional paths at the end of the 19th century.”

Alien Worlds is the latest coloring book by Kerry Rosanes. “From the internationally bestselling artist Kerby Rosanes, this essential coloring book includes ninety-six double-sided pages of pure imagination and is the latest entry in Kerby’s astounding Worlds series.”

Mater 2-10 is another work by Hwang Sok-yong. “International Booker–nominated virtuoso Hwang Sok-yong is back with another powerful story—an epic tale that threads together a century of Korean history.” I am eager to read this, as I thoroughly enjoyed the last book of his I read, entitled At Dusk.

So, from the 19th century, to coloring an imaginative world, to finding out more about Korea, I look forward to what each of these books will bring. Do any of them especially appeal to you?

Find more books which have come to the mailboxes of fellow bibliophiles at Mailbox Monday.


  1. What good variety. So glad to have you posting at MM.
    The coloring book catches my interest although I don't have time for that nice hobby.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

    1. Thank you for hosting Mailbox Monday, Martha. It is always exciting to see what books have arrived to fellow bibliophiles; sometimes I’m completely unaware of what’s out there!

  2. I read At Dusk for the MB12019, as you did too I believe. The 2 storis in At Dusk were a bit confusing. This one is way longer but maybe more straight forward. Enjoy!


    1. I remember reading At Dusk with you Emma, and I’m glad to hear that his latest is perhaps more straightforward. It’s hard, sometimes, when you don’t fully know the history of the country…