Monday, April 11, 2011


Mailbox Monday is a weekly bookish meme created by Marcia over at The Printed Page, but now is hosted monthly by different blogs.  This month is:  Passages to the Past (which just happens to be one of my FAVOURITE blogs!)

Last week I did a book in the mail from Henry Holt & Co (THANK YOU!!!) called "A Civilized World" by Susi Wyss.

Here's the blurb:

Set in Africa, the novel follows five women as their lives intertwine in surprising and even explosives ways.
When Adjoa leaves Ghana to find work in the Ivory Coast, she hopes that one day she'll return home to open a beauty parlor. Her dream comes true, though not before she suffers a devastating loss—one that will haunt her for years, and one that also deeply affects Janice, an American aid worker who no longer feels she has a place to call home. But the bustling Precious Brother Salon is not just the "cleanest, friendliest, and most welcoming in the city." It's also where locals catch up on their gossip; where Comfort, an imperious busybody, can complain about her American daughter-in-law, Linda; and where Adjoa can get a fresh start on life—or so she thinks, until Janice moves to Ghana and unexpectedly stumbles upon the salon.
The Civilized World is a deeply moving novel that “beautifully and effortlessly captures the essence of human connection” (Library Journal). If you would like to receive a copy of the book for review, I would be happy to send one along. Just e-mail me at the address below.

Any book set in Africa is already awesome in my books, even before we adopted our youngest from Ethiopia I had always loved books with a setting from there.  This one sounds fabulous!

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3 Blabs:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received this one also and think it looks very good. The setting of Africa intrigues me as well. I hope we both enjoy this!

Audra said...

This one looks fabulous! My wife nannies for an adopted Ethiopian boy so we, too, have a new interest in Ethiopia and Africa.

TheBookGirl said...

This one does sound good Lisa. If you like books set in Africa, I'm wondering if you have read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, that came out last year...that was excellent.
So glad you decided not to let your blog go :)

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