Mailbox Monday

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I received two books last week:

The first book is One Day by David Nicholls.

From the Random House website:

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

I like the website for One Day. You have a choice of entering the US or UK page and both are entertaining.

The second book I received, Blind Man's Alley was written by Justin Peacock.

The description from Random House's website:

A concrete floor three hundred feet up in the Aurora Tower condo development in SoHo has collapsed, hurling three workers to their deaths. The developer, Roth Properties (owned by the famously abrasive Simon Roth), faces a vast tangle of legal problems, including allegations of mob connections. Roth’s longtime lawyers, the elite midtown law firm of Blake and Wolcott, is assigned the task of cleaning up the mess. Much of the work lands on the plate of smart, cynical, and sea­soned associate Duncan Riley; as a result, he falls into the pow­erful orbit of Leah Roth, the beautiful daughter of Simon Roth and the designated inheritor of his real estate empire.

Meanwhile, Riley pursues a seemingly small pro bono case in which he attempts to forestall the eviction of Rafael Nazario and his grandmother from public housing in the wake of a pot bust. One night Rafael is picked up and charged with the mur­der of the private security cop who caught him, a murder that took place in another controversial “mixed income” housing development being built by . . . Roth Properties. Duncan Riley is now walking the knife edge of legal ethics and personal morality.

I'm not sure which I want to read first!


gautami tripathy on July 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

Interesting ones. Enjoy your books!

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bermudaonion on July 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM said...

They both look good, so it will be hard to decide!

Cathy on July 26, 2010 at 2:49 PM said...

Both look good. Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) on July 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM said...

One Day made it's way into my home too. I am looking forward to reading it. I hope we both enjoy it!

Staci on July 26, 2010 at 8:28 PM said...

I've seen the first one around a bit and it looks great!! flip a coin!!

avisannschild on July 26, 2010 at 10:18 PM said...

One Day sounds good. Did Pierre tell you I popped by your bookstore finally? I'm sorry I didn't let you know in advance -- it was a very last-minute thing. It's a great store! (I'll definitely be back!)


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