Sunday, January 10, 2010

In My Mailbox #16

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I got a book in my mailbox this week! How exciting!


Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham. Putnam Juvenile, January 2010.

Here's the summary from the back of the ARC:

Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting history of Gee's Bend, Alabama, this sparkling debut tells the tale of an extraordinary young girl facing a brave new world. Ten-year-old Ludelphia Bennet has only ever known the log cabins, orange dirt, and cotton fields of her small sharecropping community. But when Mama gets deathly ill, Ludelphia does something drastic - she leaves Gee's Bend for the very first time. Mama needs medicine badly, medicine that can only be found in Camden, over forty miles away. It's a dangerous journey, but Ludelphia weathers each challenge in a way that would make Mama proud, including documenting her journey - her story - in a new quilt for Mama as she goes along.

And that was it for my mailbox this week - what was in your mailbox?

12 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds good. I can see my historical fiction readers choosing it. Happy reading!

Lauren said...

Leaving Gee's Bend sounds really great! I can't wait to see your review for it. :)

Lea said...

I really like the sound of this one! I can't wait to see your review, though, just to be sure!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I got a copy of this too, and I'm really excited about it. I love historical fiction, quilting, and kid lit. :-)

Mine is here: When the Apocalypse Comes Nobody's Going to Be Punctuating

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

I've seen this one in a lot of IMM's this week. I think I'll have to look into this one!

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11010.html

Take care! :D

Brimful Curiosities said...

I visited Irene's blog (Leaving Gee's Bend) yesterday. Love books on the quilting theme and think her new release sounds quite good.

Katie said...

Never even heard of this one -- but it looks like a great historical fiction buy.

Happy reading!

millymarie said...

Great list The Cinderella Society and Nevermore sounds interesting. I felt the same way about challenges last year, but am starting at my own pace now. Good luck with them!

Book Monster said...

Looks interesting, Enjoy!! Happy Reading!!

Rebecca said...

Great book you got. Looks like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Melissa said...

I got that one in the mailbox yesterday, too. Looks interesting, methinks...

StableGranny said...

I got this one in my mailbox and will be going to book kick off Saturday. I'm friends with the author, Irene Latham. What a great workshop she gives for writers. I'll let you know about school visits since the library in Florence... I live in Alabama... is bringing her in for Black History Month and has three school visits and an event at the library