2009: Mailbox Monday – Monday #18

I really needed a break from the CSS soup I’m creating at work, so here I am! Just one lonely book (from Algonquin books) in my mailbox this week:


This one is special, because it’s a local Virginia author! Exciting!

I’m actually quite glad that there was only one book this week, because I don’t think I’m ever going to catch up on my review reading!

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3 thoughts on “2009: Mailbox Monday – Monday #18

  • June 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    That’s exactly how I felt last week. I don’t think I even had a post last Monday! It was almost a relief 🙂
    Enjoy the book! What’s it about?

    • June 22, 2009 at 3:58 pm

      Here’s part of the summary from the publisher!

      For Terrell Matheus, the decision to lie about his brother’s death is an immediate reaction to the panic he feels at having shot him. What he has not considered when placing the blame on a truck full of white boys are the ramifications—the near riots and the vigilante anger that threaten innocent men. Terrified to admit his guilt, he watches in dismay as schoolmates make a public display of support, and in horror as his uncle seeks vengeance. Finally, unable to live with his lie and the anger it creates in the town’s black community, he is forced to come to terms with the terrible truth and the incalculable hurt he has caused his parents, who have effectively lost both sons with a single shot.


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