Kyle is not proud of this picture and I am not proud of my hair-styling abilities but I can't help but share what is quite possibly one of the best pieces of mail I've ever received. These four books just came in yesterday: reviewer copies, courtesy of my favorite publisher, Melville House.
The titles are:
From Newbury with Love
Letters of Friendship Across the Iron Curtain
by Anna Horsbrugh-Porter and Marina Aidova
by Ivan Turgenev
The Story of a Guard Dog
by Georgi Vladimov
The Case of the General's Thumb
by Andrey Kurkov
I am beyond excited not only because of these particular titles but also because I seem to have discovered a publisher who seems to be interested in publishing the type of books I am interested in reading: lesser known classics, literary translations, unusual works of non-fiction; all presented beautifully in book-covers that could easily double as art!
I picked up From Newbury with Love first and I am already in reader heaven. Will keep you posted.