Happy Monday, book friends! My workplace is closed today in observance of Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in the U.S. last year. If you, like me, were not aware of Juneteenth until recently, here’s an article that gives an overview.
My husband is also out of town for a weekend, so it’s been a quiet long weekend for Azula and I. Quiet aside from her frequent demands that we play ball, of course.
As you can imagine since I’m bringing you a book mail post today, I got some new books! Or, a new book, more accurately. On Saturday, Azula barked her head off at a nice person who dropped a package off on the porch, and that package contained a review copy of Liz Parker’s upcoming The Family Compound (out in August 2022).
I loved Parker’s All Are Welcome when I read it last year (review here), so I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the online book tour for this upcoming release. The basic premise is that a prominent member of the family dies and leaves behind a shared inheritance–a property in Vermont, the fate of which the cousins must jointly decide. Naturally this means they all go there together and drama ensues.
Since the book touri s in late August, I’ll be waiting a bit before I dig in to this one, but I’m definitely looking forward to it! Many thanks to Over the River PR and Lake Union publishig for the ARC.
How about you, book friends? Did you get any bookmail this week?