Here are some books I've received in the mail in the past couple of weeks:
Child Wonder, by Roy Jacobsen, came from Graywolf Press. It's a prize-winning novel from Norway about childhood and growing up.
Alice Hoffman's new novel The Dovekeepers arrived as well. I've never read her before but I've heard so many good things about her that I've decided to finally give her a try. This book comes out in October from Scribner.
The Soldier's Wife, by Margaret Leroy, is a love story set in Guernsey during World War 2; it comes out in July from Hyperion Voice.
The Vices looks like another fabulous novel from the very-reliable Other Press, about a wealthy family hiding a dirty secret; its unnamed narrator investigates the death of a well-known philosopher and art collector and finds himself drawn into the family's past. Doesn't that sound awesome? It comes out in August.
Finally, David Abbott's The Upright Piano player is new from Random House, about a man dealing with retirement and an unsavory character causing him trouble. Fun.