Monday, June 1, 2009
This is a weekly meme hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Join the fun and post what you got in your mailbox last week!
This week I received just one book. Next week will be a bit busier. I have a few coming in the mail and a few I'll be picking up on Tuesday.
This week I received Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts from Vanessa over at Today's Adventure.
Luttie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Luttie lives in the god-forsaken town of Yankton, South Dakota with her nine-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.