Mailbox Monday is a meme originated by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It's now being rotated through different blogs monthly. During August, Mailbox Monday will be hosted by Life in the Thumb. Bloggers can share info about the new books that have come into their homes during the week. It's a great way to learn about MORE books to add to your wish lists and TBR piles.
Guess what arrived at our house this weekend! Advance copies of my husband's wonderful book Cecelia and Fanny. The Remarkable Friendship between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress published by the University Press of Kentucky.
The book uses primary sources, including a cache of letters from Fanny to Cecelia, to tell the story of their relationship and to explore the cultural roles and influences of slavery in an urban setting (Louisvile, KY) rather than on a rural plantation.
Publishers Weekly gave it a wonderful review here.
Sound interesting? Check out his CSPAN2 Booktalk interview.
I'm running a giveaway to correspond with the release date. Winner will be chosen on September 21st. Leave a comment below AND fill in this FORM to enter. The only requirement is that you leave a comment (and contact info on the form), but followers and those who help spread the word will get extra entries.