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Lucky 7: Bloodsworth

November 30, 2012 • No Comments

“Bloodsworth, who became an advocate for abolishing the death penalty, deserves to be better known, and the battery of mistakes that led to his lethal jeopardy should disturb any fair-minded reader on either side of…

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Lucky 7: John Gardner

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John Gardner’s legendary life could have been the stuff of fiction, but it was true, all true. He perfected the now-almost-forgotten art of being a bad boy author. And Barry Silesky’s biography — John Gardner,…

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Lucky 7: On American Soil

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“Essential reading for anyone concerned about the delicate balance between national security and individual rights… as gripping as fiction.” — James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers
On American Soil by Jack Hamann blends…

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Lucky 7 at the movies: Lincoln on War

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Four movies and seven scripts ago, our fathers brought forth…
Oh wait, that’s not quite right.  Maybe we’re a little too excited for Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis and out today, but it…

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Lucky 7: Boone

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“Robert Morgan’s lyric mountain language is equal to the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land itself.” — Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger
The focus of our…

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Lucky 7: Election Day Texts with Notorious Victoria

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In the spirit of election day today, we’re voting for Notorious Victoria by Mary Gabriel.  This Lucky 7 book details the story of the first woman to run for president, Victoria Woodhull.  You can cast…

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Lucky 7 for November: The Stories behind the Stories

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The Stories behind the Stories
Meet the people behind the icons, find the facts behind the legends, and discover forgotten stories you should know. These true tales turn out to be even more fascinating than…

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Lucky 7: Final Vinyl Days

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Today is the Final Vinyl Day for the October Lucky 7 titles — All McCorkle, All Month. Get these Jill McCorkle e-books for just $1.99 before they turn into pumpkins (or just regularly priced e-books).…

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Lucky 7: Creatures of Habit

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“Jill McCorkle’s barkingly funny short-story collection trots out a menagerie of tragic and absurd tales with tails.” — Vanity Fair
Today’s Lucky 7 post is going to the dogs with Jill McCorkle’s animal-themed short story…

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Lucky 7: Tending to Virginia

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Although the term “for better or for worse” goes with married couples, it really should apply to families overall.  In Tending to Virginia , Jill McCorkle presents us with three (soon to be four) generations…

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