Giveaway Monday: Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

December 17, 2012 • 5 Comments

A tad later in the day than usual, but it’s always a good time for “a brilliantly nuanced masterpiece of a novel,” as bestselling author Robert Goolrick calls today’s Giveaway Monday feature…
Hikikomori and the…


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Christmas Special Giveaway Friday: Receive and Give

2 Comments December 14, 2012 • 2 Comments

In this festive season, we’re in a giving mood. And we’re giving to you with this special Christmas edition Giveaway Friday.
Here’s a chance to both give and receive The Christmas Letters, Lee Smith’s enthralling…


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Lucky 7 for December: ‘Tis the Season

No Comments December 12, 2012 • No Comments

‘Tis the Season
December is the month when we rediscover the timeless traditions of our families and the simple lessons learned in our childhoods. Unwrap the wisdom and joy of the season with these seven…


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Giveaway Monday: The Day My Brain Exploded

1 Comment December 10, 2012 • 1 Comment

If the hectic holiday season is pressuring you, we have just the thing to provide a bit of perspective — a “good-humored and self-deprecating memoir,” as Harper’s said in its January review. Plus, it’s free for…


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Giveaway Monday: How to Spell Chanukah

2 Comments December 3, 2012 • 2 Comments

With Chanukah (Hanukkah? Hannukah?) starting in just a few days, we have answers to most of your pressing Festival of Lights questions with Giveaway Monday book — like how to spell the holiday’s name in…


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Lucky 7: Flower Confidential

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“This book is as lush as the flowers it describes.” – Publishers Weekly

Flowers can say everything from “get well” to “I love you” to “I’m sorry.”  But they are also a multi-million dollar business. Amy…


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Lucky 7: Bloodsworth

No Comments 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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Lights, Camera, Book Trailers!

1 Comment November 28, 2012 • 1 Comment

Viewer discretion advised: this post has been rated R for reading.  We’ve uploaded several new book trailers on our YouTube channel, and you have a front row seat.  You won’t have to worry about missing…


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Lucky 7: John Gardner

No Comments November 27, 2012 • No Comments

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

No Comments November 21, 2012 • No Comments

“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 an…