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Lucky Stars April: All Larry Brown, All Month

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This month’s Lucky Stars belong to the late Larry Brown, a true great. The New York Times and Newsday called him a “master” of his craft, and the proof of that is readily apparent in any of his books. So good, you won’t believe you snagged them for just $2.99 or less! Plus with each of the featured Lucky Stars e-books this month, you’ll get a FREE preview of his classic Joe — now a movie starring Nicolas Cage and op…


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Lights, Camera, Book Trailers!

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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 these trailers while waiting in the concession stand line. In the trailer for The Day My Brain Exploded, Ashok Rajamani explains his brain hemorrhage was like being thrown down Alice’s rabbit hole, except he didn’t have to wor…


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Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

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Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to see the hilarious trailer for the book at bottom, where you’ll also find an excerpt.) And, as is typical with Stewart’s books, there’s been a wealth of national media attention, including a New York Ti…


September 1, 2010

Water For Wednesdays

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Even though the movie isn’t set to release until April 15 (which is still 256 days away), fans of Water for Elephants (and Robert Pattinson) cannot wait to see this movie! Filming has wrapped and photos from the set have slowed to a trickle, but stay strong WFE fans! Twitter user Oh_Logan created this fabulous fan-made-trailer*. . *Note: This isn’t the official trailer–and it doesn’t contain any official footage&#821…


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Sneak Peek: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood

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…iques proves once and for all that there’s more than one way to diaper a baby. See below for the cute book trailer and to read an excerpt. Also: We’ve got 3 copies up for grabs! Want to win one? View the (brief) trailer and let us know which example you like best–you can leave your comment here or on our Facebook page. Mei-Ling Hopgood, a first-time mom from suburban Michigan—now living in Buenos Aires—was shocked that Argentine…


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Publication Day: Hard Work by Roy Williams with Tim Crothers

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Coach Roy Williams’ inspiring memoir, Hard Work, is now out in paperback! See below for an excerpt and book trailer. About the Book: Hard Work chronicles Coach Williams’ unlikely path to success, from his turbulent childhood to his stellar coaching career. In an all-new Afterword, he brings us up to speed on the past two NCAA championship titles and the subsequent 2010 season, its shake-ups and losses, the unexpected departure of key…


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Dream Golf: Anticipating the Movie Golf in the Kingdom

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We’re eagerly waiting the release of the forthcoming movie Golf in the Kingdom, starring Malcolm McDowell, Frances Fisher, and Julian Sands, among others. If you watch the trailer below, we think you’ll be just as excited as us. What a stellar cast, and the setting is absolutely GORGEOUS. And it’s no wonder: The movie was primarily shot on location at Bandon Dunes, a British style “links” course on Oregon’s ru…


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Publication Day: Something for Nothing by David Anthony

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When I was ten years old, I had to have minor surgery. As a result, I was forced to spend the summer moping around the house, wearing an insanely large bandage over my right shoulder. I couldn’t do much aside from read until my father introduced me to the racetrack. I became obsessed watching televised races from Del Mar, circling my top favorites with a pencil, screaming until I was hoarse (pun intended) when one of my horses happen…


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February Poetry Roundup

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Our second post in our monthly series of poetry recommendations features Paisley Rekdal’s Animal Eye and Lily Ladewig’s The Silhouettes.   Animal Eye Paisley Rekdal (recommended by Lauren Moseley)               . . . more light, more light,             your hand against my shoulder, the image             of the one who taught me disobedience             is the first right of being alive.   —from “Why Some Girls Love Horses”  …


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Inside Look: B.A. Shapiro website

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Take a gallery walk with B.A. Shapiro and her brand new website: www.bashapirobooks.com It’s a feast for the senses.   Read an excerpt from one of the big buzz books of Fall 2012 — The Art Forger. “Classy and pleasurably suspenseful…Shapiro artfully turns a clever caper into a provocative meditation on what we value most,” said Booklist. Watch the stunning book trailer, tracing the heist of $500 million of a…