I found a few good looking Nook Book deals tonight. The titles are all direct links.
Black Boy - Richard Wright ($2.99). (Gorgeous HarperCollins edition).
Don Quixote - Miguel Cervantes ($2.99). The translation by Edith Grossman with an intro by Harold Bloom.
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon - Crystal Zevon ($2.99). Biography of the dark musician with a huge cult following.
Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Paterson ($1.99). I really liked this book when I was a kid?
A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving ($2.99). Man, I love this book.
The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov - Andrea Pitzer ($2.99). This discusses a lot of his early life prior to escaping to the US as well as analyze how he intertwined that into his fiction.
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston ($2.99). (This is the ebook version of that really nice edition from HarperCollins). Summer reading classic.
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls - Alissa Nutting ($1.99). This is a collection of short stories by the same author who wrote the controversial and sickening TAMPA.
Also, today’s deal is Little Children - Tom Perrotta ($3.99). Not as good as Election but still pretty good.
Caitlin dug up some of our ebook deals! Find more here.
the average american male by chad kultgen
“Every word she says makes me feel a little more like faking a stroke and pretending to lose all memory of who I was, but it’s not until she looks me in the eye and says in all seriousness, “You’re my soul mate,” that I realize I am not going to marry her.”
From The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen, on sale for 99 cents this month along with 19 other books.
“Maybe if I held her arm and corrected my posture she would see that we were in this together: this town, these stale life-lorn lives. But she would have shoved me off. I was her shame in my too-short pants. Fair enough. This was her world, not mine. She tried to follow its rules, she failed: my existence underscored her failure.”
From Flatscreen by Adam Wilson, on sale now with 19 other books for just 99 cents each!
the most beautiful walk in the world
"Opium had artistic significance, you know. Picasso smoked. He said the scent of opium was the least stupid smell in the world, except for that of the sea."
From The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter, on sale now with 19 other books for just 99 cents each!
short story ebook sale: Vanishing by Deborah Willis
As you may recall from one of the many posts about it, we’re having an ebook sale with our friends at One Story, with some of our favorite short story collections on sale for the entire month of July for just $1.99. Today we’re highlighting Vanishing by Deborah Willis.
In one sentence fragment, what is this book about?
Emotional and physical absences, the ways in which people leave and are left, and whether it’s ever possible to move on.
Have I heard of this author before?
The book was named one of the best of 2009 by the TorontoGlobe and Mailand won some awards. Deborah is a bookseller at Munro’s, a store in British Columbia.
You get paid to say this book is good. Who else liked it?
““Spare, haunting and insightful, these stories are wonderfully wrought snap shots about human frailty and loss that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading.” —Calgary Herald
I am well aware of Deborah Wilis’s awesomeness and have already read this book. What’s her next project?
Nothing in the pipeline from us yet, but you can keep up with her on her website, where you can all see the equally great Hebrew cover for the book.