bourbon street books
You may have seen the news on Galleycat, but I’m happy to announce here too that the Harper Perennial marketing team will be working on the marketing for Harper’s new paperback mystery line, Bourbon Street Books! These are the first two books: Blood Line by Lynda LaPlante and Hollow Man by Oliver Harris. Don’t they look great?
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!
50 shades vs bride stripped bare
Our author Nikki Gemmell lives in Australia and writes erotic literary fiction like The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body. Of course, we think her books are better than 50 Shades of Grey, but we never expected one of the leaders of Australian politics to feel the same way.
It begs the question: which book would Obama and Romney prefer?
Start reading The Bride Stripped Bare here and decide for yourself.
drinking closer to home
“She understands suddenly that the stuff that fills her up is not the love or attention she might get from other people; it is the love she herself has for other people. We are, Portia decides, the people we love.”
From Jessica Anya Blau’s Drinking Closer to Home, on sale now with 19 other great books for just 99 cents!
awesome books for 99 cents!
Last year, we offered 20 of our favorite books for just 99 cents in e-book format for the entire month of August. This year, we’re doing it again! Our facebook page has links for every retailer for every book, and we’ll be talking more about the individual books as the month goes on. Check it out!
Which one would you be more likely to read?
short story ebook sale: Quarantine by Rahul Mehta
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 Quarantine by Rahul Mehta.
In one sentence fragment, what is this book about?
An exploration of the lives of Indian-American gay men and their families.
Have I heard of this author before?
Rahul teaches at Alfred University. Portions of Quarantine have appeared in New Stories from the South, The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Epoch, Noon, and Fourteen Hills.
You get paid to say this book is good. Who else liked it?
“Because Rahul Mehta’s characters are so richly and deeply rendered, because action and situation are so closely observed, these stories transcend all the categories that they are also determined to cut across. Quarantine is the best first collection I have read in over twenty years.” — Madison Smartt Bell
I am well aware of Rahul Mehta’s awesomeness and have already read this book. What’s his next project?
Rahul has a novel coming sometime in winter 2014.