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Today we have not one, not two, but three (three!) Edna Ferber titles that are available for the first time as e-books. 

  • SARATOGA TRUNK (Which went on to inspire the 1945 film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.)
  • GIANT (Which also became a movie, the 1956 film with James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.)
  • And finally, SO BIG, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel widely considered to be Ferber’s greatest achievement.

And for a fun little page out of the history books, read Edna Ferber’s interview with famed escape artist Harry Houdini.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Hey y’all. We just updated the E-book Deals tab on our Facebook page with tons of great, newly-discounted books. Many of them are only $1.99 or $2.99 and most of these deals will only last through the first few days of August, so get them while you can!

Hey y’all. We just updated the E-book Deals tab on our Facebook page with tons of great, newly-discounted books. Many of them are only $1.99 or $2.99 and most of these deals will only last through the first few days of August, so get them while you can!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Our friends over at Harper Books have a great deal going on now through the end of the month. You can get 30% off of any Simon Van Booy hardcover or paperback at participating indie bookstores when you buy the e-book version of The Illusion of Separateness from Kobo.
 
Here’s a little bit more about this excellent novel:
The characters in Simon Van Booy’s The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see. This gripping novel—inspired by true events—tells the interwoven stories of a deformed German infantryman; a lonely British film director; a young, blind museum curator; two Jewish American newlyweds separated by war; and a caretaker at a retirement home for actors in Santa Monica. They move through the same world but fail to perceive their connections until, through seemingly random acts of selflessness, a veil is lifted to reveal the vital parts they have played in one another’s lives, and the illusion of their separateness.

Our friends over at Harper Books have a great deal going on now through the end of the month. You can get 30% off of any Simon Van Booy hardcover or paperback at participating indie bookstores when you buy the e-book version of The Illusion of Separateness from Kobo.

 

Here’s a little bit more about this excellent novel:

The characters in Simon Van Booy’s The Illusion of Separateness discover at their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in a chain we cannot see. This gripping novel—inspired by true events—tells the interwoven stories of a deformed German infantryman; a lonely British film director; a young, blind museum curator; two Jewish American newlyweds separated by war; and a caretaker at a retirement home for actors in Santa Monica. They move through the same world but fail to perceive their connections until, through seemingly random acts of selflessness, a veil is lifted to reveal the vital parts they have played in one another’s lives, and the illusion of their separateness.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? … We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be an axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka, born today in 1883 (via irisblasi)
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
You can finally get your hands on Charlie Smith’s awesome novel MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS, which was just released today.
This book has been getting some great press lately. Flavorwire listed MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS as one of “10 New Must-Reads for July" and it was picked as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for July in the Literature & Fiction category.
About the book:
In Men in Miami Hotels, Smith tells the story of Cot Sims, a listing Miami gangster who returns to Key West aiming to—among other things—save his fool-proof mother from homelessness after a recent hurricane. For love, for cash, and for the hell of it, he snatches a trove of emeralds that his boss, the relentlessly vicious Albertson, keeps hidden on a small island. And then trouble, which has been coiling around him for years like a snake, bites.
Cot has forty-eight hours to return the emeralds before items of equal or greater value—namely, the lives of everyone he loves—are repossessed by Albertson and his army of hired gunmen. Fleeing across the Caribbean, Cot blazes a trail of survival, skeltering between the narrowing walls of fate.
Here’s what people are saying about MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS:
“Smith’s edgy prose is as arresting as Miami art deco, and the psychology at work here is as tangled and dark as a mangrove swamp….Smith turns a rogue gangster’s tale into a glimmering, sharply faceted, hauntingly philosophical tragedy of cosmic flaws, stunning betrayals, and bloody revenge.”   — Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)“Smith writes in a curious blend of registers that has the narrative drive of an airplane read and the mystical resonance of verse…The result is a haunting and starkly grim fantasia on love, mourning, and the alienation inflicted by time.”   — Publishers Weekly
Pick up a copy here.

You can finally get your hands on Charlie Smith’s awesome novel MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS, which was just released today.

This book has been getting some great press lately. Flavorwire listed MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS as one of “10 New Must-Reads for July" and it was picked as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for July in the Literature & Fiction category.

About the book:

In Men in Miami Hotels, Smith tells the story of Cot Sims, a listing Miami gangster who returns to Key West aiming to—among other things—save his fool-proof mother from homelessness after a recent hurricane. For love, for cash, and for the hell of it, he snatches a trove of emeralds that his boss, the relentlessly vicious Albertson, keeps hidden on a small island. And then trouble, which has been coiling around him for years like a snake, bites.

Cot has forty-eight hours to return the emeralds before items of equal or greater value—namely, the lives of everyone he loves—are repossessed by Albertson and his army of hired gunmen. Fleeing across the Caribbean, Cot blazes a trail of survival, skeltering between the narrowing walls of fate.

Here’s what people are saying about MEN IN MIAMI HOTELS:

“Smith’s edgy prose is as arresting as Miami art deco, and the psychology at work here is as tangled and dark as a mangrove swamp….Smith turns a rogue gangster’s tale into a glimmering, sharply faceted, hauntingly philosophical tragedy of cosmic flaws, stunning betrayals, and bloody revenge.”
   — Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)

“Smith writes in a curious blend of registers that has the narrative drive of an airplane read and the mystical resonance of verse…The result is a haunting and starkly grim fantasia on love, mourning, and the alienation inflicted by time.”
   — Publishers Weekly

Pick up a copy here.