Giveaway Day: Kids These Days

December 17, 2013 • No Comments “Sometimes when mommies and daddies love each other very much…” Sometimes they make a baby. Sometimes they make a book. Drew Perry started writing Kids These Days when he was first facing fatherhood. He has…


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Short Story Stocking Stuffer to Share

1 Comment December 12, 2013 • 1 Comment Rebecca Lee’s writing in her stunning collection, Bobcat and Other Stories, has been bringing reading joy to the world this year. From the New York Times Book Review: “The collection has so many good passages…


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Giveaway and video Tuesday: Guests on Earth

2 Comments November 17, 2013 • 2 Comments Watch this mini-documentary about the amazing Lee Smith and how she came to write Guests on Earth, which publishes today. This isn’t a book trailer. It’s worth a midday break to watch. Promise. This is…


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“Celebrate Lee Smith Week” comes to Giveaway Monday

No Comments November 17, 2013 • No Comments This year marks the forty-fifth anniversary of Lee Smith’s first novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Since its publication in 1968, Lee has penned twelve other widely acclaimed novels and four collections of short…


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Giveaway Thursday: Furious Cool

4 Comments September 12, 2013 • 4 Comments Obsessed with Richard Pryor since they were kids, David and Joe Henry celebrate Pryor’s genius in this groundbreaking and profoundly entertaining biography.  The brothers recently had a conversation with National Book Award winner Colum McCann…


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Giveaway Tuesday: The Explanation for Everything

6 Comments September 3, 2013 • 6 Comments Happy Publication Day to New York Times bestselling author Lauren Grodstein! And it’s a happy day, indeed, as The Explanation for Everything has been tabbed for both Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for September…


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Giveaway Tuesday: The Road from Gap Creek

6 Comments August 27, 2013 • 6 Comments It’s publication day for The Road from Gap Creek! Robert Morgan dives back into the multidimensional landscape of his 1999 national bestseller, Gap Creek.  It is a place and story, a story of a family…


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Giveaway Monday: The Explanation for Everything

6 Comments August 5, 2013 • 6 Comments Lauren Grodstein has a way of getting inside her characters’ angst and the big issues of our lives that is entertaining and illuminating. She did this with page-turning success in The New York Times bestseller,…


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Giveaway Wednesday: Guests on Earth

13 Comments July 24, 2013 • 13 Comments Happy Birthday to Zelda Fitzgerald! In honor of the birth of the first American flapper, we’re giving away an advance copy of one of the hot books of Fall 2013… Guests on Earth by Lee…


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Giveaway Monday: Imperfect Harmony

4 Comments July 15, 2013 • 4 Comments Lift every book and sing! Here’s your chance to read, listen, sing, enjoy… Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn Parade magazine is singing the praises of Imperfect Harmony in its Parade Picks this week: “Stacy Horn,…