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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie for $2.51! @OpenRoadMedia #Bargain (US)

September 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Foreign Affairs: A Novel by Alison Lurie

Foreign Affairs: A Novel by Alison Lurie (Open Road Media) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and a finalist for the National Book Award: Alison Lurie’s supremely entertaining masterwork about two American scholars, both alone in London, who find romance in the most unlikely places

Prim, divorced, and middle-aged, Vinnie Miner gave up on love long ago. On her way to London to research a book about children’s folk rhymes—a scholarly pursuit that even her fellow academics sneer at—she finds herself sitting next to the man who will change the course of her life. Brash and naïve, he is a sanitary engineer from Oklahoma on a package vacation.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, the young, handsome English professor Fred Turner. His marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks, but he is about to find consolation in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric,
London scene that he never expected—or prepared—to encounter.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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Bargain Alert! Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler for $2.99! @OpenRoadMedia (US & CA)

September 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler (Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site. Also discounted at CDN$ 2.51 on Amazon CA.

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Book Description

Six remarkable stories from a master of modern science fiction
Octavia E. Butler’s classic “Bloodchild,” winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, anchors this collection of incomparable stories and essays. “Bloodchild” is set on a distant planet where human children spend their lives preparing to become hosts for the offspring of the alien Tlic. Sometimes the procedure is harmless, but often it is not. Also included is the Hugo Award–winning “Speech Sounds,” about a near future in which humans must adapt after an apocalyptic event robs them of their ability to speak.
In these pages, Butler shows us life on Earth and amongst the stars, telling her tales with characteristic imagination and clarity.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

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The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins for $1.99! @OpenRoadMedia #Bargain (US)

September 2, 2015 Leave a comment

The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin series Book 1) by Jack Higgins

The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin series Book 1) by Jack Higgins (Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Book 1 of 4 in the Liam Devlin series Series

In Jack Higgins’s classic international bestseller, an audacious Nazi plan to kidnap Winston Churchill threatens to tip the scales of World War II

In November of 1943, an elite team of Nazi paratroopers descends on British soil with a diabolical goal: to abduct Winston Churchill and cripple the Allied war effort. The mission, ordered by Hitler himself and planned by Heinrich Himmler, is led by ace agent Kurt Steiner and aided on the ground by IRA gunman Liam Devlin.
As the deadly duo executes Hitler’s harrowing plot, only the quiet town of Studley Constable stands in their way. Its residents are the lone souls aware of the impending Nazi plan, and they must become the most unlikely of heroes as the fate of the war hangs in the balance.

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Bargain Alert! The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson for $1.99! @eccobooks (US)

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (Ecco/HarperCollins) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Jonas Jonasson’s picaresque tale of how one person’s actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world’s most secret projects.

Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile . . . the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she’s on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in Nombeko’s hands.

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Bargain Alert! The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith H. Beer w/ Susan Dworkin for $2.99! @WmMorrowBks (US)

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer w/ Susan Dworkin

The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived The Holocaust by Edith H. Beer w/ Susan Dworkin (William Morrow) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith’s protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.

In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells of German officials who casually questioned the lineage of her parents; of how, when giving birth to her daughter, she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and of how, after her husband was captured by the Soviet army, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.

Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document and set of papers issued to her, as well as photographs she managed to take inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust — complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

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Bargain Alert! The Last Guardian – Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer @eoincolfer for $2.25! @DisneyHyperion (US)

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

The Last Guardian - Artemis Fowl Book 8 (Graphic Novel) by Eoin Colfer

The Last Guardian – Artemis Fowl Book 8 (Graphic Novel) by Eoin Colfer (Disney Hyperion) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.25 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Age Level: 10 – 14 Grade Level: 5 – 9

Book 8 of 8 in the Artemis Fowl Series

Seemingly nothing in this world daunts the young criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. In the fairy world, however, there is a small thing that has gotten under his skin on more than one occasion: Opal Koboi.

In The Last Guardian, the evil pixie is wreaking havoc yet again. This time his arch rival has reanimated dead fairy warriors who were buried in the grounds of Fowl Manor. Their spirits have possessed Artemis’s little brothers, making his siblings even more annoying than usual. The warriors don’t seem to realize that the battle they were fighting when they died is long over. Artemis has until sunrise to get the spirits to vacate his brothers and go back into the earth where they belong. Can he count on a certain LEPrecon fairy to join him in what could well be his last stand?

New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

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Bargain Alert! Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong by Jean-Benoit Nadeau & Julie Barlow @NadeauBarlow for $2.99! @Sourcebooks (US)

August 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow (Sourcebooks) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

The French…

-Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans

-Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world’s fourth-biggest economic power

So what makes the French so different?

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society–from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests–giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

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