Do you love to read? Do you love getting into a really good, well written novel that you just can’t put down? This next giveaway is for you. It features four novels spotlighted in Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries. Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. One Moms Own Words reader will win these four novels: Fool by Frederick G. Dillen, Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller, Afterlife by Rhian Ellis, and The Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage.
Barnaby Griswold is doomed by the fact that his father believes that he is a “fluffmeister,” someone who will never accomplish anything. After his wife insists on getting divorced, and he loses his home and his high-powered, well-paying job in the financial industry, Barnaby has to figure out if his father was right or if he can repair his life.
Confronting personal and professional collapse, Joshua Bland allows himself eight days to get his affairs in order by recording on tape the first honest account of how events in his past brought him to the present day. Witty, smart, and viscerally powerful, A Gay and Melancholy Sound is “one of my all-time favorite novels,” says Nancy Pearl.
Naomi lives with her mother in Train Line, New York, a community of clairvoyants, aura-readers, and fortune-tellers. There she comes of age, finds work as a medium, and falls in love with a graduate student whose death will change her life forever. Bestselling author Ann Patchett calls After Life, “that rarest of wonders, a book that is both exquisitely written and a thrill to read.”
Readers of Joanna Trollope or Anne Tyler may enjoy this intelligent, captivating, and not entirely trustworthy (unnamed) narrator. She invites three close friends to lunch with her at the Ritz Hotel, in Boston, for her birthday. Two of them are a long married couple she has known since college days. The third was once her lover. The lunch quickly takes an unexpected turn.
About Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries
Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. Each book is personally selected by Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.
Book Lust Rediscoveries will publish approximately six books a year and will be made available for sale in print editions via Amazon.com and as audiobooks via Amazon.com and Audible.com, at bookstores, wholesalers and libraries nationwide and as eBooks in the Kindle Store. Pearl’s literary agent, Victoria Sanders of Victoria Sanders & Associates LLC, represented her in this deal. To learn more about Book Lust Rediscoveries, visit www.amazon.com/BookLustRediscoveries.
About Nancy Pearl
Nancy Pearl is a librarian and lifelong reader. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Her books include 2003’s Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason, 2005’s More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment and Reason; Book Crush: For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest, published in 2007, and 2010’s Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. Among her many awards and honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association; and the 2004 Women’s National Book Association Award, given to “a living American woman who… has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation.”
Called “the talk of librarian circles” by the New York Times and perhaps the only librarian to be immortalized as an action figure, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the taste-maker people turn to when deciding what to read next.
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Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries 4 Book Giveaway
One Moms Own Words reader will win Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries, which includes these four novels: Fool by Frederick G. Dillen, Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller, Afterlife by Rhian Ellis, and The Last Night at the Ritz by Elizabeth Savage.
Giveaway ends on Nov. 1st, 11:59 PM EST. Open to US and Canada. No P.O. Boxes please! Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and contacted by email. Please respond in 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Thank you for entering and good luck!!
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