Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NEWSLETTER: BD Reads: October 2007

BD READS
October 2007
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In this issue:
Featured Titles: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Jordan Belfort
NOVA SWING by M. John Harrison
CRUSADER GOLD by David Gibbins
Author to Watch: NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay
Real Reads: THE ALMANAC OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION, SCANDALS & DIRTY POLITICS by Kim Long
Book Club Feature: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott
Reader Reviews Announced: NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay

DIANA GABALDON IN SECOND LIFE!
MEET THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE—LIVE.
On October 11 Diana will read from her new novel, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade—and take questions from readers throughout SECOND LIFE at the Amphitheater on Bantam Dell Island.
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Listen each week to a new Bantam Dell author talking about books, the writing process, and the experiences of being a writer. Hear bestselling authors and exciting new writers sharing their insight with you, the reader. This month's featured authors are Linwood Barclay, author of the suspense No Time for Goodbye; David Gibbins, whose new adventure thriller is Crusader Gold; Sarah Addison Allen talking about her debut Garden Spells; M. John Harrison, author of fantasy Nova Swing; and Kim Long, author of the nonfiction compendium The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals & Dirty Politics. To subscribe, use the links below.
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JOIN BOOKED FOR BREAKFAST, THE ONLINE MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOK CLUB
October is "History and Mystery" month for Booked for Breakfast, our online mystery and thriller book club. Travel back in time for the search for Zeus's tomb, an assassin's plot to kill FDR, a classic Victorian mystery of mistaken identity and murder, a killer's plan to stop the Manhattan Project, and a beloved author's first foray into the world of detection. Every weekday morning you are given (via e-mail) a portion of that week's book. It only takes five minutes to read the day's selection and by the end of the week you'll have sampled two to three chapters.
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Featured Titles

The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort
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The former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont takes us on a frenetic and fast-paced ride through one of the most outrageous scandals in recent history—and reveals the life of greed, power, and dangerous excess he led along the way.
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Bonus! Listen to Jordan Belfort's podcast episode on October 11.
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Nova Swing
M. John Harrison
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Winner of the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award. From the author who proves that "science fiction can be literature, of the very greatest kind" (China Mieville), here is a story of love, murder, and intergalactic noir set in the world of the award-winning Light.
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Bonus! Listen to M. John Harrison's podcast episode on October 22.
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Crusader Gold
David Gibbons
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Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns in a breathtaking action-adventure thriller that blends suspense with an astonishing search for one of the world's greatest lost treasures. But what he and his team discover could change the world forever.
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Bonus! Listen to to David Gibbins' podcast episode on October 8.
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Author to Watch

No Time for Goodbye
Linwood Barclay
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From critically acclaimed author Linwood Barclay comes a suspense thriller that strikes to the core of our most primal fear. What if you woke one day to find your entire life had changed? If everyone you loved had disappeared overnight without so much as a chance to ask why?
Read Chapter One here:
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Bonus! Listen to Linwood Barclay's podcast episode on October 1.
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Real Reads

The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals & Dirty Politics
Kim Long
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Why was Ulysses S. Grant arrested while in office? Which U.S. Congressman castrated two men he suspected of having affairs with his wife? Here is a witty, illuminating, and jaw-dropping collection of anecdotes, facts, and trivia from our nation's history of political scoundrels.
Read Chapter One here:
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Bonus! Listen to Kim Long's podcast episode on October 29.
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Book Club Feature

After This
Alice McDermott
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The National Book Award-winning author of Charming Billy captures the essence of family with this "moving, old-fashioned story about longing and loss and sorrow" (New York Times).
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No Time for Goodbye
Linwood Barclay
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Your reviews are in!
"The best thriller I've read all year. I stayed up all night turning the pages. It's fast-paced, with thrilling twists, and the ending delivers. Fans of Harlan Coben will love this book!" —Kim H., Westborough, MA
"Wow, what a great book. This is definitely an author I will be reading more of. The suspense kept you guessing all the way through to the end. There were so many different paths the ending could have taken but the actual ending was a complete surprise. I would highly recommend this book to anyone." —Tracy H., Jenison, MI
"No Time for Goodbye packs an emotional punch early on. The story unfolds and we are brought inside a marriage haunted and shaped by the past. The past and present are linked together into the story like a jigsaw puzzle and like every puzzle, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience right down to the last piece. I could not put the book down and I was compelled to read the book within a day!" —Sue A., Vancouver, BC
"Barclay is a writer to look out for. No Time For Goodbye is an addictive read. The plots grabs hold of you from page one and never lets go. A real page turner, I highly recommend this book." —Dorothy L., Normalville, PA
"[The] best book I've read in a long time. The author keeps you enthralled in the story, it's characters and their situations. You feel as if you are right there with them; picturing their every move. I can't wait to read another book by Barclay" —Sonia B., Corpus Christi, TX
"Barclay does a great job of building this story to a tense, exciting conclusion. Turn off the phone, find your hideaway, and prepare to read straight to the end. No way can you set this one aside for a bit!" —Rosalie H., Pueblo, CO
"Barclay knows how to masterfully integrate an intelligent, cleverly written thriller and proves this with No Time For Goodbye. [The story] will have you gasping between the pages and will leave you stunned when the truth of what happened is finally revealed." —Bridget C. Port Charlotte, FL
"No Time for Goodbye is hard to put down. Linwood Barclay keeps the suspense level high. The twist and turns keep you on the edge of your seat. If you think you have the story figured out, Barclay throws another twist into the story. Great read." —L. G., Lancaster, CA
"There were surprises and twists throughout the story... Every time I thought I had it figured out, something changed. There is a diverse cast of characters: from a soccer mom to a connected thug. Barclay wove these characters together into an intriguing story line." —Julie D., Roswell, NM
"What a great read!! I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen as small clues were given. What a surprise to find out what really happened at the end of the book, I would not have guessed. Great writing, the book was hard to put down...I thought the title No Time For Goodbye was perfect for the plot." —Cynthia B., Mountain Home, AR
"No Time For Goodbye had me enthralled from the onset, I was entranced with the vividly portrayed characters. The beauty of this book was in the writing and the realistic dialogue throughout. I could picture the individuals living through the crises and aching for them. I thoroughly enjoyed this unique and intriguing novel...A memorable experience." —Pearl E., Albuquerque, NM
"Having read Barclay's book Bad Guys, I knew No Time For Goodbye had to be good. The reader feels the horror of waking up to find your entire family has just vanished. He lets you see the torture of living and wondering what happened to this young girl's family. Then the drama begins to unfold on the 25th anniversary of the disappearance. Barclay takes you on twists and turns that keep you reading. You cannot put this book down until you finish the wild ride. Barclay is a master keeping readers glued to the pages." —Antionette S., Cleveland, TN
"Nice twists and turns with a sprinkling of number quirky characters that continue to capture your interest." —E. E., Lancaster, CA

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