Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NEWSLETTER: BD Reads: November 2007

November 2007
In this issue:

Dreamsongs: Volume I
George R. R. Martin
The New York Times bestselling author of A Feast for Crows has spent decades challenging the imaginations of millions. Now, take a journey through a lifetime of tales with this career-spanning anthology of short stories, novellas, teleplays and more from "the American Tolkien" (Time).
Read Chapter One here:
Bonus! Hear an exclusive interview with George R. R. Martin and excerpts from DREAMSONGS.
Listen to George R.R. Martin comment on his experiences and writing, and to excerpts from his newest title, Dreamsongs. Four genres, five decades and one unforgettable collection. Now on iTunes.
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Here is the first-ever compendium of Sting's lyrics, accompanied by his own commentary, in a beautiful, illustrated, keepsake edition.
Read Chapter One here:

Brother Odd
Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz's "most likeable creation" (The New York Times), has become one of our most beloved and unique heroes. Now, Odd enters a new world where he will face an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.
Read Chapter One here:
BONUS! Listen to Dean Koontz's podcast.
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BONUS! Watch the Brother Odd trailer.

The Collected Short Storise of Louis L'Amour: Volume 5
Louis L'Amour
The fifth volume in this acclaimed series is the first and only anthology to bring together 27 thrilling tales including the entire Cactus Kid stories.
Read Chapter One here:

Author to Watch

The Orphan's Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice
Catherynne M. Valente
Illustrated by Michael Kaluta
The author of The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden bewitched readers into a marvelous dream with her "lyrical, witchy" (Entertainment Weekly) "work of beautifully relayed, interlinked fairy tales" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Now she returns to knot the final thread on this unforgettable tapestry of stories in book two.
Read Chapter One here:

Real Reads

The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Blackhawks: The Story of the Helicopter
James R. Chiles
Strap yourself in for a fascinating ride as author and pilot James Chiles unveils the scientific ingenuity and sheer determination behind the creation and development of the helicopter: an extraordinary machine that continues to change the way the military, rescue services and media operates every day.
Read Chapter One here:
BONUS! Listen to James R. Chiles' podcast.
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Book Club Feature

The Giant's House
Elizabeth McCracken
Discover the power and unpredictability of love as two unlikely people find each other in a small-town library in this beautifully written tale. "A true marvel . . . Thoroughly enjoyable from its unlikely beginning to its bittersweet end." —San Francisco Chronicle.
Read Chapter One here:

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