Tuesday, October 21, 2008

NEWSLETTER: BD Reads: Dogs, Rifles, Napoleon, and the Dead

BD READS
November 2008
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In this issue:
Featured Titles: THE DARKEST EVENING OF THE YEAR by Dean Koontz
THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF LOUIS L'AMOUR, VOLUME SIX--THE CRIME STORIES by Louis L'Amour
AMERICAN RIFLE: A BIOGRAPHY by Alexander Rose
HUSBANDRY: SEX, LOVE & DIRTY LAUNDRY--INSIDE THE MINDS OF MARRIED MEN by Stephen Fried
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN by Dalton Trumbo
Author to Watch: DEAD REIGN by T. A. Pratt
Spectra Feature: LIVING WITH THE DEAD by Kelley Armstrong
Classics Feature: THE TURN OF THE SCREW AND OTHER SHORT FICTION by Henry James
Real Reads: NAPOLEON IN EGYPT by Paul Strathern
Book Club Feature: GOOD LUCK by Whitney Gaskell
Featured Titles

The Darkest Evening of the Year
Dean Koontz
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Who will be with you in the darkest hour?
Amy Redwing has devoted her life to rescuing dogs. But the unique bond she shares with Nickie, a golden retriever she saves in the most dangerous encounter of her life, is deeper than any she has ever known. In one night, their loyalty . . .
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The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume Six--The Crime Stories
Louis L'Amour
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One of America's most beloved storytellers, Louis L'Amour's vibrant tales of adventure bring the American West to life. Now, in this sixth volume of collected short stories, L'Amour takes us beyond the frontier with thirty-three gripping stories of crime, sports, and the murky world where the two often meet. From suspenseful . . .
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American Rifle: A Biography
Alexander Rose
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George Washington insisted that his portrait be painted with one. Daniel Boone created a legend with one. Abraham Lincoln shot them on the White House lawn. And Teddy Roosevelt had his specially customized.
Now, in this first-of-its-kind book, historian Alexander Rose delivers a colorful, engrossing biography of an American icon: the . . .
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BONUS! Listen to Alexander Rose's podcast episode on November 10th.
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Husbandry: Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry--Inside the Minds of Married Men
Stephen Fried
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At last, one husband reveals the answers to some of mankind's greatest mysteries.
Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can't they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean . . .
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BONUS!
Watch a video interview with the author:
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Johnny Got His Gun
Dalton Trumbo
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This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives . . . This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way . . .
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BONUS!
Watch the trailer of the new film version:
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BONUS!
Watch the video for Metallica's "One" based on the original 1971 version of the film:
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Author to Watch

Dead Reign
T. A. Pratt
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Death has come calling, and one woman has what he wants most of all . . .
As chief sorcerer of Felport, Marla Mason thought she'd faced every kind of evil the magical world had to offer. But she's never faced a killer like this. He's dark, glib, handsome as the devil--and exactly who he says . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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BONUS! Read a free Marla Mason short story.
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Spectra Feature

Living with the Dead
Kelley Armstrong
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They're smart, sexy, and supernatural. They're the men and women of the Otherworld--a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire.
Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles . . .
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Classics Feature

The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Henry James
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To read a story by Henry James is to enter a fully realized world unlike any other--a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating nouvelles, which represent the author . . .
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Real Reads

Napoleon in Egypt
Paul Strathern
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"Europe is a molehill . . . " Everything here is worn out . . . tiny Europe has not enough to offer. We must set off for the Orient; that is where all the greatest glory is to be achieved." --Napoleon
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably rich . . .
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Book Club Feature

Good Luck
Whitney Gaskell
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Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life. But can all the money in the world make up for a cheating boyfriend, a derailed career, and ending up in the middle of a media circus? Everyone wants a piece of Lucy . . . and all she wants is to escape . . .
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