Tuesday, November 25, 2008

NEWSLETTER: NBD Reads: New releases from Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Diana Gabaldon

BD READS
December 2008
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In this issue:
Featured Titles: YOUR HEART BELONGS TO ME by Dean Koontz
THE APPEAL by John Grisham
LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS by Diana Gabaldon
ECHOES FROM THE DEAD by Johan Theorin
Author to Watch: THE LOVE WE SHARE WITHOUT KNOWING by Christopher Barzak
Spectra Feature: PERFECT CIRCLE by Carlos J. Cortes
Classics Feature: THE ETERNAL HUSBAND AND OTHER STORIES by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Real Reads: A BRIEFER HISTORY OF TIME by Stephen Hawking
Book Club Feature: THE PRE-NUP by Beth Kendrick

Featured Titles

Your Heart Belongs to Me
Dean Koontz
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense comes a riveting thriller that probes the deepest terrors of the human psyche--and the ineffable mystery of what truly makes us who we are. Here a brilliant young man finds himself fighting for his very existence in a battle that starts . . .
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BONUS! Check out the Your Heart Belongs to Me trailer
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BONUS! Listen to Dean Koontz's podcast episode on December 1st
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The Appeal
John Grisham
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In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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BONUS! Check out The Appeal book trailer
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Lord John and the Hand of Devils
Diana Gabaldon
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Diana Gabaldon, the New York Times bestselling author of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade and the wildly popular Outlander novels, delivers three tales of war, intrigue, and espionage that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey. In the heart of the eighteenth century, here are . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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BONUS! Book includes a sneak preview of the next Outlander novel, An Echo in the Bone.
BONUS! Listen to the Diana Gabaldon podcast.
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Echoes from the Dead
Johan Theorin
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On a gray September day, on an island off the coast of Sweden, six-year-old Jens Davidsson ventured out of his backyard, walked out into a fog, and vanished . . . . Now twenty years have passed, and in this magnificent debut novel of suspense--a runaway bestseller in Sweden--the boy's mother returns to the . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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Author to Watch

The Love We Share Without Knowing
Christopher Barzak
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In this haunting, richly woven novel of modern life in Japan, the author of the acclaimed debut One for Sorrow explores the ties that bind humanity across the deepest divides. Here is a Murakamiesque jewel box of intertwined narratives in which the lives of several strangers are gently linked through love . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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BONUS! Listen to Christopher Barzak's podcast episode on December 15th
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Spectra Feature

Perfect Circle
Carlos J. Cortes
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Set in the impenetrable jungles of the African Congo, this fast-paced debut tells the tale of a world poised for ecological crisis--and the secret that could save it. From corporate profiteers to the natives who've been expecting them, here is a story that asks if man and nature are fated to . . .
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Read Chapter One here
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Classics Feature

The Eternal Husband and Other Stories
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky's short masterpieces rendered into English by two of the most celebrated Dostoevsky translators of our time. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky's genius . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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The Bantam Classics Literary Quotation of the Week
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Real Reads

A Briefer History of Time
Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe . . .
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Read Chapter One here:
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Book Club Feature

The Pre-Nup
Beth Kendrick
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All you need is love? For the residents of swanky Mayfair Estates, a pre-nup is just another item on the wedding to-do checklist--but three friends get more than they bargained for when they promise to love, cherish . . . and sign on the dotted line.
Ellie married her handsome, wealthy Prince . . .
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