Ann Patchett’s best selling book, The Magician’s Assistant, is on sale for the entire month of May. To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy to one of our readers for Kindle, Nook, or Apple!
The primary theme of this book is loss, specifically, the loss of a loved one. Sabine, the protagonist, loves her husband immensely. After he dies, she has to navigate the healing process while unravelling her late husband’s secrets.
Patchett is known for her literary prowess and compelling characters. If you loved her book BEL CANTO (and come on, we all did), give THE MAGICIAN’S ASSISTANT a shot.
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Editor’s Note: It’s like the show 30-Something set to the soundtrack from Say Anything.
This is a really funny book with a lot of heart!
Book Description: As the last of his friends to find a customer for his surname, hungover from one singles-bar karaoke of “Heat of the Moment” too many, Finn McCallister senses his personal life is circling the drain. In an attempt to outrun his insecurities, Finn trains for a marathon and literally collides with doe-eyed veterinarian Kim, who awakens primal feelings dormant since Phoebe Cates graced the halls of Ridgemont High. After Finn gains momentum from this new relationship, he attempts to rehabilitate his toxic best friend, Carmichael, in the one city diametrically opposed to rehabilitation—Las Vegas.
Those who enjoyed High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Prayer for Owen Meany will enjoy THE ACCIDENTAL BACHELOR.
Author’s Inspiration: I felt there was a huge void in American literature for dry, male humor. And, no one seems to tell the stories of the extraordinary, and humorous, things that happen to ordinary males while they are trying to find purpose in their lives. Also, I’m a huge fan of a well-placed soundtrack song in a movie, something perfected by Cameron Crowe. I crafted this into the book with 80s music and nostalgia from my formative years.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Ron Livingston or Adam Scott
From the Book: Only a smattering of patrons sang along, all part of the animal species Felis concolor, better known as the puma, mountain lion, panther or most recognizably, the cougar. I thought of the “Hello” video, which was even crappier than the song. Lionel Richie was an art teacher who had a crush on one of his students and stared at her with cradle-robbing eyes. Even more offensive was she was blind and had no idea he was stalking her. Throughout the video she worked on a clay sculpture of a head. Lionel would stare at her as if he were fantasizing he was the clay; it was a very uncomfortable four minutes.
This book is free 5/9-5/10.
Editor’s note: you get to solve three different murders today – all without spending a dime. ICE HUNTER is the debut to a cop mystery series, MURDER ON THE GHOST WALK is set in Wilmington, NC (there’s a ghost walk for tourists at night – it’s fun if you’re ever down there), and A BODY IN THE BACKYARD is about a body.. found by a gardner in a backyard. Really, the title says it all.
These books are free on May 9.
Editor’s Note: VOICES is the second book in the David Chance series. Its full of suspense and action that will have you on the edge of your seat!
The suspense will have you reading late into the night because you will not want to put this one down!
In VOICES, David Chance finds himself drawn back into another murder myster and meets, Jon Blake, a teen with an unusual ability of hearing voices in his mind. Will they both remain safe when evil conspires against them? VOICES will leave you breathless with its relentless action and suspense.
VOICES has more than enough twists and turns and unexpected action to delight any discriminating reader.
This book is free 5/8.