Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals (July 3, 2014) - an epic tale of WW2, romance, finance (non-fiction), and fantasy for both young and old



Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99!

Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi.

From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times).

Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar.

Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1997: Ursula Hegi's Stones from the River clamors for comparisons to Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum; her protagonist Trudi Montag--like the unforgettable Oskar Mazerath--is a dwarf living in Germany during the two World Wars. To its credit, Stones does not wilt from the comparison. Hegi's book has a distinctive, appealing flavor of its own. Stone's characters are off-center enough to hold your attention despite the inevitable dominance of the setting: There's Trudi's mother, who slowly goes insane living in an "earth nest" beneath the family house; Trudi's best friend Georg, whose parents dress him as the girl they always wanted; and, of course, Trudi herself, whose condition dooms her to long for an impossible normalcy. Futhermore, the reader's inevitable sympathy for Trudi, the dwarf, heightens the true grotesqueness of Nazi Germany. Stones from the River is a nightmare journey with an unforgettable guide.

531 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 406 reviews






Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99!

Torn: A Billionaire Bachelors Club Novel, by Monica Murphy.

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy mixes business with pleasure in the second book of her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series …
Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family's real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss …
When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn't seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart.
Gage's persistence and intense passion war with Marina's determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn't see coming, Marina's torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?

254 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 71 reviews

Torn is the second book in the series. Crave, the first book is $2.99. The third book, Savor, is also $0.99. And there's a novella, Intoxicated, that follows that is also $0.99.






Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $2.99!

The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker, by Brad Lomenick.

"Your legacy, regardless of where you are in your leadership journey, starts now.  Leading well now means finishing well later." - Brad Lomenick
We need great leaders.  More than ever we need authentic, collaborative, inspiring men and women of integrity at the helm of society- and too often our leaders fall short.  Some focus on personal success, alienating those they lead.  Others shift their principles when it is convenient.
There is a better way.  You can energize and inspire the people around you.  You can equip a team of principled collaborators to answer God's calling.  You can be a catalyst leader.
In The Catalyst Leader, Brad Lomenick describes the skills and principles that define a true change maker.  This book offers eight key essentials by which a leader can influence others and make a difference, laying out the path to the keys for becoming an effective leader.
Lomenick shares wisdom, practical knowledge, and stories of success and failure from his own journey of running Catalyst, one of America's most influential leadership movements.  And the lives of dozens of leaders around the world- from the creators of famous reality show to pastors, from ranch workers to a Silicon Valley designer.  These men and women are living proof that good leadership inspires and innovates, while poor leadership leaves us with hopelessness and regret.
Leading can be a difficult road, and many choose to follow.  But you can take a better path.  Begin your journey to becoming a catalyst leader.

288 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 62 reviews






Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99!

Meeting the Dog Girls: Stories, by Gay Terry.

A thief, languishing in prison for stealing moments, escapes and becomes a chronometric fugitive. Women wait in a long, endless line, night and day, without knowing what is at the beginning of the line. An otherworldly marble called the Ustek Cloudy passes through the hands of Ambrose Bierce, Amelia Earhart, and D. B. Cooper just before they each disappear off the face of the earth. Whether they are called fantasy, magical realism, science fiction, or parodies, the stories in this collection—the first from Gay Terry—blend the real and the fantastic in an imaginative and mischievous way. Written in the tradition of Ray Bradbury, Angela Carter, and Edgar Allan Poe, these contemporary fables present remarkable characters trapped in unusual situations.

208 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 10 reviews






Here's today's Daily Youth Deal, available for $1.99!

Below the Root (The Green Sky Trilogy, 1), by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Raamo has been chosen to rule Green-sky, but to uncover the secrets of his people, he’ll have to dig deep—very deep
Green-sky is an ideal place. Violence doesn’t exist. Its citizens, the Kindar, glide from tree to tree and exchange happy thoughts. This is all thanks to their rulers, the Ol-zhaan. And on his thirteenth birthday, Raamo D’ok is chosen to become one of the Ol-zhaan.
Raamo is surprised to be named a Chosen. He isn’t a very good student—but the Ol-zhaan believe he has strong Spirit-force. But during his training, Raamo discovers that these good rulers aren’t as benevolent as they appear. They harbor secrets about his people, his family, and what lies below the forest floor. Now Raamo must decide: Should he keep the peace, or reveal the secrets that the Ol-zhaan have protected for so long?
This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

242 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 32 reviews








Happy Reading!

Betsy

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