Monday, July 28, 2014

Today's Kindle Daily Deals (July 28, 2014): a classic short story collection, romance, a craft book for parents, a paranormal suspense series and a charming picture book for youngsters.


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

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, by Sherman Alexie.

The twentieth anniversary edition of Sherman Alexie’s iconic short story collection—featuring a new prologue from the author

The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction, and was the basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals.

This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

244 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 178 reviews



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

A Vision of Lucy (A Rocky Creek Romance Book 3), by Margaret Brownley.


When
posing for Lucy anything can happen--and usually does.


Lucy's determination to become a female photographer despite the odds against her--and Wolf's obsessive need for revenge against those who left him to die--pit these two together in an adventurous story that challenges their faith in God and love for each other and turns the town of Rocky Creek upside-down. 

337 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 95 reviews



Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $1.99!

Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects, by Mark Frauenfelder.

As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but he’s never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. What’s more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skills—like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand tools—as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The book’s twenty-four unique projects include:
  • Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace
  • Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends
  • Longboard
  • Antigravity Jar
  • Silkscreened T-Shirt
  • Retro Arcade Video Game
  • Host a Podcast
  • Lunchbox Guitar
  • Kite Video Camera
Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology.

224 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 31 reviews



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

Nightfall (Nightingale Book 1), by Stephen Leather.

“You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale.”

These are the words that ended Jack Nightingale's career as a police negotiator. Now a struggling private detective, the chilling words return with a vengeance when Jack inherits a mansion with a priceless library—and a terrifying warning from a man who claims to be his father.

Nightingale quickly learns his soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday, which is just three short weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow. He doesn't believe in Hell and probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And if he doesn't find a way out, he'll be damned for eternity.

Dripping with brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit, United Kingdom thriller master Stephen Leather’s first book in the Nightingale series is a riveting, heart-stopping mystery with extraordinary range and power.



438 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 206 reviews





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

Arlo Rolled, by Susan Pearson.

From the author of How to Teach a Slug to Read comes a delightful story about a pea named Arlo who wants to be free. So off he rolls...and rolls...and rolls. He meets a slug, he meets a bug—and still he rolls until...you'll see! Filled with charming illustrations and told in verse, this endearing tale explores the ideas of independence and striking out on one's own.

18 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 31 reviews

Pre-School to Grade 2



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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