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Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder by Nancy Tystad (ed.) Koupal (South Dakota Historical Society Press)

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Offered by sdhspress (publisher): The South Dakota Historical Society Press is giving away 25 advance reader copies (ARC) of it upcoming book Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder to encourage reviews on LibraryThing and other places online and in print. The ARC is a paper bound uncorrected proof of the final book.

Description: You journeyed with Laura Ingalls Wilder as her family made its way West. Now, celebrate her one hundred fiftieth birthday with a collection of essays on her legacy. Pioneer Girl Perspectives brings together writers from across the continent to explore the impact that Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography has had on our understanding of one of America’s most iconic authors.

Scholars William T. Anderson, Caroline Fraser, Michael Patrick Hearn, Elizabeth Jameson, Sallie Ketcham, Amy Mattson Lauters, John E. Miller, Paula M. Nelson, and Ann Romines delve into topics ranging from Wilder’s collaboration with her daughter Rose Wilder Lane to her influence on our image of the frontier and her lasting place in children’s literature. This rich sourcebook also includes an interview with Noel Silverman of the Little House Heritage Trust, who has worked with Wilder’s writings for over forty-five years. Editor Nancy Tystad Koupal introduces the volume and annotates Wilder’s 1937 speech about the Little House series given at a Detroit book fair.

Join readers around the world as they discover the interplay of folklore in the Little House novels, women’s place on the American frontier, Lane’s writing career, the strange episode of the Benders in Kansas, Wilder’s midwestern identity, and society’s ideas of childhood.

Nancy Tystad Koupal is director and editor-in-chief of the Pioneer Girl Project and the South Dakota Historical Society Press. She received an M.A. in English from Morehead State University in Kentucky and did postgraduate work in American literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She founded the South Dakota Historical Society Press in 1997. Koupal is also the editor and annotator of Our Landlady, a collection of L. Frank Baum’s satirical newspaper columns.

Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder is a publication of the Pioneer Girl Project, a research and publishing program of the South Dakota State Historical Society, working since 2010 to create a comprehensive edition of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Pioneer Girl.

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25 review copies available
217 members requesting

Request by Apr 29, 3:03PM
On sale May 18

Burning Through Their Eyes by Eugene Knight (createspace)

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Offered by eugene2knight (author): I'm the author of Burning Through Their Eyes which just released last month, and would love to give some copies away to readers who enjoy the genre I write.
sci-fi, fringe science, mystery, and suspense

Description: Toby, moved to the Chicago area to start over with his wife, new born children and possibly learn more about his dad who used to work at the University, before he was murdered.

Little did Toby know there was a dark secret; the NSA controls most of the University where he works. The reason the NSA is there, is to research and study mind manipulation of people's dreams and spy on them through their eyes.

One of Toby's sons is kidnapped, for his abilities. Now, the only chance Toby has of getting his son back is trusting a rogue hacker that helped kidnap his son in first place and for Toby to use his own mind hacking abilities.

What's even more terrifying, a man named Adam Lorn shows up at the University who has visions of the future. He tells Toby, he's had visions of him being murdered, but has no idea when it will happen.

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20 review copies available
100 members requesting

Request by May 01, 1:54AM

It Won't Stay Light Forvever by Ed Weyhing (Fathom Publishing Company)

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Offered by AKConnie (publisher): Publisher is requesting reviews as promotion for the book.

Description: Collected Stories
A wealthy old gentleman who cannot speak and a cabbie who drives him around every week share an experience that leaves the shocked cabbie with no explanation. A little boy's innocent gesture sets in motion a Sunday morning of terror. A cleaning lady's childhood artwork inspires her at a critical moment. A humiliated carpenter secretly nails his customer's front door shut. A mentally-disabled teenager tries to help a frightened child. A mysterious woman moves into a neighborhood and turns it upside-down.
These and other stories offer solid entertainment along with luminous moments of heartache, humor, fear and hope.

You can see and hear Ed read the story The Hundred-Dollar Tip, included in It Won't Stay Light Forever, on C-Span's program Book TV.

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15 review copies available
103 members requesting

Request by May 16, 3:38PM
On sale Aug 10

King John: Two Time Loser by D. Lawrence- Young (Ravenswood Publishing)

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Offered by RavenswoodPublishing (publisher): Ravenswood Publishing is very appreciative of their Librarything readers & reviewers. Thank you so much for entering this giveaway and we wish you all the best of luck!

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Description: King John is the only English king known as ‘the Bad.’ However, was he really any worse than the other medieval kings? King John:Two-Time Loser, traces this king’s life and troubled reign from his childhood in France to his death nearly fifty years later in 1216.

As the fourth and youngest son of King Henry II, John is not expected to become king. He is contemptuously nicknamed ‘Lackland’ and is not trained for the monarchy. However, despite all odds, after big brother Richard dies in battle, John becomes King. Now he has to prove himself by being strong and standing up to his French overlord, Louis VII. Unfortunately he fails and also loses much of his French territory. In addition, John is accused of womanizing and of murdering his young nephew, Arthur - a potential rival to the throne. At home, John becomes embroiled in a nasty power-struggle with Pope Innocent III which causes England to be excommunicated.

Following these failures, the barons revolt and John is forced to agree to their demands spelled out in Magna Carta. Civil War then breaks out and John dies alone and unlamented knowing that he has lost both his English and French kingdoms.

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15 review copies available
29 members requesting

Request by May 23, 8:17PM
On sale May 25
(all countries)

The Heliomancer by Ira Nathan Coperfeld (Newtext Publishing)

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Offered by RLSfan (author): Recipient is asked to provide a review in exchange for this book.

A review on Amazon is requested, as well as LibraryThing if you have interest:

1. Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Heliomancer-Ira...
2. LibraryThing - http://www.librarything.com/work/1934...

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the book.

Description: A brilliant professor of Heliophysics, having had too much of campus political correctness, revolts. His radical remedy: to bring about a more natural, more primitive order by the entire destruction of technological civilization. Could just one man accomplish such a thing?

Will the FBI be able to stop him? The Department of Homeland Security?

How about one of his intended victims who is now out for revenge?

Or might his plans be thwarted by a confused young woman who may know too much . . . or nothing at all?

How much chaos can the country endure before a downward spiral becomes irreversible?

Read this subtly frightening novel. but don't thing about it too much or you may have trouble sleeping.

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10 review copies available
102 members requesting

Request by Apr 30, 5:16PM

Spenser Blake’s Secret by John Caris (Westgate House)

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Offered by JCaris (author): Win a signed, first edition copy of John Caris’ Spenser
Blake’s Secret
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As the Indy author of the book, I have some copies of the first edition.

Description: Spenser Blake has a secret about an important early Christian theme: the Jesus-Lazarus affair. Listening to his inner voice, he decides to hire Shasta Garland, author of the popular Peaches Peoples detective novels, to write a story conveying his controversial interpretation of the idea.

Douglas Balentine, renowned biblical scholar, employs Peaches Peoples Investigation Agency to recover a stolen ancient book, the ‘Lazarus Gospel,’ which centers on the Jesus-Lazarus affair. As she searches for the missing manuscript, Peaches realizes she has lost contact with her basic self. Recovering the manuscript is entangled with finding the bedrock of her self-identity. Excelling at surfing cyberspace and psi-space without leaving any tracks, Rafé Courbet and Sandra Kingfisher assist Peaches in her investigation of the stolen manuscript by gathering sensitive and limited access data. They also teach Peaches the best techniques to surf cyberspace and psi-space. Using a special cloaking device and her skill at remote viewing, Peaches recovers the stolen book from Marcus Scarpia, diabolical practitioner of dark magic.
Spenser Blake’s Secret is a provocative and wild ride through the bizarre entanglement of cyberspace and psi-space.

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5 review copies available
123 members requesting

Request by May 01, 12:39PM

The Crane Girl by Curtis Manley (Lee & Low Books)

Offered by LeeandLow (publisher): April is National Poetry Month, so what better way to celebrate than with a poetry book giveaway? Released last month, we're giving away THREE copies of THE CRANE GIRL, by Curtis Manley, illus. by Lin Wang!

This beautiful Japanese folktale features haiku along with prose to tell the story of a young boy that rescues a crane. In a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, they said "more from this team would be a welcome addition to folk-tale collections."

Open to US residents only.
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While gathering firewood, Yasuhiro comes upon an injured crane hidden in the snow. He rescues and comforts the bird, then watches as it flies away over the wintry hills.

The next night, a mysterious young girl arrives at Yasuhiro’s home seeking shelter from the cold. The boy and his father welcome the girl, named Hiroko, to stay with them. But when Hiroko notices that Yasuhiro’s father is struggling to earn money, she offers to weave silk for him to sell. After the fabric fetches a good price, the boy’s father becomes impatient for more silk, and his greed has a life-changing effect on them all.

Lyrical storytelling deftly interwoven with original haiku create a magical adaptation of a popular Japanese folktale—an inspirational story of friendship and the power of kindness to transform lives.

Description: While gathering firewood, Yasuhiro comes upon an injured crane hidden in the snow. He rescues and comforts the bird, then watches as it flies away over the wintry hills.

The next night, a mysterious young girl arrives at Yasuhiro’s home seeking shelter from the cold. The boy and his father welcome the girl, named Hiroko, to stay with them. But when Hiroko notices that Yasuhiro’s father is struggling to earn money, she offers to weave silk for him to sell. After the fabric fetches a good price, the boy’s father becomes impatient for more silk, and his greed has a life-changing effect on them all.

Lyrical storytelling deftly interwoven with original haiku create a magical adaptation of a popular Japanese folktale—an inspirational story of friendship and the power of kindness to transform lives.

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3 review copies available
232 members requesting

Request by Apr 29, 11:11AM

Simone by Angel Berry

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Offered by A.Berry (author): PAPERBACK Reviews appreciated!

Description: In the year 1930, the community of Potluck, Louisiana was one of divided lines - not of black and white, but of the haves and the have-nots. Of the residents of Potluck was one Simone Tout, a young woman of twenty years born an only child to a father who started the town school and a mother, Berta, who was proudly employed as a cook in the mayor's kitchen.

Two men - one you love, one you hate.

Georges Andrieux, the handsome, well-educated son of the mayor, is a man that Simone despises - a man who is more than aggressive in his determination to make Simone his wife. Berta of course is thrilled, but against her mother's wishes the headstrong Simone has plans of her own in the form of Cotton Neal, a young man who Berta considers as nothing more than a common thug, jailbird, and bootlegger from the wrong side of the tracks.

"Ain't nothing but a bunch of wild ass negros up in them hills..."

But to Simone, Cotton is the air she breathes - her future husband and the love of her life. 

While Simone and Cotton prepare to run away together, the owner of a local opium den is found floating face down in the river. When Cotton is blamed for the murder he disappears, and while law enforcement work vigilantly to apprehend him, Simone is left to endure Georges' bitter, violent form of jealousy. When he threatens to reveal Cotton's whereabouts, Simone finally falls into his trap as he uses blackmail as a form of revenge.

Toni...

You run away only to have your car break down on the side of the road. You accidentally murder the mother of a good samaritan...

The events that follow will change the lives of each woman forever.

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3 review copies available
126 members requesting

Request by May 06, 1:03AM

Chasing Hindy by Darin Gibby (Koehler Books)

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Offered by Darin_Gibby (author): I am giving away two signed copies of my new thriller, Chasing Hindy. I'd love to have you give it a read and let me know what you think!

Description: ADDY’S DREAM AS a patent attorney is to help bring a ground breaking energy technology to the world. Addy’s hopes soar when she is wooed by Quinn, an entrepreneur, to join his company that has purportedly invented a car that can run on water using an innovative catalyst. After resigning her partnership to join Quinn, Addy discovers things aren’t as they seem. The patent office suppresses the company’s patent applications and her life is threatened by unknown assailants if she doesn’t resign.

When she is arrested for stealing US technology from the patent office she realizes Quinn has used her. Now, Addy must find a way to clear her name while salvaging her dream of propelling this technology to the world, all while powerful forces attempt to stop her.

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2 review copies available
156 members requesting

Request by Apr 30, 6:45PM

Justice Is Served: How And Why Christian Culture Inherently Supports Veganism by Brad Johnson (Amazon/CreateSpace)

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Offered by startandneverstop (author): Are you a Christian who's curious about veganism?

Are you a vegan looking to win those from other backgrounds over to veganism?

Are you curious about how veganism and Christianity overlap - rather than contradict? If so, this book is for you!

I'm offering one paperback copy as part of the launch of Justice Is Served!

Description: Are animal rights in sync with Christian values? How about veganism? Have you ever considered that your diet, as well as nature and ecology, should be an important tenet of your Christian faith? Do you want to enjoy great health and vibrant relationships for many more years to come? Are you concerned your children and grandchildren won’t be able to enjoy the same abundant, green Earth you were blessed with while growing up? Do you identify with and come alive through acts of generosity, stewardship, compassion and justice? Are you looking for a way to tie all of these desires together through one convenient action? In Justice Is Served: How And Why Christian Culture Inherently Supports Veganism, you will encounter powerful arguments as to why Christians can and should adopt a vegan diet, for all of the above reasons and more. Justice Is Served is a book dedicated to creating worldwide justice and equity through the twin aims of Christianity and veganism. Get your copy of Justice Is Served today and see how your existing values of stewardship, grace, humility, generosity, compassion and gratitude can be maximized for all of God’s creatures to permanently benefit.

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2 review copies available
56 members requesting

Request by May 08, 3:46PM
On sale May 01

Pearls of Daily Life: Short Stories and Poems on Self-discovery by Antonia Löschner

Offered by AL80 (author): Please enter for a chance to win one of the two copies of my pocket book „Pearls of Daily Life“ and enjoy various possibilities of rediscovering one's Self in everyday life!

Description: In the hurly-burly of daily life, all too often, the Self happens to get lost. However, with its overall knowledge of our needs and strengths, it would by far be the best personal advisor we can have. This collection of short stories and poems invites a journey of discovery. Diverse but amicable characters are experiencing the joy of rediscovering their Self in manifold situations of everyday life. A pocket book for small breaks in-between: to explore, reflect, dream, chuckle and relax.

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2 review copies available
90 members requesting

Request by May 12, 2:43AM

Hold Me Under: Poems to Drown to by Casey Renee Kiser (Casey Renee Kiser)

Offered by CaseyRenee (author): Not an ARC. Review optional. Published in 2014 for promotion. Gently used copy.

Description: Casey's dark and quirky style shines in this collection of selected poems 2005-2014.
Signed promotional item from 2014. Limited print of only 50 copies.

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1 review copy available
80 members requesting

Request by Apr 28, 10:17AM

A Mind for Numbers: How Excel at Math & Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin)

Offered by RoeschLeisure: Discard from library collection. Trade paperback in good condition.

Description: Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.

In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!

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Request by May 04, 10:12AM

Voice of thoughts by Gitika Yadav (Self published)

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Offered by GitikaYadav (author): I am the author and I am giving away a few advance readers copy for review

Description: Have you ever been surprised by the thunderstorm of emotions that dwell in your heart... It happens often .... Very often. This book gives you butterfly in your stomach, and tears hold on to the edge of you eyelashes, the lighting gives rise to sparks of inspiration which will never end. From love to heartbreak to being hurt and feeling low to reviving yourself back to your beautiful being this book is not a collection of my poems, it is a collection of your love, your experience, your heartbreaks and your motivation.

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120 members requesting

Request by May 07, 11:31AM
(all countries)

Two Are Better by Tim and Debbie Bishop (Open Road Press)

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Offered by TimBishop4 (publisher): Embrace life like never before. Read Two Are Better, and begin your own quest to more adventuresome living!

Description: Getting married for the first time at age 52 was adventuresome enough, but when we added in the cross-country, self-supported bicycle tour, we knew we were in for a ride. And what a ride it was!

After living separate lives 250 miles apart for years, suddenly we were immersed 24/7 in a grand adventure. It was like tossing two wild cats into a pen with only one bowl of food. The cycling surprised us. We couldn't believe how exciting a honeymoon like this could be.

If you've been stuck in a single life for a long time and want out, or you're simply encumbered by the daily grind and in need of your own adventure, you'll find this book not only encouraging but also fair warning for what may be ahead for you! Regardless of your station in life, you'll enjoy a heartwarming account with some engaging travelogue and photos introducing you to new places.

Small-town America and roadside scenes never looked as good as they do from the seat of a bicycle. Come along and find out for yourself!

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26 members requesting

Request by May 15, 12:39PM

Wheels of Wisdom by Tim and Debbie Bishop (Open Road Press)

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Offered by TimBishop4 (publisher): "Packed with zest, adventure, and love, Wheels of Wisdom offers an unusual combination of joyous living and an appeal to grab each moment and make it count. A great read for those who enjoy a virtual trip with some intriguing insights." -- Lisa Lickel, author of The Last Detail

Description: When we returned from our third long-distance, self-supported bicycle tour, we had accumulated so many unique and compelling stories that we had to share them with others. Our first life lessons compilation, Wheels of Wisdom, brings these "aha moments" from the road to life.

Publishers Weekly and Bookbub must have seen something they liked, because they chose to stand behind our book and let others know about it. So did a New York Times bestselling author, several nonprofit CEOs, and a head coach in Division I college basketball. Publishers Weekly dubbed the book "a road map for life." And according to Bookbub, "Tim and Debbie learned unforgettable lessons of faith that can improve anyone's way of thinking!"

Wheels of Wisdom will inspire you, feed your soul, and challenge you. It will also entertain you and make you smile. You can't read this book without thinking deeply about your own circumstances, reexamining your perspective, and discovering new ways to overcome obstacles. Expect to come away with a renewed mind and new motivation to tackle your own journeys in life.

If you enjoy adventure and what it can teach you about life, this book is for you. As hope coaches on Dawson McAllister's "TheHopeLine" and first-time newlyweds in our 50s, we bring our own special brand of hope to our writing. Wheels of Wisdom is a "seeker's devotional" from two Christians who know how to relate to people—whether they are believers or not.

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1 review copy available
32 members requesting

Request by May 15, 12:50PM
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