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Einstein's Beach House by Jacob M. Appel (Pressgang / Butler University)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future. **Please note: only one free copy of this book is available per person. Thank you for understanding.**

Description: Literary short stories: A couple adopt a depressed hedgehog; a mother is seduced by the father of her daughter's imaginary friend; a man kidnap's his ex-wife's pet turtle. In eight tragicomic stories, Einstein's Beach House features ordinary men and women rising to life's extraordinary challenges.

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50 review copies available
63 members requesting

Request by Aug 22, 7:36PM

The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up by Jacob M. Appel (Cargo/Freight)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future. **Please note: only one free copy of this book is available per person and per household. Thank you for understanding.**

Description: Satire: Arnold Brinkman is a shy and retiring botanist; he loves his plants more than his country. But when his refusal to stand for the national anthem at a baseball game causes a major media incident, he is thrown into a world of pushy patriots, preachers, and press. And it's not going to get any easier when he refuses to apologize.

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50 review copies available
5 members requesting

Request by Sep 13, 10:51AM

Miracles and Conundrums of the Secondary Planets by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: Literary short stories: A magician's parrot recommends against donating a kidney to his girlfriend. Inside an antique grandfather clock, a dying child explores Ancient Athens. Rural Virginia is swept by an epidemic of human resurrections. An alien disguised as a Latvian chef opens unwittingly his restaurant opposite an abortion clinic. Jacob M. Appel's Miracles and Conundrums takes us to a world of hope and desperation, where everything is possible, but so much seems far beyond reach.

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25 review copies available
22 members requesting

Request by Sep 06, 11:24AM

Scouting for the Reaper by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press )

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Description: Literary short stories: Named one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Fiction Books of 2014. Each of the characters in SCOUTING FOR THE REAPER faces an unanticipated challenge: transporting a truckload of penguins across the country, arranging a proper Jewish burial for the remains of Gregor Samsa, and selling tombstones dressed as a Girl Scout. These stories explore the domestic and professional adventures of people in over their heads, while leavening their struggles with humor.

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20 review copies available
55 members requesting

Request by Aug 24, 8:00AM

The Cynic in Extremis by Jacob M. Appel (Able Muse Press)

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Description: Poems. Finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Eclectic characters in everyday scenarios populate Jacob M. Appel's THE CYNIC IN EXTREMIS. We attend a sister's second wedding with a "hand-me-down groom"; trick-or-treat with a young son; encounter a former teacher long retired, still critical; relive difficult ancestral memories of the Holocaust. Full of fun, wit and insight, these poems present—often unapologetically—uncomfortable truths gleaned from close examination of social norms and conventions mostly taken for granted.

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20 review copies available
62 members requesting

Request by Aug 30, 9:22AM

Coulrophobia & Fata Morgana by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: LITERARY SHORT STORIES: In his ninth book and fifth collection of stories, Jacob M. Appel introduces readers to a diplomat's wife who attempts to seduce her chimney sweep through Norwegian lessons, a minister whose dead wife is romantically involved with Greta Garbo, and a landlord menaced by a rent-delinquent mime.

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20 review copies available
54 members requesting

Request by Aug 30, 5:42PM

The Liars' Asylum by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Description: LITERARY SHORT STORY COLLECTION: The frustrations of romantic love in its various guises—a domineering kindergarten teacher for a dashing artificial foliage designer, a suicidal physicist for his star student, a dialysis patient at a sleep-away camp for the camp owner’s daughter—provide the common theme for the stories in Jacob M. Appel’s seventh collection. We meet a psychiatrist dabbling with infidelity during a crisis in which rain turns into truth serum, a Finnish-American soldier charged with facilitating his commanding officer’s extra-marital affair, and a couple transporting a wealthy, “locked-in” patient across the Piedmont to his new nursing home. Appel’s literary short fiction offers a quirky window into the pangs and promise of love.

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20 review copies available
55 members requesting

Request by Aug 31, 12:54AM

Surrendering Appomattox by Jacob M. Appel (C & R Press)

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Description: Fiction/Satire. History teacher Horace Edgecomb finds himself teaching the daughter of a leading "American Civil War denier" and must confront an organization determined to disprove the occurrence of the Civil War in this satire of historical revisionism.

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20 review copies available
76 members requesting

Request by Sep 02, 10:04AM

Wedding Wipeout by Jacob M. Appel (Cozy Cat Press)

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Description: A mystery novel, but also a satire of religious mystery novels (ie. if you are offended by mild profanity or an irreverent rabbi, please do not request.)

From the jacket:
Two elderly spinster sisters––Florence and Lorraine––have lived together ever since the death of their wealthy father, living on generous stipends provided in his will that continue until one of them marries––at which time that sister is cut off financially. The sisters’ family is shaken up when Florence invites them to her wedding. The morning after the wedding, Florence is found dead in her bed. Was it an asthma attack as her new husband and the police believe or did someone enter her room in the middle of the night and suffocate the old woman with a pillow? Local amateur sleuth Rabbi Jacob Kappelmacher is brought in to investigate the suspicious death. He soon discovers that all of the sisters’ relatives stayed overnight following the wedding and could have strangled the old woman in her sleep. So could have the bridegroom. But who did it? And why? With no money and no motive, why would anyone kill the old woman? Rabbi Kappelmacher begins his investigation by interviewing all of the interested parties, intent on figuring out the convoluted and devious crime––and the sinister culprit behind it.

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8 review copies available
50 members requesting

Request by Aug 28, 2:16PM

A Thread So Fine by Susan Welch (Faodail Publishing)

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Offered by Swelch111 (author): As author of A Thread So Fine, I'm eager to find readers interested in Mid Century family life, feminism, secret adoption and the timeless question of how we define family.

Description: A Mid Century Family Saga. "In A THREAD SO FINE, Susan Welch has written a beautiful story of sisters, history and love. The Malone sisters remind us a of a time – not so long ago – when a woman’s autonomy and self-realization often came at a price. Shannon and Eliza grabbed hold of my heart and carried it with them until the final, satisfying pages." Tara Conklin, NYT Bestselling Author, The Last Romantics

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5 review copies available
26 members requesting

Request by Aug 21, 12:19PM

Heathcliff: The Lost Years by David Drum (Burning Books Press)

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Offered by DavidDrum (author): I offer paperback pre-publication copies of my book which are identical to finished books, but marked as pre-publication copies. Book retails for $16.95, perfect bound, cream-colored paper, 392 pp, 87,000 words. Contains 7 illustrations.

If possible, I would ask that recipients post a review sometime around September 30, when the book will be formally released, or perhaps by the end of the year.

Description: Heathcliff: The Lost Years is a literary historical novel tracking what happened to Heathcliff during the three years he was gone from Wuthering Heights. In Emily Bronte's Gothic classic, he left a penniless, beaten-down orphan with a broken heart. He returned to his first love three years later as a rich, ruthless gentleman.

How he accomplished this dramatic change was not explained in Emily Bronte's original. Heathcliff: The Lost Years is the untold story at the heart of Wuthering Heights.

After fleeing Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff vows to turn himself into a wealthy gentleman. Haunted by memories of Catherine Earnshaw, his first love, he begins an astounding 18th century adventure that takes him to the rough-and-tumble seaport of Liverpool, onto a slave ship bound for Africa, to the horrible business of acquiring African slaves, to swashbuckling adventures and near-death experiences on the high seas, to the slave auctions and fleshpots of Jamaica, and finally to London, the richest and most sophisticated city in the world.

In London, he meets the beautiful French pickpocket Agnes Sorel who introduces him to London high society and pulls him into a risky and daring plot that offers him one slim chance to make his fortune.

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24 members requesting

Request by Sep 05, 4:28PM
On sale Sep 30

Amazing Things Are Happening Here by Jacob M. Appel (Black Lawrence Press)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent directly by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future. **Note that only one free copy is available per person or household; thanks in advance for understanding**

Description: LITERARY SHORT STORIES: A naturalist tries to seduce the wife of an alligator wrestler; a nurse tries to conceal that a psychiatric patient has gone missing on a locked ward; a married harbor patrol officer and a Catalan phocidologist risk infidelity while struggling to rescue a pod of whales. In Jacob M. Appel’s ninth collection of short stories, his characters drift increasingly close to the edge of middle-class stability, always on the brink of toppling into the abyss.

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21 members requesting

Request by Sep 07, 9:42AM

Winston Versus the Snow by Savannah Hendricks (Brother Mockingbird Publishing )

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Offered by SavannahHendricks (author): Author will give away one signed ARC (advanced reader's copy). Please consider leaving an honest review.

Description: Winston doesn't like touching the snow. While his friends play in the snow, Winston is stuck inside. Until one day when a neighborhood dog, Mac, provides a possible solution. What could it be? And will it work?

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1 review copy available
83 members requesting

Request by Aug 20, 2:41PM
On sale Sep 06
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