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Another Bloody Retreat by Simon Parke (White Crow Books)

Offered by Spradbery (author): I am giving away 20 copies of this book for publicity reasons.

Description: A surprising, disturbing, profound, witty magical mystery tour. Genuinely funny, tenderly serious - a delightful small novel. Latest in the Abbot Peter mystery series.

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Request by Jun 02, 6:06AM

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

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent by author. (Of note, this is a reprinted text, so formatting will not match first edition.) Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future.

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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The Amazing Mr. Morality: Stories by Jacob M. Appel (Vandalia Press / West Virginia University)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): The Amazing Mr. Morality features tenacious men and women whose determination to buck middle-class social convention draws them toward unforeseen challenges. A failed television producer insists upon having a woodchuck relocated from his lawn, only to receive desperate letters in which the woodchuck begs to return. An overconfident ne’er-do-well obtains a lucrative lecture invitation intended for a renowned ornithologist and decides to deliver the speech himself. An innocuous dispute over whether to rename a local street opens up racial fault lines that prove deadly.

The collection concludes with the title novella in which two unscrupulous ethicists, writing rival newspaper columns, seek to unseat each other by addressing questions such as: If you’re going to commit a murder, is it worse to kill when the victim is sleeping or awake?

Description: PDF sent by author. Please consider adding this book and my other titles to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future.

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Einstein's Beach House by Jacob Appel (Pressgang)

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Offered by AppelJacobM (author): Paperback sent by author. Please consider adding this book and my other volumes to your Librarything bookshelf, as this enables more giveaways in the future.

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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Request by Jun 06, 5:34PM

Millard Salter's Last Day by Jacob M. Appel (Gallery / Simon & Schuster)

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Description: Literary novel: In an effort to delay the frailty and isolation that comes with old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter decides to kill himself by the end of the day—but first he has to tie up some loose ends. These include a tête-à-tête with his youngest son, Lysander, who at forty-three has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with his first wife, Carol, whom he hasn’t seen in twenty-seven years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle. Complicating this plan though is Delilah, the widow with whom he has fallen in love in the past few months. As Millard begins to wrap up his life, he confronts a lifetime of challenges during a single day—and discovers that his family has a big surprise for him as well.

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Request by Jun 08, 6:38PM

The Bug Boys by Stewart Hoffman (iUniverse)

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Offered by Stewart_Hoffman (author): Enter for your chance to win a copy of my first book, The Bug Boys. A science fiction adventure for readers of all ages.

Description: Who would have thought that eating a peanut butter sandwich and an apple would change your life? Let alone get you mixed up with an old alien research project, and transform you into the superheroes your village never needed.

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Request by Jun 11, 12:46PM

Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles (W. W. Norton)

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Description: From the publisher: Battles takes us from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries and on to the Information Age, to explore how libraries are built and how they are destroyed: from the scroll burnings in ancient China to the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia to the latest revolutionary upheavals of the digital age. A new epilogue elucidates the preservation of knowledge amid the creative destruction of twenty-first century technology.

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World without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer (Penguin)

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Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (Penguin)

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A History of Hungary by Peter F. Sugar (Indiana University Press)

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Description: This unique collaboration of historians from Hungary, the United States, Canada, and Western Europe makes available to readers of English the best scholarship on the political, economic, social, and cultural development of Hungary from the prehistory of the Carpathian Basin and the origin of the Hungarian people through the transformation of communist Hungary into a multiparty republic in 1989. conceived as a comprehensive survey and reference work for students, teachers, and general readers, A History of Hungary is organized into chronological chapters, each written by the leading authority on that period.

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Why People Do What They Do by Emilio Iasiello (W & B Publishers Inc. )

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Offered by Author.Emilio (author): Seeking honest reviews in exchange for a signed copy of this book.

Description: About the book: In this eleven-chapter compilation Iasiello delves into complex and controversial topics, which we have seen in the news or have experienced personally but most have not questioned. Each story will leave you asking questions such as “Why?” -“What if?” - and “Did this really happen?” Only the author knows for sure. The stories in this collection center on people, mostly working-class men and women – who have invariably taken a wrong turn in their lives and are confronted with character-changing crises. Neighbors, mothers, sons and brothers struggle to find balance and meaning in the face of deceit, loyalty, shame and pride. Why People Do What They Do communicates how our decisions reveal who we are and how these decisions must be made even if they aren’t the right ones.

About the Author: Emilio Iasiello is the author of Chasing the Green (FEP International, 2008). His short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous academic and literary journals—Buffalo Spree Magazine, The Larcom Review, Oasis, Krater Quarterly, New York Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, The California Quarterly, The Washington Review, and The Wilshire Review, as well as many others. An avid screenwriter, he has optioned several screenplays, three of which have been produced into films: Saint Christopher (2002), P.J. (2008), and Chasing the Green (2009). Chasing the Green won the Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival and the Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film Award at the 2009 Los Angeles Action on Film International Film Festival. P.J. received the Best Actress Award in the 2008 Miami Underground Film Festival. Dead of Knight was completed in 2010. A devotee of the theatre, Emilio has had his stage plays produced in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and London, UK. Emilio received his Masters in Fine Arts from George Mason University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, where he pursues his passion for cooking. He is currently in the process of developing another screenplay with a producer in New York.

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Request by May 29, 7:37AM
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Snail Vixen and The Crystal Garden by Casey Renee Kiser (RaVenGhost)

Offered by CaseyRenee (publisher): Special Fan Freebie Package ++ Only 1 available

Book comes signed by Casey and Jasmyn, handmade collage, Snail Vixen magnet and other surprises!

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Description: 'Wave Good-bye' Edition. Signed.

Simple, yet mysterious and playful, Casey takes you on a slow ride. Distressed themes involving narcissistic abuse, identity, society and suicide sprinkled with her daughter's childhood artwork and one from beckoning artist Lydia Burris create a dark and unique world in this poetry chapbook.

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Request by May 31, 10:01AM

The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault (Modern Library)

Offered by RoeschLeisure: Hardback in great condition for 1956 edition.

Description: In The Last of the Wine, two young Athenians, Alexias and Lysis, compete in the palaestra, journey to the Olympic games, fight in the wars against Sparta, and study under Socrates. As their relationship develops, Renault expertly conveys Greek culture, showing the impact of this supreme philosopher whose influence spans epochs.

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The Tastemakers by David Sax (PublicAffairs)

Offered by tracyfox: An ER copy stored in a clean, dry environment.

Description: Kale. Spicy chipotle mayo. Honeycrisp apples. The Cronut. Davis Sax uncovers the world of food trends: where they come from, how they grow and where they end up. From fondue in Florida to food trucks in DC, Sax goes in search of the farmers, chefs and even data analysts who help decide what you're having for dinner.

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Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee by Thomas Craughwell (Quirk)

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Description: Meet the founding father who transformed American agriculture and the chef who changed the way we cook. The story of Thomas Jefferson and his French-trained chef, the slave James Hemmings.

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An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz (Beacon Press)

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Description: Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, as exalted by widely taught formulations such as “manifest destiny” and “Jacksonian democracy,” and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into the story of the working class organizing against imperialism.

In precise detail, Ortiz traces this untold history from the Jim Crow-esque racial segregation of the Southwest, the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, International Workers’ Day, when migrant laborers—Chicana/os, Afro-Cubanos, and immigrants from nearly every continent on earth—united in resistance on the first “Day Without Immigrants.”

Incisive and timely, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a bottom-up history told from the viewpoint of African American and Latinx activists and revealing the radically different ways people of the diaspora addressed issues still plaguing the United States today.

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Request by Jun 09, 5:12PM
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The Time of Our Lives: Memories and Fantasies of a Blissful Nonagenarian by Elliot Schubert (Ardent Writer Press)

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Offered by cathemarie: I received this copy of the book from the author's son and enjoyed it very much. I want to pass it on. Please post a review on LibraryThing, Amazon and wherever else you may want to post it.

Description: ELLIOT SCHUBERT WAS BORN to a working-class Chicago family in 1923. His grandparents were Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century. His father owned a dry-cleaning store and was active in the labor movement, while his mother was a devoted housewife. Both of his parents were lovers of reading and learning. Elliot worked his way through high school and undergraduate school. He was a high achiever in the classroom and played varsity baseball as well. During the war, he enlisted in Midshipman’s school and was sent overseas on the USS Casablanca, an aircraft carrier, in 1945 prior to the Japanese surrender. He spent six months onboard the ship as a communications officer with the rank of ensign. Following his discharge in 1946, he and his wife Eileen moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he obtained a PhD in Chemistry with assistance from the GI Bill and Eileen’s employment as a stenographer. Elliot and Eileen eventually moved back to Chicago, where they raised four children. He worked for a leading pharmaceutical company as a laboratory chemist, patent specialist and research coordinator, while she taught the hard of hearing in the public schools.

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