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I’m giving away three books from my personal collection! All you have to do is tell me why you want a specific book (details about each below), and if I choose your reason, I’ll send the book to the residential address of your choice free of charge. I’ll even cover shipping. What have you got to lose? Even if you decide you want to pass on this free giveaway, please pass the link on to your book-reading friends!
by Cristina Guarneri, inspired by true events. Hardcover with jacket, 178 pages, published in mid-September 2013. First paragraph:
Beyond the mirrored windows of the citys high-rise buildings; the landscape of a metropolis that holds itself to the outskirts of the Hudson River, leaves a city that set the standard for corruption and overshadowed itself by the darkness of political deception. Behind the thriving neighborhoods of cultural scenery, the sixth borough had become a blanket that was once woven with the challenges of deceit versus ethics. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, but for integrity to prevail, an awakening would need to be brought to the city streets that were once plagued by the mysteries of Wall Street West.
by Micha Boyett. Paperback, 240 pages, published in early April this year. First paragraph:
My first year of motherhood I lost prayer. I lost early mornings of quiet, mornings in my pajamas with a Bible in my lap, mornings when I spoke my mind’s chaos into God’s ear and let the chaos come back ordered, holy sealed. I lost peace. I lost clarity and certitude. My faith was never perfect before my son was born, but somewhere in that first year, somewhere in my distraction and exhaustion, I lost the Spirit-life I had known. I blamed myself.
by Owen Fitzstephen and Gordon McAlpine. Paperback, 179 pages, published in mid-February 2013. From Booklist:
Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon was based on a real case, which he investigated as a Pinkerton op, revolving around a statue of a bird made out of obsidian. Later in his career, he struggled with writer’s block, and in this highly entertaining novel, we’re offered an explanation of why: he gave away the bird statue, which he had bought at a police auction after the case was wrapped up… [T]he tale takes Hammett from the early 1930s to the late 1950s, as he tries to retrieve the statue and, in so doing, retrieve himself.