The Nook Blog http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog provides up to date information on best selling eBooks, apps and magazines. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.5 3/27 NOOK Daily Find: Black Water Rising http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/327-nook-daily-find-black-water-rising/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/327-nook-daily-find-black-water-rising/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:09 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16115 March 27, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke for just $1.99. Overview:  Writing in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a powerful new voice in American fiction, delivers a brilliant debut thriller that […]]]>

March 27, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke for just $1.99.

Overview: 

Writing in the tradition of Dennis Lehane and Greg Iles, Attica Locke, a powerful new voice in American fiction, delivers a brilliant debut thriller that readers will not soon forget.

Jay Porter is hardly the lawyer he set out to be. His most promising client is a low-rent call girl and he runs his fledgling law practice out of a dingy strip mall. But he’s long since made peace with not living the American Dream and carefully tucked away his darkest sins: the guns, the FBI file, the trial that nearly destroyed him.

Houston, Texas, 1981. It is here that Jay believes he can make a fresh start. That is, until the night in a boat out on the bayou when he impulsively saves a woman from drowning—and opens a Pandora’s box. Her secrets put Jay in danger, ensnaring him in a murder investigation that could cost him his practice, his family, and even his life. But before he can get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that reaches into the upper echelons of Houston’s corporate power brokers, Jay must confront the demons of his past.

With pacing that captures the reader from the first scene through an exhilarating climax, Black Water Rising marks the arrival of an electrifying new talent.

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3/26 NOOK Daily Find: Retribution http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/326-nook-daily-find-retribution/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/326-nook-daily-find-retribution/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:18 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16105 March 26 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is RETRIBUTION, a thrilling, dire warning of what our future may hold, for just $2.99. Overview:  “Retribution proves that the scariest story is the true story. Here’s the real intelligence operation.” —Brad Meltzer A shattering […]]]>

March 26 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is RETRIBUTION, a thrilling, dire warning of what our future may hold, for just $2.99.

Overview: 

“Retribution proves that the scariest story is the true story. Here’s the real intelligence operation.” —Brad Meltzer

A shattering debut thriller in which an unstoppable force of destruction is about to strike at the heart of America. . .

The remote and impenetrable Pakistani mountains have offered refuge to the worst enemies of civilization since the time of Alexander. Now, the world faces a new challenge. Reared from birth to harbor a seething hatred, a lone man is about to unleash a firestorm that will rage for centuries. And the window of opportunity to stop him is shutting much faster than Washington D.C. can hope to deal with.

A top lethal operative, Will Parker is embedded within the terrorist’s ranks to stop this catastrophic disaster. But with a nuclear core on its way to the U.S., Parker will go to any lengths to stop a biological terror more lethal than anything the USA—and the world—has ever faced.

Retribution—a dire warning of what our future may hold. . .and our end.

“Want to see what the military’s really like? Harp knows his stuff.” —Brad Meltzer

“A stunner…reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest.” —New York Times bestselling author James Rollins

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3/25 NOOK Daily Find: Ice Forged http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/325-nook-daily-find-ice-forged/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/325-nook-daily-find-ice-forged/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:00:45 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16100 March 25 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ICE FORGED, first of a new fantasy series from the author of The Dread, for just 2.99. Overview:  Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine “Mick” McFadden has spent […]]]>

March 25 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is ICE FORGED, first of a new fantasy series from the author of The Dread, for just 2.99.

Overview: 

Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine “Mick” McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists.

Now, as the world’s magic runs wild, McFadden and the people of Velant must fight to survive and decide their fate …
From Gail Z. Martin, author of the beloved series THE CHRONICLES OF THE NECROMANCER and THE FALLEN KINGS CYCLE, comes a new fantasy adventure for the ages.
Welcome to the end of the world.Welcome to the beginning of THE ASCENDANT KINGDOMS SAGA.

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3/24 NOOK Daily Find: The Sun Coast Chronicles http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/324-nook-daily-find-the-sun-coast-chronicles/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/324-nook-daily-find-the-sun-coast-chronicles/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:20 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16095 March 24 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE SUN COAST CHRONICLES Bundle from Terri Blackstock for 4.99.  Overview:  New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock’s Sun Coast Chronicles series—now available in one volume! Evidence of Mercy Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to […]]]>

March 24 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE SUN COAST CHRONICLES Bundle from Terri Blackstock for 4.99. 

Overview: 

New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock’s Sun Coast Chronicles series—now available in one volume!

Evidence of Mercy

Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to sell her plane, but she can no longer afford to keep it. Enter Jake Stevens: wealthy, arrogant, and interested in buying Lynda’s beloved Piper. Together he and Lynda embark on a test flight that ends in disaster—hurling them into a terrifying sequence of events. One thing becomes clear: Someone is out to get Lynda . . . someone who will not be satisfied until she is dead.

Justifiable Means

A violent criminal with a knack for evading justice. A beautiful victim with a secret to hide. Between them stands one good cop, torn between justice and the law. This rape case is an exception: The victim is more than willing to testify. And there’s abundant evidence to put the suspect behind bars. Just one thing bothers Detective Larry Millsaps. Young and beautiful Melissa Nelson seems to know almost too much about the evidence needed to convict her attacker. The unfolding investigation unearths a brutal track record on the part of the suspect . . . and a stunning revelation of Melissa’s own haunting past that could do far worse than destroy her credibility.

Ulterior Motives

Louis Dubose, international art dealer, has been murdered. The police are certain they’ve got their man. Recently fired by Dubose, Ben Robinson has a motive backed by a convincing trail of evidence. Except that one person isn’t convinced—someone who knows Ben well. Knows that he’s quite capable of trashing human lives but not of taking them. Now that person is about to gamble her own well-being on his innocence . . . when her personal indictment against him may be almost as bitter as murder. The question is: Does Sharon Robinson know Ben as well as she thinks she does?

Presumption of Guilt

Just one person can save the children from a terrifying future. But to do so, she must master her past.

Beth Wright, a newspaper reporter, is hot on the trail of a story that could expose something very ugly at the St. Clair Children’s Home. Someone else is hot on Beth Wright’s trail—someone who wants to make sure her story never sees the press. Between them stands Nick Hutchins, a social worker who finds his own gut hunches about the children’s home increasingly confirmed, first by Beth’s investigation . . . then by a high-speed attempt on her life . . . and finally, by an intruder’s startling confession.

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3/23 NOOK Daily Find: Ruhlman’s Twenty http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/323-nook-daily-find-ruhlmans-twenty/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/323-nook-daily-find-ruhlmans-twenty/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:16 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16088 March 23 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is RUHLMAN’S TWENTY, a cook’s manifesto — with 20 techniques and 100 recipes for just 3.99 today only on NOOK.  Overview:  Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author […]]]>

March 23 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is RUHLMAN’S TWENTY, a cook’s manifesto — with 20 techniques and 100 recipes for just 3.99 today only on NOOK. 

Overview: 

Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twentydistills Ruhlman’s decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world’s greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cooks success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman’s game-changingTwenty.

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3/22 NOOK Daily Find: Crossing Savage http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/322-nook-daily-find-crossing-savage/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/322-nook-daily-find-crossing-savage/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 04:00:19 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16083 March 22, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CROSSING SAVAGE for just $1.99 today only– an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which author Dave Edlund brings readers face to face with the promise of energy independence… and its true cost.  Overview:  As one by one the […]]]>

March 22, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is CROSSING SAVAGE for just $1.99 today only– an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which author Dave Edlund brings readers face to face with the promise of energy independence… and its true cost. 

Overview: 

As one by one the world’s leading alternative energy researchers are assassinated, Peter Savage and his friend Jim Nicolaou race against the clock to preserve the secret that promises to change the landscape of the world… or start a global war. In the timely, heart-thumping thriller Crossing Savage, author Dave Edlund presents the theory of abiogenic oil production and the terrifying array of unintended consequences that accompany the belief that energy independence can be realized.

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3/21 NOOK Daily Find: The Beginning of Everything http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/321-nook-daily-find-the-beginning-of-everything/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/321-nook-daily-find-the-beginning-of-everything/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:00:32 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16073 March 21, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING for just $1.99 today only– an irresistible new teen novel for fans of John Green. Overview:  Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to […]]]>

March 21, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING for just $1.99 today only– an irresistible new teen novel for fans of John Green.

Overview: 

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye.

Varsity tennis captain, Ezra Faulkner, was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe.

As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review, “Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green’s novels.”

Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novel—a heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

 

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3/20 NOOK Daily Find: Multi: Arabian Nights http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/320-nook-daily-find-multi-arabian-nights/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/320-nook-daily-find-multi-arabian-nights/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:52 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16067 March 20, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of romance novels for $1.99 each today only, featuring ARABIAN NIGHTS by Heather Graham. Overview:  Can a land of exotic enchantment melt the enmity between Alex and Dan before it’s too late? Days before starting a […]]]>

March 20, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of romance novels for $1.99 each today only, featuring ARABIAN NIGHTS by Heather Graham.

Overview: 

Can a land of exotic enchantment melt the enmity between Alex and Dan before it’s too late?
Days before starting a history-making excavation in a remote sector of the Valley of the Kings, Dr. Alexandria Randall’s father, a fellow Egyptologist, goes missing. Alex will stop at nothing to find her father—a gargantuan task in an ancient land where she doesn’t make the rules—even if she’s also a target. Alex must swallow her pride and ask for protection from an arrogant journalist named Dan. To find her father, Alex must play Dan’s wife—a ruse that both find insufferable. But with her father’s life hanging in the balance, Alex is determined to make their mock marriage work. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

 

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Free Fridays 3/20: Shopping for a Billionaire + Cubes Match http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-320-shopping-for-a-billionaire-cubes-match/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-320-shopping-for-a-billionaire-cubes-match/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:37 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16078 March 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE, a New York Times-bestselling romantic comedy from Julia Kent.           March 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is CUBES MATCH, a highly addictive game […]]]>

March 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is SHOPPING FOR A BILLIONAIRE, a New York Times-bestselling romantic comedy from Julia Kent.

 

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is CUBES MATCH, a highly addictive game requiring agility and focus. 

Overview: A classic match-three game, Cube Match is a new take on a longtime favorite. Your goal is to link three or more cubes of the same numeric value to score big. Working against the clock keeps heart rates elevated and eye-hand coordination stealthy. As cubes are matched, more fall from above to create an ever-changing board. You keen observation of the evolving grid will be your greatest tool in finding the best match combinations. Outstanding sound effects, bright graphics, and a leaderboard round out an awesome gaming experience.

 

Free Fridays Author Recommendation: 

Julia Kent, author of this week’s Free Fridays book, has given us this book recommendation — exclusively on the NOOK Blog ….

“One of my favorite authors for romantic comedy is USA Today bestselling author Gretchen Galway. Her first book in her Oakland Hills series, Love Handles, features a pre-school teacher who inherits a fitness company and fights for control with the vice president, who is a former Olympic gold medalist. The casual way she sets up these warm, interesting characters — like friends you could imagine having over for dinner — makes her create worlds you can slip into and enjoy.

I love the gentle (and, sometimes, raucous) humor in this book and how two imperfect people find perfection together. The characters have sisters and brothers, meddling mothers, pets and problems, and as I make way way through the series (I started with Love Handles and moved on to This Time Next Door and then Not Quite Perfect) I feel like I know these people and am rooting for them. I always end her books wanting more.”

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3/19 NOOK Daily Find: The Originals: The Rise http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/319-nook-daily-find-the-originals-the-rise/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/319-nook-daily-find-the-originals-the-rise/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:00:57 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16062 March 19, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE RISE: The Originals Series #1, part of the Vampire Diaries spin-off series, for $2.99 today only. Overview:  Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged […]]]>

March 19, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE RISE: The Originals Series #1, part of the Vampire Diaries spin-off series, for $2.99 today only.

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Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you’re immortal, promises are hard to keep.

Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, Original vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson believe they’ve escaped their dangerous past. But the city is lawless, a haven for witches and werewolves unwilling to share territory. The siblings are at their mercy…especially after Klaus meets the beautiful and mysterious Vivianne. Her impending marriage is key to ending the war between the supernatural factions—and Klaus’s attraction to her could destroy the uneasy alliance. As Elijah works toward securing a piece of the city for his family, and Rebekah fights her unexpected feelings for a French captain, will Klaus’s volatile desires bring their world crashing down—and tear them apart for good?

 

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3/18 NOOK Daily Find: The Lightkeeper’s Wife http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/318-nook-daily-find-the-lightkeepers-wife/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/318-nook-daily-find-the-lightkeepers-wife/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:22 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16056 March 18, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE LIGHTKEEPER’S WIFE a beautiful, stirring novel full of captivating mystery and clear-eyed emotion, for $1.99 today only. Overview:  When Hannah Rescues Billy From a Shipwreck, She Will Change Both Their Lives Forever. Hannah Snow […]]]>

March 18, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE LIGHTKEEPER’S WIFE a beautiful, stirring novel full of captivating mystery and clear-eyed emotion, for $1.99 today only.

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When Hannah Rescues Billy From a Shipwreck, She Will Change Both Their Lives Forever.

Hannah Snow shouldn’t be in the water, saving shipwrecked sailors. Her husband would be furious—it’s his job to tend to the lighthouse at Dangerfield, to warn the ships off the rocks. Sailors know that the Dangerfield coastline is treacherous, but the waves constantly pull them down into the deep anyway.

But when the ship Cynthia Rose runs aground, John is away buying supplies, and Hannah rushes out into the storm. She can only fish one sailor out of the icy water—weatherworn, half-drunk Billy.

When Hannah gets word that John will not return home to her, she sinks into grief so deep that she feels she may never surface again. With Billy’s help, she continues to man the lighthouse, keeping the lamps blazing even during her darkest hours. But Billy is not all that he seems. And Hannah starts to doubt whether anything she knew about this strange man—or herself—is true.

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3/17 NOOK Daily Find: Star of the Sea http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/317-nook-daily-find-star-of-the-sea/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/317-nook-daily-find-star-of-the-sea/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:08 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16051 March 17, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O’Connor, for $1.99 today only. Overview:  In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for […]]]>

March 17, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is STAR OF THE SEA by Joseph O’Connor, for $1.99 today only.

Overview: 

In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution.

This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go.

As urgently contemporary as it is historical, this exciting and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.

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3/16 NOOK Daily Find: Trio of Classic British Mysteries http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/316-nook-daily-find-trio-of-classic-british-mysteries/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/316-nook-daily-find-trio-of-classic-british-mysteries/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:23 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16038 March 16, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of classic British mysteries, featuring MYSTERY MILE, all for 1.99 each today only. Overview:  Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. […]]]>

March 16, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of classic British mysteries, featuring MYSTERY MILE, all for 1.99 each today only.

Overview: 

Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. After four attempts on his life, he ends up seeking the help of Albert Campion.

Allingham fans are in for a treat with this Albert Campion mystery. The thin, bespectacled investigator is on the trail of a killer. Judge Crowdy Lobbett is the target, but whether due to bad luck or bad marksmanship, four other men have died in his place.

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3/15 NOOK Daily Find: DON’T GO http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/315-nook-daily-find-dont-go/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/315-nook-daily-find-dont-go/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 04:00:45 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16026 March 15, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is DON’T GO by Lisa Scottoline, the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero — for $2.99 today only. Overview:  Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline […]]]>

March 15, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is DON’T GO by Lisa Scottoline, the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero — for $2.99 today only.

Overview: 

Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline has thrilled millions with her emotionally-charged novels that feature strong women exploring the boundaries of family, justice, and love. In Don’t Go, she breaks new ground and delivers the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero.

When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife Chloe and newborn baby. And deep inside, he doesn’t think of himself as a warrior, but a healer.

However, in an ironic turn of events, as Mike operates on a wounded soldier in a war-torn country, Chloe dies at home in the suburbs, in an apparent household accident. Devastated, he returns home to bury her, only to discover that the life he left behind has fallen apart. His medical practice is in jeopardy, and he is a complete stranger to the only family he has left – his precious baby girl. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him into a downward spiral.

Ultimately, Mike realizes that the most important battle of his life faces him on the home front and he’ll have to put it all on the line to save what’s dearest to him – his family. Gripping, thrilling, and profoundly emotional, Don’t Go is Lisa Scottoline at her finest.

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3/14 NOOK Daily Find: Summer Loving http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/314-nook-daily-find-summer-loving/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/314-nook-daily-find-summer-loving/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:00:37 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16021 March 14, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SUMMER LOVING, an exciting and deliciously escapist read by Allie Spencer for just 2.99 today only.  Overview:  Beth, Ginny, Kirsten, and Anna are all set for a holiday of sun, sea, and frolics. The four have […]]]>

March 14, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SUMMER LOVING, an exciting and deliciously escapist read by Allie Spencer for just 2.99 today only. 

Overview: 

Beth, Ginny, Kirsten, and Anna are all set for a holiday of sun, sea, and frolics. The four have been friends since college and now, as Ginny is about to get married to Tony—Beth’s first love from university—it’s time to catch up, reminisce, and maybe indulge in a holiday romance or two. But the bars, clubs, and beaches of their imaginings are a far cry from the slow, quiet pace of life on Liminaki, and with nothing better to do, the girls find themselves spending far too much time in each other’s company. As the tension rises, old rivalries are reignited and the truth about their lives begins to surface. Ginny really isn’t sure about Tony. Tony thinks he still loves Beth. Beth is falling in love with Greg. Kirsten refuses to tell Jack about her visa problems, and Anna is finally convinced she has found true love. Can it all be sorted out in two short weeks?

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Free Fridays 3/13: ANYTHING BUT SWEET + Baby Animal Pet Vet http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-313/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-313/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:00:49 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16043 March 13, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is ANYTHING BUT SWEET: an unpredictable Southern love story from HarperCollins.  Overview:  He’s stubborn and thoroughly male . . . If Charlotte Brooks thinks she and her TV makeover show can turn […]]]>

March 13, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is ANYTHING BUT SWEET: an unpredictable Southern love story from HarperCollins. 

Overview: 

He’s stubborn and thoroughly male . . .

If Charlotte Brooks thinks she and her TV makeover show can turn Reno Wilder’s hometown upside-down, he’ll be happy to prove her wrong. The ex-Marine has seen too much turmoil and he likes Sweet, Texas, just the way it is. Traditional. Familiar. A little dull. Everything Charli isn’t. But instead of backing off from his scowls like everyone else, Charli digs in her skyscraper heels.

She’s tenacious and wickedly tempting . . .

Reno Wilder is a one-man unwelcoming committee, but Charli isn’t budging. It’s clear the gorgeous cowboy needs an overhaul just as much as Sweet. Someone needs to break him out of that gruff shell and show him how fun and rewarding a little change can be.

They’re about to find that love is anything but predictable.

March 13, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is BABY ANIMAL PET VET: Doctor Hospital. Test your Veterinarian skills on Baby Animals! Help these Baby Pets feel better in this adorable and amazing app!

 

 

Today’s Free Fridays Bonus is a FREE Cinderella eBook from our friends at Grandparents.com!

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3/13 NOOK Daily Find: It’s Classified http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/313-nook-daily-find-its-classified/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/313-nook-daily-find-its-classified/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:00:29 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16016 March 13, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is IT’S CLASSIFIED, the latest “must for political junkies and fans of political fiction”* from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Wallace. for just $1.99 today only.  Overview:  The four most powerful women in Washington are […]]]>

March 13, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is IT’S CLASSIFIED, the latest “must for political junkies and fans of political fiction”* from New York Times bestselling author Nicole Wallace. for just $1.99 today only. 

Overview: 

The four most powerful women in Washington are at the top of their political game. . . . What could possibly go wrong?

Charlotte Kramer, America’s first female president, is beginning her second term and is determined to make her mark on history though events do seem to be conspiring against her. Melanie Kingston, her best friend, just signed on as secretary of defense. Will their relationship survive? Dale Smith is the senior communications advisor to the vice president and knows a secret that could not only ruin her own career, but put the credibility of the White House on the line. Tara Meyers is the most popular vice president in recent history, but does her public image match her private life?

When a classified terror threat is made public, all the weaknesses of this presidency are laid bare—and with the country’s safety at stake, someone in the White House isn’t taking any chances.

From the bestselling author of Eighteen Acres comes a novel with a true insider’s look at the lives of Washington’s political elite. It’s Classified reveals the intrigue and drama that go on behind the closed doors of the White House and opens up a world few have access to.

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Terry Pratchett, Beloved Creator of Discworld Series, has died at 66 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/terry-pratchett-beloved-creator-of-discworld-series-has-died-at-66/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/terry-pratchett-beloved-creator-of-discworld-series-has-died-at-66/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:16:22 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16031 March 12, 2015: Terry Pratchett died today at the age of 66. His battle with posterior cortical atrophy, a form of Alzheimer’s Disease, had been well-documented. Since his diagnosis in 2007, he has continued to write his books and meet fans, […]]]>
by Federico Giacanelli

by Federico Giacanelli

March 12, 2015: Terry Pratchett died today at the age of 66. His battle with posterior cortical atrophy, a form of Alzheimer’s Disease, had been well-documented. Since his diagnosis in 2007, he has continued to write his books and meet fans, and became a prominent advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. He died in his home.

A statement from his publisher, Larry Finlay of Transworld, said:

“I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention. Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ‘embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come. My sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him.”

The NOOK community mourns this loss and is spending the day celebrating all that Terry has given us with the Discworld universe.

His daughter Rhianna tweeted from Terry’s account: Screen shot 2015-03-12 at 12.09.06 PM

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3/12 NOOK Daily Find: The Falconer http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/312-nook-daily-find-the-falconer/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/312-nook-daily-find-the-falconer/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:23 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16005 March 12, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE FALCONER, a steampunk version of Victorian Scotland beset by vicious faeries, for just $1.99 today only.  Overview:  Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she’s […]]]>

March 12, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE FALCONER, a steampunk version of Victorian Scotland beset by vicious faeries, for just $1.99 today only. 

Overview: 

Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she’s spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she’s a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

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3/11 NOOK Daily Find (Multi): Sonnet to a Dead Contessa http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/311-nook-daily-find-multi-sonnet-to-a-dead-contessa/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/311-nook-daily-find-multi-sonnet-to-a-dead-contessa/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=16000 March 11, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of historical fiction favorites for $1.99 each, featuring SONNET TO A DEAD CONTESSA.  Overview:  Lady Trent must rely on her newfound faith to solve the mystery . . . and […]]]>

March 11, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is a trio of historical fiction favorites for $1.99 each, featuring SONNET TO A DEAD CONTESSA

Overview: 

Lady Trent must rely on her newfound faith to solve the mystery . . . and save herself.

In London, 1858, women of British nobility are being murdered with alarming frequency, so Scotland Yard calls on Lady Serafina Trent and her crime-solving partner, Dylan Tremayne, to help piece together the perplexing clues. With Dylan’s help, Serafina has garnered acclaim as a brilliant detective—solving mysteries by relying on her astute observation and scientific reasoning.

But in the midst of solving these crimes, Serafina’s relationship with Dylan meets unexpected stress when his childhood sweetheart returns. Torn between desire and decorum, Serafina desperately wants Dylan to be happy—but in the arms of another woman?

After a lifetime of viewing the world through a practical lens, Serafina begins to examine her own soul–and realizes her need for Jesus. Yet will her faith save her life when all clues point to Serafina as the murderer’s next victim?

Enjoy Victorian England through the eyes of Christian Fiction’s most beloved author.

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3/10 NOOK Daily Find: In the Kingdom of the Sick http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/310-nook-daily-find-in-the-kingdom-of-the-sick/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/310-nook-daily-find-in-the-kingdom-of-the-sick/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:50 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15995 March 10, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, for just 1.99 today. Overview:  Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag wrote, “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship […]]]>

March 10, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, for just 1.99 today.

Overview: 

Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag wrote, “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick … Sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.” Now more than 133 million Americans live with chronic illness, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all health care dollars, and untold pain and disability.

There has been an alarming rise in illnesses that defy diagnosis through clinical tests or have no known cure. Millions of people, especially women, with illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome face skepticism from physicians and the public alike. And people with diseases as varied as cardiovascular disease, HIV, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes have been accused of causing their preventable illnesses through their lifestyle choices.

We must balance our faith in medical technology with awareness of the limits of science, and confront our throwback beliefs that people who are sick have weaker character than those who are well. Through research and patient narratives, health writer Laurie Edwards explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness, and much more. What The Noonday Demon did for people suffering from depression, In the Kingdom of the Sick does for those who are chronically ill.

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3/9 NOOK Daily Find: The Tenth Justice http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/39-nook-daily-find-the-tenth-justice/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/39-nook-daily-find-the-tenth-justice/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:39 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15987 March 9 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE TENTH JUSTICE by Brad Meltzer, a legal thriller for just $1.99.  Overview:  Landing a prestigious position as a Supreme Court clerk fresh out of Yale Law, Ben Addison is on the […]]]>

March 9 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE TENTH JUSTICE by Brad Meltzer, a legal thriller for just $1.99. 

Overview: 

Landing a prestigious position as a Supreme Court clerk fresh out of Yale Law, Ben Addison is on the ultra-fast track to success—until he inadvertently shares a classified secret with the wrong listener. And now the anonymous blackmailer who made a killing with Ben’s information is demanding more. Guilty of a criminal act, his golden future suddenly in jeopardy, Ben turns for help to his roommates—three close friends from childhood, each strategically placed near the seats of Washington power—and to his beautiful, whip-smart fellow clerk, Lisa Schulman.

But trust is a dangerous commodity in the nation’s capital. And when lives, careers, and power are at stake, loyalties can shatter like glass . . . and betrayals can be lethal.

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3/8 NOOK Daily Find: Murder in the Marais http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/38-nook-daily-find-murder-in-the-marais/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/38-nook-daily-find-murder-in-the-marais/#comments Sun, 08 Mar 2015 05:00:55 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15984 March 8 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is Murder in the Marais, a noir mystery set in Paris and starring P.I. Aimee Leduc. Overview:  Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases […]]]>

March 8 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is Murder in the Marais, a noir mystery set in Paris and starring P.I. Aimee Leduc.

Overview: 

Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she goes to drop off her findings at her client’s house in the Marais, Paris’s historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.

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3/7 NOOK Daily Find: Jill Mansell Boxed Set http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/37-nook-daily-find-jill-mansell-boxed-set/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/37-nook-daily-find-jill-mansell-boxed-set/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:00:55 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15980 March 7 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is three beloved, poignant comedies from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of women’s fiction, for just $1.99. Overview:  Three beloved, poignant comedies from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Mansell-smart, sassy women’s fiction that never […]]]>

March 7 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is three beloved, poignant comedies from Jill Mansell, bestselling author of women’s fiction, for just $1.99.

Overview: 

Three beloved, poignant comedies from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Mansell-smart, sassy women’s fiction that never disappoints!

STAYING AT DAISY’S
When hotel manager Daisy MacLean meets cocky sports hero Dev Tyzack, it’s a no brainer-hands off. He is terribly arrogant-but also incredibly sexy. Daisy tries her best to steer clear of him, yet soon comes to realize he is the one guest she can’t bear to see leave.

MILLIE’S FLING
Popular romance author Orla Hart decides to make her friend Millie Brady the heroine of her next novel, even though Millie doubts her boring life will inspire a steamy page-turner. But whatever excitement doesn’t happen to Millie naturally, Orla is secretly determine to stir up…

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE
When her boyfriend’s mother offers seventeen-year-old Lola an enormous bribe to break up with Dougie, she doesn’t refuse. The only way she can save her family is to take the money. Now, ten years later, a twist of fate has brought Dougie and Lola together again. Lola is hoping it’s true that time heals all wounds. But how can she possibly win him back without telling him why she broke his heart in the first place?

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Magical Márquez http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/magical-marquez/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/magical-marquez/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:06:06 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15990 Reblogged from Barnes and Noble Review, by Steve King, March 6, 2012 Gabriel García Márquez was born on this day in 1928. Márquez’s Living to Tell the Tale (2003), a memoir of his first twenty-seven years, is prefaced by his comment, “Life is not […]]]>

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Portrait SessionReblogged from Barnes and Noble Review, by , March 6, 2012

Gabriel García Márquez was born on this day in 1928. Márquez’s Living to Tell the Tale (2003), a memoir of his first twenty-seven years, is prefaced by his comment, “Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.” Chapter 1 then recounts a journey Márquez took at the age of twenty-two with his mother, a two-day trip by boat and train to Aractaca, where he had lived for his first eight years with his grandparents, their house now to be put up for sale.

At the time, Márquez was living in impoverished, bohemian glory — a dropout from the law school upon which his father had pinned such high hopes, and so removed from his mother that, when she tracked him down in his favorite literary café, she had to identify herself. But saying no to Mother was not an option: the universe was “a planetary system that she controlled from her kitchen with a subdued voice and almost without blinking, while the pot of beans was simmering.”

The first hours on the boat were predictable — sea squalls, mosquito clouds, a steady parade of customers to the prostitutes’ cabins, Márquez clinging to his copy of Faulkner’s Light in Augustas tightly as Mother clung to her rosary. Gradually, on the train, the familiar places and old times took over. Villages full of one-armed fishermen who had held on to the dynamite too long, of kids chasing soccer balls made of rags. Here, said Mother, is “the land they sold my father with the story there was gold on it.” There is the spot where, in 1928, “the world ended” when the army gunned down mythic numbers of striking banana workers on behalf of the United Fruit Company. When the gringos left, writes Márquez, “they took everything with them: money, December breezes, the bread knife, thunder at three in the afternoon, the scent of jasmines, love.” The houses left behind were as collapsed as the local economy (and beyond, it turned out, any chance of selling).

But in the old house and village, said Márquez, “There was not a single door, a crack in a wall, a human trace that did not find a supernatural resonance in me.” The trip “would be so decisive that the longest and most diligent of lives would not be enough for me to finish recounting it.”

 

Daybook is contributed by Steve King, who teaches in the English Department of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His literary daybook began as a radio series syndicated nationally in Canada. He can be found online at todayinliterature.com.

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3/6 NOOK Daily Find: What Doesn’t Kill You http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/36-nook-daily-find-what-doesnt-kill-you/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/36-nook-daily-find-what-doesnt-kill-you/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:59 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15977 March 6 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, part of Iris Johansen’s riveting and suspenseful EVE AND QUINN trilogy, for just $2.99 today on NOOK. Overview:  Catherine Ling, an enormously talented CIA agent introduced in the Eve Duncan novel […]]]>

March 6 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU, part of Iris Johansen’s riveting and suspenseful EVE AND QUINN trilogy, for just $2.99 today on NOOK.

Overview: 

Catherine Ling, an enormously talented CIA agent introduced in the Eve Duncan novel Chasing the Night (2010), takes center stage in bestseller Johansen’s grandiose yet agreeable thriller. As a teenage orphan fending for herself in Hong Kong’s underworld, Catherine was rescued from murderous thugs by Hu Chang, an enigmatic and reclusive apothecary, with whom she formed a bond. Chang has powerful contacts who value his wizardry with exotic herbs and chemicals that can miraculously heal, prolong life, or, of course, do harm. Now Chang has concocted a tincture so potent and undetectable that Hugh Nardik, a weapons dealer and assassin, wants to steal Chang’s drug to further his monstrous aims. To pressure Catherine into helping obtain the drug, Nardik plans to kidnap her son. The ensuing intrigue spans the globe and involves superhuman characters from earlier Johansen novels with long histories together. The author’s trademark dry wit bolsters the bombastic story line

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Free Fridays 3/6: After: The Shock + Hidden Objects Magic House http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-36-xxxxx-xxxxx/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-36-xxxxx-xxxxx/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:59 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15955 Free Fridays Book March 6, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is AFTER: THE SHOCK – the first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from international bestselling author Scott Nicholson. OVERVIEW: “One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at […]]]>

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March 6, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is AFTER: THE SHOCK – the first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from international bestselling author Scott Nicholson.

OVERVIEW:

“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your peril.” — Blake Crouch, The Wayward Pines Trilogy

“Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody.” – J.A. Konrath, Origin

A massive solar storm erases the world’s technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have… changed.

Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as “Zapheads” roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.

Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren’t the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even if it means her own chances of escaping are lower.

And the Zapheads that were once simple to evade are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.

Free Fridays App

March 6, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays App selection is HIDDEN OBJECTS: MAGIC HOUSE. This game features levels where you have to match a given word or picture to an object hidden within many different items.

Items displayed are completely random — thus making it harder to locate what you are looking for. But isn’t that what makes it so much fun?

 

 

 

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Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/kazuo-ishiguro-the-kingdom-of-memory/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/kazuo-ishiguro-the-kingdom-of-memory/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:53:44 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15962 A Conversation with Hope Whitmore Some novels are magic — not in what they represent, but what they do. They seep into your consciousness and seem to change not only the way you view the world around you, but the incidents that […]]]>

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A Conversation with Hope Whitmore

Some novels are magic — not in what they represent, but what they do. They seep into your consciousness and seem to change not only the way you view the world around you, but the incidents that happen within that world. Kazuo Ishiguro’s new book, THE BURIED GIANT is such a novel.

Reading my advance copy, I found strange things happening. While reading a book about reconnecting with the past I found fragments of my own past all about me.

Reading the book in a coffee shop, I met my old English professor, someone I had not seen for many years but remembered fondly. Later, as I read the novel on the Megabus to London, the coach veered off its usual course along the East Coast, and I looked up to find myself being driven past Kirkby Lonsdale, the small Lancashire town where I had grown up.

The Buried Giant, set in what Ishiguro calls a never-never land resembling an ancient Britain of knights and dragons, is about things we forget, a past we have left behind which is about to reawaken. Remembering the forgotten thing will profoundly alter the world but remembering is also personal, and the book, like so much of Ishiguro’s work, is imbued with a tantalizing, unsettling sense of something missing.

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Kazuo Ishiguro opened the door to his London home and welcomed me in from the dreary January afternoon, expressing concern over whether I had been rained on.

He led me through the dining room, where new books lay on the table, including a pristine copy of The Illuminations, the new novel by Andrew O’Hagan.  I was led through to a living room, where the shelves were stacked with DVDs.  These included a shelf of postwar French movies, which Ishiguro and his wife, Lorna, are interested in, he told me, not only because they’re enjoyable just as films but also for what they reveal about France after the war.

The chairs were the color of orange juice, and he invited me to take one, asking if I minded  a chair with a hard back. Lorna offered me cushions before telling me to “have as many biscuits as you like, because otherwise he’ll eat them all.”

Then she left the room, and Ishiguro and I were facing one another.  The following is an edited transcript of our conversation. –Hope Whitmore

The Barnes & Noble Review: The Buried Giant is very much about an old England, an England in the distant past, with knights and ogres and slaying a dragon. Why this setting?

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Kazuo Ishiguro: I find that my themes remain very similar, but I like to change the periods in which they are set, and the genre, and I think that’s because I like to start out with the sort of issues or questions that my novel is going to address — it’s almost like location hunting for filmmakers.

I wanted this story to be about a world where people had lost their memories in patches, how whole societies remember or forget and how individuals suppress memory and struggle with remembering or forgetting, but every time I thought about somewhere I wanted the novel to be set I started thinking about Yugoslavia as it broke up and descended into civil war in the 1990s, or France immediately after the Second World War. They (the French) spent most of the war collaborating with the Nazis and being occupied, and in every small village someone did betray someone, and afterward they had to forget and pretend they were all brave resistance fighters. There was a kind of unspoken agreement. “Let’s not go there. Let’s suppress our memory so we don’t fall apart and fall into fighting and disintegration or communism.”

But I wanted it to be more like a historical never-never land, so that it could be applied to all kinds of settings.

BNR: Why medieval England in particular?

KI: Well, what it was, there’s a poem. You know Sir Gawain and the Green Knight — it’s an anonymous poem?

BNR: Where the Green Knight has his head cut off?

KI: That’s right. There’s a bit in Camelot at the beginning where a strange Green Knight turns up in the middle of the Christmas festivities and sets a challenge to Gawain, “We’ll take turns to take a swing with swords at one another’s heads and you can have the first swing, and you can try and chop my head off and if you chop my head off you’ve won, but if for some reason you fail then I get to chop your head off.”

Gawain has first go, and he manages to cut the Green Knight’s head off, so he thinks he’s won, but unfortunately the Green Knight is supernatural, so the head starts to talk and says, “OK, now it’s my turn, I get to take a swing at your head, but as you’re having a Christmas festival right now. I’ll give you a special concession, you come and find me in a year’s time at my castle and I can take a swing at you.”

But what inspired me was just a tiny passage about what England was like at that time. Most of the story takes place in these castles; luxurious, palatial castles, but there’s a tiny bit about — well, I shouldn’t say England, I should say Britain, because it wasn’t England yet — there was a bit about what Britain was like at that point, and its just eight lines or thereabouts, but it says he had a terrible time because there were no inns in those days, because obviously the poet is projecting back centuries as well, he says there were no inns or anything and he had to sleep on rocks in the storm, and sometimes he’d try to get food at a village and he’d be chased away by ogres, and you know, he’ll be woken up by wolves attacking him when he was sleeping on a snowy bit of ground, and it was awful; then he finds this castle and the journey continues.

What struck me was this little description, and I thought actually that might be a really good setting, that it might be what I’d been looking for. I really liked the matter-of-fact way that ogres were mentioned —  it was like farm bulls or street dogs that might bite you, it’s at that kind of level.

BNR: It’s a superstitious world as well.

KI: In this world [the world of the book] people naturally believe in God —  they’re not quite sure what kind of God it is, but they don’t doubt there’s a God and that’s second nature. Some of that we still have. So we don’t call that superstition. You know, if it was what people believed I respected it and allowed it to be real in the world.

I thought, if a person of that time believed in something, in my fictional world I’d let it exist for real. Now that was my rule, but I wouldn’t create something weird that people wouldn’t normally believe in. So a flying saucer wouldn’t land in that world, because that’s not in the imaginary limits of the people. But a belief in spirits — or ogres or dragons or pixies out there in the wild — most people would have half believed or really believed things like that, so I thought in my fictional world I’d let it literally exist. So it is sort of a fantastical world, but it’s not a free-for-all. It’s not a world where anything could exist. It’s superstitious if you like but it’s the superstitions that you know, have existed, that’s how I did it.

I was saying, it should be called Britain rather than England because in the book, the Anglo-Saxons, who’ve been landing in and settling in this country, will become the English — but it’s not England yet. England hasn’t really been invented. So, it’s right at the point where what used to be Roman Britain is falling to pieces after the Romans have left, the point where it’s about to turn “English.” Anglo-Saxon invaders are about to sweep across the country, probably wiping out the Britons, and you know, their language is the language we’re speaking now.

It’s a big blank in history, but there’s been a sort of consensus long held that there probably was some kind of genocide at that point, because it’s called the Anglo-Saxon settlement, and that’s when the foundations of England are laid, at the end of the fifth century.

BNR: And this slaughter is unleashed by the memories released when the mist that causes forgetfulness disappears. So the idea of genocide is really important to the book?

KI: I was very disturbed by what happened in the ’90s in the old Yugoslavia. We’d grown up in the Cold War, always afraid of a nuclear shootout with the Soviet Union, and there was a real sense of relief when the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down, and it felt as if we were  going to enter this really nice period and there was a really optimistic feeling for a while. What then happened in Yugoslavia was horrible, because just within a few years of the end of the Cold War we had concentration camps, we had a massacre, right in the middle of Europe — in a country where some of us had been on holiday, or hitchhiking or backpacking. We had the Srebrenica massacre, the worst European massacre since the Second World War, and it was all to do with one ethnic community wanting to wipe out another —  a very disturbing thing to see happening in the heart of Europe. Then that was very closely followed by the Rwanda massacres.

These episodes had quite an impact on me, and ever since, I’ve wondered how can a country suddenly explode like that? How can it turn into such a bloodbath? And it was particularly disturbing because it was these people who had been living in these villages and towns together, people who’d been babysitting one another’s children went next door and burned their neighbors’ house and hanged the inhabitants.

And one of the things that stood out is the role that suppressed memory has in all this. People have agreed to just forget things that happened in the past, but when somebody deliberately stirs these memories in order to stir awake war or stir awake hatred, people suddenly think “Oh, those people across the road, I thought they were OK, but way back when their lot did horrible things to my lot, and unless we do something now they’re going to do it again.”

Northern Ireland was like that as well. Protestants and Catholics both dragged out these ritualistic things — the marching season, ancient battles, ancient atrocities —  in order to fuel modern-day hatred.

So, that’s partly why I’ve created this old-fashioned, mythical story about memories being suppressed by something magical. Today, memories are controlled by media propaganda. In a country like ours, how do we actually go about looking at the past? It’s something to do with popular entertainment —  books, museums, the royal days we have —  all these things have a huge impact on what one age group of people thinks happened in the past.

BNR: But can’t remembering awful things make them less likely to happen again? Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day — I read an article about how a writer’s grandparents were killed in the Holocaust., and I thought at the time how important it was not to forget these things.

KI: I don’t come down on one side or the other about remembering or forgetting. It’s kind of a parallel to an argument about mental illness.  Is it best to go to a therapist and stir awake memories about trauma and childhood, or is it better to leave it alone and move on and all that?

Take somewhere like America. One of their forgotten things, or things they don’t like to think about, is the way they’ve treated African Americans. Just in the past year there were so much protest around a white policeman shooting a black man. Obviously America isn’t at ease as a society over this — someone might say it’s because America never really owned up to how badly it treated African Americans. Until it goes back into its past and really looks at it and tries to address all these grievances it will never be at peace with itself. There will always be these eruptions of violence.

On the other hand someone else might say, you go back through all that, you’re just going to make it worse. You’re just going to make all these people angry that this stuff was done to their ancestors, so we should pretend we all got on really well.

I think this country — Britain — has chosen to remember the whole history of the Empire in a very sanitized way. And Japan has decided to forget that the Japanese army invaded China and most of South Asia and committed atrocities. They’ve completely blocked it out, literally out of their school textbooks, which causes tremendous friction with China now.

I think France is a really interesting case of a country that’s had to work very, very hard to forget something. Like the mist in the story, you know. France is still under some kind of strange mist.

I wouldn’t want to imply that there was something peculiarly wrong with the French, that the French have something wrong with them and the rest of us are far more civilized that the French. I have a problem with that, because I think that’s what all people are like. Whether its about America and Native Americans or America and the African Americans — it’s the human condition.

I think that almost everybody’s got something like this, but I don’t think that there’s an easy answer to the question of when  you should really confront the past. Because sometimes confronting the past can lead to mayhem.

Like South Africa after apartheid, I think it’s a really really delicate balance. So many people were so furious about all those years when they were treated badly by minority whites, but I think Mandela and Co., when they came to power, were determined to avoid civil war or violence of any sort — they were really careful. They set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, so people were allowed to come up and express their bitterness and anger, and they got some sense of justice being done in some sort of way. But they tried to not go too far down the road of arresting many people — doing a purge. Too much remembering about what had happened would just lead to civil war and violence, and the country just couldn’t cope.

It’s much the same with a marriage. For Axl and Beatrice [the couple at the center of The Buried Giant], is it better to remember the bad parts of their marriage or is it better to just forget it? Could it destroy their love if they remember too much? I had no answers to this — the story isn’t trying to come down on one side or another, it’s just saying, this is how we lived. We live with these dilemmas.

BNR: So would you consider setting a story like this in a real place, like France or Yugoslavia, say?

Never Let Me GoKI: I guess the answer is probably not. For a start I think I would have to really become quite expert on that situation. I don’t think it would be fair if I just skirted over those details — I’d have to really know my stuff to talk about one place, what had happened historically. And I’m not sure why would I want to single out one particular place, you know, there’s a kind of like an unfairness to that, I don’t want to make that an example. I don’t want to suggest that that any one kind of place is, you know, different, and this is why I think I often find myself creating worlds which are unrealistic, like in Never Let Me Go or in this book. I’m a novelist as opposed to a journalist, or a reporter or an essayist, I feel my territory is to talk about universal human experiences, not to report on what happened at a particular place at a particular time.

I think if that was what I was doing I would have to do it in a disciplined way. I should research it, I should claim my sources, I should plan my research — like reportage, you know? When you’re making things up in fiction it’s a different kind of thing. You’re appealing to people’s experiences as human beings, and you’re saying, is this something that strikes you as true about human behavior?

BNR: You were born in Nagasaki nine years after it was bombed, and I wondered, did this cast a shadow over your writing in any way?

KI: Well, actually, the odd thing was, I didn’t really understand that Nagasaki was so distinct in having been atom-bombed. It took me some time to realize that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the only places in history to have suffered nuclear attacks.

When I was growing up there people didn’t tend to tell us, a four-year-old, a five-year old, “Did you know what happened?”

But I remember people mentioning it and there was no secret about it.

So I never associated Nagasaki with the atomic bomb. For me Nagasaki is all kinds of other things. I have all these colorful memories of our house, my toys, my kindergarten. I remember all this stuff, but I still don’t think of it emotionally as connected with the atomic bomb.

BNR: I wonder what it will be that overshadows our generation.

KI: Sometimes you don’t see that until you look back. I don’t know. The world is still very volatile.

BNR: Yes — the Twin Towers happened when our generation were children and triggered the Iraq war.

KI: I’m not sure how to say it, but I want to point out that when you say it “triggered the Iraq war” — the war wasn’t inevitable by any means. Saddam Hussein had nothing at all to do with 9/11. There was no link between the two. It was something that a handful of world leaders made happen in the general hysteria and mental chaos after 9/11. They just took the opportunity to attack Iraq. And instead of addressing who had committed this atrocity it was a step backwards, almost certainly because of the amount of effort that went into fighting in Iraq. They weren’t able to pursue Al Qaeda properly in Afghanistan or wherever else they were. I think we’ll look back on that episode in history and it will seem baffling why those people were allowed to take a huge hunk of the West into a war in Iraq.

And that’s coming close to what we were talking about before. This is an example of very recent history and perhaps people aren’t willing to go back there, perhaps because — to put it coldly —  it’s an absolute disaster what the British and Americans did, and we don’t even know the extent of the disaster yet.

BNR: And now it’s horrendous.

KI: Yes — and now, they say, “OK, we did a good job, we’re going to pull out.” And within a few days we have ISIS or IS — those guys emerged within about three minutes of the allies pulling out, just committing atrocities on fellow Muslims, you know, all the way across Syria and Iraq. I mean the whole place is destabilized with groups that even Al Qaeda describe as too extreme, I mean, what a result, hey?

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BNR: You did creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Creative writing courses have been criticized lately, by Hanif Kureishi among others.

KI: Ah, that’s Hanif, yes. He said something like, if I was one of those students, I’d be better off finding a mentor. Well, that’s just typical Hanif, he often says things that other people are too polite to say, but I think there’s some element of truth in it. My feeling is that the creative writing industry —  which is what it’s become — has to be  regulated better. There has to be something equivalent to “AA” ratings for hotels, or stars or something.

The creative writing world is a Wild West at the moment, and I think there are people actually saving up money and spending it on fees to be taught by someone who’s never published a novel, or published poetry. I know a very reputable one at one of the main universities in London right now where there’s a guy teaching fiction. He’s never published a novel, for all I know he’s never even written a novel.

You certainly can’t teach writing because you’ve read a lot or you’re a distinguished scholar in English literature, any more than a music critic can teach someone to play piano, or someone who can’t swim could coach for the Olympic swimming team, you know? It’s just absurd.

I have a feeling creative writing schools are more mature in America — some of the best names in contemporary literature teach at U.S. universities. People like Toni Morrison, until she retired, was teaching at Princeton, and there’s always been a different attitude in America about teaching writing — a lot of writers feel that if they do it even a little bit, they should do it. Like classical musicians, they’ll take on a few pupils, you know? So it is sort of a different scene — and its much more mature.

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After the interview, Ishiguro went in search of Lorna. They called me a taxi to take me to the Tube.

I chatted with my taxi driver on the way to the station. He wants to be a writer, but he never shows his work to anyone. It felt like another piece of residual magic, seeping into life from The Buried Giant, now tatty and dog-eared — but nevertheless signed by Kazuo Ishiguro — resting in my bag.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hope Whitmore is an Edinburgh-based writer in her twenties. Her interviews and articles have appeared in The AwlThe Toast and elsewhere. She loves longform journalism and old fashioned storytelling. She’d like to write a novel, one day, maybe soon. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeWhitmore.

This interview was originally published in the Barnes & Noble Review on March 3, 2015

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3/1 NOOK Daily Find: Mr. Bones http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/31-nook-daily-find-mr-bones/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/31-nook-daily-find-mr-bones/#comments Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:00:44 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15913 March 1, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is MR. BONES, an excellent new collection allows readers to sample an array of ­Theroux’s most entertaining fiction in short story form, for $2.99 today. The New York Times Book Review - Francine Prose: Fans of Theroux’s fiction […]]]>

March 1, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is MR. BONES, an excellent new collection allows readers to sample an array of ­Theroux’s most entertaining fiction in short story form, for $2.99 today.

The New York Times Book Review - Francine Prose: Fans of Theroux’s fiction will be pleased to observe, in the 20 stories collected in Mr. Bones,clear evidence of how little he has mellowed over time…One might wish there were more of a balance between compassion and aggression in Mr. Bones. But that would be an unfair, even an absurd wish, like wanting García Márquez to have set his best-known novel somewhere other than Macondo. A writer sees what he sees, imagines what he imagines. Mr. Bones is a series of characteristically dark and sharply focused snapshots from the world that Paul Theroux has observed—and—invented.
 

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2/28 NOOK Daily Find: Stranger Things Happen http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/228-nook-daily-find-stranger-things-happen/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/228-nook-daily-find-stranger-things-happen/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:58 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15897 February 28, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN, a set of stories in a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape, for $1.99 today. Overview: “My favorite fantasy writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered “Link’s stories defy explanation, or at least, brief summary, instead […]]]>

February 28, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN, a set of stories in a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape, for $1.99 today.

Overview:

“My favorite fantasy writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered

“Link’s stories defy explanation, or at least, brief summary, instead working on the plane between dream and cognitive dissonance. They are true to themselves: witty, beautiful, funny, and startling.”—Rain Taxi

“Link uses the nonsensical to illuminate truth, blurring the distinctions between the mundane and the fantastic to tease out the underlying meanings of modern life.”—Booklist

“The 11 fantasies in this first collection from rising star Link are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is easily distracted from their surprisingly serious underpinnings of private pain and emotional estrangement.”
Publishers Weekly

Kelly Link’s collection of stories, Stranger Things Happen, really scores.
—Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine

“A tremendously appealing book, and lovers of short fiction should fall over themselves getting out the door to find a copy.”
Washington Post Book World

“Stylistic pyrotechnics light up a bizarre but emotionally truthful landscape. Link’s a writer to watch.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A set of stories that are by turns dazzling, funny, scary, and sexy, but only when they’re not all of these at once. Kelly Link has strangeness, charm and spin to spare. Writers better than this don’t happen.”
—Karen Joy Fowler

“Kelly Link is probably the best short story writer currently out there, in any genre or none. She puts one word after another and makes real magic with them-funny, moving, tender, brave and dangerous. She is unique, and should be declared a national treasure, and possibly surrounded at all times by a cordon of armed marines.”
—Neil Gaiman

“Kelly Link is the exact best and strangest and funniest short story writer on earth that you have never heard of at the exact moment you are reading these words and making them slightly inexact. Now pay for the book.”
—Jonathan Lethem

The eleven stories in Kelly Link’s debut collection are funny, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. They were all especially written for you. A Best of the Year pick from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. Includes Nebula, World Fantasy, and Tiptree award-winning stories.

Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short fiction Stranger Things HappenMagic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her short stories have won three Nebula, a Hugo, and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question “Why do you want to go through the world?” (”Because you can’t go through it.”)

Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zineLady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

 

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2/27 NOOK Daily Find: The Outside Man http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/227-nook-daily-find-the-outside-man/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/227-nook-daily-find-the-outside-man/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:51 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15871 February 27, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE OUTSIDE MAN, plus two other novels from bestselling author Richard North Patterson for $1.99 each. Overview: The outside man is society lawyer Adam Shaw. A northerner in a southern town jealous of its secrets, he […]]]>

February 27, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE OUTSIDE MAN, plus two other novels from bestselling author Richard North Patterson for $1.99 each.

Overview:

The outside man is society lawyer Adam Shaw. A northerner in a southern town jealous of its secrets, he finds the dead body of his best friend’s wealthy wife — and his friend is missing.
In a world where wealthy people will stop at nothing to maintain a genteel image, Shaw must gamble his career, his marriage, and his very life in a passionate quest for the real murderer — and learn the shocking truth about his own past and future . . . .
“A classic detective story.” — The New York Times Book Review
“Rich, complex, beautifully written.” — The New Republic
“Richard North Patterson seems destined for celebrity status, alongside Scott Turow and John Grisham, as an acknowledged master.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

 

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Free Fridays 2/27: A Town Called Valentine, Dolly’s BookWorm, + Free Fridays Bonus http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-227-a-town-called-valentine-dollys-bookworm-romance-bonus/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-227-a-town-called-valentine-dollys-bookworm-romance-bonus/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:02 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15876 Free Fridays Book February 27, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE, first in the Valentine Valley series by Emma Cane, from HarperCollins.  OVERVIEW: Welcome to Valentine Valley—where broken hearts come home to mend, and true love […]]]>

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February 27, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is A TOWN CALLED VALENTINE, first in the Valentine Valley series by Emma Cane, from HarperCollins. 

OVERVIEW:

Welcome to Valentine Valley—where broken hearts come home to mend, and true love may lie just across the range . . .

Emily Murphy never thought she’d return to her mom’s rustic hometown in the Colorado Mountains. But after her marriage in San Francisco falls apart, leaving her penniless and heartsick, she returns to her old family home to find a new direction for her life. On her first night back, though, a steamy encounter with handsome rancher Nate Thalberg is not the fresh start she had in mind . . .

Nate has good reason not to trust the determined beauty who just waltzed into town—he’s no stranger to betrayal. Besides, she’s only there to sell her family’s old property and move back out. But as Nate and Emily begin working side-by-side to restore her time-worn building and old family secrets change Emily’s perception of herself, both are about to learn how difficult it is to hide from love in a place known far and wide for romance, family ties, and happily-ever-afters: a town called Valentine.

 

 

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February 27, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays App selection is DOLLY’S BOOKWORM: the Book-Lover’s Puzzle Game. For all NOOK and Book lovers, this app is the perfect game – players guess the identity of a “mystery” book based on yes or no questions.

 

Free Fridays Bonus

Today’s Free Fridays bonus selection is HER BEST SHOT – a romantic novella from Kensington about an uptight college student finally deciding to let loose.

“Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe, and her future has been calculated with razor precision. Convinced to let loose over spring break, Layla is finally ready to party—until her car breaks down halfway to her destination, leaving her stranded in Georgia.”

 

Free Fridays Author Recommendation:

By Emma Cane

“I like to read all kinds of books, but historical romance was what first made me a romance lover. One of my favorite authors is Laura Lee Guhrke, who writes books set in the Edwardian era, at the end of the nineteenth century. I have her brand new book, CATCH A FALLING HEIRESS, on my tablet, but since I haven’t read it yet, I wanted to tell you about the previous book in her “An American Heiress in London” series, HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS. I love a marriage of convenience story, and Laurie does it well, with her own twist.

 

Ruined American heiress Edie proposes marriage to the penniless Stuart. He gets new funding to fix his estates and head back to his adventures in Africa, and she gets to control his empire without worrying about the intimacies of a real husband. Five years later, after a near-death experience, Stuart returns, deciding he wants a real marriage after all. Edie truly panics. There is a lot of depth and emotion to this story, and you will truly see the growth as Edie very slowly allows herself to be vulnerable and fall in love. She has a lot of hidden emotional scars, and Stuart is just the sensitive hero to help her find peace and love. Check out HOW TO LOSE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS and be prepared to sigh with happiness.”

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2/26 NOOK Daily Find: Sanctuary Island http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/226-nook-daily-find-sanctuary-island/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/226-nook-daily-find-sanctuary-island/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:04 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15866 February 26, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SANCTUARY ISLAND, a beautifully told story of hope and forgiveness, celebrating the healing power of love, for just $1.99. Overview:  SANCTUARY ISLAND Lily Everett  When Ella’s sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother, Ella goes along […]]]>

February 26, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is SANCTUARY ISLAND, a beautifully told story of hope and forgiveness, celebrating the healing power of love, for just $1.99.

Overview: 

SANCTUARY ISLAND

Lily Everett 

When Ella’s sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother, Ella goes along for the ride—it’s always been the two Preston girls against the world. But Sanctuary Island, a tiny refuge for wild horses tucked off the Atlantic coast, is more inviting than she ever imagined. And it holds more than one last opportunity to repair their broken family—if Ella can open her carefully guarded heart, there is also the chance for new beginnings.

Grady Wilkes is a handyman who can fix anything…except the scars of his own past. When he accepts the task of showing Ella the simple beauties of the island that healed him, he discovers a deep sense of comfort he thought he’d lost. But now he must convince the woman who never intended to stay that on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible—forgiving past mistakes, rediscovering the simple joys of life, and maybe even falling in love.

 

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8 of the Best Quotes on Love from Poets Who Might Surprise You http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/8-of-the-best-quotes-on-love-from-poets-who-might-surprise-you/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/8-of-the-best-quotes-on-love-from-poets-who-might-surprise-you/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:38:51 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15886 Can you guess who said “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality”? It’s a fairly cheery quote from Emily Dickinson, who was infamously and cripplingly agoraphobic and anxiety-ridden throughout her secluded life. We’ve collected some of our […]]]>

Emily Dickinson

Can you guess who said “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality”? It’s a fairly cheery quote from Emily Dickinson, who was infamously and cripplingly agoraphobic and anxiety-ridden throughout her secluded life.

We’ve collected some of our favorite quotes from poets about love below. While some of these poets didn’t have the best luck in love during their own lifetimes, they’re certainly better at articulating the feeling than I am. So no more clumsy clichés with your beloved: I dare you to try one of these on for size.

Sonnet-116_thumb1William Shakespeare- Sonnet 116 

It’s honestly almost impossible to choose just one sonnet to quote, let alone single out just one quote from the Bard. A close runner-up would be Sonnet 73, which addresses the ephemeral nature of love through our inescapable position as mortal subjects. More than a bit dreary. Sonnet 116 is equally frank as it tells us that “Love alters not” :

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.”

robertfrostRobert Frost: Fire and Ice

“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired,” Frost was quoted as saying in a 1957 review of A Swinger of Birches by Sydney Cox.

You might also be familiar with the lines “Some say the world will end in fire, /Some say in ice. / From what I’ve tasted of desire / I hold with those who favor fire,” from his 1923 poem Fire and Ice.

Sounds like Frost– who wrote the junior-high staples Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and The Road Less Traveled– had some pretty strong ideas about desire and love. Another 1923 poem, To Earthword, begins with the lines:

Love at the lips was touch/ As sweet as I could bear; / And once that seemed too much; / I lived on air.”

Check out this book of Frost poems, or this one. Trust us– your significant other will appreciate your amped-up poetry knowledge and the accompanying language of love.

Walt Whitman- A Glimpse

You’d probably think Whitman wouldn’t be on this list– he’s better known for epic poems like Song of Myself or I Sing the Body Electric: poems that celebrate the human body and form, but don’t necessarily veer into the romantic (think his ecstatic proclamation “I am large! I contain multitudes!” Not exactly a love poem.)

But A Glimpse is a very Whitman-esque, human look at love. He speaks of normal kind of love:

There we two, content, / happy in being together, speaking little, perhaps not a word.”

If you aren’t familiar with his works, check out Whitman here– you’ll be extremely glad that you did. He’s a beloved modernist American poet who will definitely surprise you. His work does, indeed, contain multitudes.

e.e. cummingsI carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)

You’ve probably heard this poem before– at weddings, most likely, or in movies like “In Her Shoes.” Cameron Diaz reads it at her sister’s wedding. Yes, I teared up.

This is a staple love poem. I don’t even want to partially quote it– it’s that good.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Sylvia Plath- Mystic
Plath, whose Bell Jar shaped my adolescence, might be the last poet you think of when you think “love,” but Mystic is a poem that has always stayed with me. Let it comfort you the next time you’re wallowing in a breakup: “The heart has not stopped,” it ends, tentatively. She is doubting love, but this only serves to affirm love’s existence.

Is there no great love, only tenderness? Does the sea

Remember the walker upon it?

Meaning leaks from the molecules.

The chimneys of the city breathe, the window sweats,

The children leap in their cots.

The sun blooms, it is a geranium. 

The heart has not stopped.”

 

Emily Dickinson-  Untitled (Letter to Susan Dickinson)

Oh, Emily. How she loved to write about “forever” and “eternity”– often in a somber way. But in this letter to Susan Dickinson, reputedly her beloved (and sister in law), she explores these concepts in a playful, and loving, way. Dickinson is one of those rare poets who is able to say profound things about the temporal-spatial limitations of subjectivity and love within a mere ten or so words and with, shall we say, eccentric punctuation. It’s both precarious and magnificent.

 

“There is
no first, or last
in Forever -
It is Centre, there,
all the time -”

 

Elizabeth Bishop- Breakfast Song

This poem is absolutely heartbreaking, yet one of the late Bishop’s happiest. She’s full of love, but already mourning the creeping death that’s soon to overtake her. If you’re not familiar with Bishop’s later work, check out Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts & Fragments from BN, published by New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn.

The poem reflects Bishop’s anxiety about death, and the presence of  mortality in love. It’s something we’re aware of even when not faced with death’s immediate prospect: the inextricability of life and death. Her smooth transition from sleeping “with you”– her partner– to going “to bed with death” equates the act of sleeping without her beloved to her final rest. It’s one of those poems that you read and think, I’ve felt this, but could have never said it this poignantly. Elizabeth is amazing.

My love, my saving grace,
your eyes are awfully blue.
I kiss your funny face,
your coffee-flavored mouth.
Last night I slept with you.
Today I love you so
how can I bear to go
(as soon I must, I know)
to bed with ugly death
in that cold, filthy place,
to sleep there without you,
without the easy breath
and nightlong, limblong warmth
I’ve grown accustomed to?
—Nobody wants to die;
tell me it is a lie!But no, I know it’s true.
It’s just the common case;
there’s nothing one can do.
My love, my saving grace,
your eyes are awfully blue
early and instant blue.

 

John KeatsLove Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

If you need some inspiration for how to best address your beloved, buy this book. Keats is a genius– one of the English language’s most celebrated poets– and in these letters and poems, he’s falling all over himself to express how much he loves Fanny Brawne.

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain,” He says. Don’t you wish we still lived in the days of letter-writing so you could appropriate this line and send an epic love letter to your boyfriend or girlfriend??

 

… and we will shade
Ourselves whole summers by a river glade;
And I will tell thee stories of the sky,
And breathe thee whispers of its minstrelsy,
My happy love will overwing all bounds!
O let me melt into thee! let the sounds
Of our close voices marry at their birth;
Let us entwine hoveringly!

 

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2/25 NOOK Daily Find: Rebel Heart http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/225-nook-daily-find-rebel-heart/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/225-nook-daily-find-rebel-heart/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:33 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15829 February 25, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is REBEL HEART, second in the Dust Lands series from Moira Young, picking up where Blood Red Road left off, for just $1.99. MTV calls it “Better than the Hunger Games,” so this is a series you […]]]>

February 25, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is REBEL HEART, second in the Dust Lands series from Moira Young, picking up where Blood Red Road left off, for just $1.99. MTV calls it “Better than the Hunger Games,” so this is a series you really need to start!

Overview: 

Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.”

It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

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2/24 NOOK Daily Find: Pressed Pennies http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/224-nook-daily-find-pressed-pennies/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/224-nook-daily-find-pressed-pennies/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:19 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15823 February 24, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is PRESSED PENNIES, a deeply heartfelt story of love in its many incarnations, for just $1.99. Overview:  Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in […]]]>

February 24, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is PRESSED PENNIES, a deeply heartfelt story of love in its many incarnations, for just $1.99.

Overview: 

Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige’s father nearly destroyed Abby’s spirit.

Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they’re hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She’s very protective of the life she’s made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn’t know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you’ve dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?

PRESSED PENNIES is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love in its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.

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5 Inspiring Quotes from STILL ALICE http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/5-inspiring-quotes-from-still-alice/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/5-inspiring-quotes-from-still-alice/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:49:58 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15841 Still Alice won an Academy Award last night for Julianne Moore’s moving performance as a scientist who experiences early-onset Alzheimers in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel by the neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova. Here, we’re sharing 5 quotes from the heartbreaking […]]]>

still_alice_xxlgStill Alice won an Academy Award last night for Julianne Moore’s moving performance as a scientist who experiences early-onset Alzheimers in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel by the neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova. Here, we’re sharing 5 quotes from the heartbreaking (and unbelievably moving) book to inspire you to read this page-to-screen title:

 

5. “My greatest wish is that my children, our children – the next generation – do not have to face what I am facing. But for the time being, I’m still alive. I know I’m alive. I have people I love dearly. I have things I want to do with my life. I rail against myself for not being able to remember things – but I still have moments in the day of pure happiness and joy. And please do not think that I am suffering. I am not suffering. I am struggling. Struggling to be part of things, to stay connected to whom I was once. So, ‘live in the moment’ I tell myself. It’s really all I can do, live in the moment. And not beat myself up too much… and not beat myself up too much for mastering the art of losing.”

 

4. “She liked being reminded of butterflies. She remembered being six or seven and crying over the fates of the butterflies in her yard after learning that they lived for only a few days. Her mother had comforted her and told her not to be sad for the butterflies, that just because their lives were short didn’t mean they were tragic.”

 

3.  “Alice watched and listened and focused beyond the words the actress spoke. She saw her eyes become desperate, searching, pleading for truth. She saw them land softly and gratefully on it. Her voice felt at first tentative and scared. Slowly, and without getting louder, it grew more confident and then joyful, playing sometimes like a song. Her eyebrows and shoulders and hands softened and opened, asking for acceptance and offering forgiveness…. She looked at Alice and waited.
“Okay, what do you feel?”
“I feel love. It’s about love.”

 

2. “My yesterdays are disappearing, and my tomorrows are uncertain, so what do I live for? I live for each day. I live in the moment.”

 

1. “But will I always love her? Does my love for her reside in my head or my heart? The scientist in her believed that emotion resulted from complex limbic brain circuitry that was for her, at this very moment, trapped in the trenches of a battle in which there would be no survivors. The mother in her believed that the love she had for her daughter was safe from the mayhem in her mind, because it lived in her heart.

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Congratulations, Julianne! If you haven’t read this touching, tearjerking novel yet, download it now. 

 

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Reasons We’re Inspired by Stephen Hawking, and Why You MUST Read His Ex-Wife’s Memoir http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/reasons-were-inspired-by-stephen-hawking-and-why-you-must-read-his-ex-wifes-memoir/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/reasons-were-inspired-by-stephen-hawking-and-why-you-must-read-his-ex-wifes-memoir/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:11:49 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15844 EddieRedmayneLast night at the 2015 Academy Awards®, our forever-crush Eddie Redmayne took home the Best Actor Oscar® for his transformative performance as Stephen Hawking in the film adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir, TRAVELLING TO INFINITY. Below, we’re sharing the reasons we’ve been inspired by Stephen (and why we — and the Academy– were so blown away by Eddie’s performance).

Travelling to Infinity

1. Stephen Hawking’s A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages.

2. Hawking has beaten death. Despite being told he had less than two years to live once diagnosed with motor neuron disease, Hawking has survived with it for over fifty years.

3. Stephen holds the same academic chair that Isaac Newton held at Cambridge. Wow.

4. He was the first pariplegic to experience a zero gravity flight. A deserved honor, we think.

5. He has endorsed the film, and Redmayne’s Oscar-winning performance; he has said he thought Eddie “portrayed [him] very well” and publicly congratulated the actor on his Facebook page.

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2/23 NOOK Daily Find: The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/223-nook-daily-find-the-valley-of-amazement-by-amy-tan/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/223-nook-daily-find-the-valley-of-amazement-by-amy-tan/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:36 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15819 February 23, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, Amy Tan’s story of a inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love, for just $1.99 on NOOK. Overview:  New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan […]]]>

February 23, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, Amy Tan’s story of a inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love, for just $1.99 on NOOK.

Overview: 

New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan brings us her latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity—from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog- shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village

Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West—until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.

Back in 1897 San Francisco, Violet’s mother, Lucia, chooses a disastrous course as a sixteen-year-old, when her infatuation with a Chinese painter compels her to leave her home for Shanghai. Shocked by her lover’s adherence to Chinese traditions, she is unable to change him, despite her unending American ingenuity.

Fueled by betrayals, both women refuse to submit to fate and societal expectations, persisting in their quests to recover what was taken from them: respect; a secure future; and, most poignantly, love from their parents, lovers, and children. To reclaim their lives, they take separate journeys—to a backwater hamlet in China, the wealthy environs of the Hudson River Valley, and, ultimately, the unknown areas of their hearts, where they discover what remains after their many failings to love and be loved.

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement transports readers from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II. A deeply evocative narrative of the profound connections between mothers and daughters, imbued with Tan’s characteristic insight and humor, The Valley of Amazement conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love.

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The Joy of Having It All! $50 Instant Rebate http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/the-joy-of-having-it-all-50-instant-rebate/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/the-joy-of-having-it-all-50-instant-rebate/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:02:29 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15837 The NOOK® by Samsung® tablet gives you access to bestselling books, movies, apps — just a few of our favorite things — and more! For a limited time, enjoy a $50 instant rebate — with  7.0 starting at $149.99. B&N Members save an […]]]>

SGT4N_BlogThe NOOK® by Samsung® tablet gives you access to bestselling books, movies, apps — just a few of our favorite things — and more!

For a limited time, enjoy a $50 instant rebate — with  7.0 starting at $149.99. B&N Members save an additional 10%.

 

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2/22 NOOK Daily Find: Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/222-nook-daily-find-hello-gorgeous-becoming-barbra-streisand/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/222-nook-daily-find-hello-gorgeous-becoming-barbra-streisand/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:00:22 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15808 February 22, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is HELLO GORGEOUS, a chronicle of Barbra Streisand’s dizzying ascent to fame, for only $1.99.  Overview:  “Barbra Streisand’s story may be the most triumphant case of revenge in show business history . . . Mann vividly […]]]>

February 22, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is HELLO GORGEOUS, a chronicle of Barbra Streisand’s dizzying ascent to fame, for only $1.99. 

Overview: 

“Barbra Streisand’s story may be the most triumphant case of revenge in show business history . . . Mann vividly evokes the atmosphere of Streisand’s New York.”—New York Times

In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took acting classes and scraped out a living. Just four years later, she was the top-selling female recording artist in America and the star of one of Broadway’s biggest hits. In Hello, Gorgeous, the acclaimed Hollywood biographer William Mann chronicles that dizzying ascent, telling the riveting behind-the-scenes story of how Streisand and her team transformed her from an unknown dreamer into one of the world’s most beloved superstars.

“Trying to figure out the Barbra Streisand mystique is no easy task, but author William Mann expertly captures the launch of her remarkable career in the early 1960s when a unique ‘star was born’ . . . Mann’s meticulous research and insightful analysis go deeper than any previous biography: shedding light on the formative years that shaped Streisand’s persona, debunking some myths . . . and providing a cultural snapshot of the wild and free-spirited era in which Streisand blossomed.”—USA Today

“In his masterful book, Mann captures one of the most fully realized pictures of the multi-hyphenate superstar to date . . . Many books have been written about Streisand but few, if any, put readers as close to the subject as Mann does.”—Miami Herald

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2/21 NOOK Daily Find: THE 100 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/221-nook-daily-find-the-100/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/221-nook-daily-find-the-100/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:00:57 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15797 February 21, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE 100, by Kass Morgan, now an engrossing show on the CW network, for only 1.99. Read it before HOMECOMING goes on sale on 2/24! Overview:  No one has set foot on Earth in […]]]>

February 21, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE 100, by Kass Morgan, now an engrossing show on the CW network, for only 1.99. Read it before HOMECOMING goes on sale on 2/24!

Overview: 

No one has set foot on Earth in centuries — until now.

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves — but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

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Free Fridays 2/20: Whiplash River, Puzzle Games 9 Pack http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-220-whiplash-river-puzzle-games-9-pack/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/free-fridays-220-whiplash-river-puzzle-games-9-pack/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:52 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15803 Free Fridays Book February 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is WHIPLASH RIVER by Lou Berney, a book that can make you laugh and leaves you in suspense at the same time.  Having left his life of crime behind, former getaway […]]]>

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February 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays Book selection is WHIPLASH RIVER by Lou Berney, a book that can make you laugh and leaves you in suspense at the same time. 

Having left his life of crime behind, former getaway driver Charles “Shake” Bouchon has finally realized the dream of owning his own restaurant in Belize. Unfortunately, to do so he’s had to go deep in debt to a murderous local drug lord named Baby Jesus. And when Shake thwarts an attempted hit on an elderly customer named Quinn, things go from bad to worse.

Next thing Shake knows, his restaurant’s gone up in flames and he’s on the run from Baby Jesus, two freelance assassins, and a beautiful but ferocious FBI agent. Out of options, Shake has to turn to the mysterious Quinn for help. Suddenly Shake’s up to his neck in a dangerous score that he’ll never pull off unless he can convince an even more dangerous ex-girlfriend to join him.

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original Novel

 

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February 20, 2015: Today’s Free Fridays App selection is PUZZLE GAMES 9 Pack: a pack of 9 great puzzles, including UNBLOCK ME — a truly great deal.

 

 

 

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Today’s Free Fridays bonus selections are NO REFUGE and BEING AMBER, two delicious romantic novels from Kensington.

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2/20 NOOK Daily Find: The Objects of Her Affection http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/220-nook-daily-find-the-objects-of-her-affection/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/220-nook-daily-find-the-objects-of-her-affection/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:21 +0000 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook-blog/?p=15791 February 20, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE OBJECTS OF HER AFFECTION, a thriller for just $2.99. Overview:  “Sonya Cobb combines the rarified atmosphere of museum scholarship, illegal art trafficking, and the sticky desperation of young motherhood to craft a superbly written […]]]>

February 20, 2015: Today’s NOOK Daily Find offer is THE OBJECTS OF HER AFFECTION, a thriller for just $2.99.

Overview: 

“Sonya Cobb combines the rarified atmosphere of museum scholarship, illegal art trafficking, and the sticky desperation of young motherhood to craft a superbly written thriller.”—Karen Engelmann, author of The Stockholm Octavo

Her Heists Paid the Bills.
Her Family Paid the Price.

Sophie Porter is the last person in the world you’d expect to be stealing Renaissance masterpieces—and that’s exactly why she’s so good at it. Slipping objects out of her husband’s office at the Philadelphia Museum of Art satisfies something deep inside, during a time in her life when satisfactions are few and far between.

Selling the treasures also happens to keep their house out of foreclosure — a house that means everything to Sophie. But the FBI is sniffing around, and Sophie is close to destroying the very life she’s working so hard to build. She knows she should give up her thieving ways. But she may no longer be in control. The Objects of Her Affection is a riveting story about the realities of motherhood, the perils of secrecy, and the art of appraising the real treasures in our lives.

“This thrilling, emotional, and tautly paced novel will appeal to fans of The Book Thief…[Cobb's] brilliant first novel is the story of a woman with nothing and everything to lose.”—Booklist, starred review

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