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2015 Great Southeast Book Fest Call for Entries

Pub Date: Aug 20, 2014

The 2015 Great Southeast Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring. The Great Southeast Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and Read more »

Former FBI Agents to Retrace Unabomber Capture — 2014

Pub Date: Aug 18, 2014

Three former FBI Special Agents Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel will be crossing the country Coast to Coast to participate in an event that will recapture the final two year pursuit and capture of the man the press called the Unabomber, the better part of two decades ago.  The three former agents Read more »

Romanello to Head Simon & Schuster Publicity — 2014

Pub Date: Aug 14, 2014

Jon Anderson, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, announced today that Jennifer Romanello will be joining the Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division as Vice President, Director of Publicity effective Wednesday, August 20th. In addition to her most recent role as head of her own Public Relations firm, Jennifer spent seventeen Read more »

Radio/TV News Condemns Reporter Assaults in Missouri-2014

Pub Date: Aug 14, 2014

 Despite a call from The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for authorities to recognize the rights of journalists working to cover the events in Ferguson, Missouri, at least two reporters were arrested by police Wednesday evening while doing their jobs. Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowry says he was slammed into a soda machine, handcuffed and arrested, only Read more »

Vintage Books Offers New E-book “Vintage Shorts” — 2014

Pub Date: Aug 13, 2014

“Life is very short.”—Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita  This week, Laura Crisp, Director of Digital Publishing & Business Development, Vintage Books & Anchor Books, announced the launch of “Vintage Shorts” – a new series that will provide short, timely reads in an exclusive eBook-only format.  Vintage Shorts will publish both frontlist eBook originals from Vintage Books and Read more »

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Gabriele d’Annunzio by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Gabriele d’Annunzio by Lucy Hughes-Hallett – 2014

Pub Date: Aug 15, 2014

  Gabriele d’Annunzio Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War Lucy Hughes-Hallett Anchor Books 2014 – Paperback ISBN: 978-0-385-34970-3 Buy This Book     “. . . chilling political parallel to current events . . .” Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s dense, detail-laden biography of poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, whose mesmerizing words and media manipulation fed the rise of Read more »

Marine Park by Mark Chiusano

Marine Park by Mark Chiusano — 2014

Pub Date: Aug 15, 2014

  Marine Park Mark Chiusano Penguin Books Buy This Book     “. . .a strong sense of a unique voice. . .” To call Marine Park a collection of short stories is misleading. A compilation of character sketches, short scenarios or vignettes with either a setting in or a main character from Brooklyn Read more »

Clariel by Garth Nix

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix — 2014

Pub Date: Aug 15, 2014

  Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Garth Nix HarperCollins Children’s Book Buy This Book     “Well-written with an engaging central character. . .” Clariel takes the reader on a gripping adventure within the Old Kingdom, a land where Charter Magic has held sway for generations. When her mother accepts a post as a Master Read more »

A Life Apart by L. Y Marlow

A Life Apart by L. Y. Marlow

Pub Date: Jul 28, 2014

  A Life Apart L. Y. Marlow ISBN: 978-0-30771939-3 Buy This Book     “. . . captures the reader.” Morris Sullivan, the white, middle class, American husband and father was onboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when the bomb hit. Thrown under water by the impact of the Read more »

Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey

Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey

Pub Date: Jul 22, 2014

  Darkness, Darkness John Harvey Pegasus Crime Buy This Book     “Full of gritty detail and realism. . .” Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick is an old-fashioned cop in the new world of policing. Ambition, politics, and making the right moves has replaced solid police work in Charlie’s mind. He accepts the inevitable and Read more »