Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Try Downloading Select Bookseller Favorites from Indie Publisher Unbridled from Our Website for Only 25 Cents, Plus I Grudgingly Buy My First Ebook
I have so far resisted offers of free downloads of galleys. And we were not one of the stores that was offered free e-readers by one of the big publishers. But now that Boswell has sold three ebooks, it felt like it was time for me to try my hand at reading one myself.
Wolf Point, by Edward Falco
The Distance between Us, by Masha Hamilton
Stranger Here Below, by Joyce Hinnefeld
Vanishing, by Candida Lawrence
Song of the Crow, Layne Maheu
The Evolution of Shadows, by Jason Quinn Malott
The Singer’s Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Pirate’s Daughter, by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Captivity, by Deborah Noyes
Hick, by Andrea Portes
The Wonder Singer, by George Rabasa
Taroko Gorge, by Jacob Ritari
Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters by Timothy Schaffert
Rain Village, by Carolyn Turgeon,
Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same, by Mattox Roesch
Let's just talk up at least one book here. One of the most recent titles on this list is David Bajo's Panopticon, a novel that was released in hardcover last fall. It turns out that he is married to Elise Blackwell, who recently visited Boswell for her latest novel. Who doesn't love a literary couple? If you are a fan of New Orleans fiction, why not use your Washington** on The Unnatrual History of Cybpress Parish.
From the Toronto Globe and Mail, here is Joe Queenan's take on Panopticon, "An eerie mystery about the illicit thrill of grassroots surveillance. It, too, concerns a woman who has disappeared. In the traditional surveillance novel, Big Brother – the government, multinational corporation – is watching us on multiple platforms in an X-Files kind of way: We know where you live and we know what you just downloaded onto your PC.
Posted by Daniel Goldin at 7:41 AM