Category: Non-Fiction
Housekeeping: The 100 Best Books of All Time; World Book Night and Cheap Reads 0 comments

broom.pan100 Best Books of All Time
The Norwegian Book Clubs gathered 100 authors from 54 countries in 2002 and asked each one to list the 10 best works of fiction of all time. The group called out Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes as the “best literary work ever written.”
Many of the books are world classics, spanning centuries of writers. The list of 100 has been released in alphabetical order and you can browse all the selections in this article.
You can compare their list to Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime recently.
 
World Book Night
Last night (April 23) was World Book Night in the US. Their slogan is: Spreading the Love of Reading, Person to Person.
According to their website

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.
World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

Check out the complete list of books selected for distribution this year. How many have you read?
 
Cheap Reads
April is Austism Awareness Month. Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. John Elder Robison grew up with Asperger’s syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn’t exist and from that experiences has written two memoirs and a book of practical advice. Random House has lowered the price on his three books to only $1.99 each.
 

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The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code – $2.99 0 comments

There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK’s bronze skin (it wasn’t a tan) to Einstein’s genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists.
Kean’s vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species’ future. Buy this book today for $2.99.
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Free now: Inspirational fiction and non-fiction from faith-based publishers 0 comments

Free now: Inspirational fiction and non-fiction from faith-based publishers
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The Pope’s Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign to Stop Hitler – $1.99 0 comments

A shocking tale of intrigue and suspense, illustrated with sixteen pages of archival photos, The Pope’s Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign to Stop Hitler illuminates this religious leader’s daring yet little-known campaign, a spiritual and political battle that would be derailed by Pius’s XIs death just a few months later. Peter Eisner reveals how Pius XI intended to unequivocally reject Nazism in one of the most unprecedented and progressive pronouncements ever issued by the Vatican, and how a group of conservative churchmen plotted to prevent it.
For years, only parts of this story have been known. Eisner offers a new interpretation of this historic event and the powerful figures at its center in an essential work that provides thoughtful insight and raises controversial questions impacting our own time.
Buy this book for your Kindle library for only $1.99 today.
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China Moon Cookbook – The “Julia Child of Chinese cooking” – $2.51 0 comments

The “Julia Child of Chinese cooking” (San Francisco Chronicle), Barbara Tropp was a gifted teacher and the chef/owner of one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants. She was also the inventor of Chinese bistro, a marriage of home-style Chinese tastes and techniques with Western ingredients and inspiration, an innovative cuisine that stuffs a wonton with crab and corn and flavors it with green chili sauce, that stir-fries chicken with black beans and basil, that tosses white rice into a salad with ginger-balsamic dressing.
Casual yet impeccable, and as balanced as yin and yang, these 275 recipes burst with unexpected flavors and combinations: Prawn Sandpot Casserole with Red Curry and Baby Corn; Spicy Tangerine Beef with Glass Noodles and Fresh Ginger Ice Cream. You can buy this cookbook for $2.51 today.
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Lost Cat – “A thoughtful, kind and funny story about the love people can have for their pets” – $1.99 0 comments

Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn’t get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also…jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.
Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren’t around.
Told through writer Caroline Paul’s rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton’s stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love. Buy the book today for only $1.99.
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Forgotten Sacrifice: The Arctic Convoys of World War II – $2.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Hitler called Norway the “Zone of Destiny” for Nazi Germany because convoys from Churchill’s Britain and Roosevelt’s United States supplied Stalin’s Soviet Russia with critical equipment and foodstuffs during the darkest days of the German invasion.
The words “Murmansk Run” conjure visions of ice-laden ships and thoughts of freezing to death in seconds. For five long years, thousands of men and women fought ferociously in the coldest corner of hell on earth. Some fought for survival, some struggled to help others survive, and some sought to crush their enemies. If man-made death didn’t get you, the Arctic’s weapons of ice and cold would. These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just was your cause. No one escaped unscathed.
Author Mike Walling captures the Arctic convoys’ bitter essence in Forgotten Sacrifice. Buy it today for $2.99 as it is the B&N price match.
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Free now: Inspirational fiction and non-fiction from faith-based publishers 0 comments

Free now: Inspirational fiction and non-fiction from faith-based publishers
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Fodor’s Walt Disney World with Kids 2014: with Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & Aquatica – $2.99 – Today’s B&N price match 0 comments

Kim Wright Wiley has penned 22 editions of this book and really knows her stuff when it comes to planning an Orlando vacation and taking in the attractions at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. And for this edition she is once again joined by her daughter Leigh Wiley Jenkins. They combine their wit and wisdom with insights from almost 500 families to create an ebook guide that’s thoroughly updated, user-friendly, and fun.
Expanded Coverage: The ebook guide includes new hotels and restaurant menus, as well as complete coverage of the new and improved Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Charts and star ratings make comparing hotels and restaurants a breeze. Lists grouping attractions by age group and charts with vital stats on all the amusements make picking must-see sights simple. Checklists allow planning, packing, and devising on-the-ground itineraries to go smoothly.
In-the-Know Tips: This book is chock-a-block with time- and money-saving tips and insider’s secrets, and every ride or venue has a scare-factor assessment.
Buy this guidebook for only $2.99 today as it is the B&N price match.

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Free now: Inspirational non-fiction from faith-based publishers
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