So cold outside. So many books to read!
Is there a better time of year for books? The temperature is dropping, the fire place is crackling, and with all of the boots, gloves, mittens, hats, snow pants, and puffy jackets you’d need to enjoy outside, wouldn’t it be easier to curl up on the couch and get lost in a great novel?
In addition to new titles from Jeff Somers (Chum), Betsy Franco (Naked), Steve Weddle (Country Hardball), and a new Sherlock Holmes collection edited by Loren D. Estleman (Sons of Moriarty), we’re deep discounting select titles from our ebook backlist during October and November.
After over a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, half-way houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural home town determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn—a town without anything to hold on to but the past.
“Steve Weddle’s writing is downright dazzling…”
–New York Times
When Jesse Lucas, a troubled, magnetic acting major, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford’s Rodin Sculpture Garden, he burns his finger on the bronze. By the time he returns to the garden that night, an eighteen-year old girl has emerged from the statue, naked and disoriented. It is 2008, yet her mind is swimming with vivid, fractured memories of her volatile past in 19th century Paris—of serving as Rodin’s muse, of her passionate affair with the acclaimed artist, and of her own creations.