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New Books Newsletter
For Hoang Kim
Sunday January 9, 2011

Welcome to the new and improved BookDaily ezine! Our Sunday New Books newsletter still includes author trivia and featured quizzes, but now includes featured books from BookDaily and articles and reviews for book lovers. Enjoy the new format, and be sure to take advantage of the thousands of free book samples available on Featured Books
- Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
- Her Mother's Hope (Marta's Legacy), Francine Rivers

- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
- World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks

Sci Fi
- World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Max Brooks
- Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel, Kurt Vonnegut

- Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
- You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, Kate Kelly

- Crescendo (Hush, Hush), Becca Fitzpatrick
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

- The Odyssey, Homer
- Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series), Allen Ginsberg

- Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Sarah Young
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle

- Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey

- The Shack, William P. Young
- Her Mother's Hope (Marta's Legacy), Francine Rivers


(Jan. 15, 1622 - Feb. 17, 1673)

Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Moliere took his pseudonym when founding the troupe L'Illustre Theatre - which became bankrupt two years later. Many years later in 1658, he moved to Paris and began acting in plays at the Louvre, where his acting talent was recognized and he began acting in Comedia dell'Arte productions. He premiered his first play a year later, and became widely recognized as a playwright. He is most famous for his one-act farces, depicting the falseness and unintentional humor of personal and romantic relationships.

Featured Book and Quizzes

This week's quizzes:
Shakespearean Adaptations
Shakespeare or Franklin?
The Importance of Being Earnest

This Week's Birthdays

Jack London -- January 12, 1876
American novelists whose works dealt primarily with nature and survival.
Read books by Jack London at BookDaily.

Horatio Alger -- January 13, 1832
Poet turned teacher, many of whose writings seemed autobiographical in nature.
Read more about Horatio Alger.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon -- January 15, 1809
One of the first anarchist thinkers, known for his views on art, property, and government.
Read more about Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

Kids' Home Library

New Teen Novels Thrill Flappers and Mythical Cat Fans

Lee Littlewood

Where's the new popular "Twilight" type hit? Everywhere. These other worthy novels should help take the sting out of post-Twilight time. Several fantastic reads should keep girls, and even boys, off their texting devices for hours, especially in the case of the new ...

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Thursday December 23, 2010

Uncle Otto

By Winfred Cook
ISBN: 9780595439362

"UNCLE OTTO takes you there. It is a uniquely American story of struggle and hope set against the tumultuous growth of this nation and told though the lives of people you want and get to know like family. Read Winfred’s UNCLE OTTO and be wholly transported." -Anna Perez, Communications Executive, former White House Press Secretary

It was pitch black in the Bottom that Sunday morning at two o’clock, until it started to rain. The luminescent monsoon rendered the cabins visible. The drumming rhythm of the rain on the galvanized tin roofs varied with the heaviness of the torrent. Within two hours, the dirt road’s potholes and crevices transformed into small ...

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By Harris Dickson Shortle
ISBN: 9781607993193

Saturday, August 11, 1934, was etched permanently in John Laronde’s mind. It had begun as any other, with no premonition of the terror waiting at his office.

He dallied over his breakfast, savored a second cup of coffee, and had his usual morning chat with his lovely Ruth and their beloved daughter, Helen, in the cool, old-fashioned dining room of Windsong, their magnificent plantation manse. Typical in fine Southern homes built one hundred years earlier, a magnificent, hand-polished, mahogany ceiling punkah, or fly fan, hung lazily above the Louis XIV dining table.

Sterling silver trays, chafing dishes, and incidental crystal pieces—gathered over many trips to...

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