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Best Seller Fiction Books for January 2012


.and then along came Rudy!


.and then along came Rudy!


$3.99


Twenty-one-year-old compulsive daydreamer Rudy Petinsky is the narrator of …and then along came Rudy. His voice describes his struggles to grow up and become a successful writer in a world filled with unscrupulous businesspeople, conniving relatives, and other assorted roadblocks. Rudy’s quest for fame and fortune, including an unsuccessful trip to Hollywood, is thwarted by his own immaturity, by an unsympathetic publisher (Plaster), and by his own family: a domineering mother; an overindulgent father; a materialistic sister (Julie); and a boorish, opinionated brother-in-law (Leon), who is a successful psychoanalyst with writing aspirations of his own. As Rudy struggles to make a living at an insurance company, Leon’s writing career blossoms. Leon’s book, published by Edwin Plaster who has rejected Rudy’s novels countless times, becomes a best-seller. A few months later, Julie informs the family that Leon is being sued for plagiarism and during the trial scene, Leon and Plaster are found guilty. Plaster declares bankruptcy, but Leon and Julie are thriving. Leon confesses that much of his earnings from the book were not declared, and checks himself into a sanitarium to avoid the IRS. Plaster phones Rudy to tell him that he has found a backer and is planning to publish a book based on Leon’s life. Plaster wants Rudy to write it and makes a very attractive offer. This is not the type of writer Rudy had hoped to become, but the years of humiliation have taken their toll. He quickly sheds his idealism and agrees to write the book. …and then along came Rudy contains hilarious, no-holds-barred accounts of Rudy’s fumbling attempts at the dating game, his frustrating work experiences, his existential wanderings around Europe, and his pathetic attempts to write the Great Novel. His novel will prove to be the watershed between childhood and manhood – despite himself, Rudy eventually becomes the kind of person he least admires – a grown-up.

1634: The Baltic War


1634: The Baltic War


$6.99


Fight for Freedom in a Dark and Bloody Age! After a cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantsville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, the United States of Europe is forged in the fire of battle. The Baltic War reaches a climax as France, Spain, England, and Denmark besiege the U.S.E. in the Prussian stronghold of Lubeck. The invention of ironclads, the introduction of special force tactics during a spectacular rescue operation at the Tower of London – the up-timers plan to use every trick in the time traveler’s book to avoid a defeat that will send Europe back to a new Dark Age! Multiple New York Times best-seller and creator of the legendary “Honorverse” series David Weber teams with New York Times best-selling alternate history master Eric Flint to tell the tale of the little town that remade a continent and rang in freedom for a battle-ravaged land in the latest blockbuster addition to Flint’s “Grantsville” saga! At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).”This is a thoughtful and exciting look at just how powerful are the ideals we sometimes take for granted, and is highly recommended[.]“- Publishers Weekly on Flint and Weber’s 1633.”[R]eads like a Tom Clancy techno-thriller set in the age of the Medicis…”- Publishers Weekly on New York Times best-seller, 1634: The Galileo Affair.

1Q84


1Q84


$26.21


Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers. But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it’s the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” -”The New York Times Book Review” ” The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 -”Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s-”1Q84″ is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

1Q84


1Q84


$12.99


Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers. But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it’s the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” -The New York Times Book Review The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 -”Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s-1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

2 Slice Toaster


2 Slice Toaster


$3.99


Author, Wes Deep is struggling to produce his next best seller. Brought about by the death of his father, he is suddenly thinking again about his mother. He agrees to meet up with his publicist and best friend Vikki Hart who, although very concerned about him, is getting very agitated by his lack of decent material. As a last resort he agrees to move out of the city to write his book. She devises a plan to kick-start Wes in the right direction with the discovery of a swapped USB memory stick. Fleeing London, before the owner came looking for it, seemed the best idea, but Vikki never knew how real her plan had become. What starts out as an innocent attempt to inspire Wes, turns into a London Gangland, nightmare race against time.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God


36 Arguments for the Existence of God


$9.99


From the author of The Mind-Body Problem: a witty and intoxicating novel of ideas that plunges into the great debate between faith and reason. At the center is Cass Seltzer, a professor of psychology whose book, The Varieties of Religious Illusion, has become a surprise best seller. Dubbed “the atheist with a soul,” he wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum-”the goddess of game theory.” But he is haunted by reminders of two people who ignited his passion to understand religion: his teacher Jonas Elijah Klapper, a renowned literary scholar with a suspicious obsession with messianism, and an angelic six-year-old mathematical genius, heir to the leadership of an exotic Hasidic sect. Hilarious, heartbreaking, and intellectually captivating, 36 Arguments explores the rapture and torments of religious experience in all its variety.

36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction


36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction


$10.46


From the author of “The Mind-Body Problem” a witty and intoxicating novel of ideas that plunges into the great debate between faith and reason. At the center is Cass Seltzer, a professor of psychology whose book, “The Varieties of Religious Illusion,” has become a surprise best seller. Dubbed “the atheist with a soul,” he wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum-”the goddess of game theory.” But he is haunted by reminders of two people who ignited his passion to understand religion: his teacher Jonas Elijah Klapper, a renowned literary scholar with a suspicious obsession with messianism, and an angelic six-year-old mathematical genius, heir to the leadership of an exotic Hasidic sect. Hilarious, heartbreaking, and intellectually captivating, “36 Arguments” explores the rapture and torments of religious experience in all its variety.

54-40 or Fight (Illustrated)


54-40 or Fight (Illustrated)


$2.99


54-40 or Fight is part romance and part history. It is the fictionalized story of the Oregon trail migrations and some of the characters – women among them – who changed the course of history. Despite being published a century ago, the writing feels fresh and the characters are vividly portrayed. Hough’s tale offers an inside view of a critical period of North American history at the end of the U.S. Civil War. The title refers to the Oregon Dispute, important in geopolitical diplomacy between the British Empire and the new American Republic. In 1844 the U.S. Democratic Party, appealing to expansionist sentiment, asserted that the U.S. had a claim to the entire Oregon Country up to the southern border of Alaska, which was at parallel 54°40 north. The story revolves around deals and arguments as America’s President James Polk tries to enforce US claims on land north and south of its borders, balancing Amercian expansion into the Texas/Mexican territories with the US hold on the Pacific coast. In 1844 the U.S. Democratic Party, appealing to expansionist sentiment, asserted that the U.S. had a claim to the entire Oregon Country, and the term “54-40 or Fight” came to be born. This edition of the book contains the four original illustrations, rejuvenated, and six additional place, time, and subject-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book. Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories and historical novels. Hough was born in Newton, Iowa on June 28, 1857. He was in Newton High School’s first graduating class of three in 1875. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1880 and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1882. His first article, “Far From The Madding Crowd,” was published in Forest and Stream in 1882. In 1902, Hough began his association with Bobbs-Merrill Company (then Bowen-Merrill), which published his first best-seller, Mississippi Bubble.

88 Guys for Coffee


88 Guys for Coffee


$5.99


Hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, “88 Guys for Coffee” is loosely based on the author’s own 5-year online dating saga. The horror stories are true, bizarre, and laugh-out-loud funny. Top 1% Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo* gave it 5 Stars and said, “Should I laugh? Should I cry? Laugh until I cry? Grab a cup of coffee, wear your most comfy clothes and hang out the DO NOT DISTURB sign because this is a tale of the heart and soul. Humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening and filled with some truly wickedly funny scenes. Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!”*http://tometender. blogspot.com/2017/05/88-guys-for-coffee-by-diane-solomon. html~ ~ ~ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Diane Solomon, author, began her career in the UK as a singer and songwriter on BBC TV. Then, after 15 years of traveling the world as an entertainer, the dreaded Chronic Fatigue Syndrome destroyed her career. She struggled for almost eight years, years of wading through half a life, finally regaining her health with the help of a homeopathic remedy. This launched Diane into new studies and a second career: homeopath and nutritionist. But, she knew that the path of writer awaited, beckoning in the distance. Eloquent Rascals Publishing released her first book, “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E,” in November of 2015. This book is a best seller in Amazon’s homeopathic section. Diane’s second book, “The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain,” was written with her husband, Mark Carey, who is a retired biologist, naturalist, and accomplished voice-over artist. It was published in October 2016.”88 Guys for Coffee is her third book, published June 1, 2017. Full of laughs, it shares the story of a woman’s five-year odyssey of online dating. Diane lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband Mark Carey, her little Ree-cat and two gorgeous English Setters.

A Boa Terra


A Boa Terra


$14.99


Segundo romance da escritora norte-americana Pearl S. Buck, ganhadora do Prêmio Nobel de Literatura, este livro é um clássico que retrata a vida na China numa época em que grandes mudanças políticas e sociais transformaram um país agrário em uma potência mundial. Tendo como fio condutor a trajetória de um camponês e sua família, “A boa terra” traça todo o ciclo da vida – os horrores, as paixões, as ambições desmedidas e as recompensas. Best-seller nos Estados Unidos, onde vendeu quase 2 milhões de exemplares apenas em 1931, ano de seu lançamento, o livro foi traduzido para mais de trinta línguas e adaptado para o teatro e para o cinema. Em 2004, o livro virou novo fenômeno nos Estados Unidos, ao vender mais de 740 mil exemplares depois que a apresentadora americana Oprah Winfrey selecionou o título para o Classic Book Club de seu programa.

A Cheating Man's Heart 2


A Cheating Man’s Heart 2


$9.99


Derrick Jaxn is back with his highly-anticipated follow up to his debut Amazon best seller, A Cheating Man’s Heart. Shawn Fletcher is on a mission to find not only his true love, but his ability to love again. He’s turned to his therapist, Jesica, for answers but even she doesn’t give him the ones he’s looking for after realizing that what Shawn had with his college sweetheart, Danielle goes deeper than she could’ve ever imagined. Now, with the help of his unpredictable best friend, Pete and his flawed intuition, Shawn has to decide if he’s going to risk it all by trying one more time for the woman whose heart he broke, or forfeit it all by accepting that monogamy isn’t for everyone, including him.

A Critical History of French Children's Literature


A Critical History of French Children’s Literature


$54.95


These books are the first full-length, comprehensive study written in English of French children’s literature. They provide both an overview of developments from the seventeenth century to the present day and detailed discussion of texts that are representative, innovative, or influential best-sellers in their own time and beyond. French children’s literature is little known in the English-speaking world and, apart from a small number of writers and texts, has been relatively neglected in scholarly studies, despite the prominence of the study of children’s literature as a discipline. This project is groundbreaking in its coverage of a wide range of genres, tracing the evolution of children’s books in France from early courtesy books, fables and fairy tales, to eighteenth-century moral tales and educational drama, nineteenth-century novels of domestic realism and adventure stories and contemporary detective fiction and fantasy novels. The discussion traces the relationship between children’s literature and social change, revealing the extent to which children’s books were informed by pedagogical, moral, religious and political agenda and explores the implications of the dual imperatives of instruction and amusement which have underpinned writing for young readers throughout the centuries.

A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Vol One: 1600-1830


A Critical History of French Children’s Literature: Vol One: 1600-1830


$75.69


These books are the first full-length, comprehensive study written in English of French children s literature. They provide both an overview of developments from the seventeenth century to the present day and detailed discussion of texts that are representative, innovative, or influential best-sellers in their own time and beyond. French children s literature is little known in the English-speaking world and, apart from a small number of writers and texts, has been relatively neglected in scholarly studies, despite the prominence of the study of children s literature as a discipline. This project is groundbreaking in its coverage of a wide range of genres, tracing the evolution of children s books in France from early courtesy books, fables and fairy tales, to eighteenth-century moral tales and educational drama, nineteenth-century novels of domestic realism and adventure stories and contemporary detective fiction and fantasy novels. The discussion traces the relationship between children s literature and social change, revealing the extent to which children s books were informed by pedagogical, moral, religious and political agenda and explores the implications of the dual imperatives of instruction and amusement which have underpinned writing for young readers throughout the centuries.

A Girl of the Commune


A Girl of the Commune


$0.99


G.A. Henty was a 19th century British novelist known for historical action and adventure books, many of which were best sellers in his day. Even today, classics like The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake’s Flag (1883) and In Freedom’s Cause (1885) are still widely read.

A Green Light: Book 1: The Kingdom of Children


A Green Light: Book 1: The Kingdom of Children


$9.99


In Book 1 of A GREEN LIGHT: THE KINGDOM OF CHILDREN crime writer, playwright and screenwriter, Ray Mooney, masterfully explores the development of an ordinary boy into a cold-blooded killer. Johnny Morgan is born into a suburban working class catholic family where he matures, on the one hand, within the strict regime of Catholicism and on the other, within a knockabout world where brute force and cunning are the preferred means of dealing with authority and survival. The result is a value system of never dob anyone in, a misunderstanding and arrogance of sexual knowledge, and a yearning to be thought of as the best. Morgan discovers there is a natural order of balance within society, and that forces of disorder, such as himself, are soon brought to task; that certain individuals are given an unofficial green light to have their way with him. He learns he can withdraw their green light by disrupting the natural order. Morgan excels in street-wise cunning, a larrikin delinquent, torn between the feral and the ordinary human being. The story is based on the author’s personal experiences, and those of his close friend, Chris Flannery, aka Mr Rent-A-Kill, Australia’s infamous hitman, missing, believed murdered. The Kingdom of Children is approximately 58,000 words and is specifically formatted for Kindle, with an interactive table of contents. The series has been developed from Mooney’s highly successful book, A Green Light, published by Penguin, Australia, in 1988, which became Penguin’s second biggest fiction seller for that year and established an industry of crime fiction within Australia. Praise for Ray Mooney’s crime thriller A GREEN LIGHT. Ray Mooney’s A Green Light, the most powerful crime fiction book I’ve ever read. – Alex Miller, Booktopiablog 2013′This is the most important and powerful book on crime ever written in Australia, if not anywhere.’ – Barry Webster, Pulp Fiction, 3RRR.’Mooney’s handling of underworld dialogue is masterful. What we have in Johnny Morgan i

A is for Abigail


A is for Abigail


$8.99


Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again. Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families – everyone – will take Abigail Adams’s words to heart and “remember the ladies” once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

A Life's Secret


A Life’s Secret


$0.99


Mrs. Henry Wood was a prolific British author during the Victorian Era. Wood wrote many best sellers including the classic book East Lynne. This edition of A Life’s Secret includes a table of contents.

A Man for the Ages: A Story of the Builders of Democracy [Annotated]


A Man for the Ages: A Story of the Builders of Democracy [Annotated]


$1.99


The publisher’s special commentary chapter and the author’s biography are included in this version. A Man for the Ages by Irving Bacheller is one of the fiction best sellers in 1920. This novel is a biography of Abraham Lincoln’s picturing his life and career in a fictional style. The book is the author’s most beloved and well-remembered.

A Paris Apartment


A Paris Apartment


$7.09


The New York Times Best Seller! Now with an excerpt of Michelle’s new book, I’ll See You in Paris! Bienvenue à Paris! When April Vogt’s boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby’s continental furniture specialist does not hear the words “dust” or “rats” or “decrepit.” She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder’s repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there’s a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April’s quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It’s about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman. It’s about discovering two women, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan’s private diaries, April tries to uncover the many secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into Marthe’s life, April can’t help but take a deeper look into her own. Having left behind in the States a cheating husband, a family crisis about to erupt, and a career she’s been using as the crutch to simply get by, she feels compelled to sort out her own life too. When the things she left bubbling back home begin to boil over, and Parisian delicacies beyond flaky pâtisseries tempt her better judgment, April knows that both she and Marthe deserve happy finales. Whether accompanied by croissants or champagne, this delectable debut novel depicts the Paris of the Belle Epoque and the present day with vibrant and stunning allure.

A Parody Outline of History


A Parody Outline of History


$2.99


Donald Ogden Stewart. He was a well known writer, playwright and critic, and a member of the famed Algonquin Round Table. The Round Table met for lunch and drinks (mostly drinks) in New York at the Algonquin Hotel, and was composed of a varied assortment of writers and wits, including Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, Ernest Hemingway, and Groucho Marx, among others. Stewart was best known for his work in film script writing, with an Academy Award to his credit for the screenplay for “The Philadelphia Story” in 1940. Among the scads of books he wrote, most with some sort of humorous theme, this one was one of his most popular. It was a take-off on “The Outline of History” by H.G. Wells, a runaway best seller at the time.
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