LitNuts features books you probably won’t see elsewhere. (Scroll down to see our current selections.) What have you been missing? A lot of great indie books for one thing. Also, collections of short stories, essays and poetry - and even recent releases and award winners that other newsletters systematically exclude! How and why do they do that? Read more...Note: Prices are current when books are posted on LitNuts.com but can change on short notice. Be sure to check the price before purchasing.
Today's featured books include a couple that we are really looking forward to reading: OOF by Strobe Witherspoon got rave reviews from Kirkus and Booklife, and Eat Your Words by Isabel Chiari looks like a thoughtful mediation on self-nourishment, with a few laughs thrown in for dessert. You will also find a great thriller, a steamy romance and a collection of daily inspirations in today's featured books.
“If you feed your mind as often as you feed your stomach, then you'll never have to worry about feeding your stomach or a roof over your head or clothes on your back.” ~Albert Einstein
Award-winning novelist and cultural critic Strobe Witherspoon interrogates his own profession. It goes terribly. OOF explores the role of satire in a society lurching from one ridiculous crisis to the next, where media outlets rely on clicks to stay alive and everything is filtered through a lens of anger and misinformation. "A strikingly original book that astutely captures an era of division." -Kirkus Reviews. "Sometimes sad and sometimes hilarious, Witherspoon's timely metafictional novel explores the ways (mis)information can shape public discourse in the digital media age." –Booklife by Publishers Weekly From $0 SHOP NOW /
Eat Your Words outlines the history of a first-generation American-Italian girl whose early curvaceous entry into womanhood and hearty appetite make for a complex-carb tale about the depth of our relationship with self-nourishment. Often self-derogatory, and certainly comedic, readers can fall in love with Giana as they relate to her often awkward and outlandish process, simply trying to find herself in the land of milk and honey. Join Giana as she realizes it is never too late to gain a sense of self-compassion and confront issues of body-image, or attempt to modify outworn behaviors. From $5.99 SHOP NOW /
Nine months ago, Tess’s five-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver, Brady Becker, was sentenced to two years in prison. Brady also has a daughter: a twelve-year-old named Eve. Tess knows this because she's been watching Eve for the last three weeks. It isn’t fair that Brady’s daughter gets to live, while Tess’s daughter does not. When Eve goes missing, all eyes turn to Tess, who doesn’t have an alibi. But Tess isn’t guilty. Or so she believes. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
I never should have taken this job. When I offered to help an old friend, I knew I was on my own if things went sideways. Which, of course, they did. So I find myself bleeding out on a veterinarian’s table, relying on a complete stranger to save my life. A gorgeous, headstrong stranger. Now all that matters is keeping her safe. Because my past is coming back to haunt me, and this time she’s right in the line of fire. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Enjoy In Joy: Uplifting Book of Daily Meditations empowers readers to escape humanity’s “epidemic of fear.” Enjoy In Joy shares succinct daily inspirations to help readers find ease and comfort. Created by a group of writers, each contributor is embracing long-term sobriety; they’ve shared their true-life experiences and selected the inspiring words of some of the world’s greatest thinkers in these daily meditations to inspire growth and encourage change. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
Politics & Prose, Friday, June 11, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Central Daylight Time: A free online discussion about books by bestselling authors Lisa Taddeo and Raven Leilani. In her novel, Animal, Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman's exhilarating transformation from prey into predator. In Luster, Raven Leilani creates a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life—her hunger, her anger—in a tumultuous era.
There are a limited number of free tickets to this online event. There are also tickets available in conjunction with the purchase of either book.
"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." ~Margaret Atwood
A hell-bound action fantasy series featuring apocalyptic antics and searing humor. Gabe has carved a successful niche into his arctic afterlife, but when Judas Iscariot makes him an offer he doesn't dare refuse, Gabe must become a double agent for the most dangerous organization the world has never heard of. To make matters worse, his new partner, Alex, is a beautiful, hard-as-nails agent who wants nothing to do with him. Gabe must figure out how to work with Alex, stop a deadly pathogen from being released Topside, and do it without botching the mission or revealing his true identity. "The unique combination of Fantasy Humor and Dark Fantasy kept me intrigued and turning the pages." -Amazon review From $0 SHOP NOW /
8 books. 2300+ pages of fairy tale romance with twists and turns and magical foes. Four Kings who will leave you breathless—each one sexier than the other. These twisted fairy tales will drive you wild. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“Powerful, heartbreaking...Remarkable” -Amazon review. In When Goodbye Begins, award-winning author-filmmaker Geeta Lal Sahai takes us to a world where hope, memories and grief play a crucial part. Inspired by real-life incidents, stories portray the fragility of the human mind, love and undying persistence. From $1.35 SHOP NOW /
Mark your calendar for June 22: In honor of PRIDE Month, Holocaust Museum LA presents a free online event: “The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams,” a virtual talk with Jonathan Ned Katz for his new book about pioneering lesbian activist Eve Adams (also known as Eva Kotchever). The book was published by our friends at Chicago Review Press, a leader in indie publishing.
Born Chawa Zloczewer into a Jewish family in Poland, Adams emigrated to the United States in 1912, took a new name, befriended anarchists, sold radical publications, and ran lesbian-and-gay-friendly speakeasies in Chicago and New York. Her New York after-theater club “Eve’s Hangout” is considered one of the first lesbian bars In America and is now recognized as a historic monument by both the National Park Service and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.
"Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life." ~Gertrude Stein
"Guisinger’s precise prose, droll wit, and resonant voice offer us intimate, honest glimpses into love, parenting, survival, and earthy, everyday life as lived in rural Maine." -Dinty W. Moore. Postcards from Here is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. "What a breath-taking debut." -Barbara Hurd From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
"Sensitive and Engaging." ~BookLife Reviews. A tragic brain injury devastates Ollie Buckmeyer, but it also leaves behind an amazing talent. Now he must use this gift to rebuild his life. "A rewarding page-turner." ~Foreword Clarion From $4.99 SHOP NOW /
“Thought-provoking, memorable and real-life dialogue make this an excellent read." ~Bookzilla/Top 500 Reviewer. These novels are set in Eastern Washington and feature revolving lead characters. They are standalone tales and can be read in any order. In this collection, you’ll get the first three books of the series (regularly $7.99). The second collection (books 4-6) is also on sale for $0.99. “The plot is well crafted and keeps the reader guessing until the very end." ~Merritt Dickinson From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
A great read from one of our favorite romance authors: French Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand believes jewel thief Hunter Smith was responsible for her husband’s death. Now the two must work together to steal a priceless diamond from the Nazis, posing as husband and wife. "A real romantic thriller." ~Amazon review. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Coming June 20: Special Father's Day Edition!
Father's Day is celebrated in various ways and on various dates in more than 110 countries around the world. In many European countries, it is celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day (March 19). In the United States, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
Watch for a special edition of LitNuts on June 20 this year, which will feature books that would make great gifts for fathers, or great books for father's to enjoy with their children.
“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.” ~Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Jimmy Crikey developed his abilities to protect his Earthly home but the Sky Islands are attacked by Zyrons. The witches, their apprentice Jade and the Weatherman , unite to repel the invaders, aided by Jimmy and XRU. The Zyrons are expelled but the Weatherman disappears. The witches search Solar System in Jimmy’s starship and find him in the caverns of Mars where the Ropians live. They threaten because they need water. They need the Weatherman, to bring rain. Jimmy must meet the challenge. From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
A 10 book box set of Amazon best-selling romance novels that are beyond temptation! Packed full of gorgeous alpha males and plenty of heat to keep the reading pleasure going all night long. "Down Right Dirty is a great collection of 10 steamy, fun stories with sizzling chemistry, drama and romance." -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
The Nantucket Book Festival will consist of a series of free and paid (mostly free!) online events this year, beginning June 19 and continuing through September. For more information and to reserve your (virtual) seat, visit the Nantucket Book Festival website.
"It is not down in any map; true places never are." ~Herman Melville