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Tameka has questions for her elderly aunt. The price for answers is one math problem each… Erma Does The Math by Ann Strawn

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FREE today: a chilling psychological thriller by the WSJ-bestselling author of Silent Child…. One For Sorrow (Isabel Fielding #1) by Sarah A. Denzil

Paleo-friendly meets family-friendly! The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Delicious Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day by Carrie Vitt

A beautiful story of finding love once again… The Last Goodbye (Seaside Sisters Book 1) by Kay Lyons

The wait is finally over. After five years, The Luminara Series is back! Luce Eterna: Book 5, Part 1 (The Luminara Series) by SJ Molloy

Discover The Best-Kept Secret in Self-Improvement, Cognitive Enhancement, and Stress Relief! The Warrior’s Meditation (Total Embodiment Method TEM) by Richard L Haight

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A small town torn apart by a horrific hate crime. 
An investigative reporter hell bent on finding the truth. 
A mother’s worst nightmare… Secrets Mothers Keep by Anya Mora

A love affair with an older man soon darkens and Stacie is left broken… Full Circle: The Love of a Lifetime (Part 1 of 5) by Buffy Eau Claire

A compelling and thought-provoking guide that will take you on the most incredible journey of self-awareness… Your Destiny is Inside You: Be Your Own Guiding Light by Ana Pat

In Olivia Sanders’ world, people like her don’t survive very long. Special abilities are a threat to the corrupt government… Into The Fire by Victoria Smith

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to Publish Debut Children’s Book

From Publishers Weekly: The Duchess of Sussex has written and will publish in June her debut children’s book.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the actor, activist, and now author, has written her first children’s book, The Bench, illustrated by Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award Honor artist Christian Robinson, to be published on June 8. Inspired by her own family, the picture book depicts the special bond between father and son—as seen through a mother’s eyes.

The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments of peace, trust, and comfort between a diverse group of fathers and sons. The Duchess of Sussex said in a statement: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

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James Ellroy, the author of classic noirs L.A. Confidential, and The Black Dahlia, will be releasing a true crime podcast series

From CrimeReads: “James Ellroy’s Hollywood Death Trip” drops in August.

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James Ellroy will be releasing a true crime podcast series. And as you all hoped after reading the headline, yes, he WILL be narrating it.

The podcast is entitled James Ellroy’s Hollywood Death Trip. Evidently, it will dig into several of the most indelible and gory murders mid-century Los Angeles ever witnessed. The five-part series, produced by the group Audio Up, will be released in August, 2021. Audio Up said that listeners will be invited to “explore some of the darkest crimes in Los Angeles history with James Ellroy as their guide.” Ellroy, true to style, had this to say about his new project: “Summer ’21 is the soil-your-soul season of the Demon Dog…I’m a rapacious reader of my own work, and I’m here to rip and revitalize radio—and run it raw. And that’s no shivering shit, Daddy-O.”

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Amazon finally adds Kindle feature to make book covers your lockscreen

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Now you can display the cover of the book you’re reading on the lockscreen on your Kindle device. It’s a great way to remind you to set aside more time to read.

The Display Cover feature works with select Kindle devices without ads. Covers of most books, magazines, comics, and Manga are supported.

The Display Cover feature is available on the without-ads versions of select devices, including Kindle (8th Gen and above), Kindle Paperwhite (7th Gen and above), Kindle Oasis and Kindle Voyage.

You can activate the Display Cover feature right away. Go to the Settings tab, select Device Options, and turn on the Show Cover option.

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Which author featured in today’s BookGorilla email blast is a Hugo and Nebula award-winner, as well as the first sci-fi writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship?

The New York Times regarded this author’s novels as “evocative” and “often troubling” explorations of “far-reaching issues of race, sex, power”… Get great book deals and freebies straight to your email everyday: Subscribe to BookGorilla—it’s free!

Octavia E. Butler is the renowned author of numerous ground-breaking novels, including Kindred, Wild Seed, and Parable of the Sower​.

From Wikipedia: Born in Pasadena, California, Octavia Butler was raised by her widowed mother. Extremely shy as a child, Butler found an outlet at the library reading fantasy, and in writing. She began writing science fiction as a teenager. She attended community college during the Black Power movement, and while participating in a local writer’s workshop was encouraged to attend the Clarion Workshop, which focused on science fiction.

She soon sold her first stories and by the late 1970s had become sufficiently successful as an author that she was able to pursue writing full-time. Her books and short stories drew the favorable attention of the public and awards judges. She also taught writer’s workshops, and eventually relocated to Washington state. Butler died of a stroke at the age of 58. Her papers are held in the research collection of the Huntington Library. Read full Wiki page here

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Which author featured in today’s BookGorilla email blast is regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of the 20th century?

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Contributing to the modernist avant-garde movement, James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic.

From Wikipedia: James Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s Odyssey are paralleled in a variety of literary styles, most famously stream of consciousness. Other well-known works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His other writings include three books of poetry, a play, his published letters and occasional journalism.

Joyce was born in Dublin into a middle-class family. A brilliant student, he briefly attended the Christian Brothers-run O’Connell School before excelling at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, despite the chaotic family life imposed by his father’s unpredictable finances. He went on to attend University College Dublin… Read full page entry here

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Which author featured in today’s BookGorilla email blast was convicted of murder?

She’s best known in New Zealand as the woman who killed her best friend’s mother and sparked the story for Peter Jackson’s Heavenly CreaturesSupport our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! 

But in Britain, Anne Perry is a multi-million selling crime novelist.

The writer, who has been dubbed the “queen of Victorian crime” and has sold more than 25 million books worldwide.

Anne Perry spent five years in prison in New Zealand after being convicted as a 15-year-old of the murder of her friend’s mother.

Perry was born Juliet Hulme in London in 1938, but her family moved to New Zealand and she attended Christchurch Girls’ High School, where she met local girl Pauline Parker.

The pair developed an obsessive relationship that was to have tragic consequences: when threatened with being torn apart, they murdered Pauline’s mother Honora in 1954.

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