Daily Deals: On Gold Mountain and Butter Lion Memo
Today Amazon drops down price for On Gold Mountain written by Lisa See. You can buy this book for $1.99
Amazon gives the following short review of the book: “Lisa See, daughter of novelist Carolyn See, brings a novelist’s skill to this sprawling ancestral history. Books tracing the roots of overseas Chinese writers are not uncommon these days, but See uncovered in her family tree a capsule history of the Sino-American diaspora: her great-grandfather, Fong See, founded a California business, married a Caucasian woman and fathered many offspring, and returned periodically to China to redistribute some of his wealth and launch another family. See, a Publishers Weekly writer, has conducted extensive interviews and drawn on family lore for an enthralling saga of ambition, prejudice, love, loyalty, and sorrow–social history at its best.”
“The See family history is becoming public property. First mother Carolyn with Dreaming (Nonfiction Forecasts, Jan. 2) and now daughter Lisa?but with something far different in mind. Always aware of her part-Chinese roots, she set out five years ago to learn about her far-flung and, as it turns out, famous paternal family. Her great-grandfather Fong See was an extraordinary figure. He established a business in Sacramento, Calif., and later in Los Angeles, when it was an unheard-of thing for a Chinese to do; married a Caucasian and fathered a large brood; returned to China on and off, spreading his wealth around in his tiny native village and creating another extensive family there too. Drawing on family legends and dredging up intimate history through countless interviews with uncles, aunts and cousins both in California and in China, See, PW’s West Coast correspondent, has created a matchless portrait not only of a remarkable family but of a century’s changing attitudes. The early anti-Chinese racism was horrific, and even 40 years ago it was hard for a Chinese to emigrate here, let alone become a citizen. The ambitions, fears, loves and sorrows of See’s huge cast are set forth with the storytelling skills of a novelist?and a great, sprawling novel is what her book often resembles. There are times when it flags and the constant new names become tiresome, and a heartfelt but superfluous chapter on actress Anna May Wong disrupts the flow; but the book is a striking piece of social history made immediate and gripping. Photos. 60,000 first printing; Literary Guild alternate.” —- Reed Business Information, Inc.
Also you can get Butter Lion Memo for free. But only today.
Historians believe that humans first invented a system of writing to keep from forgetting things, like which types of plants and dinosaurs were good to eat and which weren’t. Fast forward thousands of years, and the ancient quest for an effective way to keep simple notes is finally over: Butter Lion Memo is now available for your Android device.
The genius of Butter Lion Memo lies in its simplicity. Don’t look for any elaborate dating, sorting, tagging, or highlighting features in this app–you won’t find them. There’s no color coding, no keywording, no special interface needed.
All you really need is this: a way to create a note with one tap. A simple title bar. A basic field where you can record the necessary information. (“Get stegosaurus milk.”) Hit Save, and you have your memo.
But what if I need to share my incredible note with the world, you ask? Butter Lion Memo has thought of that. Just touch the Mail icon and you can send your note to any e-mail address on Earth. Use this feature as a way of backing up your important memos, in case your Android device gets eaten by a giant sloth or a velociraptor.
That’s all there is to it. Create, edit, and save as many notes as you need and access them no matter where your travels take you with Butter Lion Memo.