Daily Deals: After Life and Unolingo
Today Amazon offers After Life (Book Lust Rediscoveries) by Rhian Ellis and Nancy Pearl just for $1.99
Naomi Ash was born in New Orleans and raised by her mother, Patsy, a medium who schooled her young daughter in the parlor-trick chicanery of the trade. From Naomi recreating presences with table cloths to providing the voice of the dead by talking through a fan, their act is part theater, part magic, and a little too much playing with the letter of the law. Eventually they must beat a hasty—and forced—retreat from New Orleans, relocating to Train Line, New York.
A sleepy village founded and inhabited by others with a spiritualist bent, Train Line is populated with card readers, table levitators, and crystal-shop owners. Low-rent “Psychic Faires” are held at the local Holiday Inn, and Patsy’s newest creation, “The Mother Galina Psychic Hour,” is on the local radio station. The town is a curious mix between old school “table rappers” and the New Age, and it is here that Naomi comes of age, learns the trade, and falls in love. But love is not only a many splendored thing—it can be dangerous as well. And for a young woman caught between fraud and truth, between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and between the secrets and lies of her youth, the past and present will come together in a rush of truth and consequence.
Hailed as “a study of eccentricities, which rises above the merely quirky to address those issues of life, death, memory, and love that preoccupy us all,” After Life is a stunning first novel of extraordinary suspense and evocative imagery.
Some words about the Authors
Rhian Ellis grew up in Western New York State. She went to Oberlin College and the University of Montana, and she now lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband, the writer J. Robert Lennon, their two sons, and many chickens.
Nancy Pearl is a librarian and lifelong reader. She regularly comments on books on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Her books include 2003’s Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason, 2005’s More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment and Reason; Book Crush: For Kids and Teens Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest, published in 2007, and 2010’s Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. Among her many awards and honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association; and the 2004 Women’s National Book Association Award, given to “a living American woman who …has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation.”
Unolingo is a game which you can download for free within Amazon Appstore Deals today only.
If you like crosswords, Sudoku, or word games like Scrabble, you’ll love Unolingo. This word puzzle is fun for the daily commuter, the casual puzzler, or the serious word buff, and it’s great for your Android device or Kindle Fire.
Every Unolingo puzzle is a 10 x 10 crossword without clues, with 26 empty squares that require the precise placement of each letter in the alphabet. Select from your choice of four difficulty levels, and use your word knowledge, reasoning, and deduction skills to complete the puzzle.
This release includes our original 20 introductory puzzles, plus 160 word puzzles guaranteed to keep you challenged and entertained for hours. Unolingo puzzles can generally be completed in five to 15 minutes–perfect for when you’re on the go.
- Series 1 Puzzles: 160 puzzles offering hours of enjoyment
- Unique hint and audit functions to help you solve the most difficult puzzles
- Bonus puzzles accessible by sharing your scores and achievements on Facebook
- Flexible design supports casual play, collaboration with friends, or time-based competition
- Extensive performance statistics to monitor your progress and compare with others