Daily Deals: Rules of Civility, Gossamer and Marble Maze
Toaday Amazon offers Rules of Civility: A Novel by Amor Towles for $2.99.
The New York Times bestselling novel that “enchants on first reading and only improves on the second” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.
Some words about the Author
Amor Towles was born and raised just outside Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. He is a Principal at an investment firm in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.
The second book within today’s daily deals is Gossamer by Lois Lowry. It also costs $2.99.
Where do dreams come from? What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears? Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dream, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmare. In a haunting story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people—a lonely, sensitive woman and a damaged, angry boy—face their own histories and discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.
Gossamer is perfect for readers not quite ready for Lois Lowry’s Newbery-Award winner The Giver and also for readers interested in dreams, nightmares, spirits and the dream world.
Some words about the Author
Lois Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania, and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than thirty books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, NUMBER THE STARS and THE GIVER. Her first novel, A SUMMER TO DIE, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.
Marble Maze is a game for your Kindle Fire. Today only you can download it for free.
Marble Maze is the famous tilt-based labyrinth game that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. With its realistic physics, it features a wide range of difficulty with many different modes.
All you have to do is tilt your smart phone and guide a marble to the goal, avoiding holes and other obstacles along the way. For young players and newbies, there are easy courses that will get you used to the world of Marble Maze. Classic mode features a wide variety of mazes for your marble to travel through; nothing but walls and holes come between you and the goal.
For an extra challenge, try All-Hole mode, where even the slightest mistake will send you back to the beginning. Modern mode has unique obstacles that add a twist to the classic game, such as sliding blocks, attracting magnets, whirling spinners, and cannons that shoot repellent gun fire.
Can you get through all the Marble Mazes in record time? Why not find out? This is an ad-free version.
- Play a classic marble labyrinth game
- Features easy courses for kids, fiendishly difficult ones for adults
- Offers many different modes for different obstacles and courses
- Wind your way through all-hole courses
- Resist magnets and dodge cannon fire