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Robert’s Roundup (Special 99 Cent Emergency Edition)

Various life events have conspired to keep me aware from this blog and ebook deals. Even though it’s so last minute, I want to paste the recent purposes from the US Amazon’s monthly special which expire tonight at midnight. (Don’t worry; these items are discounted every few months).

WHY I WRITE: ESSAYS BY SAADAT HASAN MANTO.. obscure Urdu writer

Awash in Talent by Jessica Knauss fun midEast adventure. Written by Literary translator and very engaging first chapter.

Starship Grifters (A Rex Nihilo Adventure) by Robert Kroese. Hilarious sci fi, I’m going to buy the whole series. Keep an eye out for this author.

A Mind of Winter by Shira Nayman psychological novel . Great writing

Secret Piano: From Mao’s Labor Camps to Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Zhu Xiao-Mei. title says it all novel translated from French)

Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open by Phoebe Hoban — good budget biography of artist. Apparently no graphics.

This Life or the Next by Demian Vitanza. Norwegian guy’s novel about Pakistani youth based in Europe who returns to his country as a teenager to attend a Pakistani military school. Smells like a YA novel with global elements.

Wild Whistling Blackbirds by Allen Kent. 19th century saga and American pioneers who go west during the Civil war. on the fence about this one.

Angels & Loners (Private Investigator Heredia) Ramón Díaz Eterovic, Patrick Blaine. Crime/mysteries are totally not my thing, but this genre novel by Chilean novelist was atmospheric and engrossing.

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