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Archive for April, 2010

If you are looking for a unique and special Mother’s Day Gift, please check out the lovely art and jewelry at Dark Horse Books. Today, we just receive beautiful stone wine stoppers made by local artist, David Anderson.  Priced at $16.50, these stoppers are a beautiful bargain.

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If you would like an agent to review your children’s book (middle school to young adult:), check out this opportunity.  This contest is being promoted by Writer’s Digest. The agent is Regina Brooks. http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Dear+Lucky+Agent+Contest+Middle+Grade+And+Young+Adult+With+Agent+Regina+Brooks.aspx

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A shipment of autographed books just arrived at the books. Dark Horse Books is able to sell these books at a bargain price. However, there is a limited number of books and won’t last long. In fact, the first edition of Memo to the President Elect by Madeline Albright was sold in the midst of this posting.  Below is a sampling of the books available. There are cookbooks, non-fiction, mysteries, suspense, romance, and literature.

A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire

Emeril’s Delmonico ( The recipes look delicious.)

Don’t Look Down by J.A. Jance

High Noon by Nora Roberts

Natural Born Charmer by Susapn Elizabeth Phillips

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo (signed by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino)

The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler

Simple Genius by David Baldacci

Rocco Gets Real: Cook at Home Every Day

Quick Sand by Iris Johanseen

So Brave, Young and Handsome by Lief Enger

The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover

Feed Muscle Shrink fat diet by Kathy Smith

Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

The Cynanide Canary (This non-fiction book is based  on a true incident in Idaho.  Here is a quote from Booklist “At the core of this enthralling legal drama is a 250-gallon storage tank containing cyanide. On August 26, 1996, a 20-year-old worker at a fertilizer plant in Soda Springs, Idaho, was ordered to clean the tank, which he and other workers believed contained only dirt and water. The worker, who was told he needed no safety equipment for the job, was overcome by fumes and emerged severely brain damaged. Hilldorfer, an environmental-crime specialist for the EPA, and writer Dugoni retrace the EPA’s effort to uncover what led to the accident and to bring the responsible parties to justice. Before Hilldorfer’s campaign, environmental crimes were largely ignored or, when brought to trial, resulted only in pro-forma wrist slaps. This account engages the reader, evoking both outrage over worker safety and suspense over the outcome of the trial.”)

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For every copy of Matterhorn, a novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes purchased, Dark Horse Books will donate $2.00 to Disabled American Veterans.

Some reviewers has called Matterhorn the first great novel about the Vietnam war. Mark Bowden, author of Blackhawk Down wrote the following:

“Vladimir Nabokov once said that the greatest books are those you read not just with your heart or your mind, but with your spine. This is one for the spine.” –Mark Bowden

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