Friday, September 13, 2013

New Ebooks!

David R. Godine, Publisher is pleased to announce the release of four new ebook titles. Ranging from simple to eye-opening, hilarious to heartbreaking, readers will only benefit from the added convenience and accessibility of the ebook versions of these titles. Listed below are short descriptions of each of the books. We hope you enjoy them!

An Artist in Venice by Adam Van Doren

"Architect and artist Adam Van Doren offers a love letter to Venice in this elegant volume, and he sings his praise to the city through majestic prose and 23 beautiful watercolor paintings of Venice." -Publishers Weekly 

This book offers a beautifully illustrated visual guide to the city: it's a walking guide to the Venice from the seat of your couch. In addition to the drawings, the author laces his tour with information, opinion, and citation, creating a reading experience that is both rich and convincing.  Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Sleet by Stig Dagerman

"Dagerman wrote with beautiful objectivity. Instead of emotive phrases, he uses a choice of facts, like bricks, to construct an emotion."
—Graham Greene

This selection of short stories, edited and translated by Steven Hartman, offers new translations of Dagerman’s stories, including some that have never before appeared in English. Many of the stories are narrated from a child’s fragile perspective and give voice to a tender state of high receptiveness and joy fraught by longing, loneliness, and an urgent desire to make sense of a difficult world. The title story, “Att döda ett barn” (“To Kill A Child”), is the most famous of Dagerman’s short stories and one of the most anthologized and oft-read stories in Sweden.  Click here to purchase this title on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo.

The African by J. M. G. Le Clézio

"Le Clezio, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, recalls the emotive and evocative African experience of his youth." - Library Journal

"A vivid depiction of a splintered childhood and the lovely wholeness procured from it." - Kirkus

J. M. G. Le Clézio's autobiographical memoir The African traces the author's childhood, from when he left a war torn Europe in 1948 to the first years of his new life in Nigeria. In Le Clézio's characteristically intimate, poetic voice, the narrative relates both the dazzled enthusiasm the child feels at discovering newfound freedom in the African savannah and his torment at discovering the rigid authoritarian nature of his father.  Click here for links to purchase the ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy

So you think you know most of what there is to know about people like Nero and Cleopatra, Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun, Lady Godiva and Miles Standish? How wrong you are, for in these pages you'll find Will Cuppy footloose in the footnotes of history. He transforms these luminaries into human beings, not as we knew them from history books, but as we would have known them Cuppy-wise: foolish, fallible, and very much our common ancestors.

  Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

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