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January 9 2016 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations -

I've been fairly heads-down these past few weeks just trying to get the house to look less like a hoarder's nightmare. Several relatives deluged me with stuff when they downsized homes and it got to the breaking point. I was getting serious allergic reactions to the dust in my office. So I finally had to just turn everything off, focus, and start in on the task.

I'm making progress - the office is finally steam cleaned and de-dusted. Of course, everything that was IN the office is now stacked throughout the other rooms, but one step at a time!

As part of this, I finally organized and listed all the books available for giveaway. These are sent to me mostly by Penguin for review. So first dibs goes to someone who can review it - even in a tangential way - for their site. After that, anybody at all can have them, because the house is about to cave in from the weight of all this stuff.

So please respond back with the books you'd like and whether it's for review or pleasure. I'll give first dibs to the reviewers but in the end I just want all of these books *gone* :). So if you'd like to read some, chime in! If nobody wants to review them, they're yours.

All should be on Amazon to get fuller descriptions of them.

Cut Me Loose - Leah Vincent - Yeshivish ultra-Orthodox Jew is cut off from family
Doll-Baby - Laura Lane McNeal - 1964, 11 yr old's father dies, she moves to New Orleans
Enchanted August - Brenda Bowen - retelling of classic in Maine
Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day - Ann B. Ross - Trailer-park woman becomes nurse for wealthy man
Everything you Ever Wanted - Jillian Lauren - College dropout renews herself, adopts an Ethiopan child with special needs
Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella - 14 yr old girl finds herself
I Always Loved You - Robin Oliveira - Mary Cassat meets Edgar Degas and her life changes
I Love Band - Michelle Schusterman - seventh grade crush
I'll Drink to That - Betty Halbreich - 86 yr old personal shopper tells her tales
Leaving Before the Rains Come - Alexandra Fuller - child of Rhodesian Wars has a fresh start on life
Little Night - Luanne Rice - woman estranged from her sister, helps niece
Little Night - Luanne Rice - woman estranged from her sister, helps niece (second copy)
Losing Me - Sue Margolis - sixty year old woman loses job and has to face change in London
Lydia's Party - Margaret Hawkins - Christmas party with old friends has an announcement
Miss Emily - Nuala O'Connor - 18 yr old maid of Dickinson family (Emily Dickinson poet)
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover - Ann B Ross - Grandmother teaches granddaughter how to be a lady
On Slavery and Abolitionism - Sarah Grimke - two women abolitionists, in their own words
One plus One - Jojo Moyes - single mother and math daughter run into tech millionaire
Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile - African American single mom inherits 800 acres in Louisiana
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness - secret book for witches and time travel
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim - four women leave London for Italy
The Enchanted April - Elizabeth Von Arnim - four women leave London for Italy (second copy)
The Expatriates - Janice Y.K. Lee - Motherhood, marriage, and happiness
The Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit - Iceland, mother's fading memory, and myths
The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd - two women in early 1800 Charleston
The Longest Date - Cindy Chupack - Happily Ever After is more complicated than she thinks
The News Sorority - Sheila Weller - Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christine Amanpour
The Ogallala Road - Julene Bair - Single mother inherits farm on Kansas
Then Came Life - Geralyn Lucas - cancer survivor book of strength
These Shallow Graves - Jennifer Donnelly - 1800s New York City and journalist heroine
Unforgiven - Lauren Kate - A guy in high school bets Lucifer he can win a girl in two weeks

Lisa Shea, owner


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