HOP #27 - House of Prose

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HOP #27 - House of Prose
The oldest books are
still only just out to
those who have not
read them.
- Samuel Butler -
QUIZ RESULTS - WE ALL KNOW JOHN GRISHAM
The quiz winners for ‘We all know John Grisham - or do we?’ were Martin, Rishon,
Mathangi, Lorain and Kathrin. People seem to know the star who played the part in the
movie, but have difficulty remembering the character’s name in the book. Therefore many of us
are just a little better informed now about Mr. Grisham’s books. I did put the books in
chronological order by publication date if anyone noticed. Congratulations to the winners!
The correct answers were - 1. A Time to Kill/Jake Brigance; 2. The Firm/Mitch McDeere; 3.
Pelican Brief/Darby Shaw; 4. The Client/Regina Love; 5. The Chamber/Adam Hall; 6.
Rainmaker/Rudy Baylor; 7. Street Lawyer/Michael Brock; 8. Testament/Nate O’Riley; 9. The
Litigators/David Zinc; 10. Gray Mountain/Samantha Kofer.
As for the new quiz: A new improved format!
Thanks to our resident IT expert Mohamed Elkhouly, and our on-site whiz kid Dianne
Gabriel we are now able to offer our subscribers a new format or structure for the
quiz, starting with this one. Instead of the usual 10 questions matching up with each
of the 10 answers, we will ask single trivia questions with multiple answers. We hope
you find it just as challenging. Please let us know what you think.
you find it just as challenging. Please let us know what you think.
Go to houseofprose.com and find ‘the Quiz’. Try to complete the quiz ‘Google - free.’ Good
luck. As usual, bundle book or coffee to the first 5 winners. Please note - winners need to
collect their prize before the next newsletter comes out. Thanks.
DUBAI EYE RADIO -TALKING OF BOOKS
Booker Prize for 2014. The following is one
of countless positive reviews of the book.
“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
is a dark cautionary tale hanging out,
incognito-style, in what at first seems a
traditional family narrative. It is anything but.
This novel is deliciously jaunty in tone and
disturbing in material. Karen Joy Fowler tells
the story of how one animal—the animal of
On Saturday, August 8th on Dubai Eye Radio
man—can simultaneously destroy and
103.8, 'Talking of Books' hosts Isobel Abulhoul
expand our notion of what is possible.”
and John MacDonald, along with their
discussion panel, overwhelmingly chose ‘We
—Alice Sebold, New York Times-bestselling
are Completely Beside Ourselves’ By Karen
author of The Lovely Bones and The Almost
Joy Fowler as their choice for best book of
2014. Her book was also shortlisted for the
Moon.
OH, BY THE WAY...
1. We are still taking pre-orders for the latest book ‘X’ (yes, that is the entire title) by
Sue Grafton, and the fourth book in the DragonTattoo series ’The Girl in the
Spider’s Web’. Both books coming out the end of this month. Remember, we sell
new books at market price but we also give a 25% refund and any book from our
storeroom - free. That makes for a great deal!
2. We have formed a new friendship
with, Books2Benefit who have the
initiative of collecting books for Manzil
Special Needs Center for a sale to be
held on 18 September. This photo
shows just some of the books
collected so far in their storeroom.
More information about the sale next
newsletter. Any books you donate will
newsletter. Any books you donate will
go to them or our regular recipient G4S.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 16/8/15
1. GO SET A WATCHMAN, by Harper Lee.
(Harper.) In the mid-1950s, a grown-up Jean
Louise Finch returns to Maycomb and
realizes that her adored father is a racist.
2. GREY, by E. L. James. (Vintage.) A
sequel told from Christian's point of view.
3. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula
Hawkins. (Riverhead.) A psychological thriller
set in the environs of London is full of
complications and betrayals.
4. THRILL ME, by Susan Mallery.
(Harlequin.) A decade's distance does little to
reduce the passion between a promoter and
an extreme-sports enthusiast.
5. SIREN'S CALL, by Jayne Castle. (Jove.)
Rafe commissions a secret Siren to help him
navigate the catacombs of Rainshadow.
in Kenya, a horse trainer and Aviatrix.
7. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE,
by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of
a blind French girl and a gadgetobsessed German boy before and during
World War II; the winner of the 2015
Pulitzer Prize.
8. THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir.
(Crown.) Abandoned by his crew, an
astronaut embarks on a dogged quest to
just stay alive.
9. THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin
Hannah. (St. Martin's.) Two sisters are
separated in World War II France: one in
the countryside, the other in Paris.
10. CODE OF CONDUCT, by Brad
Thor. (Emily Bestler/Atria.) In Thor’s
15th thriller, the counterterrorism
6. CIRCLING THE SUN, by Paula Mclain. operative Scot Harvath undertakes a
(Ballantine.) A novel by the author of “The deadly assignment set in motion by a
Paris Wife” about Beryl Markham: raised
leaked video.
Click here to find the complete list http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellersbooks/combined-print-and-e-book-fiction/list.html
Our bundle book winner for newsletter #27
The subscriber who wins a free bundle book this time is Aminah Rehman. Congratulations
Aminah, please drop us a note to say where and when you want to choose your bundle book.
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Mike McGinley
The Book Guy
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