Posted: August 14th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals, short stories | Tags: pulitzer | No Comments »
Interpreter of Maladies portrays first and second-generation Indian immigrants who wage a battle against the common difficulty of contemporary culture: failed relationships. Lahiri incorporates traditional Indian names, folktales, food and wardrobes into her fiction, creating a rich world of difference that also feels familiar to the reader sensitive to daily difficulties of ordinary people. This book won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and I can only recommend it highly.
It was $9.56 before and this lowest price represents a saving of more than 20%.
“[Lahiri] announces herself as a wonderfully distinctive new voice. Indeed, Ms. Lahiri’s prose is so eloquent and assured that the reader easily forgets the ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ is a young writer’s first book…Ms. Lahiri chronicles her characters’ lives with both objectivity and compassion while charting the emotional temperature of their lives with tactile precision. She is a writer of uncommon elegance and poise, and with ‘Interpreter of Maldies’ she has made a precocious debut.” The New York Times
Posted: August 10th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: deals | Tags: pulitzer | No Comments »
This is the biography of cancer written so well that it won the Pulitzer Price in general non-fiction. It is a brilliant book that I bet you won’t be able to put it down once you start reading. I very highly recommend it. This is the lowest Kindle price for the book, thus it is the Kindle Deal of the Day.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010
: “In 2010, about six hundred thousand Americans, and more than 7 million humans around the world, will die of cancer.” With this sobering statistic, physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee begins his comprehensive and eloquent “biography” of one of the most virulent diseases of our time. An exhaustive account of cancer’s origins, The Emperor of All Maladies
illustrates how modern treatments–multi-pronged chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, as well as preventative care–came into existence thanks to a century’s worth of research, trials, and small, essential breakthroughs around the globe. While The Emperor of All Maladies
is rich with the science and history behind the fight against cancer, it is also a meditation on illness, medical ethics, and the complex, intertwining lives of doctors and patients. Mukherjee’s profound compassion–for cancer patients, their families, as well as the oncologists who, all too often, can offer little hope–makes this book a very human history of an elusive and complicated disease. –Lynette Mong