Tag Archives: Animals-Cat

Three New Free Ebooks for your early morning 1/29/2012

29 Jan

Here are 3 free Kindle ebooks in the genres Animal – Cat, Biography, and Humor.   Enjoy and Share the Love, Share the Books!

All books are free at the time of posting but may revert to full price at any time.  Make sure the “Kindle Price” is $0.00.  If you see “Prime Members Read for Free” the book is no longer free.


The Cat Manual

 

Kindle Price:  $0.00

You Save:  $0.99

A book of humorous advice written for cats, by cats. The author “discovered” the feline world’s best-kept secret in a file hidden on his mother’s computer by her cat, Cleo, and now shares it with humanity for the first time. Topics covered range from avoiding visits to the vet, to the artful display of captured prey, to getting in the way of a human trying to read anything, including this paragraph. Upon publication, Cleo denied authorship and hired a team of lawyers, all of whom have their claws out, but despite her best efforts the word is spreading: The Cat Manual is hilarious for cat-lovers of all ages. From the author of Cave Passages and Dark Life.


Farm Girl

Kindle Price:  $0.00

You Save:  $3.99

Set in the Dust Bowl of the American West, Farm Girl, the true account of a child coming of age on a 1920′s Nebraska farm, recaptures an era. Young Lucille Marker experiences survival during the Depression, one of the worst dust storms in history, and finally the disintegration of the close-knit community in which she grows up.

Readers who like the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder or Willa Cather will enjoy Farm Girl. Set in the locale of Willa Cather’s Nebraska novels, it includes a chapter about the Marker/Cather family connections.

Richly photographed throughout with over sixty authentic photos documenting the people and places of the story, this historical, easy-to-read small book is suitable for use in the classroom.

“Omitting sensationalized incidents and graphic sexual exploits, the book perfectly captures a young woman’s coming of age in the early decades of the 20th century. It concerns real life, relatively ordinary activities, drawn with the precision of a Norman Rockwell painting.” ~The Omaha Reader

“Through the intertwined stories of the life of the Marker family and of the broader historical time period, the book is more than captivating. Gowen’s vivid account of her mother’s life allows Farm Girl to read as seamlessly as if one were recalling personal memories.” ~The Holyoke Enterprise

“Have you thought about writing your family history, but found yourself stuck from the start? Writing a family narrative can be a daunting task, but Karen Jones Gowen found a way to bring her mother’s story to life.” ~Homespun Magazine

“Easily as good as Carol Ryrie Brink’s Caddie Woodlawn, Farm Girl is beautifully done and should be a treat for anyone who loves reading historical books. It is a book that reaches out and touches the common human experiences that everyone must go through. It is a treasure that will be enjoyed by the young and old alike.” ~McCook Daily Gazette


Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge: a Little Girl in the 1950s South

Kindle Price:  $0.00

You Save:  $14.95

Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge is the coming-of-age story in an era of bobby socks, poodle skirts and the freckled-faced girl that wore them. It’s also about the Deep South and sweetly flawed women who taught her what she was meant to be and what she was not meant to be.

Their corner of the world was filled with folklore, superstition, and mystical ideas. Her grandmother believed and practiced most of these, passing them onto the next generation. The little girl’s life was populated with strange relatives, quirky neighbors and mysterious bible verses that could stop the flow of blood. Being a member of this bizarre family made life worth living. These people were so fiercely loyal in their love for her, for each other, she felt they deserved to have their story told.

“Gloria has written some southern style, real to life episodes that are sure to
entertain you in her Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge. Be careful how much
you laugh – they could have happened to you.”
- Dusty Richards, Spur Award Winning Author

“With wit and wisdom, Gloria Teague takes us back to the innocent days of
childhood in this delightful little book peopled with glorious eccentrics.”
- Charles W. Sasser, author of God in the Foxhole and Devoted to Fishing.