Friday, 22 February 2013

Package from New Chapter Press!

New Chapter Press were kind enough to send out a package of some of their new releases. This what they sent!

Internet Dating 101 by Laura Schreffler

 An all-encompassing guide for those wanting to use social media to look for love in the digital age, "Internet Dating 101: It's Complicated . . . But It Doesn't Have to Be!" is a humorous yet helpful book that navigates the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter, online dating sites, e-mail, Foursquare, and more. Filled with testimonials from men and women, this relationship reference also includes information on what should and shouldn't be posted on Facebook, appropriate times to tweet photos, the best and worst dating websites, and situations in which it's best to send an e-mail, pick up the phone, or simply chat in person. Arming people with the tools necessary to attract the mate they really want, this guide helps readers find out what their love interests are really like based on what they are--or aren't--saying, posting, tweeting, or e-mailing
 
Titanic, The Tennis Story by Lindsay Gibbs

Based on a stirring and remarkable true story, this work of historical fiction tells of the intertwined life of Dick Williams and Karl Behr who survived the sinking of the Titanic and went on to have Hall of Fame tennis careers. Two years before they faced each other in the U.S. Championships, the two men boarded the infamous ship as strangers. Dick, shy and gangly, was moving to America to pursue a tennis career. Karl, a dashing tennis veteran, was chasing after Helen, the love of his life. When tragedy struck and the unsinkable ship began to do so, the two men met dramatically on board the rescue ship Carpathia and leaned on each other—literally and figuratively—to survive those few days before reaching land. But as they reached the shores of the United States, they both did all they could to distance themselves from the disaster, until a fateful 1914 U.S. Championships draw forced them to face each other once again. An emotional and touching work, this novel seamlessly weaves history and fiction with themes of love, friendship, and above all perseverance.

A Backhanded Gift by Marshall Jon Fisher
  
It’s the late 1980s, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Robert Cherney, a 30-year-old aspiring writer, has left New York City for a job teaching tennis in Munich. Aside from private lessons, he coaches the Maccabi Club men's league team, a motley group of neurotics whose eccentricities seem exacerbated by their situation as Jews living in Germany. They have made fortunes in postwar Germany but are hounded daily by the ghosts of the past and wracked with guilt over living so blithely among their parents’ tormentors. One of the players on Robert's team is his best friend in Munich, Max Altmann, a successful and wealthy young businessman who is also Robert’s employer, landlord, provocateur, and guide to Munich's nightlife. In addition to trying to figure out his life and not go crazy teaching tennis, Robert is trying to forget Lexa, the focus of years of erotic obsession back in New York. Helping him are Ingrid, a 40-ish Maccabi member and tennis pupil, and Veronique, a 25-year-old Jewish graduate student whom Max tries to set up with Robert. Love, tennis, sex, frustrated artistic ambition, and the dilemma of being a German Jew are all ingredients of this literary delight that is at turns serious and comedic.

1 comment:

Annamarie said...

People never send me stuff haha

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