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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dzanc: Buy One Get One Free

For a limited time, Dzanc is having a buy one book, get a second (of equal or lower price) book free. The sale starts today and ends 8/6/2011, so hurry.

There are so many reasons this is a good thing. One is the great quality of books offered by Dzanc. For example, their lineup features great poetry including two books I've loved,  Michele Battiste's Ink for an Odd Cartography  and Daniele Pantano's The Oldest Hands in the World, and recently they published T. J. Beitelman's Pilgrims: A Love Story, about which I've heard great things.

For fiction, consider the short stories of Shellie Zacharia in Now Playing (Shellie's an old friend from my Florida days) or Yannick Murphy in In a Bear's Eye, or the novel Pirate Talk or Mermalade by Terese Svoboda, an always original voice.

Another great reason to support Dzanc is because of all their programs to foster literacy and literature. For example, they have a Writer- in-Residence Program which brings writers into the public schools, they run the online mentorship program Dzance Creative Writing Sessions, and they offer student internships, among many other programs. The Best of the Web Series is also one of their projects.

So there are great books from a worthy organization. What are you waiting for?

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