Monday, August 18, 2008
I wanted to let my blog readers know about free book giveaway by one of the publishers. I always get excited about free books, but Jewish that is even better.
I have recieved news before from readingbookchoices.com.
They send me new books or I find out info. on new books.
They also let me know about publishers that are giving away books.
There are two publishers that are always doing this. One is WW.Norton.com, and the other is Harpercollins.com. What I recieved in the package is to recieve free book from Norton, is a copy of Zookeeper's Daughter. I bought the hard cover about a year ago when it first came out. This is a book club selection for our Hadassah Book Club in the fall. This is based on a true story during the holocaust.
When Germany invaded Poland. Stuka bombers devasted Warsaw-and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen guests hid inside the Zabinski's villa, emerging after dark for dinner and socializing.
With her unique prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world. Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonia refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.
You can visit http://wwnorton.comrgguides/zookeeperswife.htm for:
Audio and print interviews with the author, discussion questions, and you can visit the author's website at dianeackerman.com. Supplies are limited and it is first come first served basis.