July 2009 DailyLit Newsletter
Note from the CEO
We have a real treat for you this month. One of my favorite authors, Pulitzer Prize-winning Jhumpa Lahiri, is making a short story available for FREE to DailyLit readers. We're also offering a spy thriller by best-selling author Joe Finder for FREE. And, for some short summertime reads, check out stories by best-selling authors Jeffery Deaver and Mary Higgins Clark. Oh, and if you appreciate what we've been doing, come become a fan on Facebook.
Founder and CEO, DailyLit
DailyLit's Big Read: Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jhumpa Lahiri
Our new July Big Read is (drumroll please...) Jhumpa Lahiri's short story, "Hell-Heaven," from Unaccustomed Earth. For those of you not familiar with Jhumpa Lahiri, she's a best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and deserves all the glowing praise there is; she's simply amazing! Here she tells the story of a family forever changed by one woman's quiet love. READ FOR FREE.
Featured Free Thriller: Paranoia by Bestselling Author Joe Finder
Best-selling author Joe Finder comes to DailyLit with the spy thriller Paranoia, made completely FREE for our readers. Here's what you have in store: when a slacker employee crosses his boss, to avoid criminal charges he needs to spy on a rival corporation. Soon he's in way over his head—and then the real nightmare begins. READ FOR FREE.
Reader Challenge: Summer Love in One Sentence
Inspiration for this month's reader challenge came from Jhumpa Lahiri, who's known for her turns of phrase that are short yet revealing. You'll see what I mean when you read "Hell-Heaven", this month's Big Read, which tells the story of an unexpected love. In a single sentence—that's right, a single sentence—tell your own story of summer love. Share your single-sentence love story in our Reader Challenge Forum.
Short stories from Jeffery Deaver and Mary Higgins Clark
...are now here! Jeffery Deaver, described as the "grand master of the plot twist," comes to DailyLit with thrilling crime stories. Get single stories for just $.99 (for a limited time only!) or read the whole collection, Twisted. And we've got mystery stories from Mary Higgins Clark's The Lottery Winner, which spent 12 weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Inspiring Tips for Your Life
- The Life Plan: Many of us would like to make our lives better but don't know where to start. The Life Plan: 700 Simple Ways to Change Your Life for the Better offers daily tips and inspiration to improve your life throughout the year. Check it out HERE.
- My Start-Up Life: Here's a book that will either inspire you or thoroughly depress you! At the age of 12 Ben Casnocha founded a company; by 19 he was a CEO. Just think of him as the Doogie Howser of Silicon Valley. Read it HERE.
Classics By Request
Thanks to requests from readers "Cloward" and "dreamdust," we've just launched an early collection of poems by C.S. Lewis. Spirits in Bondage, one of Lewis's first published works, is now available for FREE on DailyLit. Read C.S. Lewis for FREE.
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