By now, of course, you know about Indiespensable, the new subscription service from Powells.com. The first two books have sold out, but there's still time to subscribe for Volume Three (title not yet announced).
In addition to the featured book, we're throwing lots of other goodies into the packages. And in the case of Lydia Millet's How the Dead Dream, we added the first three of our new generation of Powells.com author trading cards!
We asked Lydia Millet to introduce our subscribers to two authors worth their time. The first author she picked was Kate Bernheimer. The second was Stacey Richter, author of Twin Study, a collection of twelve short stories about which Publishers Weekly wrote, "Richter has a great feel for dialogue and conflict, extreme and otherwise."
Lydia Millet on Twin Study:
What woman doesn't want a pet Neanderthal? Or maybe Cro-Magnon. If I could have one, I would keep him in his own little house, like a dog, and take him out for a bath with soap, a soft towel, and cuddling. The doghouse would be comfortable, I promise. And the bath would be important. No one would know. This book is like your very own hominid.
Here's a peek at Stacey Richter's card.
(Click on either image for a larger view of the back of the card.)
While the first volume is completely sold out, you can still get our "unbound zine" containing the author card above and more, absolutely FREE!
Just leave a comment below describing your Favorite Superstition by noon PST on Friday, April 18th. One random name will win the whole pack of cards!
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