Deal of the Week: This Week’s Deal Sample the Crux Series

Each week, we will feature one or more of our titles for a special sale (50% off the list price) for one week only. The sale will run from Monday-Monday and be available exclusively on our website. Remember, web orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. (US-only, USPS media mail.)

Our deals this week are Sonja Livingston’s Ladies Night at the Dreamland and Debra Monroe’s My Unsentimental Education. They are two of the first books in Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction.

Debra Monroe’s memoir, My Unsentimental Education, was the initial book in the series, and is a smart and lyrical take on the isolation that occurs when people switch social classes quickly. The second book, Sonja Livingston’s Ladies Night at the Dreamland, is a collection of essays exploring the lives of some of America’s most interesting and obscure women.

From today (March 13, 2017) through next Monday (March 20, 2017), receive 50% off the $24.95 cloth edition (978-0-8203-4874-2) of My Unsentimental Education and $24.95 cloth edition (978-0-8203-4913-8) of Ladies Night at the Dreamland by entering promo code 08CRUX17 in your shopping cart.

Act fast to receive this great offer and be on the lookout for next week’s deal!

“A warm recounting of a bumpy journey to surprising success . . . Monroe’s candid memoir reads like a country ballad: a down-and-out woman, working at gritty jobs, gets entangled with Mr. Completely, Laughably Wrong. . . . But her unexpected story is far from a cliché.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[Livingston’s] prose — gorgeous, sensual, lyrical — makes entering these essays as easy as playing dress-up: dip your feet into those satin T-strap shoes, wrap yourself into that green turban, squint your eyes and try to peek through the cracks. . . . Are these essays, then? They might be defined as lyric essays. Some, however, read like entries in a dream journal, or prose poems. . . . Livingston makes a case for her agenda throughout: this book — part memoir, part history, part invention — is her attempt to slip inside another life, or 20, in a search for connection, understanding, and emotional truth. And isn’t that the quest of all literature? Isn’t it, regardless of genre, an inquiry into the heart and mind of the Other? In Ladies Night at the Dreamland, the ladies in question (all those others) are apparitions — as is the author herself, fading in and out, haunting these pages.”—Sariah Dorbin, Los Angeles Review of Books

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