Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Saturday, 11/17/2012
PixelMan says: Save $14.01 (88%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Freeman by Leonard Pitts
Genre(s): Fiction, African American
reeman, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee’s surrender, Sam–a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army–decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all “belonged.”
At the same time, Sam’s wife, Tilda, is being forced to walk at gunpoint with her owner and two of his other slaves from the charred remains of his Mississippi farm into Arkansas, in search of an undefined place that would still respect his entitlements as slaveowner and Confederate officer.
The book’s third main character, Prudence, is a fearless, headstrong white woman of means who leaves her Boston home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for the former bondsmen, and thus honor her father’s dying wish.
At bottom, Freeman is a love story–sweeping, generous, brutal, compassionate, patient–about the feelings people were determined to honor, despite the enormous constraints of the times. It is this aspect of the book that should ensure it a strong, vocal, core audience of African-American women, who will help propel its likely critical acclaim to a wider audience. At the same time, this book addresses several themes that are still hotly debated today, some 145 years after the official end of the Civil War. Like Cold Mountain, Freeman illuminates the times and places it describes from a fresh perspective, with stunning results. It has the potential to become a classic addition to the literature dealing with this period. Few other novels so powerfully capture the pathos and possibility of the era particularly as it reflects the ordeal of the black slaves grappling with the promise–and the terror–of their new status as free men and women.
PixelMan says: Save $5.00 (72%) on this KINDLE eBOOK!
Promises to the Dead by Mary Downing Hahn
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
hen Jesse went down to the marsh on that fateful day, he expected to find a turtle for terrapin soup. Instead, he comes across a dying slave woman who makes Jesse promise he’ll take her young son, Perry, to a relative in Baltimore. Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it also goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe. But he can’t break a promise to the dead, and, more important, he has to follow what he knows in his heart to be right.
The journey is more treacherous than Jesse ever imagined. At the crossroads of a country about to plunge into civil war, danger lurks around every corner. Will these boys on the run ever find a safe haven?
PixelMan says: Save $12.00 (60%) on this KINDLE FIRE CASE!
Fintie Slim Fit Leather Case with Auto Sleep/Wake for Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch Tablet – 2012 Model – Blue by Fintie
Genre(s): Kindle Fire Case, Kindle Fire Cover, Kindle Fire Accessory
ade from durable synthetic leather with soft interior to prevent scratches. Specifically designed for the Kindle fire HD 7 inch
Cover has flip capability to transform the case into a horizontal viewing stand
Open interior pocket for easy insertion of your device and velcro flap to secure it in place
Designed with a smart holder for stylus/pen (stylus NOT included)
All tablet features are accessible through cut-outs and openings.Automatically Wakes and Puts Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet to Sleep
There are two types of kindle fire HD cases in the market: One type with the camera opening on the left side of the case, and the other with the camera opening on the right side. You will find a lot of brand cases in either one of these two categories. The way our slim fit leather case series works is that you need to have the camera on the right side when you insert your tablet into the case. By doing that your camera will be on the top when you transform the case into a horizontal viewing stand. Please remember the power & volume buttons and earphone jack should be on the bottom for this type of the case, not on the top. One thing also VERY important is that you need to unlock the kindle fire so it will rotate freely. Once you follow the instruction, you should be able to open our case just like book (right to left, not left to right).
PixelMan says: Save $8.87 on this KINDLE FIRE MP3 ALBUM!
Holiday Spirits by Straight No Chaser
Genre(s): Pop, Vocal Pop, Folk, Broadway & Vocalists, Traditional Vocal Pop
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
traight No Chaser’s “Holiday Spirits” is a must have addition to your Christmas music collection. While you may have many of these songs already in your collection, Dan Ponce and Walter Chase’s arrangements and the tight a cappella harmonies Straight No Chaser fuses together are more than worth adding repeats to your collection. They also include two original songs, “Christmas Wish” and “Indiana Christmas”, written by Dan Ponce the founder of the group.
Their humor is never more apparent than in their live version of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, the only live song on the album. The song truly encompasses the feeling of watching them on stage, which I have been privileged to do many times throughout the 10 years since they were formed.
Give it a listen, or two, or three, add it as a permanent feature on your iPod, in your CD player, and have a Merry Christmas!
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