Pixelscroll Daily Deals for Wednesday, 11/21/2012
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The Charlestown Connection by Tom MacDonald
Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
ermot Sparhawk, a former All American Boston College football hero, is stacking cans in a parish food pantry in Boston’s Charlestown, when his godfather, Jeepster Hennessey, shows up with a knife in his back and dies at Dermot’s feet. Once slated for a professional football career, now a recovering alcoholic, with a torn-up knee, Dermot sets out to solve the murder of his godfather with the help of his Micmac Indian cousin, his paraplegic tenant, and a former teammate. Dermot’s investigation has him tangling with members of the IRA, FBI, and the Boston mob. He also is forced to contend with Charlestown’s code of silence and the norms of the neighborhood where he grew up. Feeling like he did at the height of his game, Dermot uses his Native American intuition and Irish good looks to help him uncover clues. Dermot stumbles upon bits and pieces of information that he cobbles together into an unlikely theory which leads him on an unexpected trail and to a new mystery that could cost him his life.
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Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
Genre(s): Children’s eBooks
his fascinating story will capture any young reader with a thirst for adventure. Like MacColl s Prisoners in the Palace, Promise the Night propels the reader into an evocative story with an unforgettable protagonist, while bringing the setting and time period to life. Immediately compelling and action-packed, this work of historical fiction explores the life of Beryl Markham, the fist person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west from England to North America. From raising horses and hunting during her childhood in Africa to learning to fly as a young woman, Beryl s inspiring life and adventures will keep readers voraciously turning the pages.
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James Taylor at Christmas by James Taylor
From an Amazon Top Reviewer:
hether you buy the original “A Christmas Album” or the new “James Taylor at Christmas” this is easily one of the best Christmas CD’s you can find. 11 of the songs were produced by Dave Grusin, an accomplished composer and performing artist himself, “A Christmas Album” also features Natalie Cole, Chris Botti, John Pizzarelli and Mr. Grusin as collaborators. The songs are as enchanting as they are laid-back. There are gorgeous pop-jazz versions of “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “The Christmas Song”. There is also an engagingly simple new-age flavored version of “Auld Lang Syne”, an Elizabethan flavored version of “Deck the Halls” (on the original ACA and on the special edition of JTAC) and a funk-blues version of “Jingle Bells”. Dave Grusin and James Taylor make great partners, particularly on the gospel song “Go Tell It on the Mountain”. While I like everything on this album, three songs stand out the most for me; the straightforward and graceful interpretations of “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Some Children See Him” and the tropical-flavored cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”. This duet with Natalie Cole is easily one of the best versions, right up there with Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton’s and Ray Charles & Betty Carter’s. “James Taylor at Christmas” includes the breathtakingly simple and beautiful cover of Joni’s Mitchell’s “River”, produced by James Taylor and Charlie Paakkari, which manages to be sad and hopeful at the same time. The same can also be said about “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” produced by Russ Titelman and originally recorded for the album “October Road”. JT subtly brings out the pathos in the song without losing its essential optimism. There’s a reason this music has proven so popular in any version, these performances are just so good, you can enjoy listening to them over and over, even after the Christmas Season is over.
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