Oprah’s website, Oprah.com is offering a free download of the new book Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann through 10:59 AM on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. It centers around 10 interconnecting stories in New York City in 1974, as Philippe Petit crosses between the World Trade Center towers on a high-wire. The late Frank McCourt gave it a glowing review for Amazon. It certainly makes me tempted to download it!
Neil Gaiman has a series of wonderful posts about reading, buying books, and free books. His publisher, by the way, is offering his book American Gods online for free through March 28. Neil Gaiman talks the talk and walks the walk. He writes really well too – and now’s your chance to read one of his more popular books for free if you aren’t familiar with him. When you’re done with American Gods, don’t forget that you can check out many of his other works here at the Snell Library!