'Narcopolis' by Jeet Thayil - nominated for the Man Booker Price [click on cover for downloadable sample of first 10%] published by Faber & Faber, samples distributed with publisher's permission by Jellybooks - jellybooks.com is like a candy shop where you can sample for free, except all the treats are ebooks and you can share the treats with friends, too
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Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut | 32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud
Six months after the formation of the NYPD, its most reluctant and talented officer, Timothy Wilde, thinks himself well versed in his city’s dark practices—until he learns of the gruesome underworld of lies and corruption ruled by the “blackbirders,” who snatch free Northerners of color from their homes, masquerade them as slaves, and sell them South to toil as plantation property.
'The Winter of Our Disconnect' by Susan Maushart - Can YOU survive without Internet, mobile phone, etc.? - Click on cover, then the green sample button to download a sample of first 10% for this ebook (DRM-free ePub - with publisher's permission via @Jellybooks)