United States of Banana

Author: Giannina Braschi

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 21, 2021

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Giannina Braschi explores the cultural and political journey of nearly 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States in this explosive new work of fiction, her first written in originally in English. United States of Banana takes place at the Statue of Liberty in post-9/11 New York City, where Hamlet, Zarathustra, and Giannina are on a quest to free the Puerto Rican prisoner Segismundo. Segismundo has been imprisoned for more than one hundred years, hidden away by his father, the king of the United States of Banana, for the crime of having been born. But when the king remarries, he frees his son, and for the sake of reconciliation, makes Puerto Rico the fifty-first state and grants American passports to all Latin American citizens. This staggering show of benevolence rocks the global community, causing an unexpected power shift with far-reaching implications. In a world struggling to realign itself in favor of liberty, United States of Banana is a force to be reckoned with in literature, art, and politics.

The Dead Fathers Club

Author: Matt Haig

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 20, 2021

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A ghost story with a twist-a suspenseful and poignantly funny update of Hamlet, from Matt Haig, the author of How To Stop Time."Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories." —Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods A triumph of originality and humor, this clever novel by British author Matt Haig gives us Hamlet redux with an unforgettable voice all his own. When eleven-year-old Philip Noble is confronted by the ghost of his recently deceased father and asked to avenge his death, the boy finds himself in a thorny dilemma. Revenge, after all, is a tricky business-especially when Philip is already distracted by his girlfriend, school bullies, self-doubt, and all the other challenges of adolescence. Viewing the adult world through the eyes of a young boy, The Dead Fathers Club is a brilliant, quirky take on a classic tale.

Mollie McQueen is NOT Getting Divorced

Author: Lacey London

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 20, 2021

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From the best-selling author of the Clara series comes a brand new hilarious series that's heartwarming, addictive and incredibly moreish!"Whoever said money can't buy happiness obviously never paid for a divorce..."When Mollie McQueen turned thirty, she awoke with a determination to live her best life.Her marriage to Max was the first thing to come under scrutiny and on one sexless night in May, Mollie decided that their relationship was over.However, when a grouchy divorce lawyer convinces Mollie there’s a chance she could bow out of this life being eaten alive by a pack of cats, she starts to search for an alternative.Opening the can of worms that is her marriage makes Mollie realise she might not be as blameless as she initially thought…Will Mollie be able to rescue her marriage or has the lure of a life without wet towels on the bed turned her head?One thing is for sure… Mollie McQueen is NOT getting divorced.Praise for LACEY LONDON..."One of my favourite books of the year!""An eye-opening, thoroughly enjoyable and very relatable read.""I honestly couldn't put this book down!""Entertaining, sometimes desperately sad, very often uplifting and hugely life-affirming.""Another magnificent achievement for Lacey's remarkable pen. I'll never forget it.""A highly addictive roller coaster ride!"

Heading Over the Hill

Author: Judy Leigh

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 19, 2021

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Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time…Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), don’t quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billy’s loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnie’s never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes, means she’s impossible to miss.As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours’ affection. And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if it’s their last.Judy Leigh returns with a soul-warming, rib-tickling, timeless tale of true love, true friendship and happy-ever-afters.  Praise for Judy Leigh:‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ Miranda Dickinson'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List'Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left

The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

Author: Emma Bombeck

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 18, 2021

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The “marvelously funny” and much-loved humorist explores the perils of suburban living in this New York Times bestseller (Vogue). For years, the Bombecks have heard rumors of a magical land called Suburbia where the air is clean, the grass is trimmed, and children don’t risk getting mugged on their walk to school. After watching their friends flee the city for subdivided utopias like Bonaparte’s Retreat and Mortgage Mañana, Erma and her family load up their belongings and cry, “Station wagons . . . ho!” But life on the suburban frontier is not as perfect as they had hoped. The trees are stunted, the house is cramped, and there’s no grass at all. But the Bombecks will make do, for they are suburbanites now—the last true pioneers! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Mistaken

Author: Jessie Lewis

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: January 18, 2021

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A tempestuous acquaintance and disastrous marriage proposal make it unlikely Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet will ever reconcile. Despairing of their own reunion, they attend with great energy to salvaging that of Darcy’s friend Mr Bingley and Elizabeth’s sister Jane. People are rarely so easily manoeuvred in and out of love, however, and there follows a series of misunderstandings, both wilful and unwitting, that complicates the path to happiness for all four star-crossed lovers more than ever before. A witty and romantic novel that delights in the folly of human nature, Mistaken both honours Jane Austen’s original Pride and Prejudice and holds appeal for readers of all genres. Voted Austenesque Reviews Readers’ Favourite 2017 and Austenesque Reviews Favourite 2018. Re-edited with new and extended scenes for 2019 publication.