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Astoria to Zion Goodreads Giveaway

We’re excited to announce our first book giveaway through Goodreads. Just sign up before February 7 to receive one of twenty early copies of Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone’s First Decade with a foreword by Ben Fountain and featuring stories by Steve Almond, Rick Bass, Kevin Brockmeier, Lauren Groff, Cary Holladay, Rebecca Makkai, David Means, Edith Pearlman, Benjamin Percy, Ron Rash, Bill Roorbach, Maggie Shipstead, Marisa Silver, Brad Watson, and Kevin Wilson, among many others! And if you do receive a copy, we’ll hope that you’ll review the book and help us spread the word.

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Astoria to Zion with a foreword by Ben Fountain

Giveaway ends February 07, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Lookout Books’ Guide to Valentine’s Day, Part 2

In the second part of our literary Valentine’s Day series, we’re suggesting taking your loved ones out on a literary date. The North Castle Public Library’s Olde Firehouse book club is meeting tonight in Upstate New York to talk about “the dilemmas of Jewish love stories.”

But in case you can’t get there by tonight, find a local reading. You can find a calendar at Poets & Writers, your library, community centers, colleges, and city listings.

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Lookout Books’ Guide to Valentines Day, Part 1

We at Lookout Books get it. We’re writers, readers, students, and teachers in addition to being boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, lovers, ‘just friends.’ Finding time for finding Valentine’s Day gifts is hard. So we’re here to help with a multi-part guide to literary gifts of love.

First up, introducing ‘Writs of Passion,’ a collection of stories by Lookout author Steve Almond. The stories unabashedly feature sex (Why I Write Smut: A Manifesto) and, for a limited time, are available in a six-book series. The covers line up to form a larger risque image, below.

In their recommendation of the series, About.com says, “I can’t think of anyone who writes about mostly heterosexual people having sex better than he does. It’s funny, weird, unexpected, with just enough four letter words ending in hard consonants to create tingly feelings from the inside out.”

To order Writs of Passion, follow instructions here.

(And while you’re at it, check out Almond’s book of short stories, God Bless America.)

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