“Malone writes with such quiet authority and clear understanding of the world his characters inhabit that the story strikes deep emotional chords." - Washington Post Book World




Now that Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our thoughts towards celebrating the spirit of Christmas. Malone’s book begins on Christmas Day, 1956, as two babies—one white and one black—are born in a small Southern town. Those babies, Noni and Kaye, cross paths eight years later, and form a lifelong friendship and romance. Through this unlikely pairing, Malone explores a changing American South, but more importantly, presents a deep love that transcends all barriers and survives against all odds.



Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Michael recommends:


The Big Easy feels like the perfect place for a time-slip novel (they do it all the time there). The 19th-century mystery blends easily with the modern romance. Best of all, like the land of dreamy dreams itself, Ware's heroine, reporter Corlis McCullough, is smart, eccentric, seductive, wry and resilient. Also like New Orleans--she is practically irresistible.



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Michael Malone” to download his compelling novels.


by nightreader60 on ‎11-30-2012 09:14 PM

Great timing for a free Christmas book!  I enjoyed the Four Corners of the Sky and am sure this one will not disappoint!


by LoverOfMyNookTab on ‎11-30-2012 09:17 PM
Oops the earlier post got away from me. :smileyhappy: Just wanted to thank B&N and everyone that gives of their time every week. It is much appreciated!! I have more books than time, but that is a great problem to have.
by Sueso on ‎12-01-2012 01:02 AM

Thanks for all the free books once again.  Love Free Fridays!!!  Hope you all are having fun and not too stressed getting ready for Christmas!

by ChynasMommy on ‎12-01-2012 10:31 PM

Thought I would share a book I found. It's post apocalyptic genre. Books 1, 2, and 3 are free. I've read the first one and really enjoyed it. 


The Island Part 1 by Michael Stark