“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.

 

Comments
by spec on ‎11-30-2012 07:45 AM

Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras, that many good people found and shared since last Friday. Pretty poor selection, but it is what it is. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

Religious Fiction
Operation Bonnet by Kimberly Stuart

Medical
Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine by Nicholas Wright Gillham

Business & Investing
Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Ensuring a New American Century by Mark Zandi
Be a Dividend Millionaire: A Proven, Low-Risk Approach That Will Generate Income for the Long Term by Paul Rubillo
The Rules of Work, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Personal Success by Richard Templar
The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing by Natalie Canavor, Claire Meirowitz
The Truth About Getting the Best From People by Martha I. Finney
Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen by Michael A. Roberto
Making It Work at Work: A Guide to Career Development and Fulfillment (Collection) by Alan Lurie, Kevin Elko, Edward G. Muzio, Deborah J. Fisher PhD, Erv Thomas PE
Social Media 101: A Beginner's Guide to Online Marketing (Collection) by Jon Reed, Jamie Turner, Clara Shih, R. Scott Corbett
Leading Teams with Integrity: Advice from Leadership Experts (Collection) by Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon Huntsman, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel, Ph.D.

 

Please laurel this post if the list is useful to you.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎11-30-2012 07:53 AM

Thanks for a timely read! I am so enthusiastic about my Nook that someone asked me if I get a commision on each one I recommend! To those that post additional books - thank you very very much! Cheers to all who visit here, the happiest place on the internet.

by anodein82 on ‎11-30-2012 08:06 AM

Thank You to all the people who comile the lists of free reads.  You make my weeekends brighter.  Thank you for a wonderful Free Friday selection.  

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎11-30-2012 08:08 AM

Perfect timing for a Christmas story and it sounds like a great read!  Thanks for this selection, as well as Spec's consolidated list and all others that are posted.

 

Happy reading to all this weekend!:smileyhappy:

by Artistic_Fish on ‎11-30-2012 08:13 AM

I love the Free selections, but am very dismayed when I look for other free books on my Nook I get mostly pornography! :smileysad:  Is there a way to screen out the "exotic" selections???

by JulieBAZ on ‎11-30-2012 08:19 AM

Loved Four Corners of the Sky, can't wait to read this one! Thanks so much for another great pick!

 

by Baste on ‎11-30-2012 08:25 AM

Thank you B&N, Jeremy, Spec, & an early thank you to Butterflly13; & all others that post free books. Free Friday is the best day of the week in my home.  Have a great, safe reading weekend everyone.

by PeecWithin on ‎11-30-2012 08:26 AM

Thanks for the great selection...can't wait to read it! Thanks Spec for taking the time - no matter the number of titles!

 

Happy reading everyone!

by butterflly13 on ‎11-30-2012 08:28 AM

Claudines New Adventure   By:  Nicole Murphy
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/claudines-new-adventure-nicole-murphy/1113572697?ean=2940044985605

 

Double Trouble   by: Deborah Cooke
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/double-trouble-deborah-cooke/1112732008?ean=2940045033336

 

First Dance   by: Bianca Giovanni
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-dance-bianca-giovanni/1113574964?ean=2940045012447

 

Secrets of a Summer Night   by: Kay Stockham
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-a-summer-night-kay-stockham/1113574179?ean=2940044997752

 

Give it all you got   by: Linda Swift
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/give-it-all-youve-got-linda-swift/1113036404?ean=2940044788633

 

It was You   by: Carly Fall
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/it-was-you-carly-fall/1113573676?ean=2940044991668

 

Lost and Found Innocence    by: Agnes Musa
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lost-found-innocence-agnes-musa/1113036441?ean=2940044808621

 

Reckless Nights in Rome   by;  Christine MacKenzie
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reckless-nights-in-rome-christine-mackenzie/1113048596?ean=294004480...

 

Last Bride in Ballymuir   by: Dorien Kelly
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-bride-in-ballymuir-dorien-kelly/1100306358?ean=2940044832947

 

Twin Passions  by: Miriam Minger
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/twin-passions-miriam-minger/1102680420?ean=2940044965867

 

Girl Power: War on Women    by: Dee Dawning
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/girl-power-war-on-women-dee-dawning/1112746252?ean=2940044869462

 

Operation Bonnet  by: Kimberly Stuart
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/operation-bonnet-kimberly-stuart/1100353809?ean=9781434703286

 

Making Room At Christmas   by: Oliva Stowe
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/making-room-at-christmas-olivia-stowe/1113032314?ean=2940044956100

by ga_diva on ‎11-30-2012 08:34 AM

thanks to all who post here! here;s one for those of us of a mature age. i do not know how to post the link so please do not berate me,

 

aarp 2013 almanac

 

have a wonder weekend and everyone enjoy your reads.

by GracieMae on ‎11-30-2012 08:37 AM

Once again Friday's selections are great!! Thank you everyone for taking the time to find these books and let us know about them. You are great!!!!!! :catvery-happy: Have a fantaboulous weekend everyone!

by LillieAna on ‎11-30-2012 08:38 AM

Thanks for the great selection. I enjoyed The Four Corners of the sky so I am looking forward to reading The Last Noel.

by dba_n_the_dark on ‎11-30-2012 08:42 AM

I too wait eagerly for Free Friday's postings.  Some I've have, some I don't. But, the best part is IM'n with friends to see if they saw this listing or that listing, and basiclly having a mini book club meeting over the postings. To many times people who are geographiclly seperated don't discuss books, but with Free Fridays my friends and I have something to have a quick chat :smileyhappy: Thank you B & N for this special gift of Free Friday's. :heart:

by Moderator dhaupt ‎11-30-2012 09:01 AM - edited ‎11-30-2012 09:13 AM

Oh just what I need to get in the spirit :smileyhappy: A touching love story and what better than when love survives through all.

Thanks Jeremy and B&N, you make Fridays more memorable!!

by JfroJeff on ‎11-30-2012 09:03 AM

Hey Guys, found some free time so I thought I'd post a list for old times sakes:

 

SciFi / Fantasy

 

Darkin: A Journey East
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/darkin-joseph-a-turkot/1113012332?ean=9781300074359

 

Dreaming Of Darkness
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreaming-of-darkness-tms/1113846874?ean=2940045078887

 

Time Enough
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/time-enough-carter-rydyr/1113846498?ean=2940045071680

 

Upon Reflection
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/upon-reflection-emma-l-edwards/1113846720?ean=2940045073974

 

Death and the Call Girl
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-and-the-call-girl-jennifer-crowfoot/1113846330?ean=29400450764...

 

In Apprehension How Like a God
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-apprehension-how-like-a-god-rpl-johnson/1113846303?ean=2940045069...

 

The Alien Artifact: Part I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-alien-artifact-v-bertolaccini/1113846208?ean=2940045068574

 

Possibilities
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/possibilities-alicia-mccalla/1113846097?ean=2940045067447

 

The Arbiter and the Mummy's Curse
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-arbiter-and-the-mummys-curse-nancy-m-griffis/1113845975?ean=2940...

 

A Day in a Life in After World: SoGlog
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-day-in-a-life-in-after-world-eric-johnson/1113845761?ean=294004506...

 

The Last Praetorian
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-praetorian-mike-smith/1113845739?ean=2940045063401

 

Chunks of Flesh
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chunks-of-flesh-dan-dillard/1113779913?ean=2940045056786

 

Mystery/Thirller

 

The Imaginist
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-imaginist-tk-wade/1113846731?ean=2940045077255

 

Under Suspicion: The Legend of D.B. Cooper
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/under-suspicion-james-olszewski/1112170560?ean=2940045073448

 

Cold Granite
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cold-granite-stuart-macbride/1100154241?ean=9780007298976

 

The Second Bat Guano War
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-second-bat-guano-war-jm-porup/1113846248?ean=2940045069076

 

Glacier Lake
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/glacier-lake-james-casey/1113846474?ean=2940045071413

 

Three Mangoes
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/three-mangoes-sharon-salu/1113846038?ean=2940045066716

 

The TV Detective
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tv-detective-simon-hall/1102213945?ean=9781907726156

 

He Needed Killing
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-needed-killing-bill-fitts/1113744437?ean=2940045030823


Teen

 

Sketch of Secrets
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sketch-of-secrets-willa-jemhart/1113744937?ean=2940045042154

 

Kiss On The Bridge 2
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-on-the-bridge-2-mark-stewart/1113744174?ean=2940045036344

 

Jars of Clay
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jars-of-clay-lee-strauss/1113574352?ean=2940045005517

 

The Infects (Free Preview of Chapters 1-3)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-infects-sean-beaudoin/1108361341?ean=9780763662882

 

Sarah Smiles
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sarah-smiles-seanpaul-thomas/1112041017?ean=2940044677203

 

Kids

 

Discovery Kids Readers: Sharks
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/discovery-kids-readers-parragon-books-ltd/1111742885?ean=97817818626...

 

Middle School: Get Me out of Here! - Free Preview
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/get-me-out-of-here-james-patterson/1108937043?ean=9780316222761

 

Kahonua Island
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kahonua-island-todd-kelsey/1021375745?ean=2940000840764

 

Cougar Cub Tales: Lost and Alone
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougar-cub-tales-sharon-cramer/1102418080?ean=2940011091551