Books for Soldiers
Again this year, Press 53 is running its popular Books for Soldiers program. Buy any book from Press 53 (for yourself or as a gift) between Memorial Day (May 30) and Flag Day (June 14), and Press 53 will send a book to a soldier in YOUR NAME, at no additional cost to you. You get a book. A soldier gets a book.
Press 53 is a small independent press that publishes short story collections, novels, non-fiction books, and poetry collections--in other words, something for everyone. Need a recommendation? Well, there's the book I wrote, In an Uncharted Country. It's a linked story collection and it's won some awards, so I guess it's pretty good. There's also Mary Akers's Women Up On Blocks, another story collection, also a prize winner. It's also very good. Or Marjorie Hudson's Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, which I'm told is very good but it's so new I haven't read it yet. If you prefer a novel, there's Val Nieman's Blood Clay, which just came out also. Or maybe Anthologies? There are lots of those to choose from, too.
Press 53, and you'll also be doing a good deed.