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Old 08-01-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
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Another free book from Oprah: Let the Great World Spin

On Monday, August 3, 2009, Random House will offer Colum McCann's new novel, Let the Great World Spin ($9.99 Kindle), as a free download for 48 hours exclusively on Oprah.com. The book will be available for download from 11 a.m. ET Monday until 10:59 a.m. ET Wednesday August 5, 2009.

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In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s ... most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth.

Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.” A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal.


Oprah.com membership will be required to download your copy. For more details, click HERE. And make sure you remember to check back on Monday to get the free PDF.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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Yes, so far.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #5
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Oprah.com membership will be required to download your copy. For more details, click HERE. And make sure you remember to check back on Monday to get the free PDF.
No! PDF is on Oprah site which is what I downloaded

http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahsb...d-colum-mccann

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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Huh? It's a PDF file.
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Oprah doesn't get eBooks. If she really thought the Kindle was her favorite gadget, she's not be giving away incompatible PDF.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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At the risk of angering the Big O, I followed Chris' link to the Oprah site and went thru the very tedious registration process. Then, had to reset my yahoo password, because that is my "junk mail" address, in order to log into yahoo and click the activation link to finish registering with Oprah. Finally, it took me back to log into Oprah, but by then I forgot the ID and password I chose, which was something along the lines of DixieGal##. At that point, it occurred to me that life is too short to worry about gettring a book that hopefully BoB or some other site will offer for free in a couple of days.

Besides, I've started reading Jinlo's free download Alien Cradle, and it has caught me. Page 35, very good start so far!
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My mistake. I thought it was an Amazon freebie. I went to Sony's eBook Store and saw it there for the full price.
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My mistake. I thought it was an Amazon freebie. I went to Sony's eBook Store and saw it there for the full price.
No worries. After I posted I realized that the first link in the OP goes to the Kindle store. Easy to see where the confusion came from.
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I downloaded the PDF.

I could open it with Adobe Reader, no problem.

Tried to open it with ADE and it only only showed me the cover and where to purchase the eBook and then crashed ADE.

Tried to open it with eBook Library and it only showed me the cover and told me where to purchase the eBook and then crashed the eBook library.
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