Classics Giveaways

A classic stands the test of time. The work is usually considered to be a representation of the period in which it was written; and the work merits lasting recognition. In other words, if the book was published in the recent past, the work is not a classic.

A classic has a certain universal appeal. Great works of literature touch us to our very core beings--partly because they integrate themes that are understood by readers from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. Themes of love, hate, death, life, and faith touch upon some of our most basic emotional responses.

Although the

  • The April 3rd Incident by Yu Hua
    The April 3rd Incident: Stories
    Release date: Nov 13, 2018
    From one of China’s most famous contemporary writers, here is a stunning collection of stories, selected from the best of Yu Hua’s early work, that sh ...more
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    Availability: 10 copies available, 493 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 16 - Nov 28, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
    An Orchestra of Minorities
    Release date: Jan 08, 2019
    This heart-wrenching epic is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. A Nigerian poultry farmer sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves in thi ...more
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    Format: Print book

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    Availability: 30 copies available, 1029 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Nov 16 - Dec 07, 2018

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Cynthia Hand
    Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
    As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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    When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
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    You may only call me "Mrs. Darcy"... when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.
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