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Beware Deadly Word Flu! Read Alena Graedon's Debut Novel: The Word Exchange

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Do you love a thoughtful thriller? How about a touch of science fiction and medical mystery for good measure? We are proud to announce the launch of our daughter's new novel, The Word Exchange.

Alena Graedon has been working on this book for six years. We have watched it evolve from the first draft to a highly acclaimed, fabulous work of fiction. Here are just a few of the early starred reviews from the publishing world:

Praise for THE WORD EXCHANGE:

"A wildly ambitious, darkly intellectual and inventive thriller about the intersection of language, technology and meaning."

--Kirkus, starred review

"[A] spectacular, ambitious debut... With secret societies, conspiracies, and mega-corp Synchronic's menacing technologies, Graedon deploys all the hallmarks of a futuristic thriller, but avoids derivative doomsday sci-fi shtick. Instead, her novel is rife with literary allusions and philosophical wormholes that aren't only decorative but integral to characters' abilities and limitations in communicating, and it succeeds precisely because it's as full of humanity as it is of mystery and intellectual prowess."

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"What if we became so dependent on our gadgets that we lost our ability to speak? That's the big idea in Graedon's entertainingly scary debut... This is a remarkable first novel, combining a vividly imagined future with the fondly remembered past to offer a chilling prediction of where our unthinking reliance on technology is leading us. And, as you'd expect, Graedon's word choice is exquisite."

--Booklist, starred review

 

If you like good fiction and you care about words and books, then The Word Exchange is for you. We are offering it at a 20% discount off the cover price. But wait, there's more! We have a limited-time additional incentive! Joe co-authored with his best friend and colleague, Tom Ferguson, MD, a novel called No Deadly Drug. This medical thriller is yours for free with your purchase of The Word Exchange. Here's what the Kirkus Reviews said about No Deadly Drug:

"A suspenseful debut--from medical writer Ferguson and Graedon (coauthor of The People's Pharmacy)...Valiant docs. Vile corporations. Bad medicine."

We have a dozen hardback copies to give away ($18 value) and about 30 paperback editions of No Deadly Drug, so if you are fast enough with your purchase of The Word Exchange at a 20% discount you can also get a *free* copy of No Deadly Drug. There is no mention of this bonus book in the shopping cart, but we promise to send you a copy while supplies last.

Nurture a new Graedon novelist and support the power of words and books! Here's a link to this special offer.

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Congratulations on your daughter's wonderful and so relevant book release.

From a Fan of Mom and Dad,
Geo
Ontario

CONGRATULATIONS! What a family. I am really fascinated re the insidious impacts of technology on the human psyche and human societies, so I'll have to check this book out. I'm jealous; I would love to write a book, but I just don't have the discipline. So my hat's off to your daughter.

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