Posted on 12/04/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

December 4

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English author Samuel Butler was born on this day in 1835. Butler created translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey, of which both are still used today. His best-known works are the satire "Erewhon" and a semi-autobiographical novel "The Way of All Flesh."

SPOKEN WORDS

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.” -- Abraham Lincoln.


DAILY DEALS

  • "Slice" (William Patterson, thriller). $2.99. Nook
  • "The Barkeep" (William Lashner, thriller) $1.99. Kindle.

NEW RELEASES

  • "The Job" (Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, thriller) Kindle.  Nook.

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