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For Christopher Meeks's Homepage as an author,  please go to: http://www.chrismeeks.com

 

EBOOK VERSIONS OF NEW NOVEL "LOVE AT ABSOLUTE ZERO" AVAILABLE NOW for 99 Cents

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In Print (paperback): Available September 17 on Amazon; $10.86

Love at Absolute Zero is the story of Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year-old physicist at the University of Wisconsin. The moment he’s given tenure at the university, he can only think of finding a wife, causing his research to falter. With his two partners, Gunnar is in a race against MIT to create new forms of matter called Bose-Einstein condensates, which exist only near absolute zero. To meet his soul mate within three days—that’s all time they can carve out—he and his team are using the scientific method, to riotous results.

 

Think of the book as the romance of Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife), the science of Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), and the humor of Nick Hornby (High Fidelity).

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. 

MEEKS SHORT STORY IN ENGLISH LITERATURE TEXT

Christopher Meeks's short story "The Farms at 93rd and Broadway" appears in the new college textbook English Literature from Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, authored by Lawrence Driscoll.

His story joins those by Jhumpa Lahiri, Martin Amis, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Donald Barthleme, and 11 others. Each of the stories has questions after it to lead students to a better understanding of what they just read. The book also contains poetry and guidelines on how to write the literature essay.

"The Farms at 93rd and Broadway" originally appeared in Meeks's second collection, Months and Seasons. English professors can get an evaluation copy of Driscoll's textbook by clicking here.

   Besty Wakeman of Boston, MA, reads on vacation

The Brightest Moon of the Century wins three "Best" Awards

The Brightest Moon of the Century, a comic novel about a young Minnesotan blessed with "experience," has landed at the top on three literary websites. First, the Literary Feline at Musings of a Bookish Kitty selected the novel as one of ten Best Books of 2009, which you can read by clicking here.  

Second, Sam Sattler at the website Book Chase also placed The Brightest Moon of the Century in his top ten books, which also includes books by Pete Dexter and Jon Krakauer. Sattler says, "Meeks's characters, and his slightly off-centered view of life, continue to remind me of John Irving's early work, definitely a good thing." You can read more by clicking here.  

Third, The Brightest Moon of the Century won a Noble (not Nobel) Award in MyShelf.com's seventh annual end-of-the-year awards, created by Carolyn Howard-Johnson in her "Back to Literature" column. In listing the award, Howard-Johnson says, "If the world is just, Christopher Meeks is destined to be widely read." To read more about the Noble Awards, click here

Author R.J. Keller reads The Brightest Moon of the Century
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Amazon.com has plenty of copies of The Brightest Moon of the Century.

To download or sample a copy of the novel to your Kindle, Nook, other reader, or computer, the book page for The Brightest Moon of the Century is: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/8702

For Christopher Meeks's Smashwords Author Profile, click here

Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena has many signed copies. Vroman's ships all over the country. For a signed copy call the store at (626) 449-5320 or or click here for buying a signed copy online.

Now Available for the Kindle: The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea, which was also reviewed for the Kindle by Red Adept, who says, "This book was written by a literary artist with a firm grasp of the English language and knows of all that it is capable." For the full review, click here.

Above, animation geniuses (L-R) Henry Selick (Coraline) and Stephen Hillenburg (Sponge Bob)

AVAILABLE:

Meeks's latest collection of short stories is Months and Seasons, and to get a good sense of it, click here for reviewer Diana Raabe's take on it. Examine the book  at Amazon.com, where other reviews can help you decide.  

"The stories in Months and Seasons are like potato chips: you can’t read just one." --Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews

"Poetry and short story collections are two of the hardest writing to sell. With this collection Christopher Meeks proves there is an audience for short stories. His characters are well defined with problems that they can't resolve. There are twelve tales that reveal a lot about our present society. Meeks's stories reminded me of those of John Cheever."  -- Gary Roen, Midwest Book Review

"[Meeks's] strange creations have just the right amount of "normalcy"' that in our eyes could make them part of the unnoticed woodwork: in Meeks's eyes (and pen) they become extraordinary seeds for terrific stories."  --Grady Harp, Amazon Top-Ten Reviewer. 

To see all the reviews, click here.



To see a short interview and excerpt from Months and Seasons, click here.

NEWEST SHORT STORY:

"The Natant Poet" is available on better newsstands in the Gander Press Review, Fall 2008.  You can also read the story by clicking here.