Shepherd.com is a fairly new website and an exciting new way to share books–for readers as well as for a way for authors to share their own books.
The concept is for an author to feature his/her book, and also recommend five related books. Since I featured Leora’s Dexter Stories, I chose books of surprising stories about the Great Depression.
Here are the ones I recommended:
Joe Dew: A Glorious Life by Elaine Briggs
This is Grant Wood Country by Joan Liffrug-Zug
Cinderella Man: James J. Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History by Jeremy Schaap
The WPA Guide to 1930s Iowa by Federal Writers Project
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
Here’s the link to the post on Shepherd.com, where I explain why I chose those specific books.
If you’re an avid reader, check out their website. If you’re also an author, you’ll want to know about their author page.
I will be very interested in seeing whether Shepherd.com takes hold. It’s a fantastic idea, particularly in view of abuses of Goodreads and Amazon.
There is something about the way your site is set up that I can’t leave comments from my iPad or iPhone. Just spins and spins. Waaaa. Anyway, I am at the computer for a second. Thank you for this list! And Shepherd sounds very interesting. I hope it takes off.
Things are different on my phone, too. hmm I hope it takes off, too. I like the concept!
I’m going to keep this in mind for the future. My poetry collection is supposed to be published a year from now hahaha. And who knows with the memoir.
Thank you for sharing the very interesting listing! Have a nice week. Michael
Thank you, Michael! I’m working on Grandma Leora’s early stories and was thankful to find a photo online of a paper cap. I hadn’t anticipated the shape we’d folded as kids.