Read a Book, Adopt a Penguin!

by Ruby on November 14, 2011

PenguinsTo celebrate the publication of Andrey Kurkov’s Russian crime-fiction series starring a penguin named Misha, Melville House has launched a new Adopt-a-Penguin program!

They have pledged to adopt an emperor penguin in the name of any bookstore in North America that sells 25 copies of the new books – Death and the Penguin and/or Penguin Lost by Andrey Kurkov – before December 31st. Vroman’s has already sold 17 our of the required 25! Help us save a penguin (two penguins? three? more??) and support your local bookstore all while enjoying a great book!

We have the books in stock, or you can order them online (Death and the Penguin, Penguin Lost) or as e-books (Death and the Penguin, Penguin Lost). Get one of each for yourself, then give them as gifts to anyone that likes mysteries, crime fiction or penguins. Every purchase counts, and we’re so close already we’d love to shoot for two penguins! That’s two adorable emperor penguins who will get the gift of fresh fish, clean water and a protected, safe environment.

Death and the Penguin
Death and the Penguin“The deadpan tone works perfectly, and it will be a hard-hearted reader who is not touched by Viktor’s relationship with his unusual pet.”
—The Times

“I loved the f*ck out of it.”
—Paul Constant, The Stranger

Penguin Lost
Penguin Lost“A striking portrait of post-Soviet isolation…. In this bleak moral landscape Kurkov manages to find ample refuge for his dark humor.”
—The New York Times

“Delicious… when Viktor finally finds Misha it is as if Woody Allen had gone to meet Kurtz.”
—The Spectator