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Win a Copy of THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 7th at noon ET.

THE PARIS WIFE Author Paula McLain Returns with Her Highly Anticipated New Novel

Fierce and independent, Beryl Markham was a powerful woman whose achievements in aviation were matched only by her intense affairs.

The Next Chapter from the Acclaimed Author of READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN

Nafisi blends memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite novels in a deeply moving hymn to America.

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline Returns to the Rosato & Associates Law Firm

Judy Carrier of the Rosato & Associates law firm investigates the murder of an undocumented immigrant in this epic legal thriller.

Featured Contests and Guides

by Philippa Gregory

We are celebrating the release of THE TAMING OF THE QUEEN --- #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory's  riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name --- by giving away five copies of the book. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 7th at noon ET.

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by Paula McLain

Beryl Markham's unconventional upbringing transforms her into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart.

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Azar Nafisi

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don’t care about books the way they did back in Iran, Azar Nafisi energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels, Nafisi invites us to join her as citizens of her “Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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BETRAYED: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
by Lisa Scottoline

When Judy Carrier begins an investigation into the murder of Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, she discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. Before she knows it, she finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt --- but it comes at a terrible price.

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by Ellen Herrick

The Sparrow Sisters are as tightly woven into the seaside New England town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor. Patience Sparrow is the town healer and when a new doctor settles into Granite Point he brings with him a mystery so compelling that Patience is drawn to love him, even as she struggles to mend him. But when her herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear --- and its 300-year-old history resurfaces as a modern day witch-hunt threatens.

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New Guides

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr - Literary Criticism

Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir --- delivered with her signature wit, insight and candor.

Judy Carrier of the Rosato & Associates law firm investigates the murder of an undocumented immigrant in this epic legal thriller.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain - Historical Fiction

The bestselling author of THE PARIS WIFE is back with the story of the fearless and captivating Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator living in the heart of Kenya in the 1920s.

Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, THE HUMMINGBIRD is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.

When a husband convinces his wife to join him in a tryst with another woman, there are unintended consequences in this sharply observed erotic tale about the challenges of modern marriage.

From one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about Elena and Lila, two girls who learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, as their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not always perfect shelter from hardship.

The stories in this animal's-eye-view of humans is a remarkable literary achievement --- the souls of 10 animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways tell their astonishing stories of life and death.  

The new novel from Jonathan Franzen, author of FREEDOM and THE CORRECTIONS.

The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN returns with the next chapter of her life in books --- a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America.

The Secret Place by Tana French - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

When 16-year-old Holly Mackey arrives in his office with a photo of a popular boy whose body was found at a girls’ boarding school a year earlier, Detective Stephen Moran joins with Detective Antoinette Conway to investigate --- and learns that the private underworld of teenage girls is more mysterious and more dangerous than the detectives imagined.

Echoing the novels of Mary Alice Monroe, Allie Larkin and Holly Robinson, this charming debut novel tells the unforgettable story of a rescue dog that helps a struggling young outsider make peace with the past.

The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick - Magical Realism/Fantasy

With echoes of the alchemy of PRACTICAL MAGIC, the lushness of SAVING CEECEE HONEYCUTT and the darkly joyful wickedness of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface and almost anything is possible, if you aren’t afraid to listen.

Philippa Gregory delivers a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Kateryn Parr, the first English queen to publish under her own name. 

From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of HOLD IT ‘TIL IT HURTS comes a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment --- a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer.

In this riveting, poignant memoir of  three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them --- television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from compulsive hoarding.

Stylishly inventive, WILBERFORCE is an indelible portrait of a young man caught between lust and cruelty, grief and God, frustrated love and abject longing.