Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
This months' prize book is THE NIGHTINGALE, the latest hit from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah. It's an epic novel of love and war --- spanning from the 1940s to the present day --- about the secret lives of those who live in a small French town. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 5th at noon ET.
US is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls’s gifted hands, Douglas’s odyssey brings Europe --- from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafés of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona --- to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?
Alexander Feldmann is a revered and sought-after performer. After years of searching, he acquires a glorious cello, the Silver Swan, a rare Stradivarius masterpiece long lost to the world of music. Mariana is Alexander’s only child, and the maestro has large ambitions for her. By the age of 19 she emerges as a star cellist in her own right, and is seen as the inheritor of her father’s genius. Mariana believes the Silver Swan will be hers one day, until a stunning secret from her father’s past entwines her fate and that of the Silver Swan in ways she never could have imagined.
DEATH AND MR. PICKWICK is a vast, richly imagined, Dickensian work about the rough-and-tumble world that produced Dickens and is, like the great writer’s immortal novels, full of preposterous characters, shaggy-dog stories, improbable reversals, skulduggery, betrayal and valor.
The author ofDON'T TRY TO FIND ME returns with a taut, riveting novel of psychological suspense --- a domestic drama full of secrets and twists --- about a woman determined to have a child, her ambivalent husband and a pregnant teenager with a secret agenda of her own.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel --- about a young London businessman who is plunged through the cracks of reality into a world of shadows and darkness called the Neverwhere --- featuring Gaiman's “preferred text.”
Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception.
In this sophisticated thriller, lawyer Jay Porter, hero of Attica Locke’s bestseller BLACK WATER RISING, returns to fight one last case, only to become embroiled once again in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.
A heartfelt and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets --- and of one’s own nature --- when he returns home.
Rich in detail and so cleanly wrought, Elena Delbanco’s debut novel, THE SILVER SWAN, is a delicious read that dives into the romances and idiosyncrasies of the world’s top musicians --- it is bound to inspire excitement and plenty of discussion for any book club.
In the tradition of Jennifer Robson, comes this compelling debut that weaves the fascinating story of a young woman who must risk her life as a spy to help stop Napoleon’s invasion of Great Britain in the winter of 1803.
The highly anticipated new novel from David Nicholls, author of the mega-bestselling fiction sensation ONE DAY, which follows one man’s efforts to salvage his marriage --- and repair his troubled relationship with his teenaged son --- during the course of a trip around Europe.