Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
This month's prize book is THE HAMILTON AFFAIR by Elizabeth Cobbs, which is now available in paperback and tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler --- from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River. The deadline for entries is Monday, July 10th at noon ET.
We are celebrating the recent paperback release of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE --- Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II --- with a special contest that will give three groups the chance to win 12 copies of the book. The deadline for your entries is Monday, July 10th at noon ET.
Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job, even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.
JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. JJ’s return --- and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava --- not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it.
In Catherine Lacey’s THE ANSWERS, an eccentric actor, Kurt Sky, is determined to find the perfect relationship --- even if it means paying women to fulfill distinctive roles in his Girlfriend Experiment. Mary is hired as the “Emotional Girlfriend,” which is certainly better than the “Anger Girlfriend” or the “Maternal Girlfriend,” and is pulled into Kurt’s ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection.
THE HAMILTON AFFAIR tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler --- from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.
LOVE AND OTHER HAZARDS is a novel about urban singles stumbling toward fulfillment in an odyssey of sex, love and parenting. Each accompanied by their young daughters who are schoolmates, Glenda Fieldston and Eugene Lerman assess each other for the first time while Glenda’s daughter is studying the details of a statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then the families go their separate ways, but not for long.
MISSISSIPPI BLOOD is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making --- one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited.
NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice; with echoes of THE GREAT GATSBY, it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream.
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.