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Win Copies of TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist for Your Group PLUS a Dinner with the Author 

We're giving one group the chance to win copies of bestselling author Deeanne Gist's TIFFANY GIRL --- the heartwarming story of the impetuous Flossie Jayne, a beautiful, budding artist who is handpicked by Louis Tiffany to help complete the Tiffany chapel --- PLUS dinner with the author to discuss the book. To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, March 4th at noon ET. 

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Win a Copy of WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES by Frances Whiting

We're giving 10 readers the chance to win a copy of WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES, bestselling Australian author Frances Whiting's heartwarming coming-of-age novel about friendship, first love and forgiveness.To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, March 4th at noon ET.

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MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS

by Deborah Rodriguez


After she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007, Deborah Rodriguez moves to a seaside town in Mexico. Despite having no plan, no friends and no Spanish, a determined Rodriguez soon finds herself swept up in a world where the music never stops and a new life can begin. Her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals help lead the way to new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.

Now available in paperback!

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THE NIGHTINGALE

by Kristin Hannah


With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. THE NIGHTINGALE tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France.

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THE EVENING CHORUS

by Helen Humphreys


Shot down on his first mission, James is taken to a German POW camp. With James away, his young war bride Rose is free in a way she has never known --- until a furloughed soldier brings new choices. And then James’s sister, Enid, is bombed out of London. She loses her home and her lover in one tragic, impersonal act of war. Her only refuge is her brother’s --- Rose’s --- home. Each of these characters will find liberty amid war’s privations and discover confinements that come with peace.

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SHOTGUN LOVESONGS

by Nickolas Butler


Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town --- Little Wing --- and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them --- both then and now --- fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.

Now available in paperback! And look out for BENEATH THE BONFIRE, a forthcoming collection of short stories by Nickolas Butler --- in stores May 5th.

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MISTER OWITA'S GUIDE TO GARDENING

by Carol Wall


One day, Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. Before long, Giles Owita is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

Now available in paperback!

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ALL JOY AND NO FUN

by Jennifer Senior


Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In ALL JOY AND NO FUN, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.

Now available in paperback!

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New Guides

In ALL JOY AND NO FUN, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

Book group fiction at its best, BLUE STARS explores the bonds of family and the limits of fidelity, and tells the story of life on the home front in the 21st century.

The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys - Historical Fiction

Amid the chaos of World War II, three people find unexpected freedom through their connection to the natural world.

The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history.

An inspiring follow-up memoir in the spirit of WILD from the author of international bestseller KABUL BEAUTY SCHOOL about her quest to find herself after leaving her life behind in Afghanistan and starting over in Mexico.

From the bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME comes a story set in Victorian London of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences.

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE is the story of a town, a people and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing --- and ultimately everything --- in common. 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - Historical Fiction

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic novel of love and war, spanning from the 1940s to the present day, and the secret lives of those who live in a small French town.

Redeployment by Phil Klay - Fiction/Short Stories

Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, REDEPLOYMENT takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.

SHOTGUN LOVESONGS is a remarkable and uncompromising saga that explores the age-old question of whether or not you can ever truly come home again --- and the kind of steely faith and love returning requires.

Tiffany Girl by Deeanne Gist - Historical Fiction

From the bestselling author of IT HAPPENED AT THE FAIR and FAIR PLAY comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman,” Flossie Jayne, the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel and the love that threatens it all.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath, transporting us deep into the realm of imagination, where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday incandescent.

Praised as "a tender exploration of friendship, families and first love" by Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES is a coming-of-age novel equal parts heartwarming, accessible and thought-provoking, from bestselling Australian novelist Frances Whiting.