Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
This month's prize book is A CERTAIN AGE --- a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’ comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York --- from Beatriz Williams, the bestselling author of A HUNDRED SUMMERS. To enter, please fill out the form on the page below by Wednesday, September 7th at noon ET.
We are celebrating the release of acclaimed author Dinitia Smith's THE HONEYMOON --- a captivating account of MIDDLEMARCH author George Eliot’s passions and tribulations and an exploration of love in its many guises --- with a special contest that will give three groups the chance to win 12 copies of the book. To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, July 20th at noon ET.
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What if Anton Chekhov, undisputed master of the short story, secretly wrote a novel --- a manuscript hidden long ago that might have survived? This tantalizing possibility drives THE SUMMER GUEST, a spellbinding story --- inspired by historical events --- in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying Ukranian doctor who befriends Anton Chekov in the 19th century, a modern-day London book editor, and the woman she hires to translate it into English.
Tom Sherbourne takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on a remote and isolated island when a boat carrying a dead man and a living baby hit his shore. His wife, Isabel, has already suffered several miscarriages, and even though Tom’s conscience is telling him otherwise, they keep the little girl. Two years later, they return to the mainland and are reminded that there is someone out there desperate to find her lost baby.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Their life --- as she sees it --- is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything has changed.
The story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more, Dorothea Benton Frank’s latest novel asks the ultimate question: Can money buy happiness?
For fans of Jojo Moyes and Jonathan Tropper, ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD is an unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of SLIDING DOORS, THE BOOKSELLER follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.
The bestselling author of A HUNDRED SUMMERS brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters and irresistible charm.
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning THE ROUND HOUSE and the Pulitzer Prize nominee THE PLAGUE OF DOVES, wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel is a sweeping story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.
The translator of THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG, Alison Anderson, delivers a remarkable literary novel --- with a stunning conclusion --- inspired by historical events, in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying Ukranian doctor who befriends Anton Chekov in the 19th century, a modern-day London book editor, and the woman she hires to translate it into English.