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Win Up to 10 Copies of THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER by Brian Payton for Your Group

We're giving 100 groups the chance to win up to 10 copies of Brian Payton's THE WIND IS NOT A RIVER, a gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife fight to reunite in Alaska’s starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, August 21st at noon ET.

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Win 10 Copies of THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS by Lynne Branard + an Author Chat and Flowers for Your Group

We're giving 15 groups the chance to win 10 copies of Lynne Branard's THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS, a chat with the author (to be scheduled for August, September or October) and a beautiful floral arrangement (like the bouquet seen here). We will also be giving away single copies of the book to 50 additional readers! To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, August 6th at noon ET.

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Win 15 Copies of the 10th Anniversary Edition of 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey for Your Group

We're giving three groups the chance to win 15 copies of Don Piper's bestselling memoir, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the inspiring story of his journey from death back to life. To enter, please fill out this form by Wednesday, August 6th at noon ET.

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Book Cover ArtTHE PARIS ARCHITECT
by Charles Belfoure

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money --- and maybe get him killed. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake.

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Book Cover ArtTHE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF LIES: A Novel of the Great War
by Jacqueline Winspear

On the eve of World War I, a rift develops between best friends Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden as Kezia marries Tom, Thea's brother. Thea, scornful of Kezia's future as a farmer's wife, turns to political causes that transform her into a hunted outlaw. When Tom and Thea head off to the battlefields and Kezia takes over the farm, all three are challenged and changed.

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THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING
by Erika Johansen

Magic, adventure, mystery and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler --- and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.

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Book Cover ArtSIGHT READING
by Daphne Kalotay

Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elk --- once the love of Hazel's life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the 20 years since Hazel's world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.

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New Guides

Ten years later, Don Piper reflects on his bestselling memoir, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the inspiring story of his journey from death back to life.

Gifted florist Ruby Jewell is still reeling from a personal tragedy, and it will take an invitation from a man who’s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to a World War I standalone tale of romance and intrigue --- to be published in time for the Great War’s centennial.

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Dystopian Fiction

If everything is ordered, then everyone is calm. If everyone is calm, then everyone is safe.

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure - Historical Thriller

A gifted architect reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - Historical Fantasy/Adventure

A brilliantly imagined adventure --- the first novel in an eagerly awaited trilogy --- in which an untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness.

The Stager by Susan Coll - Fiction

A comedy about rabbits and real estate from the acclaimed novelist Susan Coll, THE STAGER chronicles one family’s surreal descent into madness and discord as they attempt to sell their faux “Flemish villa.”

The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton - Historical Fiction

A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife --- separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil --- fight to reunite in Alaska’s starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands.