Helen Schulman is the author of This Beautiful Life, which is about one family handling a crisis at a high school. It is also the latest Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. In this essay, courtesy of BookClubGirl.com, Helen discusses the process of writing her critically-acclaimed novel.
Author Margaret Leroy's latest work, The Soldier's Wife, is a story of love and fear that takes place on the island of Guernsey --- off the coast of Normandy --- as World War II draws near. When the Occupation turns brutal, Vivienne de la Mare, who is wrapped up in a love affair, must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.
Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
This month's prize book is THE NIGHTINGALE, Kristin Hannah's longtime bestseller that releases in paperback for the first time on April 25th. The novel 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. The deadline for your entries is Tuesday, May 9th at noon ET.