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March 2013

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March Book Group Madness

March is always a tough month for me. I am ready for winter to be OVER and am tired of gray days. Layer in the one-hour time change to Daylights Savings Time that is planned for this weekend, and BAM, it all gets even bleaker. But I have been reading a number of FABULOUS books, and they are brightening my days enormously taking me to other places. I am sure that you as readers know what I mean. And may the collective energy of your discussing books with your book groups brighten your days as well.

We start this month with Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter, which is this month’s featured title in our "What Are You Reading" contest
. We’re giving away 12 copies of the book, which releases on March 12th, to three groups.

I had read about this book a few months ago and read some of the columns that inspired it in the Palm Beach Post. Susan has ALS and knows her fate. She also is a journalist and a very take-charge person. So instead of crying “woe is me,” she has gone on to live life joyfully, all the while the disease is zapping her muscle control. She's traveled with family and friends, planned memories for her children, and focused on doing rather than weeping.

This book is powerfully moving in the same way that The Last Lecture and Tuesdays with Morrie were. However, it resonated with me even more. Maybe because I am a mom and a wife --- like Susan. She is fashion-conscious (okay, fashion-crazy) like me. And the details of how she still plans her appearance even as her health is declining show the depths to which one will go to maintain normalcy in a world spinning out of control. When you read, think of this. While Susan was writing this book, she had lost control of her hands. It was typed on an iPhone with the one finger she still could control. Seriously. She had people read it back as she could see so little on the iPhone screen. I could go on and on about why I love this book and why it inspired me.

To enter to win 12 copies of Until I Say Good-bye for your group, all you have to do is fill out
this form by Tuesday, April 2nd at noon ET and tell us what your group is reading. How easy is that?

Among our new featured guides this month is Come Home by Lisa Scottoline. Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Click here for the guide and here for our Bookreporter.com review. Lisa is a wonderful storyteller. She crafts her work and is passionate about her readers. And it shows.

We’re pleased to share that St. Martin’s Griffin, which publishes the paperback edition of Come Home, is giving away 100 copies of the book. Enter by Saturday, March 30th at 11:59pm ET for your chance to win. Click here for all the details.

We have a guide on the site this month for The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood. Many may know her for her previous works, The Knitting Circle and The Red Thread. In her latest, we are introduced to Claire, who, on the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, obituary writer Vivien Lowe is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways.

I am just about finished with it; I stopped to finish this newsletter, and it will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection when I share my thoughts about it on Bookreporter.com later this week. I had the pleasure of meeting Ann in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago…and I am sorry we did not talk about knitting! She is clear that knitting and knitting circles were very therapeutic to her when she lost her five-year-old daughter suddenly back in 2002, and The Knitting Circle is based on what she learned from those women who gathered together and nurtured each other through various aspects of their lives.

Five of our guides are ones that we already featured when the books released in hardcover and now are available in paperback (or will be soon).

First up, we have the guide for A Good American, which was a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick when it published in hardcover last February and now is available in paperback. Alex George’s debut tells the story of the Meisenheimer family from the perspective of James, a third-generation American living in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s where his German grandparents --- Frederick and Jette --- found themselves after journeying across the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being brought to a sudden halt by the broken water of the pregnant Jette. A Good American tells of Jette’s dogged determination to feed a town sauerkraut and soul food; the loves and losses of her children, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, sometimes raised in discord, other times in perfect harmony. Click here for the guide. Click here for our Bookreporter.com review and here for my Bets On comments.

I got to meet Alex recently in Kansas City at the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute, and you can see us pictured above. A Good American was the “One Institute Read,” meaning that all the booksellers were sent a copy to read before this discussion --- a book group for booksellers. In a room filled with eager bookstore owners and their staffs, Alex shared the journey that he took to write this book. A lawyer by day, he spent a lot of early mornings writing --- and rewriting. The book was originally rejected by his editor, Amy Einhorn, who later published it after he re-wrote the last third to make it hum. Alex, who is British, moved to Missouri in 2003. One thing that he has noted here is how differences in race through the years have divided this country, which is something he captures in his book. As we are a country of immigrants, many readers have told him that he has reminded them of their own family stories. It’s a GREAT book group title.

Second is Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews. Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless, and so has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent and delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. Click here for the guide and here for our Bookreporter.com review.

Next up is The Red House by Mark Haddon. Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. He has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, the book becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic and deeply felt. I read this over spring break last year, and it reminded me why I love Mark’s work so much. Click here for the guide and here for our Bookreporter.com review.

Then we have The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. At the turn of the 20th century, William Talmadge, a reclusive orchardist, tends to apples and apricots. He has always found love and solace among the fruit, but one day two teenage girls steal his fruit from the marketplace. Pregnant and scared, they take up on Talmadge’s land and build a trust with him. When men arrive on the orchard with guns, Talmadge must prepare for a tragedy; in order to protect the girls, he needs to reconcile with his own past. Click here for the guide and here for our Bookreporter.com review.

Finally, we’re revisiting the guide for Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski. Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and is forced to sell her house to send her 19-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the huge home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. But she soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love her objects too much to let go of any of them. Click here for the guide.

Just a reminder that we’ve been adding items of interest to our Facebook and Twitter feeds in between our monthly updates, so if you are not following us, think about “Liking” us (which is a really amusing way of putting things). We post contest reminders and fun book-inspired news that we find each month.

In December, we asked readers to let us know their favorite books of 2012 that they read with their group. We’re happy to report that more than 300 book groups shared their picks with us! Click here to see the top 15 most enjoyed titles of 2012. Many thanks to all of you who participated!

For those of you curious as to what book groups will be reading this fall, we’d like to tell you about an event that you may want to consider attending. On Friday, May 31st, from 9:30am to 10:50am, representatives from a dozen publishers will gather at BookExpo America in New York to share selections and book group news from their publishing houses in a speed-dating format designed to give book group leaders, booksellers, librarians and bloggers an inside look at what book groups will be tempted by for fall and winter. Galley giveaways and ideas for enhancing book group discussions will be part of this event. We did this format for the program last year and it was a huge success, thus we are excited about this year’s plans. Advance signup is required and seating will be assigned. Fill out the form found here to sign up. Please note: You must be registered to attend BookExpo America in order to attend this session. If you are not, click here to register.

My latest Bookreporter.com Bets On selection is Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss. Coming of age in Pasadena, California during the 1960s, Rebecca Madden and her friend, Alex, dream of lives beyond their mothers' narrow expectations. Their struggle to define themselves against the backdrop of an American cultural revolution unites them early on. But then, on one sweltering evening the summer before their last year of college, a single act of betrayal changes everything. Decades later, Rebecca’s haunting meditation on the past reveals the truth about that night, the years that followed, and the friendship that shaped her. Click here for my thoughts on this outstanding debut novel. It's so tightly written with great mood shifts and so well done.

Although our Spring Preview contests on Bookreporter.com end on Friday, March 8th at noon ET, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the feature. The titles we are spotlighting are ones that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

Read faster this weekend….to make up for the lost hour. And here’s to a great month of book discussions with your group.

Carol Fitzgerald (Carol@bookreporter.com)

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ReadingGroupGuides.com’s “What Are You Reading?” Monthly Contest Feature: Win 12 Copies of UNTIL I SAY GOOD-BYE by Susan Spencer-Wendel for Your Group
Let us know what your group is reading in March, and you will be entered in a giveaway to win multiple copies of a book for your group! Our latest prize book is Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter, a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We have 12 copies of the book, which is now in stores, to give away to three groups. Enter here by Tuesday, April 2nd at noon ET for your chance to win copies for you and your group members.

More about Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy:
In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a disease that systematically destroys nerves that power muscles; Susan, 45 years old and a mother of three, already walks with braces and is losing her ability to speak. Though Susan cannot stop the rapid decline of her body, she refuses to let her life stop before its time. Since her diagnosis, Susan has made sure that every day counts, is more present than ever in her daily life, and ready to share her strength, determination, and spirit.

-Click here for the reading group guide.

Click here to enter the contest.

 
Now Available in Paperback: COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her --- though it is stressful --- and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled 13-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Now Available in Paperback: A GOOD AMERICAN by Alex George
This is the story of the Meisenheimer family, told by James, a third-generation American living in Beatrice, Missouri. It’s where his German grandparents --- Frederick and Jette --- found themselves after journeying across the turbulent Atlantic, fording the flood-swollen Mississippi, and being brought to a sudden halt by the broken water of the pregnant Jette. A Good American tells of Jette’s dogged determination to feed a town sauerkraut and soul food; the loves and losses of her children, Joseph and Rosa; and the precocious voices of James and his brothers, sometimes raised in discord…sometimes in perfect harmony.

-Click here to see why Bookreporter.com is betting you’ll love this book.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Available in Paperback March 12th: SPRING FEVER by Mary Kay Andrews
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. Celia is the woman everyone in town adores. Everyone, that is, except for Annajane and her lifelong best friend, Pauline “Pokey” Bayless. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Available in Paperback March 12th: THE RED HOUSE by Mark Haddon
Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister and her family to join his family for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Against the backdrop of a strange family gathering, Mark Haddon skillfully weaves together the stories of eight very different people forced into close quarters. The Red House is a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly guarded secrets and illicit desires, painting a portrait of contemporary family life that is at once bittersweet, comic and deeply felt.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Now Available in Paperback: THE ORCHARDIST by Amanda Coplin
In her stunningly original and haunting debut novel, Amanda Coplin evokes a powerful sense of place, mixing tenderness and violence as she spins an engrossing tale of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the untamed American West, and the dramatic consequences of his actions.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Now Available in Paperback: OBJECTS OF MY AFFECTION by Jill Smolinski
Lucy Bloom is broke, freshly dumped by her boyfriend, and is forced to sell her house to send her 19-year-old son to drug rehab. Although she’s lost it all, she’s determined to start over. So when she’s offered a high-paying gig helping clear the clutter from the huge home of reclusive and eccentric painter Marva Meier Rios, Lucy grabs it. But she soon learns that the real challenge may be taking on Marva, who seems to love her objects too much to let go of any of them.

Click here for the reading group guide.

 
Share Your 2012 Picks --- The Results Are In!
In December, we asked readers to let us know their favorite books of 2012 that they read with their group. We’re happy to report that more than 300 book groups shared their picks with us! These are the top 15 most enjoyed titles of 2012. Many thanks to all of you who participated!

1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
2. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
3. Night Road by Kristin Hannah
4. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
6. An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir by Mary Johnson
7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
8. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
9. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
10. Defending Jacob by William Landay
11. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
12. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
13. Home Front by Kristin Hannah
14. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
15. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


Attend a Special Speed-Dating Session for Booksellers, Librarians, Bloggers and Book Group Leaders at BookExpo America on May 31st
Friday, May 31st from 9:30am – 10:50am

Curious as to what book groups will be reading this fall? Representatives from a dozen publishers will share selections and book group news from their houses in a speed-dating format designed to give book group leaders, booksellers, librarians and bloggers an inside look at what book groups will be tempted by for fall and winter. Galley giveaways and ideas for enhancing book group discussions will be part of this event. Advance signup required and seating will be assigned. Fill out the form found on this page to sign up.

Please note: You must be registered to attend BookExpo America in order to attend this session. If you are not,
click here to register.

Click here to sign up to attend BookExpo America’s Speed-Dating Session on May 31st.

 
Special Contest on Bookreporter.com: Win a Copy of AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini Before It Releases on May 21st
In January, we introduced our Enduring Bestseller Spotlight, which gives us a chance to go back and revisit books from years past that have affected us deeply --- books that have moved us, made us laugh, or struck other emotional chords. Our debut titles for this exciting new feature were The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini --- and now we have a giveaway to tell you about that you won't want to miss out on.

If you’ve read one or both of Hosseini's books, we’d love for you to share your thoughts about them, which we then will post on the site. Please fill out
this form by Thursday, April 11th at noon ET, and you will be entered to win one of 25 copies of Hosseini’s highly anticipated forthcoming novel, And the Mountains Echoed, which releases on May 21st.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe --- from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos --- the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

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Click here to read more about the book.

Click here to enter the contest.

 
Bookreporter.com Bets On: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF US by Aria Beth Sloss
Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss
As it opens in Pasadena, California in the early ’60s, Autobiography of Us starts as many stories do --- with two friends. One is quiet; the other is the new girl in town. Right from the beginning, Alex, the new girl, tells Becky that she has chosen her as her friend, seeing beyond the pretty popular girls to this shy one. From there, a bond is formed that will be tested and pushed, and stretched from one coast to the other, but will tie Alex and Becky, the very unlikely friends, together for decades. These girls do not want to become their mothers, who they see as trapped in their lives, but they are not sure how to break free to not become them.

Captured here are all the social mores that wrapped women’s lives up tight in the early ’60s --- and in the years to follow, we see what unfolds to unravel them. Along the way, the friendship fractures and fails, and then picks itself up and takes a very strange turn. I am cautioning you: NO reading ahead!


And oh, can I see book clubs having a field day with this one, as there are so many plot threads to explore. Let the discussions begin!

-Click here to read more about the book.
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Click here to read a review.
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Click here to read an excerpt.
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Click here to read an interview with Aria Beth Sloss.
-Click here to read more in our New Release Spotlight.

Click here to see our “Bookreporter.com Bets On” feature for the book.

 
Bookreporter.com’s Spring Preview Feature
Spring is in the air (or will be very soon)! We’ve already caught the fever --- and it’s being fueled by a list of great upcoming books! Here are some picks that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

This year's featured titles are:

Click here to see Bookreporter.com's Spring Preview feature.

 
New Guides Now Available
The following guides are now available on ReadingGroupGuides.com:

Come Home by Lisa Scottoline: From the New York Times bestselling author of Save Me, Think Twice and Look Again comes an explosive new novel about a woman faced with the ultimate choice: Should she help someone from her past at the expense of her future?
Jacob's Folly by Rebecca Miller: Set in 18th-century Paris and full of unexpected characters, Rebecca Miller’s rollicking novel takes on desire, faith, love, acting and reincarnation while exploring change in all its different guises --- personal, spiritual, literal.
A Map of Tulsa by Benjamin Lytal: In the tradition of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Map of Tulsa is elegiac, graceful, and as much a story about young love as it is a love letter to a classic American city.
The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood: The Obituary Writer is a sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras.
Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter: Until I Say Good-bye contains moving and inspirational reflections on life from one woman making the most of her final days with family and friends.

Please note that these titles, for which we already had the guides when they appeared in hardcover, are now available in paperback:


Objects of My Affection by Jill Smolinski: In this humorous, heartfelt novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin: The Orchardist is an original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family in the untamed American West whose lives are shaped by violence, love and the land.
The Red House by Mark Haddon: The Red House is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner --- a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews: The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her an escapist novel about small towns, old flames and deep secrets.


The following new guide is now available for Christian book groups:

Moonlight Masquerade: A Regency Romance
by Ruth Axtell: French-born Lady Celine Wexham is perfectly placed to collect political secrets from the highest circles of London society, but she finds herself in danger of falling for the man sent to discover where her true loyalties lie.


 
Contests Running on Other Sites in TheBookReportNetwork.com
We have a number of contests currently running on our other sites in TheBookReportNetwork.com. Please take a look at them below, and enter for your chance to win some fabulous books!

Bookreporter.com


Family Pictures by Jane Green
We have 50 copies of Family Pictures by Jane Green, which releases on March 19th, to give away to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 14th at noon ET.

Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield
We have 25 copies of Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield, which is now in stores, to give away to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 14th at noon ET.

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
If you’ve read The Kite Runner and/or A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, we’d love for you to share your thoughts about them, which we then will post on the site. Those who do so by Thursday, April 11th at noon ET will be entered to win one of 25 copies of Hosseini’s highly anticipated new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, which releases on May 21st.

Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
We are celebrating the release of Three Sisters --- in which Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the story of three women whose friendship will change their lives forever --- with a special contest that will give 20 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 29th at noon ET.


Word of Mouth
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from March 1st to March 15th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of Benediction by Kent Haruf, The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp and Until I Say Good-bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel with Bret Witter.

20SomethingReads.com

Her: A Memoir by Christa Parravani
When a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive. We are celebrating the March 5th release of Christa Parravani's memoir, Her, with a special contest that will give 25 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 2nd at noon ET.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
In anticipation of the February 5th release of Scarlet --- the second book in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series, which retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood --- we’re giving five readers the opportunity to win a copy of both Cinder and Scarlet. The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 28th at noon ET.

Teenreads.com

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
In anticipation of the February 5th release of Scarlet --- the second book in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series, which retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood --- we’re giving five readers the opportunity to win a copy of both Cinder and Scarlet. The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 28th at noon ET.

Kidsreads.com

Hokey Pokey by Jerry Spinelli
To celebrate the release of Hokey and Pokey, Jerry Spinelli's fable of leaving childhood behind and entering the new adventures of adolescence, Kidsreads.com is giving 10 readers the chance to win a copy of the book. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 15th at noon ET.

FaithfulReader.com

Home Run by Travis Thrasher
We are celebrating the March 1st release of Home Run by Travis Thrasher with a special contest that will give 25 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book, which is based on the major motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod. In addition, one of these winners will be awarded a Fandango gift card so he or she can take four friends to see the film when it opens on April 19th. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 8th at noon ET.


FaithfulReader.com’s Monthly Contest
In our latest monthly contest, 25 readers will be awarded the first two books in Sigmund Brouwer's fantasy/adventure series, Merlin's Immortals: The Orphan King and Fortress of Mist. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 12th at noon ET.



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