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Jeanine Cummins' Much-Talked-About New Novel is Oprah's Latest Book Club Selection

An upcoming Bets On pick, AMERICAN DIRT is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Isabel Allende's Latest Work of Historical Fiction is About Hope, Exile and Belonging

A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

William Gibson Returns with a Long-Awaited Follow-up to His 2014 Novel, THE PERIPHERAL

In his review of AGENCY, our very own Austin Ruh says, "This is one of those rare titles that reminds me what I love about science fiction."

Private Investigator Nick Heller Infiltrates a Wealthy Family Hiding Something Sinister

Beneath the surface are barely concealed cabals and conspiracies --- a twisting story of family intrigue and lethal corporate machinations.

Enter to Win 5 Love-Themed Books for Yourself or That Special Someone in Your Life

Our prize books include Cecelia Ahern's POSTSCRIPT and Bill Clegg's THE END OF THE DAY. Enter by Thursday, February 13th at noon ET.

We're Giving Away a Different Book on Select Days Throughout the Winter

Today's prize book is ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. Enter by Tuesday at noon ET.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's Winter Reading Contests and Feature

At Bookreporter.com, we are kicking off 2020 with our sixth annual Winter Reading Contests and Feature. On select days between January 15th and February 20th at noon ET, we are hosting a series of 24-hour contests spotlighting a book releasing this winter (or a recently published title that we would like to get into your hands now) and giving five lucky readers a chance to win it. We also are sending a special newsletter to announce the day's title, which you can sign up for here.

Today's prize book is ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE: A Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 28th at 11:59am ET.


Bookreporter.com's 15th Annual Valentine's Day Contest

Valentine's Day is only a few heartbeats away. We can't think of a better way to celebrate this special day than to cuddle up with your loved one...and a good book, of course! We're giving five readers the chance to win five love-themed books. Be sure to enter between now and Thursday, February 13th at noon ET for your opportunity to be a lucky (and beloved!) winner.


An Interview with Jane Thynne, Author of THE WORDS I NEVER WROTE

Jane Thynne’s latest novel, THE WORDS I NEVER WROTE, revolves around a chance discovery inside a vintage typewriter case, which reveals the gripping story of two sisters on opposite sides of World War II. In this interview, Thynne talks about her inspiration for the plot line and the research she conducted, her interest in family conflict as a major theme in the book, her fascination with prewar Europe and Nazi Germany, and why she incorporates real people into her fiction.

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

We are happy to share our latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Bookreporter's co-founder Jesse Kornbluth, whose new novel is JFK AND MARY MEYER: A Love Story. Along with talking about the book, Jesse and Carol reminisce about the early days of The Book Report Network, making it a fun trip down memory lane for them. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Liz Moore's new novel, LONG BRIGHT RIVER, is a "Good Morning America" Book Club pick and Carol's first Bets On selection of the year. Carol talked to Liz about her inspiration for the book, the origin of the title, the opioid crisis and lots more. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

William Kent Krueger is a longtime favorite author of ours. He had a wonderful time chatting with Carol about THIS TENDER LAND (which released in September and is a Bets On pick), ORDINARY GRACE (another Bets On selection) and his Cork O’Connor series. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

» See more video interviews on The Book Report Network YouTube channel here, featuring Cara Wall, Whitney Scharer, Beatriz Williams, Sheila Weller, Heather Morris, Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille, Karen White, Raymond Khoury, Patti Callahan, Linwood Barclay, Gilly Macmillan, Marjan KamaliFiona Davis, Shari Lapena, Mary Beth Keane, Sally Hepworth, Jean Kwok, Wendy Walker and Melanie Benjamin.

Latest Reviews

In Eastvale, a young Middle Eastern boy is found dead. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks and his team know they must tread carefully to solve this sensitive case. But tensions rise when they learn that the victim was stabbed somewhere else and dumped. Who is the boy, and where did he come from? Then, in a decayed area of Eastvale scheduled for redevelopment, a heroin addict is found dead. Was this just another tragic overdose or something darker? Just when he needs to be his sharpest, the seasoned detective finds himself distracted by a close friend’s increasingly precarious situation. He needs a break --- and gets one when he finds a connection to a real estate developer that could be key to finding the truth.

On June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived; they traveled with a third woman who lived. Thriteen years later, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic, Joseph Paul Franklin, claimed responsibility. Emma Copley Eisenberg follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, forming a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America --- its divisions of gender and class, and of its violence.

The American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller and Jane Addams. A century after its founding, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU’s 100-year history. In FIGHT OF THE CENTURY, bestselling and award-winning authors --- including Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Ann Patchett, Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth Strout --- present unique literary takes on historic decisions like Brown v. Board of Education, the Scopes trial, Roe v. Wade and more.

The Last Sister by Kendra Elliot - Psychological Thriller

Emily Mills’ father was murdered 20 years ago, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, says she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed. Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night --- until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past. When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town no one wants unearthed.

A Good Man by Ani Katz - Psychological Thriller

Thomas Martin was a devoted family man who had all the trappings of an enviable life: a beautiful wife and daughter, a well-appointed home on Long Island's north shore, a job at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He was also a devoted son and brother, shielding the women in his orbit from the everyday brutalities of the world. But what happens when Thomas’ fragile ego is rocked? After committing a horrific deed --- that he can never undo --- Thomas grapples with his sense of self. Sometimes he casts himself as a victim and, at other times, a monster. All he ever did was try to be a good man, but maybe if he tells his version of the story, he might uncover how and why things unraveled so horribly.

Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey - Psychological Thriller

Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed --- violent, moody and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

The Seep by Chana Porter - Speculative Fiction

Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a 50-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle --- but nonetheless world-changing --- invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible. Trina and her wife, Deeba, live blissfully under The Seep’s utopian influence --- until Deeba begins to imagine what it might be like to be reborn as a baby, which will give her the chance at an even better life. Using Seeptech to make this dream a reality, Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina devastated. Heartbroken and deep into an alcoholic binge, Trina follows a lost boy she encounters, embarking on an unexpected quest.

Deep State by Chris Hauty - Political Thriller

Recently elected President Richard Monroe is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets, and who will kill to uncover the truth?

January 1905: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother, Mycroft, to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo --- in the company of a bewitching woman --- aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task.

When her dreams of rising through the Accra police ranks crash around her, 26-year-old Emma Djan is unsure what will become of her career. Through a sympathetic former colleague, she gets an interview with a private detective agency that takes on cases of missing persons, theft and infidelity. Meanwhile, Gordon Tilson, a middle-aged widower in Washington, DC, has found solace in an online community after his wife’s passing. Through the support group, he’s even met a young Ghanaian widow he’s come to care about. When her sister gets into a car accident, he sends her thousands of dollars to cover the hospital bill --- to the horror of his only son, Derek. Then Gordon decides to surprise his new love by paying her a visit --- and disappears.