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June 25, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Wednesday, June 26th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER by Linda Holmes, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Debbie Ford

It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions --- especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.

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Debbie Ford

June 24, 2019

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Tuesday, June 25th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Amy Gentry, which is now available in paperback. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Rebecca Solnit

Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.

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Rebecca Solnit

Louise Hart

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.

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Louise Hart

Somerset Maugham

You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency. 

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Somerset Maugham

June 21, 2019

For the record, it would have been good to be a duck this week. The weather was so wet, so muggy and so humid. Instead of my usual Toms shoes, which I own in many colors, I should have bought turquoise boots for navigating the streets of the city.

On Monday night, my Long Hill Book Group had such fun talking to Wendy Walker via Skype. Twelve members all had read THE NIGHT BEFORE and pronounced it a fast-paced and quick read; they loved it! She talked to us about plotting, internet dating, writing, and juggling writing life and mom life (amusingly her boys came home as she was talking to us, and she walked her laptop up to her office while continuing the conversation). I loved the opportunity to share this chat with my fellow book club members.

Denise Mina, author of Conviction

The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before: packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true-crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling and desperate for distraction, she returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner, author of Fleishman Is in Trouble

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost 15 years separated. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation.

Megan Miranda, author of The Last House Guest

Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline, and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl, but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable --- until Sadie is found dead.