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June 1, 2007 Newsletter

June 1, 2007

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Let the Convention Begin....

New Featured One to Watch Author: Adriana Bourgoin, Author of NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST

New Featured One to Watch Author: Katie Roiphe, Author of UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS

New Featured One to Watch Author: Brett Battles, Author of THE CLEANER

Our Summer Beach Bag Contest: Spotlight This Week on LOST & FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan

Don't Miss Your Chance to Win our Father's Day Duffel Bag of Books...and Manly Gifts

Featured One to Watch Author: Holly Peterson, Author of THE MANNY

Featured One to Watch Author: Andrea Portes, Author of HICK

Featured One to Watch Author: Carol Goodman, Author of THE SONNET LOVER

Now in Stores: GLOSS by Jennifer Oko

Now in Stores: WISH CLUB by Kim Strickland

June's Books Into Movies

This Week's Reviews and Features

Poll and Question of the Week

Word of Mouth: Tell Us What You're Reading --- THREE Prizes!

Quick Links to Features On The Book Report Network
Past Reviews
Can't See the Graphics? Read This Newsletter Online
Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Promotion
Debut Suspense/Thriller One to Watch Promotion
Mystery Mayhem Promotion

Historical Fiction Promotion

One to Watch Promotion
Books Into Movies
Bestseller Lists
Coming Soon
New in Paperback

Summer Beach Bag of Books Promotion

Let the Convention Begin....

Today kicks off the Book Expo America (BEA) trade show in New York, which is a whirlwind event where publishers present their fall titles and we all are on what seems like an endless merry-go-round of meeting authors, hearing about new books and celebrating at parties and other soirees. The schedule reminds me of finals week at college. By Sunday there will not be enough caffeine around to keep even "Energizer Bunny" me going, but we will have a pretty good picture of what's going to be published for fall.
I already have read two late summer/fall books that are noteworthy. The first is LOVING FRANK by Nancy Horan (August 7th), a beautifully written novel about the life and love that Martha "Mamah" Borthwick had with Frank Lloyd Wright. After visiting both of Wright's Taliesin residences last year, this story had even more meaning for me. Last weekend my hammock reading included NO TIME FOR GOODBYE by Linwood Barclay (September 25th). Many of you may know his Zack Walker series from features on This new book is a stand-alone with an interesting plot. A 14-year-old girl wakes up one morning to find that her entire family is gone. Flash forward 25 years later and she is about to learn the truth about what happened to them. It has a great cast of characters and is very well executed.
Back in the present, we have three new One to Watch authors for you to note.  It's been a very exciting time here as we are presenting to you more authors than ever who you want to keep an eye on --- and many we know are not names you are seeing everywhere. This week we are featuring Adriana Bourgoin, author of NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST; Katie Roiphe, author of UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS; and Brett Battles, author of THE CLEANER.

These are three very different books --- one is a story of a woman who plans to wait for the perfect moment to have a child while her body has other ideas and throws her a curve ball, the second is an exploration of seven unconventional Edwardian marriages and the crises that occured in each of them, and the last is the beginning of a series featuring Jonathan Quinn, a freelance operative and a professional "cleaner" whose job it is to dispose of bodies and tie up loose ends. We have 10 copies of each book to share with readers who send their names and mailing addresses to us by Friday, June 8th. Please see each individual offer below, carefully noting the address to respond to for each as they are different.

This week we are sharing advance reader comments about A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by Khaled Hosseini and REQUIEM FOR AN ASSASSIN by Barry Eisler. I sat reading the comments for both books on my Blackberry yesterday while I was waiting for a friend to meet me for lunch, and I was beaming as I read how much both of these books had moved our readers. When I see feedback like this, I feel like a host who has prepared a terrific meal and everyone has left happy at the end of the evening. Nice feeling.

Our Summer Beach Bag of Books title is LOST & FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan. It's the story of a young widow who takes up a new life in Maine and finds her way back to life with the help of a black lab named Lloyd. If you liked Lolly Winston's GOOD GRIEF, you will enjoy this one. Our beach bag includes an adorable black lab Beanie Baby named Luke. A few years ago, when my younger son was not feeling well, I bought him a Luke. It quickly became his favorite talisman, and Luke has logged a few miles with us. It was funny when we saw the five new ones arrive in the mail (I tracked some down online since they are now out of production). They looked A LOT less shopworn than his Luke; there is something about looking at them that just makes me smile. I hope they do the same for our winners. Contest details are here, and you have until Thursday, June 7th to enter the contest.

We have a new Books Into Movies column this month. Last night The Starter Wife, based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times bestseller of the same name, premiered on the USA Network. I loved this book, which was part of our Beach Bag feature two summers ago. I look forward to catching it as this two-hour premiere will be airing a few times over this weekend. Get the DVR going.

This weekend is always a time for me to do some looking back. Eleven years ago I attended my first BEA conference. I knew no one. Lots has changed since then. I've become a different reader with a much broader palate. My life has been endlessly enriched by the books and authors who I have come to know, as well as the readers who have shared their stories with me. I got a note last weekend from a reader who told me that we have given her so many reading selections that she has created an Excel spreadsheet for her future reading list. Made my day hearing that.

Thus no time to swing in the hammock this weekend or stop to smell the fabulous peonies in my garden. It's time to look for great books to keep you all reading...and I cannot wait to see what's out there to be shared. Have a great weekend and week...please clock some hammock time for me.

Carol Fitzgerald (


New Featured One to Watch Author: Adriana Bourgoin, Author of NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST

One of our three new One to Watch authors is Adriana Bourgoin, whose superbly insightful debut, NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST --- which is now available in stores --- captures the crushing fears, exhilarating joys and ceaseless surprises of one woman’s passage to motherhood.

We have 10 copies of NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST by Adriana Bourgoin to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. A description can be found by clicking the link below. If you are interested, please send your name and mailing address to by Friday, June 8th.

Gretchen Fox is a planner and list-maker by nature, perfectly suited to her job as a hotel catering manager. And in her cautious, look-before-you-leap way, Gretchen was waiting until the time was absolutely perfect before she had a baby.

Her body, however, had other ideas. Now Gretchen is discovering what a big difference a little blue line can make --- to her marriage, her career, and her state of mind. As Gretchen spends sleepless nights pondering all the reasons she’s not ready to become a mother, she starts to question every other area of her life too. Even her relationship with Meredith and Louisa, her closest friends since their days together at Smith College, undergoes a sudden, dramatic shift.

As she’s inducted into a new world of anti-motion sickness wristbands, emergency supplies of ginger ale, and hormone fueled crying jags, Gretchen realizes that all the planning in the world couldn’t have prepared her for the wonderful, extraordinary journey that lies ahead…

Click here to read more about Adriana Bourgoin and NINE MONTHS IN AUGUST.


New Featured One to Watch Author: Katie Roiphe, Author of UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS

Our second new One to Watch author is Katie Roiphe, whose previous books include THE MORNING AFTER, LAST NIGHT IN PARADISE and a novel, STILL SHE HAUNTS ME. In her latest, UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS --- which goes on sale June 26th --- she explores seven unconventional Edwardian marriages and the crises that occured in each of them.

We have 10 advance reading copies of UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS by Katie Roiphe to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. A description can be found by clicking the link below. If you are interested, please send your name and mailing address to by Friday, June 8th.

Katie Roiphe’s stimulating work has made her one of the most talked about cultural critics of her generation. Now this bracing young writer delves deeply into one of the most layered of subjects: marriage. Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven "marriages a la mode" --- each rising to the challenge of intimate relations in more or less creative ways.

Every chapter revolves around a crisis that occurred in each of these marriages --- as serious as life-threatening illness or as seemingly innocuous as a slightly tipsy dinner table conversation --- and how it was resolved…or not resolved. In these portraits, Roiphe brilliantly evokes what are, as she says, "the fluctuations and shifts in attraction, the mysteries of lasting affection, the endurance and changes in love, and the role of friendship in marriage." The deeper mysteries at stake in all relationships.

Click here to read more about Katie Roiphe and UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS.


New Featured One to Watch Author: Brett Battles, Author of THE CLEANER

Our third new One to Watch author is Brett Battles. His debut novel, THE CLEANER, is a furiously paced thriller that marks the beginning of a series featuring Jonathan Quinn, a freelance operative and a professional "cleaner" whose job it is to dispose of bodies and tie up loose ends. The book will be in stores on June 26th.

We have 10 advance reading copies of THE CLEANER by Brett Battles to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment about it. A description can be found by clicking the link below. If you are interested, please send your name and mailing address to by Friday, June 8th.

More about THE CLEANER:
Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner." Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies, doing a little cleanup if necessary. But in Brett Battles’s electrifying debut novel, Quinn’s latest assignment will change everything, igniting a harrowing journey of violence, betrayal, and revenge.

The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up where it doesn’t belong --- and Quinn’s handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent --- he knows he’s in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn scrambles for cover, struggling to find out why someone wants him dead...and if it’s linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.

Quinn’s only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who’s reluctant to help but who may hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by what he uncovers: a chilling secret...and a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy --- with an almost unimaginable goal.

Click here to read more about Brett Battles and THE CLEANER.


Our Summer Beach Bag Contest: Spotlight This Week on LOST & FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan

Every week from May 18th through August 24th a different title in the Beach Bag of Books promotion will be featured with a review and contest prize --- a beach bag stocked with that book, plus summertime essentials that tie in to its theme. Five FABULOUS beach bags will be given away each week, as well as five copies of the book to additional winners.

Our third spotlighted title is LOST & FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan. LOST & FOUND is a tale of love, loss and moving on...with the help of one not-so-little dog named Lloyd. In an aqua and red and white checked beach cooler, winners will find a turquoise and white striped beach towel, an oversized beach ball pillow, a pitcher for making iced tea, raspberry quince iced tea bags, cocktail snacks, seashell candies --- and the piece de resistance, a tiny black lab Beanie Baby. We have five to give away, as well as five additional prizes of copies of LOST & FOUND.

To enter to win, answer the question below:

Rocky calls the 800 number for what retailer?

You can find the answer by reading an excerpt here.

Send your answer to the question above, along with your name and snail mail address, to by Thursday, June 7th at 11:59PM.

LOST & FOUND by Jacqueline Sheehan (Fiction)
LOST & FOUND is an especially good read for canine lovers who want a novel that goes a little deeper than the traditional, fun-filled "I love my dog" type of fare. Jacqueline Sheehan pens this intriguing work of fiction about a young widow, a stray pooch and a second chance for love. Reviewed by Cindy Crosby.

-Read more about LOST & FOUND and Jacqueline Sheehan here.

Click here to read all the details of our Summer Beach Bag Contest.


Don't Miss Your Chance to Win our Father's Day Duffel Bag of Books...and Manly Gifts

From May 25th through June 8th readers will have the chance to win one of our five Father’s Day Duffel Bags. Our black duffel bags are stocked with handy and fun items for dad.

Along with copies of ALL SEVEN of our featured books --- BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE by Lee Child, HOOKED by Matt Richtel, HOW TO FEEL MANLY IN A MINIVAN by Craig Boreth, MAYFLOWER by Nathaniel Philbrick, THE MIGHTY FALLEN: Our Nation's Greatest War Memorials by Larry Bond and f-stop Fitzgerald, THE SECOND OBJECTIVE by Mark Frost, and SHIP OF GHOSTS by James D. Hornfischer --- dad will be thrilled to receive a handy 6-can cooler, a mug for his morning brew (we love how Dad is spelled in words here), a blue-striped beach towel, an oversized barbeque mitt from Williams-Sonoma along with a gourmet grill rub, waterproof playing cards with a billiard design, a mug that can be chilled, a scrumptious cookie shaped like a golf bag and a flex-neck reading light from Great Point Light, which the dad in your life is bound to appreciate for late-night reading.

Click here to read more about our Father's Day Duffel Bag of Books Contest.


Featured One to Watch Author: Holly Peterson, Author of THE MANNY

The start of summer is the perfect time to discover Holly Peterson, whose book THE MANNY releases on June 19th. It's the story of a work-crazed TV producer who hires a male nanny, or manny, to attend to her son, who is less than attended to by his workaholic dad. What ensues? A terrifically fun romp of a book.

-Click here to see our advance copy winners.
-Click here to read an excerpt from THE MANNY.
-Click here to see critical praise for THE MANNY.

More about THE MANNY:

What’s a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model and her husband is a power workaholic? If she’s like the gutsy heroine of Holly Peterson’s astute new comedy of manners among the ill-mannered elite, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires herself a “manny.”

A solid middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn’t “one of them” but she lives in “the Grid,” the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan, where big money and big media collide. And she has most everything they have --- a big new apartment, full-time help with her three children, as well as her very own detached Master of the Universe attorney husband. What she doesn’t have, however, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. But the rich haven’t yet encountered a problem they can’t hire someone else to solve.

Enter the manny.

Click here to read more about Holly Peterson and THE MANNY.


Featured One to Watch Author: Andrea Portes, Author of HICK

Our fifth One to Watch author is Andrea Portes, whose debut novel HICK --- which is now available in stores --- tracks the real perils that modern teenagers so often face. And it does so with bright wit, energy and an indomitable spirit.

-Click here to see our advance copy winners.
-Click here to read a review of HICK.
-Click here to read a new excerpt from HICK.

-Click here to read Andrea Portes's bio.
-Visit Andrea Portes's website,

HICK by Andrea Portes (Fiction)
Foreseeing a hopeless future in barrooms and parking lots, cagey 13-year-old Luli McMullen bolts headlong from the heartland, aiming at Las Vegas where she expects to find herself a sugar daddy. Almost immediately, crooked-bodied Eddie Kreezer, a roving obsessive with a violent streak, and a fading but lovely grifter named Glenda begin to do battle for Luli's head and heart. Reviewed by Alexis Burling.

Click here to read more about Andrea Portes and HICK.


Featured One to Watch Author: Carol Goodman, Author of THE SONNET LOVER

Our final One to Watch author is Carol Goodman. In her fifth novel, THE SONNET LOVER --- which releases on June 12th --- the tantalizing question of whether Shakespeare penned a series of passionate sonnets praising a mysterious dark-haired beauty is raised in a letter to literature professor Rose Asher.

-Click here to see our advance copy winners.
-Click here to read a new excerpt from THE SONNET LOVER.
-Click here to see Carol Goodman's backlist.

Did Shakespeare pen a series of passionate sonnets, unknown to modern scholarship, ardently praising a mysterious dark-haired beauty? This tantalizing question is raised in a letter to literature professor Rose Asher. But the letter’s author, Rose’s star pupil, is not telling. A troubled, enigmatic young man, he plunged to his death in front of the college’s entire faculty, an apparent suicide. Determined to find the truth, Rose journeys from New York to Italy, back to the magnificent Tuscan villa where as an undergraduate she first fell in love.

Lush, lyrical, and enthralling, THE SONNET LOVER vividly brings to life the Tuscan countryside and the fascinating world of the Renaissance poets. Unmatched in her ability to evoke atmosphere and intrigue, Carol Goodman delivers her most ambitious and satisfying work to date, a seductive novel that skillfully propels its reader headlong to the final suspenseful page.

Click here to read more about Carol Goodman and THE SONNET LOVER.


Now in Stores: GLOSS by Jennifer Oko

GLOSS by Jennifer Oko (Fiction)

CBS News' "The Early Show" producer Jennifer Oko draws on her ten years experience in network news to deliver a dishy novel with an insider’s view of the ratings-driven, celebrity-mad arena of TV news.

When morning show producer Annabelle Kapner’s harmless human-interest story about makeup uncovers the scandal of the century, the intrigue that follows (and the daring Watergate-style raid that ensues) earns her a cozy spot on cell block six. It will take more than a few “Free Annabelle” T-shirts to clear her name, expose the corruption and win back the affection of Washington’s most eligible bachelor, Mark Thurber.

Click here to read more about GLOSS.


Now in Stores: WISH CLUB by Kim Strickland

WISH CLUB by Kim Strickland (Fiction)

Claudia, Lindsay, Gail, Mara and Jill are about to find out that the old adage is true --- they really should be careful what they wish for. At first their book club was like any other: talking, drinking wine, and maybe even discussing the book they've read. But when they read a novel about witchcraft and jokingly try one of the works. Naturally the women are freaked out as --- they're not witches! But what could be the harm in lighting some candles and making little wishes? Everyone has wishes --- the perfect man, more time to yourself, a little extra cash...

Read more about WISH CLUB here.


June's Books Into Movies

The films in this month's Books into Movies feature vary considerably in terms of plot and overall theme, but each promises to attract a sizeable audience. Fans of science fiction will not want to miss Day Watch, the second installment of a trilogy based on Sergei Lukyanenko's bestselling sci-fi novels. Moviegoers both young and old will be taking out their magnifying glasses on June 15th when one of America's most popular female detectives, Nancy Drew, comes to life on the big screen. And last but certainly not least is A Mighty Heart, adapted from Mariane Pearl's written account of the disappearance and eventual murder of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. 

If you prefer watching movies from the comfort of your own home, then we suggest tuning in to The Starter Wife on USA Network. Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer’s New York Times bestseller of the same name, this six-hour miniseries stars Debra Messing as Molly Kagan, who searches to rediscover life after divorce. The premiere episode aired on Thursday night (May 31st); it will be replayed multiple times on Saturday, June 2nd starting at 10:00 AM EST, and the remainder of the series can be seen every Thursday night until June 28th.
Click here to read our Books Into Movies feature.

This Week's Reviews and Features

THE GOOD GUY by Dean Koontz (Thriller)
After being mistaken for a hit man, Timothy Carrier encounters a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who hired him to murder Linda Paquette. Thinking fast, Tim calls off the scheduled hit. But this isn't enough for the stranger, who vows not to be swayed from his job. Tim is troubled even further when he discovers that the killer is actually a cop. Reviewed by Stephen Hubbard.

-Read an excerpt from THE GOOD GUY here.

THE OVERLOOK by Michael Connelly (Mystery)
In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. Soon, he is in a race against time --- not only against the culprits, but also against the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Reviewed by Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum.

-Read an excerpt from THE OVERLOOK here.

TRIAL & ERROR: A Solomon vs. Lord Mystery by Paul Levine (Mystery)
Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord are on opposite sides of the courtroom --- as Solomon defends an ecoterrorist who is actually innocent, and Lord, in spite of herself, provides an assist --- in the latest installment of Paul Levine's critically acclaimed mystery series. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

-Read an excerpt from TRIAL & ERROR here.
-For more, visit Paul Levine's website,

THE ZEN OF FISH: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket by Trevor Corson (Popular Culture/Food)
Everything you never knew about sushi --- its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it --- is revealed in this entertaining documentary account by the author of the highly acclaimed THE SECRET LIFE OF LOBSTERS. Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

-Read an excerpt from THE ZEN OF FISH here.
-For more, visit Trevor Corson's website,

THE UNQUIET by John Connolly (Thriller)
Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. Clay's daughter insists he killed himself after allegations surfaced that he had betrayed his patients to foul and evil men. But when a killer obsessed with uncovering the truth behind his own daughter's disappearance comes seeking revenge, long-forgotten secrets begin to emerge. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

WHITEWASH by Alex Kava (Thriller)
In an environment where power, jealousy, money and corruption rule, to what lengths will someone go in order to exact revenge and protect a deadly secret? In WHITEWASH, New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava plunges the reader into a high-stakes world where scientific exploration, corporate greed and government cover-up collide. Reviewed by Donna Volkenannt.

THE BROKEN SHORE by Peter Temple (Mystery)
Joe Cashin is a big-city homicide detective recovering from a work-related injury in the quiet town where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and more than a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local is attacked in his own home and left for dead, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. Reviewed by Stuart Shiffman.

PRESIDENTIAL COURAGE: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 by Michael Beschloss (History)
In previous books, Michael Beschloss has delved deeply into the workings of the American Presidency, from Harry Truman through Richard Nixon. In his new book, he extends his reach both backward and forward with highly individual interpretations of crucial decisions by nine Presidents ranging from Washington to Reagan. Reviewed by Robert Finn.

THE SHORT BUS: A Journey Beyond Normal  by Jonathan Mooney (Memoir)
Labeled dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems, Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider --- a derogatory term used for kids in special education. Although he grew out of his disability, he could never escape his past. To free himself and learn how others had moved beyond labels, he created an epic journey. Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

MEDICUS: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie (Historical Mystery)
A doctor of the ancient Roman Empire works to solve the murders of young women in a small community in Britannia while trying to tame an unruly slave. The problem is that he cannot stand to punish her, and his kindness threatens to be his undoing. Reviewed by Kate Ayers.

SPINDRIFT by Allen Steele (Science Fiction)
What happens in the galactic gaps of a major award-winning series? Following his Hugo-winning Coyote trilogy, Allen Steele borrows some creative strategy from greats like Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke and fills in some future history for curious fans. Reviewed by Pauline Finch.

THE VENGEFUL VIRGIN by Gil Brewer (Suspense)
A wealthy invalid's stepdaughter and her amoral lover have a plan to put the old man out of his misery and walk away with a suitcase full of cash. But there's nothing like money to come between lovers --- money, and other women... Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

Click here to read this week's reviews and features.


Poll and Question of the Week


Do you listen to audiobooks or read during your commute?

I listen to books in the car.
I read books while traveling on mass transit or in a carpool.
I wish I could do this.
I do not listen to audiobooks or read on my commute.

Have you ever missed your subway, bus or train stop, or sat in the car finishing a part of an audiobook on your way to work?

I have missed my subway, bus or train stop.
I have sat in the car finishing a part of an audiobook.
I do not read or listen to books on my commute.
I have not done this.

-Click here to answer our poll.


What book are you reading right now?

-Click here to answer our Question of the Week.

Word of Mouth: Tell Us What You're Reading --- THREE Prizes!

Tell us what books YOU are reading and loving --- or even those you don't.

This week we have three great prizes: FIVE readers each will win a copy of THE GOOD GUY by Dean Koontz, ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE BETRAYAL by Eric Van Lustbader and NOT A HAPPY CAMPER by Mindy Schneider.

Please note that our next Word of Mouth update will be on June 8th.

Need more details about Word of Mouth? Click here.

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Those who are subscribed to the newsletter by July 1, 2007 automatically are entered in our Monthly Newsletter Contest. This month one winner will be selected to win the following five books: LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN by Janet Evanovich, NORTH RIVER by Pete Hamill, ON CHESIL BEACH by Ian McEwan, ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE BETRAYAL by Eric Van Lustbader and THE SLEEPING DOLL by Jeffery Deaver.
Last month's newsletter winner will be announced next week. He or she will win BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, THE GOOD GUY by Dean Koontz, LETHALLY BLOND by Kate White, LYING WITH STRANGERS by James Grippando and THE OVERLOOK by Michael Connelly.  

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