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Week of July 20, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of July 20th include WHEN YOU SEE ME, in which Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters --- Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane and Kimberly Quincy --- in a twisty thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past...which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime; THE LIBERATION OF PARIS, prize-winning historian Jean Edward Smith's dramatic account of the liberation of Paris during World War II --- a triumph achieved only through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French and Germans, racing to save the city from destruction; Owen Laukkanen's DECEPTION COVE, which finds a rescue dog, an ex-Marine and an ex-convict caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless gang in remote Washington state; and GETTYSBURG by Kevin Morris, a hilarious novel about a 47-year-old lawyer and producer in Hollywood who takes part in a Civil War reenactment to escape the monotony of his ordinary life.

Week of July 13, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of July 13th include THE LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter, which marks the return of medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in a superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets and shocking surprises you won’t see coming; THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE, Katherine Center's stunning novel about courage, hope and learning to love against all odds; FULL COUNT, in which Met and Yankee All-Star pitcher David Cone shares lessons from the World Series and beyond in this essential memoir for baseball fans everywhere; and COVENTRY, a selection of Rachel Cusk's nonfiction writings that both offers new insights on the themes at the heart of her fiction and forges a startling critical voice on some of our most urgent personal, social and artistic questions.

Week of July 6, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of July 6th include Chandler Baker's adult debut, WHISPER NETWORK, an instant New York Times bestseller that, according to Reese Witherspoon and her book club, is "a workplace murder mystery that happens in today’s #MeToo era. It’s honest, timely and completely thrilling --- I was so surprised to find out who the murderer was!"; THE DEARLY BELOVED by Cara Wall, a gorgeous, wise and provocative novel that traces two married couples whose lives become entangled when the husbands become co-pastors at a famed New York city congregation in the 1960s; THREE WOMEN, a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting from Lisa Taddeo; Richard Russo's first stand-alone novel in a decade, CHANCES ARE..., a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship; and LADY CLEMENTINE, an incredible novel from Marie Benedict that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.

Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.


Thomas Merton

July 7, 2020

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of July 6th and July 13th that we think will be of interest to readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar.

This week, we are calling attention to our Sounding Off on Audio contest for July. This month's prizes are the audio versions of Brad Thor's NEAR DARK, read by Armand Schultz, and Kristin Harmel's THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES, read by Madeleine Maby. Submit your comments about the audiobooks you've listened to by Monday, August 3rd at noon ET, and you'll be in the running to win both these audio titles.

We also are featuring ONE YEAR OF UGLY by Caroline Mackenzie in our New Release Spotlight, and THE WEDDING THIEF by Mary Simses in our Paperback Spotlight. Click on the covers above for about the book descriptions, excerpts and author info for each title.

Below we continue to feature a number of upcoming online book and author events that you may want to have on your radar. In our previous poll, we wanted to know if you attend these kinds of events. Here’s the breakdown of what you virtually attend: Author events (36%), Bookstore events (20%), Publisher-sponsored events (19%), Library events (17%), Book festivals (13%). We also asked what platforms you use to attend these events. Here are your top four preferences: Zoom (36%), Facebook Live (25%), YouTube Live (12%), Crowdcast (10%). Click here for all the results.

July 7, 2020

This 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, July 8th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP by Susan Wiggs, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

The Crushing Depths 300x250 and Contest

Ryan Holiday

If it comes as a constant surprise each and every time something unexpected occurs, you're not only going to be miserable whenever you attempt something big, you're going to have a much harder time accepting it and moving on to attempts two, three, and four.


Ryan Holiday

The Crushing Depths: Coastal Guardians, Book Two by Dani Pettrey

When an accident claims the life of an oil-rig worker off the North Carolina coast, Coast Guard investigators Rissi Dawson and Mason Rogers are sent to take the case. But mounting evidence shows the death may not have been an accident at all, and they find themselves racing to discover the killer’s identity before he eliminates the threat they pose.

One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

Having escaped crumbling, socialist Venezuela, Yola Palacio hopes she and her family can finally settle into a peaceful new life in Trinidad. And so what if they’re there illegally --- them and half the island! But life for the Palacios is never quiet, and when Yola’s formidable Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find themselves living on the edge. For Celia had been keeping a very big secret --- a local criminal called Ugly to whom Celia owes an awful lot of money. Without the funds to pay him off, Ugly forces the entire family to do his bidding until Celia’s debt is settled. What Ugly says, the Palacios do, otherwise death could lurk on the other side.