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End-of-the-Year Contest 2015

Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 33 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2015, while 11 others won a selection of three of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2015's Bets On selections.

Summer Reading 2015

Summer is here! At, this means it's time for us to share some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Feature. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles for some sizzling summer reading ideas.

- Click here to see the winners of our 2015 Summer Reading Contests.

Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Race for Paris

Encouraged by her husband, the editor of a New York newspaper, Liv is determined to be the first photographer to reach Paris with the Allies and capture its freedom from the Nazis. However, her Commanding Officer has other ideas about the role of women in the press corps. To fulfill her ambitions, Liv must go AWOL. She persuades her reporter friend Jane to join her, and the two women find a guardian angel in Fletcher, a British military photographer who reluctantly agrees to escort them.

The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

August 2015

A couple of years ago, I watched Hemingway & Gellhorn on HBO and enjoyed the energy and drive that the well-known couple put into the chase to “get the story” during World War II. There was action, adventure, danger and commitment. Hearing that Meg Waite Clayton’s THE RACE FOR PARIS was set in Paris during the war and featured two female correspondents, I was eager to read it. And I am so glad I did. It is a look at the war from the perspective of those who were committed to sharing the action with the folks back home. And it is set in a time when journalism was a reporting art form, not the opinionated blasts that seem to permeate today’s news.

Week of August 15, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of August 15th include MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiaverini, the first novel to chronicle the singular relationship between Julia Grant, beloved First Lady, and the courageous woman who was her slave and namesake; THE RACE FOR PARIS, a World War II novel by Meg Waite Clayton about two American journalists and an Englishman, who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives; and THE GRATITUDE DIARIES, in which Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health.