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Weekly Update

A short holiday work week means that we all were working double time! Whew, we literally turned out a full update in 2 1/2 days. So once again I wave my mouse at our Editorial Director, Tom Donadio, with appreciation!

There’s lots to share. First, we have our interview with Jacqueline Winspear; the title of her new book, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE’LL BE LAUGHING (a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick), coincidentally could be our mantra. After 16 novels, she has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys of her family history. Both shockingly frank and deftly restrained, her story tackles the difficult, poignant and fascinating family accounts of three generations --- her grandparents, her parents, and she and her brother. Her childhood was spent picking hops and fruit on farms in rural Kent, capturing her ties to the land and her dream of being a writer at its very inception. Jackie talks about this eye-opening and heartfelt portrayal of a post-War England that we rarely see and how she pulled together these memories. She also discusses the experience of narrating the audiobook. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast.

On Sale This Week

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of November 23rd and November 30th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com 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 "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest on ReadingGroupGuides.com, where three book groups will win 12 copies of Rachel Joyce's new novel, MISS BENSON'S BEETLE. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, January 6th at noon ET.

Last Thursday night, we hosted our first "Bookaccino Live" Book Group event. Our guest was Jeanine Cummins, whose novel AMERICAN DIRT was a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick when it released in January and is a finalist for this year's Goodreads Choice Awards in the Fiction category. Carol had a fabulous time talking about the book with Jeanine, who also answered questions from eight readers who joined them "on stage" and other members of the audience. Click here to watch the event and here to listen to the podcast.

Our Next "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event:
Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET

Our next “Bookaccino Live” Book Group event will take place on Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET. Our guest will be William Kent Krueger, who will talk about THIS TENDER LAND, which was a Bets On pick when it released last September. Click here to register. If you would like to be one of our “live panelists” and ask Kent a question, please fill out this form.

Our Next "Bookaccino Live" Afternoon Event:
Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm ET

On Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm ET, we will be hosting our next "Bookaccino Live" afternoon event. Carol will present titles releasing between January 12th and February 2nd, along with a few from March, that she thinks will be of interest to our readers. Click here to register. Those attending the live event will be asked to answer a survey about the books from the presentation that they are most interested in reading and will be eligible to win prizes.

If you missed the November 11th event, where Carol talked about books coming out from mid-November to early January, along with four February releases, you can see a list of the featured titles here. A link to the video of the presentation will be available in the November 25th Bookreporter Weekly Update newsletter.

Holiday Cheer

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this holiday season. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Contest by Tuesday, November 24th at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of MUSICAL CHAIRS by Amy Poeppel. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Contest by Wednesday, October 21st at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR by Rose Carlyle, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Summer Reading

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, August 5th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE SILENT WIFE by Karin Slaughter, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Spring Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Friday, April 24th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of FEELS LIKE FALLING by Kristy Woodson Harvey, which releases on April 28th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Winter Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this winter. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Wednesday, February 19th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!