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Archives - Fall Preview

Our final featured title is FALLING TOGETHER by Marisa de los Santos.

Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, enlightening journey across the world and through the past.

Today's featured title is VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY by Jennifer Niven.

Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven's spectacular debut novel, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO DRIVE, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring. After Pearl Harbor, Velva Jean signs up for service and gets her wings, risking her life --- and her heart.

Today's featured title is ED KING by David Guterson.

A sizzling, darkly funny, propulsive new novel --- his most daring yet --- by the author of SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS: a sweeping, dazzling story of destiny, desire and destruction.

Today's featured title is THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED by Georgia Bockoven.

Four sisters who never knew their father --- or each other --- come together around his deathbed and learn what it means to be a family in THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED, a magnificent novel brimming with heart and feeling from author Georgia Bockoven.

Today's featured title is WISHES AND STITCHES: A Cypress Hollow Yarn, by Rachael Herron.

Practicing medicine in a small town like Cypress Hollow has always been Naomi Fontaine's dream, but she's had a hard time becoming part of this tight-knit community that her late friend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter, loved so well. Naomi just doesn't seem to fit in, no matter how hard she tries. But when rugged Rig Keller moves to town to take over half of Naomi's medical practice, he instantly charms everyone in Cypress Hollow --- including Naomi.

Today's featured title is THE MAID: A Novel of Joan of Arc, by Kimberly Cutter.

It is the 15th century, and the tumultuous Hundred Years’ War rages on. France is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside destroying all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents’ garden in Domrémy, a peasant girl sees a spangle of light and hears a powerful voice speak her name. Jehanne.

Today's featured title is THE CAT'S TABLE by Michael Ondaatje.

In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table” --- as far from the Captain’s Table as can be --- with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury.

Fall is almost upon us, which is known as the biggest season of the year for books! The titles that come out in fall often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. Here are some publisher picks that we know people will be talking about. Each day we will spotlight a different title and offer a contest to win one of three copies of the book. Check the site each day to see the featured book and enter to win.

Our next prize book will be announced on Monday, August 22nd at noon ET.

Today's featured title is PROOF OF HEAVEN by Mary Curran Hackett.

He might be young, but Colm already recognizes the truth: that he’s sick and not getting better. His mother, Cathleen, fiercely believes her faith will protect her ailing son, but Colm is not so sure. With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has come to terms with his probable fate, but he does have one special wish. He wants to meet his father who abandoned his beloved mother before Colm was born.

Today's featured title is THE TASTE OF SALT by Martha Southgate.

Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations.