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In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of January 25th and February 1st 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 two new contests on Bookreporter, both of which have a deadline of Thursday, February 4th at noon ET for your entries.

First, we have 25 advance copies of Gabriela Garcia's debut novel, OF WOMEN AND SALT, to give away to those who would like to read the book, which releases on March 30th and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection. Click here to enter.

In our second contest, which is part of our Historical Fiction Author Spotlight, we are awarding a copy of MASQUE OF HONOR: A Historical Novel of the American South by first-time novelist Sharon Virts to 25 readers. Releasing on February 9th, it will be a Bets On pick as well. Click here to enter.

Also, we are sharing Carol's latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Lisa Gardner, whose new thriller, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, is now in stores. Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged woman and a recovering alcoholic who spends her life tracking down those who live in marginalized communities. In her newest case, Frankie is searching for a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Even though she gets resistance from the police and the victim's family, Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means putting her own life in danger. In the interview, Lisa talked in-depth about her unique protagonist, who is tied between average life and crime. She also discussed some of the challenges she had in researching and writing the modern-day aspects of this stand-alone thriller. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast.

Last Thursday night, we hosted our second “Bookaccino Live” Book Group event with William Kent Krueger as our guest. It was such a fun evening as Carol and Kent discussed THIS TENDER LAND in depth. Four readers joined them "on stage" to ask questions as well. Click here to watch the event and here to listen to the podcast.

Our Next "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event:
Thursday, March 25th at 8pm ET

Our next “Bookaccino Live” Book Group guest will be Kim Michele Richardson, who will join us on Thursday, March 25th at 8pm ET to talk about THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK. We selected this book for discussion as it has been a top pick for many months on ReadingGroupGuides.com in our “What’s Your Book Group Reading This Month?” feature. Click here to sign up. If you would like to be one of our featured audience guests and ask Kim Michele a question on camera, please send Carol an email with the subject line “Question for Kim Michele.”

Our Next "Bookaccino Live" Afternoon Event:
Wednesday, February 10th at 2pm ET

On Wednesday, February 10th at 2pm ET, we will be hosting our next "Bookaccino Live" afternoon event. Carol will present titles releasing between February 9th and March 9th, along with a few from April, that she thinks will be of interest to our readers. Click here to sign up. 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 January 13th event, where Carol talked about books coming out from January 12th to February 2nd, along with seven March releases, you can watch it here and see a list of the featured titles here.

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of January 18th and January 25th 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 two new contests on ReadingGroupGuides.com, both of which have a deadline of Wednesday, February 3rd at noon ET for your entries.

We have a BIG contest where we’re giving 30 book groups the chance to win up to 12 digital copies of the audiobook edition of Kristin Hannah's THE FOUR WINDS, read by Julia Whelan, and share their comments on it. The book releases on February 2nd and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick.

In our latest "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest, three book groups will win 12 copies of Jacqueline Winspear's memoir, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE LAUGHING, which is a Bets On selection.

Scroll further down the newsletter for more details on these contests!

Also, be sure to check out Carol's latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interviews with Melanie Benjamin and Liese O'Halloran Schwarz.

A Bets On pick, Melanie Benjamin's new historical novel, THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD, is a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888 and threatened the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren. In the interview, Melanie talked about her research, the level of realism at play in the novel, and the deeply personal stories she was able to explore that are so often lost in history books. She also shared how the characters here relate to her own life and the sources of inspiration that led her to write the book. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast. Also, you can read Carol's Bets On commentary here.

Liese O'Halloran Schwarz's latest novel, WHAT COULD BE SAVED, is about a family shattered by loss and betrayal, and the beauty that can exist even in the midst of brokenness. An upcoming Bets On selection, the book alternates between past and present as all of the family's secrets are revealed. Liese, who worked for decades as an emergency room doctor, talked with Carol about how writing was always a part of her life --- even as she was practicing medicine. Her relationship with her sister, fellow author Carla Buckley, was much different from that of her main characters but has found its way into her books. She also spoke at length about her writing process, but especially about the elements that make her fiction both engrossing and powerful. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast. Don't miss Carol's Bets On commentary in the January 22nd Bookreporter Weekly Update newsletter.

Our Next "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event:
Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET
We've Expanded Our Zoom Room, So Sign Up Now!

A reminder that this Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET, we will host our second "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event. Our guest will be William Kent Krueger, who will talk about his most recent novel, THIS TENDER LAND. With over 760 peoplealready signed up for this event, we've increased the maximum number of participants in our Zoom room to 1,000! So if you haven't registered yet, be sure to sign up here by Thursday at 10am ET. If you would like to be one of our “live panelists” and ask Kent a question, please also fill out this form; we will feature those who have questions "on stage."

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of January 11th and January 18th 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 Winter Reading Contests and Feature, which we have brought back for a seventh year. On select days in January and February, we are hosting a series of 24-hour contests spotlighting a book releasing this winter and giving five lucky readers the chance to win it.

Also, we are sharing Carol's first "Bookreporter Talks To" interview of 2021. It is with Ashley Audrain, whose debut novel, THE PUSH, is this month’s “Good Morning America” Book Club pick and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection. Ashley and Carol covered a lot of ground without giving away the many reveals that are layered into the book, which is being called an “emotional thriller.” It’s written in the second person, which you do not see much in fiction, but the storytelling from that point of view is dead on here. They talked about structuring the book, as well as some poignant scenes, but they tiptoed around anything that would spoil the story, which was quite a feat. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast.

Finally, please remember to sign up for this month's "Bookaccino Live" events.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm ET, Carol will present titles releasing between January 12th and February 2nd, along with a few from March, that she would like to get on your radar. 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.

And on Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET, we will host our second "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event. Our guest will be William Kent Krueger, who will talk about his most recent novel, THIS TENDER LAND. Click here to register. If you would like to be one of our “live panelists” and ask Kent a question, please also fill out this form; we will feature those who have questions "on stage."

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of January 4th and January 11th 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 Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks feature for January, which includes Indie Next, LibraryReads, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club, the Jenna Bush Hager "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, and more.

Also, we have updated our Books on Screen feature for this month. January's roundup includes the films The Reason I Jump, The Dig and The White Tiger; the series premieres of "All Creatures Great and Small" on PBS "Masterpiece" and "The Sister" on Hulu; the season premieres of "American Gods" on Starz, "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now, "The Residence" on FOX, and The CW's "Nancy Drew," "Batwoman" and "Riverdale"; and the DVD release of Come Away.

For those of you who missed it, we have a video and podcast where Carol talks about each of the 42 Bookreporter.com Bets On books that we gave away in our End-of-the-Year Contest. We’ve cued where you can find each title --- and we also have links to the author interviews for the books mentioned where those are available. As we recorded this wrap-up, Carol realized that we interviewed 36 of the authors! We will announce the winners of the End-of-the-Year Contest shortly.

Last but certainly not least, please remember to sign up for this month's "Bookaccino Live" events.

On Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm ET, Carol will present titles releasing between January 12th and February 2nd, along with a few from March, that she would like to get on your radar. 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.

And on Thursday, January 21st at 8pm ET, we will host our second "Bookaccino Live" Book Group Event. Our guest will be William Kent Krueger, who will talk about his most recent novel, THIS TENDER LAND. Click here to register. If you would like to be one of our “live panelists” and ask Kent a question, please also fill out this form.