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In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of May 24th and May 31st 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 Father's Day contest, which we've brought back for a 16th year. From now through Friday, June 18th at noon ET, readers can enter to win one of our five prize packages, which includes all 12 of our featured titles. Click here to read more about the books and enter the contest.

Carol's latest “Bookreporter Talks To” interview is with Pam Jenoff, whose new historical novel, THE WOMAN WITH THE BLUE STAR, will be a Bets On pick. Inspired by true events, the book tells the story of Sadie Gault, a young woman who takes refuge with her pregnant mother in the sewers beneath the Kraków Ghetto as the Nazis begin to ship Jews to the camps in the middle of World War II. One day, Ella, a Polish girl, spies Sadie through a grate, and they strike up a conversation. Horrified by their situation, Ella offers to bring Sadie and her mother food and supplies, putting herself in potential danger. As the war worsens, so does the risk --- and each day there are challenges for both young ladies.

Pam talked about finding the kernel of this story and how her experiences living in Poland shaped her thoughts on the narrative. Their conversation covered a lot of ground about the unexpected consequences of war. In the late 1990s, Pam was employed by the State Department and was assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Kraków for two years. She then worked as a labor and employment attorney before turning her hand to writing. Pam continues to teach law school while she writes, and much of what she has experienced from these other parts of her life have found their way into her stories. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast.

Last Thursday night, we hosted our fourth "Bookaccino Live" Book Group event. Our guest was Robert Kolker, the author of HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD: Inside the Mind of an American Family, which is a Bets On pick. Bob gave us a fabulous interview when the book was first published last year. So it was wonderful for Carol to pick up a conversation with him this year and talk more in-depth about the book, as well as hear some terrific reactions and questions from attendees. Click here to watch the interview and here to listen to the podcast.

Our next “Bookaccino Live” Book Group guest will be Julie Clark, whose instant New York Times bestseller THE LAST FLIGHT --- this month’s Target Book Club pick and a Bets On selection --- is now available in paperback. The event will take place on Thursday, June 24th at 8pm ET, and you can sign up by clicking here. If you have a question for Julie that you would like to ask on camera during the event, please send Carol an email with the subject line “Question for Julie Clark.”

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of May 17th and May 24th 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 Julie Clark's psychological thriller, THE LAST FLIGHT. This instant New York Times bestseller, which is newly released in paperback, is this month's Target Book Club pick and a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, June 9th at noon ET.

This is your last newsletter reminder to sign up for this month's “Bookaccino Live” Book Group event, which will take place this Thursday, May 20th at 8pm ET. Robert Kolker will be our special guest, and Carol will talk to him about HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD: Inside the Mind of an American Family, his #1 New York Times bestseller that recently released in paperback and is a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. He also will be answering questions from those in attendance, including a select few who will join us “on stage.” Click here to register. If you have a question for Robert that you would like to ask on camera, please send Carol an email with the subject line “Question for Robert Kolker” by this Wednesday at 6pm ET.

We hosted this month's “Bookaccino Live” afternoon event last week. Carol presented 30 books releasing between May 11th and June 1st, along with seven from July, that she wanted to get on your radar. Click here to watch the presentation and here to see a list of all the titles that she talked about.

Next month’s "Bookaccino Live" afternoon event will take place on Wednesday, June 9th at 2pm ET. Carol will present titles releasing between June 8th and July 6th, along with a few from August, that she thinks will appeal to you. 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 a prize.

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of May 10th and May 17th 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 special contest on ReadingGroupGuides.com for Sharon Virts' debut novel, MASQUE OF HONOR, which is a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. Three groups will win up to 12 copies of the book AND a Zoom chat with Sharon. The deadline for your entries is Thursday, May 20th at noon ET.

This is your last newsletter reminder to sign up for this month's "Bookaccino Live” afternoon event, which will take place via Zoom TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 12th at 2pm ET. Carol will present titles releasing between May 11th and June 1st, along with a few from July, that she would like to get on your radar. Attendees of the live event will be invited to answer a survey about the books from the presentation that they are most interested in reading. Those who do will be eligible to win a prize! Be sure to register here by 1pm ET on Wednesday, and we will send you a list of the featured titles before the event.

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of May 3rd and May 10th 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 May, which includes Indie Next, LibraryReads, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, Reese's Book Club, the "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, and more.

Carol's latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interview is with Mark Sullivan, whose newly released novel, THE LAST GREEN VALLEY, will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On pick. The book opens in Ukraine in 1944, where the Martel family is offered two options: wait for Stalin to arrive, or run with the Nazis who will protect them. Neither is a great choice, but they decide to do the latter. As ethnic Germans, they embark on a trek to travel as far west as they can. Mark explains how he came upon their story in his hometown of Bozeman, Montana; talks about his research trip to Ukraine with the two Martel brothers, who are now in their late 70s and 80s; and discusses pacing and what he learned from years of co-writing with James Patterson. Click here to watch the video and here to listen to the podcast.

Our Mother's Day Author Blogs are back for a 12th year! Once again, we are excited to be sharing pieces from authors who reminisce about reading books with their moms, or with their own children, and talk about how their moms influenced them to become readers and writers. So far, we have heard from Laura Munson (WILLA’S GROVE), Lea Geller (THE TRUTH AND OTHER HIDDEN THINGS), Elizabeth Brundage (THE VANISHING POINT), Andrea Lee (RED ISLAND HOUSE), Deborah Goodrich Royce (RUBY FALLS), and Mary Dixie Carter (THE PHOTOGRAPHER). Still to come this week are contributions from Wendy Francis (SUMMERTIME GUESTS), Nancy Thayer (FAMILY REUNION), Virginia Hume (HAVEN POINT), and Elin Hilderbrand (GOLDEN GIRL).

We also are spotlighting THE NATURE OF A LADY, the opening installment in Christy Award-nominated authorRoseanna M. White's historical romance series, The Secrets of the Isles. The book is set on the Isles of Scilly, during the summer and autumn of 1906, and features pirate tales, treasure hunts, mistaken identities, new love, old love and hometown rivalries.