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July 30, 2013

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 30, 2013
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Daily Contest by Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59AM ET to win one of five copies of APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Victoria Lustbader. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

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Today's Featured Book and Contest: APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Victoria Lustbader

It’s said that the flapping of a butterfly’s wing can start a chain reaction that leads to an unstoppable storm. In the same way, random twists of fate and transitory acts of kindness and cruelty can shape our destinies, just as we affect the people around us...sometimes in ways we can’t possibly imagine.

Jody is a likable young man getting by in New York City at the turn of the millennium. On the surface, he seems to have it together, with friends, family, a decent job, and a steady string of girlfriends. But a secret history has left Jody scarred and broken inside, lacking faith in the future or himself. Like the ceaseless pull of a black hole, his buried secrets hold him back, defining him, until his trajectory crosses the path of three very different women, who, in their own ways, hold out the tantalizing possibility of healing, connection...or self-destruction.

Victoria Lustbader's APPROACHING THE SPEED OF LIGHT is a thoughtful, deeply moving tale about the things we cannot leave behind --- and how, sometimes, we have to go through the black hole to come out the other side.

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