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May 27, 2014

Today's Featured Title and Contest May 27, 2014
This 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, May 28th at 2:00pm ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joël Dicker. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Our First Featured Book and Contest: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR by Joël Dicker
August 30, 1975: the day 15-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan --- whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a successful and true novel?

A global phenomenon, with sales approaching a million copies in France alone and rights sold in more than 30 countries, THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR will be a Bets On selection. You can read Carol Fitzgerald's comments on the book next Friday, June 6th.

-THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR was a Sneak Peek title, giving readers the opportunity to read it in advance and comment on it. Click here to see what our advance readers had to say about the book.

Click here to enter the contest by Wednesday, May 28th at 2:00pm ET.

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