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July 14, 2016

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 14, 2016

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 Friday, July 15th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of STRANGER, FATHER, BELOVED by Taylor Larsen, which is now available. 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: STRANGER, FATHER, BELOVED by Taylor Larsen
STRANGER, FATHER, BELOVED follows the life and downward spiral of wealthy family man Michael James, who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial. When Michael sees his wife, Nancy, chatting with a stranger at a party they’re hosting, he’s stunned by the strength of his feeling that he’s watching her with the man she should have married. He begins a campaign to replace himself within his own family with this other man --- this worthier, better, kinder man --- all so his faithful wife Nancy, his beautiful teenage daughter Ryan, and his young, asthmatic son Max can live the life they deserve.

Michael pursues this man’s friendship, inserting him into the family dynamic. Meanwhile, Ryan, in the midst of a stage of sexual awakening and rebellion, distances herself from her family, ashamed of her mother and father and enamored of herself. And the quiet, weak Nancy is increasingly befuddled and frustrated by the behaviors of her husband and daughter. An atmosphere of tension and uncertainty builds in the James home, culminating in the family unit's slow descent into chaos.

With the deviancy of Tom Perrotta’s LITTLE CHILDREN, the quiet haunting of American Beauty, and the sensitivity of Lorrie Moore, Taylor Larsen has written an explosive story about a family on the verge of unraveling.

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to visit Taylor Larsen's official website.
-Click here to connect with Taylor Larsen on Facebook.

Click here to enter the contest by Friday, July 15th at 11:59am ET.

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