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July 29, 2016

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 29, 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 Monday, August 1st at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley, which was a Bets On selection.

*Please note: Due to a technical glitch on our sites, we were unable to send this newsletter on Thursday as we had originally planned. Thus we are giving you more than the usual 24 hours to enter this contest.

You can take a look at all the books we're giving away in this year's Summer Reading contests on our Pinterest page here.

Today's Featured Book and Contest: BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show "Fargo" comes the thriller of the year.

On a foggy summer night, 11 people --- 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter --- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs --- the painter --- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members --- including a Wall Street titan and his wife, a Texan-born party boy just in from London, a young woman questioning her path in life, and a career pilot --- the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens. As the passengers' intrigues unravel, odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety, the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from the wreckage.

Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature and the inextricable ties that bind us together.

-Click here to read a review.
-Click here to read Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On commentary on the book.
-Click here to visit Noah Hawley's official website.
-Connect with Noah Hawley on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to enter the contest by Monday, August 1st at 11:59am ET.

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