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April 20, 2012 Newsletter April 20, 2012
Monday Night is World Book Night!

Monday night is World Book Night. On Wednesday evening of this week, I headed out to the Clinton Book Shop to pick up the 20 copies of A RELIABLE WIFE that I am going to be giving away. Harvey and Rob hosted a lovely party, so folks were not just running in to grab their boxes of books and leaving; rather, they lingered and chatted. It was a nice evening of pointing out books we loved on the shelves in the store, talking about authors we are crazy about, and comparing notes on what we were all giving away. You can see a photo above!

I confess I am proud --- and wildly excited --- that is listed as a sponsor in the back of the book. Also, the discussion guide included inside is the one that was prepared for --- and the interview in that guide appeared on Wow, I feel a real personal connection with the book! It also was a Bets On Pick --- and in the back is a chapter excerpt of Goolrick’s next book, HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL, which I also wrote about last week (coming June 12th), which also will be a Bets On selection. So any of you giving away A RELIABLE WIFE, take note! By the way, I am slipping personal notes in the books that I am giving away….especially since I feel a personal connection with this book.

Speaking of which, I heard from a number of our readers who are fellow “Book Givers.” We would love to hear your stories that evening so I can share them with our readers. If you are a book giver, after Monday night shoot me an email with the subject line “My Book Giver Experience” with your name, your city and state, what book you gave away, where you gave it, and what your experience was like. I think this is going to be one special evening. I will be at the Barnes & Noble event at Union Square for the NY kickoff at 7PM. If any of you are planning to be there, let me know!

Sadly this weekend, I will not be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books as a family obligation is keeping me home. I think this is the first time I have missed the Festival in something like six or seven years. One of our readers, Kathy, who I always meet up with there, has promised to take notes, and I will have her report next week. Anyone else attending, please let me know, and I will ask you for your comments as well. The L.A. Times Book Prizes will be announced tonight, and we will have them for you next week.

Busy week in the office this week, which was happily broken up by a visit from Francis Slakey, who wrote TO THE LAST BREATH: A Memoir of Going to Extremes, which I talked about on my blog last week. It releases on May 8th. Great to get to talk to Slake, as those who know him call him (which now I do, too), about some of the parts of the book that really resonated with me. I am looking forward to my husband and sons reading it, so we all can talk about it. It’s one of those wonderful reads that cannot really be defined. It’s a memoir, an adventure story, a life story, and will mean something different to each person reading it.
We got a nice note from Amy from East Amherst, NY that said, "I LOVE the new bookshelf feature! Can't wait to see additional shelves for different subjects, themes, authors, etc groupings. Great addition to an already robust website.” Speaking of bookshelves, in celebration of the Edgar Awards (which will be awarded next Thursday night) and all things mystery, Joe Hartlaub, our resident mystery/thriller guru and reviewer, has created a bookshelf of 20 Must-Read Mystery titles that he thinks twentysomethings will enjoy. Also next week, we are launching a new feature on called “20 Over 30,” where 20 mystery authors will be making their recommendations to twentysomethings.
Speaking of twentysomething… I read a terrific book that we are featuring on --- THE DEFINING DECADE: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, PhD. I cannot encourage those in their twenties --- and those who love them like their parents --- to read it more. Our review is by Maureen Linehan, one of our staffers who is in her twenties, and she wants to give it to all of her friends. She clearly nails so many of the challenges of being in your twenties, and reading it I realize that really was NOT the best decade of my life the way everyone told me it was meant to be!

May I ask you to please share this link with twentysomethings you know? We know many are getting ready to wrap up their college studies for the year and thus…bam…this will be a great way to get back to pleasure reading!
Speaking of new features, our readers who love True Crime will be happy to learn that we are kicking off our True Crime Author Spotlight this week with MIDNIGHT IN PEKING by Paul French as our first title. A historian and China expert, Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of a young Englishwoman, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking. I read it and appreciated the detailed research that infused the storyline. I knew little about this time in Peking, and thus the history was as rich as the story of the actual crime. I also was surprised to learn how much was known about forensics in 1937. It’s True Crime that also will be appreciated by anyone who enjoys historical references and China as well. Enter here to win one of 25 advance copies by Thursday, May 3rd at noon ET. This also will make for a great book group discussion. You can find a guide for it here.

Also this week….

David Baldacci’s new book, THE INNOCENT, follows Will Robie, a revered hitman who’s never missed a shot. But when he gets a suspicious assignment, he puts his career --- and his life --- on the line when he refuses to kill. Things get even more complicated when he crosses paths with a troubled 14-year-old girl who needs his help. Reviewer Kate Ayers says, “In David Baldacci’s latest novel, the spine-chilling action begins on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last. Baldacci manages to make his main character, a confessed assassin, likable. No, actually he makes him more than likable, for you can’t help but pray for his success. THE INNOCENT is not just a scary read; this is heart-stopping stuff!”

Nora Roberts' THE WITNESS follows Elizabeth Fitch, the daughter of a controlling woman who finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Our reviewer, Jennifer McCord, calls THE WITNESS "a marvelous novel of romance, suspense and hope with a riveting storyline.... Whether it is her first novel or her 200th, Nora Roberts is a writer who never fails to deliver a book that readers enjoy."

Meanwhile, in Carol Higgins Clark’s newest Regan Reilly book, GYPPED, Regan and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But when Regan gets in touch with a strange old friend, Zelda, her vacation is thrown entirely off course. Our reviewer, Christine M. Irvin, says, "The novel is filled with plenty of plot twists and subplots as any good mystery should be. It is also an entertaining, lighthearted read, and I look forward to catching up with Clark’s backlist and familiarizing myself more with her admirable protagonist."

Meanwhile, it’s almost that time to celebrate Mom! And as a mom, I again am going to make my dream come true --- it’s going to be Mother’s Day MONTH on the blog, beginning today and running through Friday, May 18th. (Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th). Again this year, we are turning over the blog to a special feature called Celebrating Authors and their Mothers.

We begin with a piece by Daisy Goodwin, author of THE AMERICAN HEIRESS, which is heartfelt and personal about her absentee mom. Also this weekend, Jeanne Ray writes about the inspiration that her daughter, Ann Patchett, gave her to be a writer, and Eloisa James talks about the moments she wanted to capture that spurred her to write PARIS IN LOVE.

And…we have a contest. From today through Tuesday, May 8th at noon ET, readers will have the chance to win one of our five Mother's Day gift baskets. Each basket is filled with a selection of eight varied and wonderful books, including Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, Grace by T. Greenwood, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Lost and Found by Geneen Roth, A Natural Woman by Carole King, Next To Love by Ellen Feldman, Think by Lisa Bloom, and The Weird SisterS by Eleanor Brown. Also included are a variety of gifts to treat mom, including Godiva truffles, a bath sponge shaped like a flower, an eye masque that can either be chilled or heated, and Tazo Cucumber White Tea that sounds lovely and has a hint of lime. Be sure to enter for a chance to win! You can share it with your mom if you are not a mom.

Our Suspense/Thriller contest continues for ACT OF TERROR by Marc Cameron. Enter here to win one of 25 copies by Thursday, April 26th at noon ET.

We have a brand new Word of Mouth contest for you this week. Let us know what you’re reading for a chance to win BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel, HOME by Toni Morrison, and THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King. And be sure to vote in our poll and let us know the format of the book you’re reading right now.

In other news, you may remember that last year Karin Slaughter, along with Kathryn Stockett and Mary Kay Andrews, hosted a event to benefit the DeKalb County Library Foundation that raised $50,000 through an event at the library and an online auction. There was also another event in St. Louis that raised an additional $20,000, but also spurred some other marketing efforts to raise almost $100,000 in the last two years for the system.

Well, next Wednesday, April 25th, Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Charlaine Harris and Slaughter will be on hand at the Boston Public Library to meet readers and help raise money for the Boston Public Library. Tickets are still available at or If you can't make the event, you can bid on auction items online through the portal. There's everything from galleys to a chance to have your work read by Aaron Priest (agent to Harlan Coben and Greg Iles), Darley Anderson (agent to Lee Child), and Victoria Sanders (agent to Slaughter). If you're a reader and not a writer, HarperCollins and Random House have offered a "galley a month" program where they'll send the lucky winner one hot galley each. Sounds like a fun way to support libraries, doesn’t it?

And our readers do not just share the books that they love. The photo of the bluebonnets above was shared by a reader named Peggy from Texas. It was taken on April 1st near Ennis, Texas. As she says, “It’s clear why Texas is the Bluebonnet State.” Isn’t that just gorgeous? I am going to frame it! We love it so much that you can click here to see the whole image.

I am currently enjoying two books. HEARTBROKEN by Lisa Unger has a few threads running through it that are so well done that I want to stop everything I am doing to finish it. Looking forward to that this evening. Gigi Levangie Grazer’s THE STARTER WIFE was laugh-out-loud funny. She has not lost her signature wit in THE AFTER WIFE, where the main character is coping (maybe) with the loss of her husband with the support of an eclectic group of friends, all of whom make me laugh.

Driving rain is scheduled for part of the weekend here, which feels REALLY unfair after a gorgeous week. Reading luckily can happen in any weather. Here’s wishing you all a great week of reading.

Carol Fitzgerald (

Now in Stores: THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci

THE INNOCENT by David Baldacci (Thriller)
America has enemies --- ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can't stop. That's when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Robie may have just made the first --- and last --- mistake of his career. Reviewed by Kate Ayers.

-Click here to read an excerpt.

Click here to read a review.
Now in Stores: THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts
THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts (Romantic Suspense)
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Reviewed by Jennifer McCord.

-Click here to read an excerpt.
Click here to read a review.
Now in Stores: GYPPED by Carol Higgins Clark
GYPPED: A Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark (Mystery)
PI Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are in Los Angeles where Jack is attending a business conference. After the meeting, they plan to vacation in California. But then Regan gets in touch with a friend, Zelda, who suspects she is being gypped by her business manager who had her invest in a new line of vitamins. Reviewed by Christine M. Irvin.
Click here to read a review.
Introducing’s True Crime Author Spotlight: Our First Featured Title --- MIDNIGHT IN PEKING by Paul French
We all love a good crime story, and crime fiction is one of the most popular genres on But now we’re featuring an entirely different way to read about missing persons, mysterious kidnappings, and cold-blooded murders --- through the real-life stories. Our True Crime Author Spotlight brings you chilling accounts of crimes that have actually occurred --- many of which are little known or long unsolved, and all written by experts --- along with the fallout.

Our first-ever True Crime Author Spotlight kicks off with Paul French, author of MIDNIGHT IN PEKING. An historian and China expert, French at last uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of a young Englishwoman, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking. We are giving away 25 advance copies to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, May 3rd at noon ET.

More about MIDNIGHT IN PEKING: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China:
Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives --- one British and one Chinese --- race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade?

-Click here for the reading group guide.
-Click here to read critical praise.
-Click here to read Paul French’s bio.

Click here to read more in our True Crime Author Spotlight.'s Seventh Annual Mother's Day Contest: Books Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day is a time to recognize the woman who raised and nurtured us. Why not brighten her special day with some great books? From April 20th through May 8th, readers will have the chance to win one of our five Mother’s Day gift baskets. Each basket is filled with a selection of eight varied and wonderful books, along with a variety of gifts to treat Mom: Godiva truffles, a bath sponge shaped like a flower, an eye masque that can either be chilled or heated, and Tazo Cucumber White Tea with a hint of lime.

Our featured Mother’s Day titles are:

Click here to read all the contest details.
Mother's Day Author Blogs: Celebrating Authors and Their Mothers

At, Mother’s Day once again will be a month-long celebration with the help of some of our author friends and their mothers. During the next few weeks, we will be featuring daily blog posts from authors, including Melanie Gideon, C. W. Gortner, Eloisa James, Tayari Jones, Caroline Leavitt and more!

We launch our series with Daisy Goodwin, who shares an intimate account of how she started writing fiction at a young age --- by inventing her own mother. Click here to read her post!

Reading these pieces will give you a new understanding and insight into the role Mom played as authors got their start or followed into the literary world.

Click here to read our Mother's Day Author Blogs.
Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Marc Cameron, Author of ACT OF TERROR

We have 25 copies of ACT OF TERROR by Marc Cameron, which will be in stores May 1st, to give away to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, April 26th at noon ET.

More about ACT OF TERROR:
From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American --- but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America.

Special Agent Jericho Quinn has seen the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the President, Quinn knows that these random acts of violence pose a clear and present danger. But Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn’s name is on the list…

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to read critical praise.
-Click here to read Marc Cameron’s bio.
-Click here to connect with Marc Cameron on Facebook.

Click here to read more in our Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight.
Featured Suspense/Thriller Author: Lisa Jackson, Author of DEVIOUS

DEVIOUS by Lisa Jackson (Thriller)
When New Orleans detective Reuben Montoya is called to investigate a murder with his partner Rick Bentz, he’s shocked to recognize the victim. Camille Renard, an old high-school friend, was found on the altar of St. Marguerite’s cathedral, dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted…

Valerie Houston’s younger sister, Camille, had a knack for making bad choices. She left Texas after falling for Val’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Slade. But as Val digs deeper into Camille’s death, she realizes how little she really knows about her sister and their shared past.

Soon more bodies are found brutally slaughtered. No one is beyond suspicion. No one is safe --- least of all Valerie, whose connection to a twisted case is closer, and more dangerous, than she ever could have imagined. For this killer knows all, forgives nothing, and will not rest until Valerie becomes the next to pay for her sins…

-Click here
to read a review.
-Click here
to read an excerpt.
-Click here
to read critical praise.
-Click here
to see the book trailer.
-Click here
to read Lisa Jackson's bio.
-Connect with Lisa Jackson on Facebook
and Twitter.
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for your chance to meet Lisa Jackson and win some fabulous prizes, including a signed copy of her forthcoming book, YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

Click here to read more in our Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight.
Featured Historical Fiction Author: Sandra Dallas, Author of TRUE SISTERS
TRUE SISTERS by Sandra Dallas (Historical Fiction)
In order to encourage Mormon converts to emigrate to the promised land (Salt Lake City), a plan was implemented by Brigham Young himself: emigrants were outfitted with two-wheeled handcarts. The settlers were then expected to walk, pushing the handcarts, for the 1,300-mile journey from Iowa City. Several “companies,” as they were called, completed this perilous trek and successfully reached Salt Lake City. But for the Martin Company, one of the very last groups to leave from Iowa City that year, the trip proved disastrous.

TRUE SISTERS tells the story of four women, brought together on the harrowing journey of the Martin Handcart Company, and united by the promises of prosperity and salvation in a new land. Through the ties of female friendships and the strength born from suffering, each one tests the boundaries of her faith and learns the real meaning of survival along the way.

-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to read Sandra Dallas' bio.
-Click here to connect with Sandra Dallas on Facebook.
Click here to read more in our Historical Fiction Author Spotlight.
Paperback Spotlight: SAY HER NAME by Francisco Goldman
SAY HER NAME by Francisco Goldman (Fiction)
Celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman was barely two years into his marriage to the beautiful young writer Aura Estrada when, on their belated honeymoon, Aura broke her neck while bodysurfing. Francisco was blamed for Aura’s death by her family and, overcome with guilt, he wanted to die too. Instead, he wrote his Prix Femina–winning novel, SAY HER NAME, “a work of raw grief refined into lyrical elegance” (Sunday Telegraph) that has captured the hearts of readers and reviewers across the globe. Without pathos, Goldman brings his love back to life. SAY HER NAME is a love story, a bold inquiry into destiny and accountability, and a tribute to Aura --- who she was and who she would have been.

-Click here to read a review.
-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here to read critical praise.
-Click here to read Francisco Goldman's bio.

Click here to read more in our Paperback Spotlight.
Got a Twentysomething in Your House? Then You Will Want to Read THE DEFINING DECADE

THE DEFINING DECADE: Why Your Twenties Matter - and How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, PhD (Psychology)
Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us that the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20.

In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood. Drawing from more than 10 years of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, Dr. Jay weaves the science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves.

-Click here to read more about the book.
-Click here to read a review.

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A Mystery Lover’s Bookshelf: Joe Hartlaub Picks 20 of His Favorite Recent Mysteries
It's the month of the Edgars, and on we're celebrating with a collection of 20 favorite recent mysteries from the last two years, compiled by our go-to mystery reviewer, Joe Hartlaub.

We also have some of your favorite mystery writers weighing in on what mysteries you should be reading, so be sure to check our our 20 Over 30: Mystery Writers Recommend series, which starts April 23rd on

To gear up for the Edgar Awards --- which are being presented on April 26th --- read on and enjoy!

-For more information about the Edgar Awards, click here.
Click here to see Joe Hartlaub’s bookshelf of 20 recent mysteries.
This Week’s Reviews

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott (Memoir)
Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Anne Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life. Lamott and Sam struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax's mother. Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman.

-Click here to read an excerpt.

CAPITOL MURDER by Phillip Margolin (Thriller)
Private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium --- and by the escape of convicted serial killer Clarence Little --- to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR by Eric Jerome Dickey (Romantic Suspense)
James Thicke has channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions --- success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, he receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood's underbelly, lust, blackmail and revenge become his constant companions. Reviewed by Marie Hashima Lofton.

BEASTLY THINGS: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon (Mystery)
When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Commissario Guido Brunetti has little to work with. Perhaps with the help of Signorina Elettra, Brunetti and Inspector Vianello can identify the man and understand why someone wanted him dead. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

THE THIEF: An Isaac Bell Adventure by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Historical Thriller/Action & Adventure)
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture --- and perhaps something more. Reviewed by Judy Gigstad.

A NATURAL WOMAN: A Memoir by Carole King (Memoir)
A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles Carole King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album
Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

AN AMERICAN SPY by Olen Steinhauer (Thriller)
When Alan Drummond, Milo Weaver's former boss in the CIA, uses one of Milo’s compromised aliases to travel to London and then disappears, calling all kinds of attention to his actions, Milo can’t help but go in search of him. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT by Nadine Gordimer (Fiction)
Steven and Jabulile are married South Africans. He is white; she is black. Both fought in the Struggle to end apartheid. Now that the Struggle is over, they try to live a quiet life of domesticity. But freedom has created an unexpected new dilemma: What is modern South Africa, and where does a “mixed” couple fit into it? Reviewed by Michael Magras.

GOSSIP by Beth Gutcheon (Fiction)
Beth Gutcheon’s latest novel is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others --- be it true, false, or imagined --- to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another. Reviewed by Jana Siciliano.

DEVIL IN THE GROVE: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King (History)
Gilbert King shines new light on remarkable civil rights crusader Thurgood Marshall, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.” Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.

SACRILEGE by S. J. Parris (Historical Mystery/Thriller)
Sixteenth-century England is the setting for this historical thriller centered on the secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the 12th-century archbishop who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. Defrocked ex-monk Giordano Bruno must uncover the dark secrets of this cult before it’s too late. Reviewed by Ray Palen.

VOICES OF THE DEAD by Peter Leonard (Thriller)
Holocaust survivor Harry Levin has just learned that his daughter was killed in a car accident caused by a German diplomat who will never face charges. Enraged and aggrieved, Harry hunts the killer down. What he finds out about the diplomat and his plans will explode Harry's life and the lives of everyone around him. Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.

This Week's Poll and New Word of Mouth Contest


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Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from April 20th to May 4th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel, HOME by Toni Morrison, and THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King.

To make sure other readers will be able to find the books you write about, please include the full title and correct author names (your entry must include these to be eligible to win). For complete rules and guidelines, click here.

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