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End-of-the-Year Contest 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 40 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2017, while eight others won a selection of five of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2017's Bets On selections.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

In a British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 21-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable --- and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

May 2017

There are times when I find a new author and wonder how I never read his or her books before. That is what happened when I picked up Lisa Jewell’s I FOUND YOU. I read a very early manuscript last summer, before we awarded it to a group of our early readers in the fall (I just reread their comments; they loved it). I still can remember exactly where I was when I read it --- floating in the pool, for hours --- completely immersed in the story.

Week of March 5, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of March 5th include CAMINO ISLAND, John Grisham's thriller from last year that opens with a gang of thieves staging a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library --- and the action never lets up from there; THE LYING GAME, an instant New York Times bestseller from Ruth Ware, who has written a chilling novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games that teenage girls play; THE RADIUM GIRLS by Kate Moore, which fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances; and THE CHILD, Fiona Barton's latest work of psychological suspense about a journalist who finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women --- and torn between what she can and cannot tell.