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End-of-the-Year Contest 2020

Congratulations to the winners of our 2020 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 42 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2020, while 14 others won a selection of three of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2020's Bets On books.

Winter Reading 2020

At, we kicked off 2020 with our sixth annual Winter Reading Contests and Feature. We hosted a series of 24-hour contests spotlighting a book releasing this winter (or a recently published title that we would like to get into your hands now) and gave five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Even though our contests have wrapped up, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles, as these are the books you'll want to read during the winter months --- and into the warmer ones!

Alexis Schaitkin, author of Saint X

Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found, and two local men --- employees at the resort --- are arrested. But the evidence is slim, and the men are soon released. Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth --- not only to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister?

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

February 2020

SAINT X by debut novelist Alexis Schaitkin opens on a holiday trip in the Caribbean, where a wealthy New York family is vacationing. Their daughters are as close as two sisters can be when one is 18 and the other is seven. The older daughter, Alison, heads out many nights to party with the locals, drinking and dancing in various clubs. Then one night, she does not come home. A hunt for her ensues, and all signs point to her last being seen with two of the hotel workers that night at a local club. But later, the timing is found not to jive with when she went missing. Her body is discovered, but what happened is still a mystery.

Week of May 24, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of May 24th include SEX AND VANITY, in which Kevin Kwan takes readers from Capri to New York City, where Lucie Tang Churchill finds herself torn between two men --- and two very different cultures; THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE, Fiona Davis' page-turning historical novel about a series of book thefts that roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces; Emily Giffin's THE LIES THAT BIND, a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth, in which a young lady falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace; HOMELAND ELEGIES by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams; and THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES, Kristin Harmel's engaging and evocative novel --- inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II --- about a young woman with a talent for forgery who helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.