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End-of-the-Year Contest 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our 2022 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 40 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2022, while eight others won a selection of five of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2022's Bets On books.

Week of January 2, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of January 2nd include THE MAID, Nita Prose's utterly original debut about a charmingly eccentric hotel maid who discovers a guest murdered in his bed --- and solving this mystery will turn her once orderly world upside down; FIONA AND JANE by Jean Chen Ho, a witty, warm and irreverent first book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity and heartbreak over two decades; THE GOLDEN COUPLE, an electrifying novel from Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, the duo behind THE WIFE BETWEEN US, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL and YOU ARE NOT ALONE; and the first-ever memoir from the most decorated female skier of all time, RISE, which reveals never-before-told stories of Lindsey Vonn's life in the fast lane, her struggle with depression, and the bold decisions that helped her break down barriers on and off the slopes.

Nita Prose, author of The Maid

Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, 25-year-old Molly has been navigating life's complexities all by herself. No matter --- she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. But her orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle.

The Maid by Nita Prose

January 2022

In Nita Prose’s debut novel, THE MAID, Molly Gray is a socially challenged hotel maid who prides herself on delivering top service to the guests at the Regency Grand Hotel. One day, she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black and finds him dead in his bed. All fingers point to Molly as the killer, so she works to unravel the mystery of what happened to Mr. Black to free herself as a suspect. Molly’s life has been shaped by the words of her Gran, who died a few months ago. She approaches each seemingly insurmountable task by sharing what her Gran would have said to do.