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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 24, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of January 24th include HOUR OF THE WITCH, a riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from Chris Bohjalian, in which a young Puritan woman --- faithful and resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul --- plots her escape from a violent marriage; LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN, a timeless collection that reveals what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women and her own self-doubt; THE BULLET, the 27th installment in Iris Johansen's fast-paced thriller series starring Eve Duncan, who, along with her husband, Joe Quinn, must protect the life of a brilliant scientist (who happens to be Joe's ex-wife) so that she can live long enough to bring her discovery to the world; and WHAT'S MINE AND YOURS by Naima Coster, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family --- and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships.

The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

February 2022

THE OVERNIGHT GUEST by Heather Gudenkauf has a chilling setting, literally and figuratively. Wylie Lark, a true crime writer, is snowed in while finishing her new book in a house where, decades earlier, two people were murdered and a young girl disappeared. As a blizzard swirls outside, she finds a child in the snow --- which begins her reckoning that the story she is writing may not end up the way she thinks.