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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.

Gabrielle Zevin, author of Young Jane Young

Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss --- and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the beloved congressman doesn’t take the fall. But Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident.

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

September 2017

In YOUNG JANE YOUNG, Gabrielle Zevin, who many of our readers know from THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY, has written a book that at its core looks at what happens when you are young and make a mistake. Well, not just any mistake, but rather you have an affair with your very high-profile boss, a Congressman, when you are an intern and you get outed for it. Where does one go on after this? Well, if you are Aviva Grossman, you leave South Florida and head to Allison Springs, Maine --- and you change your name to Jane Young and become an event planner. Yes, you are following me here, an event planner in Maine.

Week of April 30, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of April 30th include HILLBILLY ELEGY, J. D. Vance's passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis --- that of white working-class Americans; A LEGACY OF SPIES, John le Carré's first novel to feature George Smiley of the British Secret Service in more than 25 years; MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, a short story collection in which Haruki Murakami explores the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone; THE SUNSHINE SISTERS, Jane Green's novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life; and MOCKINGBIRD SONGS, a collection of letters between Harper Lee and Wayne Flint, one of her closest friends, that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words.