Monthly Contest: What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?
Our latest prize book is THE GREAT BELIEVERS, Rebecca Makkai's award-winning novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. Now available in paperback, this Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist has been optioned for television by Amy Poehler. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, July 10th at noon ET.
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, MANHATTAN BEACH tells the haunting story of Anna Kerrigan, who becomes the Brooklyn Naval Yard's first female diver during World War II, and her search for her missing father. We are giving five groups the chance to win 12 copies of this New York Times bestselling novel, plus the opportunity to chat with its author, Jennifer Egan. Ten additional readers will be awarded a copy of the book, which was last year's "One Book, One New York" pick. The deadline for your entries is Thursday, June 27th at noon ET.
In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda’s new stepsister, is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. Uneasy among Isobel’s privileged friends, she finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, who has enjoyed an intense, complex friendship with Isobel. As the summer winds to its end, Miranda is caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish her from the island for nearly two decades.
Straight from a Hollywood movie script, Kathi and Don Koll built a life of adventure traveling to far off lands at the behest of royalty and heads of state, surviving a carjacking, and cracking jokes with the president. Their joie de vivre made everything feel possible until Don woke up "locked in" after his catastrophic stroke. With unflinching honesty and humor, Kathi shares the realities of a life in uncharted territory as a full-time caregiver. Her ability to share sorrows while laughing at herself helped her find a "New Normal" where she and Don could live each day to its fullest.
A finalist for the 2018 National Book Award, THE GREAT BELIEVERS is a dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai.
KICK-ASS KINDA GIRL is a caregiver's journey, but it is also a love story and a warrior's tale filled with inspiration and practical advice, offering a unique perspective on living life to the fullest.
A daring and magnificent novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, MANHATTAN BEACH is a dazzling and propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.
Melanie Benjamin's captivating novel is based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II --- while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris.
From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of WHO DO YOU LOVE and IN HER SHOES, comes a smart, thoughtful and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places --- and be true to themselves --- in a rapidly evolving world.
Kate Moore, who was introduced to readers in THE EXPATS, is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems --- and that it involves her family.
SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women --- two sisters and their mother --- in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.