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Bestselling Author Anita Diamant Presents a Moving Novel of Family, Friends and Feminism

Eighty-five-year-old Addie --- The Boston Girl --- recounts her fascinating life as a Jewish woman growing up in early 20th-century America.

Revisit Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty’s Famous Reichenbach Falls Encounter

Sanctioned by Conan Doyle’s estate, MORIARTY follows two detectives as they pursue a man determined to become Moriarty’s successor.

Brooke Shields Releases a Memoir on Her Complicated Relationship with Her Mother

The actress explores the choices and events that strengthened, weakened and preserved the bond she shared with her troubled mother.

Anne Perry Brings the Holiday Spirit to the Big Apple in A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS

In 1904, Jemima Pitt journeys across the Atlantic to attend a lavish wedding --- but her plans are stalled by a 16-year-old scandal.

Author Lorenzo Carcaterra Reflects on the Life and Times of His Cousin, Actor Danny Aiello

Following the release of Danny Aiello’s memoir, Lorenzo Carcaterra offers a firsthand look at the life of the beloved stage and screen actor.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature

At Bookreporter.com, we kick off the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. This year’s Holiday Cheer titles include books that you want to give and get, as well as a couple of “hot” 2015 titles. The contests kick off at noon ET on select days in November and December, and run for just 24 hours, so you will have to check the site to see what is being featured. As always, we’ll be sending our special Holiday Cheer newsletter on the days when there are contests.

Our final prize book is STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova. The deadline for entries is Thursday, December 18th at 11:59am ET.


Special Contest: FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

We are celebrating the January 20th release of FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen with a special contest that will give 25 readers the opportunity to win an advance copy of the book and submit their comments on it. The deadline for entries is Thursday, December 18th at noon ET.


Women's Fiction Author Spotlight: SAVING GRACE by Jane Green

As Ted and Grace Chapman’s picture-perfect life begins to crumble, they are rescued by Beth, an assistant promising to calm Ted’s rages and lend Grace emotional support. But Grace harbors dark secrets in her past, and Beth’s persona might be too good to be true. It soon appears that this new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation and even her sanity.


Sounding Off on Audio: Interviews with Listeners About Their Love of Audiobooks

As we continue to explore the world of audiobooks, we bring you our newest Bookreporter.com feature, “Sounding Off on Audio,” where we interview listeners about their love of audiobooks. Find out what they listen to, who their favorite narrators are, why they enjoy audiobooks, and much more.

This week, we hear from Lee Woodruff, who writes books and articles for a living, but most recently has embraced audiobooks and can now be found whipping out her iPhone to listen to them while walking the dog, hiking and driving.

Latest Reviews

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Dick Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous --- a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, which brings them both to Cuba as well --- and squarely into harm’s way.

When America entered World War II, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. The War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today.

Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century. And now, THE LOST GOSPEL provides the first-ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family and political lives.

A year ago, Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But upon learning that Flynn has been executed, Thorn is determined to get his hands on his son’s killer. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he’s been told is true, and the trap they’re setting isn’t for Flynn’s killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn has ever met.

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or an autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in --- and around --- his novels, shorts stories and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day has chosen from Chandler’s writing, as well as the many interviews he gave over the years as he achieved cult status, to weave together an illuminating narrative that reveals the man, the work and the worlds he created.

Asylum City by Liad Shoham - Mystery/Thriller

When young social activist Michal Poleg is found dead in her Tel Aviv apartment, officer Anat Nachmias is given the lead on her first murder investigation. Eager to find answers, she looks to the victim's past for clues, focusing on the last days before her death. Could one of the asylum seekers with whom Michal worked be behind this crime? Then a young African man confesses to the murder, and Anat's commanders say the case is closed. But the cop isn't convinced.

Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken --- and probably killed --- by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive --- until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it.

TED AND I is a unique portrait of a shared childhood between Gerald Hughes and his younger brother, Ted, one of the finest and best-loved poets of modern times. Ted's love for Gerald was probably one of the most enduring and sustaining forces in his life. Hughes brings alive a period when the two brothers would roam the countryside, camping, making fires, pitching tents, hunting rabbits, rats, wood pigeon and stoats. Ted's fascination with all wildlife subsequently fed directly into his sublime poetry.