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A Man's Split-Second Decision to Protect His Son Leads to Devastating Consequences

Readers will be debating what it means to be a parent and how far you can --- and should --- go to protect those you love.

Emma Donoghue Follows Up Her Bestseller, ROOM, with a Riveting Murder Mystery

A French burlesque dancer risks everything to bring her friend's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.

Barbara Ehrenreich Recounts Her Quest to Find "the Truth" About Everything

Ehrenreich brings an older woman's perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that torment us all.

A Universal Story of a Boy Torn Between Duty and His Own Survival

Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.

A Story About Telling Stories and How Life is Continually Invented and Reinvented

Everyone who had any connection with Milla feels implicated in her murder and haunted by what they could have done to prevent it.

Features and Contests's Ninth Annual Mother's Day Contest and Feature

Mother’s Day is a time to recognize the woman who raised and nurtured us. To celebrate, we're giving you the opportunity to win some books and goodies for you or the special lady in your life in our ninth annual "Books Mom Will Love" contest. From now through Friday, May 9th at noon ET, readers will have the chance to win one of our 10 prize packages.

Special Contest: LITTLE MERCIES by Heather Gudenkauf

We are celebrating the June 24th release of LITTLE MERCIES by Heather Gudenkauf 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. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, May 1st at noon ET.

Women's Fiction Author Spotlight & Contest: THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi

We have 35 copies of THE PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL by Nadia Hashimi, which releases on May 6th, to give away to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, May 1st at noon ET.

Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight & Contest: TELL ME YOU'RE SORRY by Kevin O'Brien

We have 25 copies of TELL ME YOU'RE SORRY by Kevin O'Brien, which releases on April 29th, to give away to readers who would like to read the book and comment on it. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, April 24th at noon ET.

Women's Fiction Author Spotlight: BRIDGE TO HAVEN by Francine Rivers

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted.

Latest Reviews

Updike by Adam Begley - Biography

In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America. Drawing on in-depth archival research, as well as interviews with the writer's family, friends and colleagues, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life.

In a span of 10 years, Gail Caldwell had lost her best friend, her mother and her dog. Making matters worse, the polio she'd contracted in her infancy had reduced her stride to a painful limp, and it seemed things would only get worse. Then, a routine doctor's visit revealed that a common surgery could restore her gait. She would soon discover how many other things it would restore: her sense of her self was not in decline, but powerful and potent.

Lean In: For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg - Business/Self-Help

Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this edition of LEAN IN includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.

Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel by Ted Bell - Thriller/Adventure

When an elderly professor at Cambridge is murdered, a victim of bizarre, ancient Chinese torture, Alex Hawke teams up with his Scotland Yard colleague and friend, Inspector Ambrose Congreve, to find the killer. But the death is only the opening move in a tense and lethal game of geopolitical brinksmanship. Hawke must pull off his most daring mission yet: infiltrate China and neutralize the source of their advantage, or risk witnessing World War III.

Over the course of one school year --- seventh grade --- 12-year-old Kevin Brockmeier sets out in search of himself. Along the way, he happens into his first kiss at a church party, struggles to understand why his old friends tease him at the lunch table, becomes the talk of the entire school thanks to his Halloween costume, and booby-traps his lunch to deter a thief.

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell - Romantic Suspense

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance and suspense.

Acts of God: Stories by Ellen Gilchrist - Fiction/Short Stories

Ellen Gilchrist’s first collection of short stories since 2005 consists of 10 pieces that take place in the American South, mainly in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Her characters are good-hearted Southerners, many of them wealthy, who are forced to confront life’s toughest challenges --- from natural disasters to terrorist threats to multiple sclerosis and untimely death --- and who emerge from each experience with a renewed belief in the goodness of human nature.

Ruth Lennox is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in psychotherapist Frieda Klein, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that Ruth was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection.

Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost. When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist.

David has traveled to New York with his wife to visit his new publisher. On his way back to Penn Station, he bumps into a stranger who covertly follows him, and then, just before they board the train home, passes him by close enough to whisper: "Remember me." The stranger follows David and his wife back to where they live, and it isn't long before he realizes that this man wants something from him...something very personal, that he may have no choice but to surrender.