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February 21, 2017

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that releases this winter. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth, which is now available and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Walt Streightiff

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.

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Walt Streightiff

Orestes Ferrara

George Washington is one of the beacons placed at intervals along the highroad of history.

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Orestes Ferrara
February 19, 2017

The Savannah Book Festival

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This weekend, long-time Bookreporter.com reader Nancy Bader attended the Savannah Book Festival, now in its 10th year. Here is her report.... The Savannah Book Festival always runs over President's Day weekend. There's a single, opening speaker Thursday night (James Patterson -- CROSS THE LINE, this year); the keynote Friday night (Colson Whitehead -- THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD) and the closing speaker Sunday afternoon (Christina Baker Kline-- A PIECE OF THE WORLD). Tickets to hear each of those were $20.

Barbara Jordan

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.

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Barbara Jordan

Michael Josephson

If we keep treating our most important values as meaningless relics, that's exactly what they'll become.

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Michael Josephson

February 17, 2017

I personally think that every month should have at least one loooooong weekend. Seriously. There is something wonderful about anticipating the 1,000 ways I will spend an extra weekend day. And trust me, there always are 1,000 with me.

Last week, I mentioned that I was looking forward to escaping with reading over the weekend. I had manuscripts of upcoming books to read, all downloaded and ready to go on my iPad. Life was good until Saturday night when the iPad began to turn itself off every few minutes. This led to the kind of reading I loathe: message board trolling for how to conquer tech issues and outreach via Facebook to my “hive” for ideas. (Of course, my AppleCare two-year plan had expired). I did a backup, I did the network reinstall, the factory reinstall --- same problem. I was frustrated by being mired in tech issues instead of reading.

February 17, 2017 - March 3, 2017

Tell us about the books you’ve finished reading with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from February 17th to March 3rd at noon ET, three lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of I SEE YOU by Clare Mackintosh and THE MOTHER'S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth.

Jonathan Kellerman, author of Heartbreak Hotel: An Alex Delaware Novel

At nearly 100 years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients who child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions --- about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior and victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he discovers Thalia dead in her room.

Neil Gaiman, author of Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In NORSE MYTHOLOGY, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki --- son of a giant --- blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.