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August 2, 2011

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 2, 2011
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Daily Contest to win a copy! Some days we may feature multiple titles, and some days may even have special bonus prizes. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: EXLEY by Brock Clarke
For nine-year-old Miller, who lives with his mother in Watertown, New York, life has become a struggle to make sense of his father's disappearance, for which he blames himself. Then, when he becomes convinced that he has found his father lying comatose in the local VA hospital, a victim of the war in Iraq, Miller begins a search for the one person he believes can save him, the famously reclusive --- and, unfortunately, dead --- Frederick Exley, a Watertown native and the author of his father's favorite book, the "fictional memoir" A FAN'S NOTES. The story of Miller's search, told by both Miller himself and his somewhat flaky therapist, ultimately becomes an exploration of the difference between what we believe to be real and what is in fact real, and how challenging it can be to reconcile the two.

Part literary satire, part mystery, EXLEY unleashes the enormous talent of a writer whom critics have compared to Richard Ford and John Irving and whose work has been called "absurdly hilarious" (Entertainment Weekly) and "wildly entertaining" (Daily Candy).

-Click here to read more about EXLEY.
Click here to enter the contest.


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