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August 10, 2011

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 10, 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: SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's 14 and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting.

As the 12 days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family --- motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce --- pulls itself up to face another day.

A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal and restrictive realities of rural poverty, SALVAGE THE BONES is muscled with poetry, revelatory and real.

SALVAGE THE BONES will be in stores on August 30th.

-Click here to read more about SALVAGE THE BONES.

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