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July 17, 2012

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 17, 2012
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Daily Contest by Wednesday, July 18th at 11:59AM ET to win one of five copies of SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer

When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and 18 days old. Or, he was 2693 rotations of the earth old. Maxon was different. Sunny was different. They were different together.

Now, 20 years later, they are married, and Sunny wants, more than anything, to be “normal.” She’s got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other: a wondrous, strange relationship formed from urgent desire for connection. But now they’re parents to an autistic son. And Sunny is pregnant again. And her mother is dying in the hospital. Their marriage is on the brink of imploding, and they’re at each other’s throats with blame and fear. What exactly has gone wrong?

Sunny wishes Maxon would turn the rocket around and come straight-the-hell home.

When an accident in space puts the mission in peril, everything Sunny and Maxon have built hangs in the balance. Dark secrets, long-forgotten murders, and a blond wig all come tumbling to the light. And nothing will ever be the same.…

A debut of singular power and intelligence, SHINE SHINE SHINE is a unique love story, an adventure between worlds, and a stunning novel of love, death, and what it means to be human.

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