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July 30, 2012

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 30, 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 Tuesday, July 31st at 11:59AM ET to win one of five copies of GILDED AGE by Claire McMillan. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: GILDED AGE by Claire McMillan

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and 30 days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman’s sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice.

With a keen eye for the perfect detail and a heart big enough to embrace those she observes, Claire McMillan has written an assured and revelatory debut novel about class, gender, and the timeless conundrum of femininity.

- Click here to read more about the book.
- Click here to read an excerpt.

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