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June 23, 2014

Today's Featured Title and Contest June 23, 2014

This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Tuesday, June 24th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel, which is now in stores. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB by Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon.

As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives --- they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than 50 years. THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.

-Click here to read a review.
-Click here to read an excerpt.
-Click here for the reading group guide.

Click here to enter the contest by Tuesday, June 24th at 11:59am ET.
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