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July 17, 2014

Today's Featured Title and Contest July 17, 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 Friday, July 18th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat, which is now available in paperback. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT by Edwidge Danticat

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year, an NPR "Great Read," a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, and a Library Journal Top Book

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè --- Claire of the Sea Light --- suddenly disappears. As the people of the Haitian seaside community of Ville Rose search for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed. In this stunning novel about intertwined lives, Edwidge Danticat crafts a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores the mysterious bonds we share --- with the natural world and with one another.

-Click here to read a review.
-Click here to read an excerpt.

Click here to enter the contest by Friday, July 18th at 11:59am ET.

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