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February 9, 2016

Here you will find books releasing the weeks of February 8th and February 15th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar. This week, we are calling attention to the "What's Your Book Group Reading This Month?" contest on ReadingGroupGuides.com and our latest Paperback Spotlight on Bookreporter.com.

February 9, 2016

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that releases this winter. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Wednesday, February 10th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE WONDER GARDEN by Lauren Acampora, which is now available in paperback. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Mark Twain

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

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Mark Twain

February 8, 2016

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that releases this winter. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of GEORGIA: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp, which releases tomorrow. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Henri Bergson

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

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Henri Bergson

Joe Greene

You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can't go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown.

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Joe Greene

Terri Guillemets

The past can't see you, but the future is listening.

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Terri Guillemets

February 5, 2016

One of the joys --- and conundrums --- when books are pitched to me is trying to decide what to read first. After my Denver trip, I zipped my way through THE GIRLS by Emma Cline, which I talked about last week.

Then I quickly turned to THE NEST by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, which will be in stores on March 22nd and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On title. In it, two brothers and two sisters are in line for an inheritance when the youngest one turns 40. Each has an immediate need for this money; let’s just say the chickens have been counted before they've been hatched, and they all are over-extended. Something happens to one of the brothers, and suddenly the nest egg everyone was banking on becomes a sum much less than they were counting on as their mom parses a huge chunk his way. The three adult Plumb siblings confront their errant brother Leo, who is fresh from rehab, over lunch at the Oyster Bar in Manhattan. Suddenly everyone is caught up in their own dramas and each other’s. Forget the money...the sibling dramas alone are worth the price of the book. You can afford it; you are not one of the Plumbs!

Week of February 22, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 22nd include THE BONE TREE, the highly anticipated second installment of Greg Iles' epic trilogy of blood and race, family and justice, featuring Southern lawyer Penn Cage; ON THE MOVE, a memoir by the late Oliver Sacks, who writes about the passions that drove his life, his love affairs, his guilt over leaving his family to come to America, his bond with his schizophrenic brother, and the writers and scientists who have influenced his work; HOW I SHED MY SKIN, which chronicles award-winning novelist Jim Grimsley’s years of learning --- and then unlearning --- racism; and new installments of series by such authors as Jacqueline Winspear, M. C. Beaton, Rhys Bowen and Philip Kerr.

Week of February 15, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of February 15th include EPITAPH, a historical novel from Mary Doria Russell that continues the story she began in DOC, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral; KNOW YOUR BEHOLDER by Adam Rapp, a hilarious and heartbreaking work of fiction about a musician climbing back from rock bottom; and KILLERS OF THE KING, a unique chronicle of Stuart England written by Charles Spencer, who tells the dramatic stories and fascinating fates of the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant.