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End-of-the-Year Contest 2013

Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 36 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2013, while 36 others won a copy of one of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2013's Bets On selections.

Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin

Rob Carrey, the son of a working-class cabinet maker, arrives at the Fenton School with a scholarship to row and a chip on his shoulder. Generations of austere Fenton men have led the rowing team, known as the God Four, to countless victories --- but none are as important or renowned as the annual Tuesday-afternoon race against their rival, Warwick.

Week of May 5, 2014

Releases for the week of May 5th include THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks, the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways; DEATH ANGEL, an Alexandra Cooper mystery from Linda Fairstein, who explores the rich --- and little-known --- history of New York’s City’s Central Park; THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY, Adriana Trigiani's novel that explores the tricky dynamics between Old World craftsmanship and New World ambition; and THE WORLD’S STRONGEST LIBRARIAN by Josh Hanagarne, a funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting.

Flat Water Tuesday by Ron Irwin

June 2013

This time of year, as school wraps up, is always one of reflection for me. I find myself thinking about my last year of high school and of college. I confess that I am not one of those people who keeps in touch with her kindergarten best friend or who has a large legion of friends from grade school, high school or college with whom I am still in touch, and I don’t spend weekends having reunions with a mass of people from my past. I instead seem to move on and make new friends while weaving some older ones into the fabric of my life. But I love reading about stories of people who bonded when they were in school --- over a sport, a cause, or just for being in the same place at a certain time.