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End-of-the-Year Contest 2014

We are thrilled to announce a very special contest featuring Carol Fitzgerald’s Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2014. One Grand Prize winner will receive all 32 books (which you can see below), while 32 other winners will receive a copy of one of the titles.

Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town --- Little Wing --- and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them --- both then and now --- fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.

Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

March 2014

Last March, while sitting in a condo in Crested Butte, a small town in Colorado that I love, I finished reading a manuscript of Nickolas Butler’s fabulous debut novel, SHOTGUN LOVESONGS. The setting was fitting as the book is set in Little Wing, a fictitious tiny town near Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a place with a lot of heart that will touch your soul and a cast of well-drawn, memorable characters. So memorable that you will want to find Little Wing to see what they are up to while at the same time thinking about your own version of Little Wing, the place where you feel at home.

Indies Introduce Debut Authors Spring 2014 Titles

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) has selected their "Indies Introduce Debut Authors" spring 2014 titles, and we’re happy to be sharing their adult picks with you. All of the books were selected by booksellers and written by first-time authors. See their choices below, and think about which ones you may want to add to your reading list.

Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs

Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town --- Little Wing --- and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. Seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them --- both then and now --- fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.