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Holiday Cheer 2012

At Bookreporter.com, we've been celebrating the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. As our gift to you, we've been spotlighting a book and give five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Although the contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles. These are books you'll want to read during the holidays --- and throughout the year as well!

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

February 2011

I've been looking forward to sharing THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain with readers since I read an advance copy last summer. It is the story of Ernest Hemingway's life with Hadley Richardson, his first wife. As I read it, I kept underlining phrases and folding down pages. By the time I was finished, I was searching my shelves for the Hemingway books written during this period, as well as the Hemingway genealogy tree. Paula's descriptions of Hemingway's world --- set in a blissful and exciting time in Paris during the Jazz Age --- are so vivid and richly descriptive that you will feel you are seated at a table somewhere in the room watching them and their new literati pals. She also captures their love story, which is both turbulent and loving.

Week of August 25, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan.

Published Thursday, August 25, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 21,  2011).

Week of September 1, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and The Magician King by Lev Grossman.

Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, August 28,  2011).

Week of September 22, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach and A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin.

Published Thursday, September 22, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 18, 2011).

Week of September 29, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, Reamde by Neal Stephenson and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Published Thursday, September 29, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, September 25,  2011).

Week of October 6, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Affair by Lee Child, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Published Thursday, October 6, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 2, 2011).

Week of October 13, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Affair by Lee Child, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje and The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Published Thursday, October 13, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 9, 2011).

Week of October 20, 2011

This week's top 5 on the Indie Bestseller List are The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and The Affair by Lee Child.

Published Thursday, October 20, 2011 (for the sales week ended Sunday, October 16, 2011).

"What to Give, What to Get" Gift Guide 2012

Bookreporter.com knows that readers crave ideas for gift-giving --- and getting --- at the holidays. With this in mind, we're offering a What to Give, What to Get Guide with suggestions for everyone on your holiday list! Our selections cover a wide variety of genres, including thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, romances, memoirs and biographies. And while you're looking for gifts for others, may we suggest you jot down notes for books YOU want?

Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, THE PARIS WIFE captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.