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Summer Reading 2014

Summer is here! At Bookreporter.com, this means it's time for us to share some great summer book picks with our Summer Reading Contests and Feature. We will be spotlighting a different title on select days throughout the summer, so you will have to check the site each day to see the featured prize book and enter. We also will be sending a special daily newsletter to announce the day's title, which you can sign up for here.

Best Books for Dad 2014

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men in our lives who have raised and loved us. Why not show him your appreciation by inspiring him with a great book? We have 18 titles that are perfect gift-giving suggestions for Dad, keeping him busy through the rest of the year.

Joël Dicker, author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR is the #1 internationally bestselling thriller, and ingenious book within a book, about the disappearance of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl and, 33 years later, a young American writer’s determination to clear his mentor’s name --- and find the inspiration for his next bestseller.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

August 30, 1975: the day 15-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan --- whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear.

Week of May 26, 2014

Releases for the week of May 26th include DEEPLY ODD, the latest Odd Thomas thriller from the prolific Dean Koontz; WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, the 13th novel featuring FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast; Luanne Rice's THE LEMON ORCHARD, a heartrending love story of two people from seemingly different worlds; and THE WIDOW WALTZ by Sally Koslow, which explores the bonds between mothers and daughters, belligerent siblings, skittish lovers and bitter rivals as they discover the power of forgiveness and healing.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

June 2014

I am crazy about THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR. As I was reading, I became addicted to it. I had a whole other stack of books calling my name for projects and pleasure reading, but I could not put this one down. Around our house, it was not just me who felt like this. My son, Greg, got back from a trip to Europe, and though he was wickedly jetlagged one night, he stayed up until the wee hours to finish the last 300 pages, proving that my addiction to reading it was not singular. In fact, it’s been a bestseller in Europe, and the last time I checked, it was translated into 32 languages.