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End-of-the-Year Contest 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 40 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2017, while eight others won a selection of five of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2017's Bets On selections.

Week of May 1, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of May 1st include THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews, in which Riley Griggs' anticipated summer of good times with friends and family on Belle Island takes an unexpected turn when her husband fails to arrive on the ferry and is nowhere to be found; HOMEGOING, Yaa Gyasi's award-winning debut novel that follows the parallel paths of two half sisters and their descendants through eight generations --- from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem; THE TWENTY-THREE, the jaw-dropping finale of Linwood Barclay's Promise Falls Trilogy; and BENEATH A SCARLET SKY by Mark Sullivan, the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Mark Sullivan, author of Beneath a Scarlet Sky

When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier, which they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the age of 18 to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

May 2017

I love when an author tries something different, and it becomes the best thing he has written. Ten years ago, Mark Sullivan told me that he had heard about a man in Italy and wanted to write his story. I was told little about him, except that he was a hero from World War II with a big story to tell. But from the excitement that came over Mark’s face every time he talked about the book, I knew it was going to be something very special.