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End-of-the-Year Contest 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 45 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2018, while nine others won a selection of five of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2018's Bets On books.

Fall Preview 2017

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles. These are just some of the outstanding books that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

- Click here to see the winners of our Fall Preview Contests.

Tara Westover, author of Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and isolated from mainstream society, she lacked any formal education. So she began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

March 2018

EDUCATED by Tara Westover is a brilliant memoir by a young woman who grew up living off the grid with her Mormon family in Idaho. No school. No doctors. And not even a birth certificate to note the date of her birth. Most everyday ways that we live our lives are viewed as "outside" and "wrong."

As you can imagine, Tara’s family lives a tough life. They bear witness to devastating accidents, and instead of seeking traditional medical care, her father allows her mother to treat them with healing herbs. These are used for typical scrapes and scratches, as well as horrific burns from gasoline explosions. For months, her mother cowers in the basement as she recovers from what clearly was a concussion. There is familial abuse, which is tragically ignored.

Week of February 7, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of February 7th include Tara Westover's EDUCATED, an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University; GOLDEN GIRL, a beach book unlike any other from Elin Hilderbrand, whose protagonist is a Nantucket novelist who has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl; THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR, the 16th installment in Jacqueline Winspear's mystery series featuring Maisie Dobbs, who investigates a possible murder that threatens devastating repercussions for Britain's war efforts as Europe buckles under Nazi occupation; Alex Berenson's THE POWER COUPLE, a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep; and SPARKS LIKE STARS, a brilliant and compelling novel in which an Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives.