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End-of-the-Year Contest 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our 2022 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 40 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2022, while eight others won a selection of five of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2022's Bets On books.

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark

August 2022

I typically am a very quick reader, but I found myself really slowing down to read FELLOWSHIP POINT by Alice Elliott Dark. Why? The beauty of her writing is as special as the story. And, ah, the story.

We have two very different women. Agnes Lee is an author, now in her 80s, who is best known for her children’s book series about a young girl named Nan. But unbeknownst to anyone, she also is the author of the bestselling Franklin Square novels, and she has one more story there that she would like to tell. Her childhood friend is Polly Wister, a well-off married woman with children. Polly’s life has been devoted to the happiness of her husband, who is demanding of her time and rather egotistical. And her children challenge her world, where she just wants peace and harmony.

Week of May 8, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of May 8th include ESCAPE, the third installment in James Patterson and David Ellis' fast-paced thriller series featuring Detective Billy Harney, who chases down a billionaire crime boss and a prison escape artist while a young girl's life hangs in the balance; THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig, a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived; Alice Elliott Dark's FELLOWSHIP POINT, the masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories, divisive loyalties, hidden sorrows and 80 years of summers on a pristine point of land on the coast of Maine; THE UNSINKABLE GRETA JAMES, a tender and emotionally resonant story from Jennifer E. Smith in which an indie musician reeling from tragedy and a public breakdown reconnects with her father on a weeklong cruise; and TRAILED by Kathryn Miles, a riveting deep dive into the unsolved murder of two free-spirited young women in the wilderness, a journalist's obsession --- and a new theory of who might have done it.‚Äč