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End-of-the-Year Contest 2019

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 52 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2019, while 13 others won a selection of four of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2019's Bets On books.

Week of December 7, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of December 7th include SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE by Jean Kwok, a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women --- two sisters and their mother --- in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears and a series of family secrets emerge; NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN, an insanely entertaining tale from Tim Dorsey in which the inimitable Serge A. Storms sees dead people and investigates a creepy urban myth that may be all too real; PAPER SON, S. J. Rozan's fifth Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery, which takes the acclaimed detective duo into the Deep South to investigate a murder within the Chinese community; and LIFE ISN'T EVERYTHING, Ash Carter and Sam Kashner's up-close-and-personal portrait of legendary filmmaker, theater director and comedian Mike Nichols, which draws on candid conversations with his closest friends in show business and the arts.

Summer Reading 2019: July Prize Books

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 are hosting a series of 24-hour contests for these titles on select days through August 23rd, so you will have to check the site each day to see the featured prize book and enter to win. We also are sending a special newsletter to announce the day's title, which you can sign up for here.

Jean Kwok, author of Searching for Sylvie Lee

Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother --- and then vanishes. Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn’t rejoin her family in America until age nine.

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

June 2019

Jean Kwok’s SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE untangles the complicated ties binding three women --- two sisters, Sylvie and Amy, and their mother --- in one Chinese immigrant family, and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears and a series of family secrets emerge. The story unfolds with pitch-perfect pacing from the moment that Amy receives a call from the Netherlands that Sylvie is missing. She first searches Sylvie’s New York apartment, and what she sees there has her hasten her way to the Netherlands to track down those who last saw her older sister. And from there, the quest to find Sylvie gets more and more tangled.