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Summer Reading 2019: May Prize Books

Summer will be here before you know it! 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 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.

Week of May 6, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of May 6th include LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives; THERE THERE, Tommy Orange’s shattering novel that follows 12 characters from Native communities --- all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize; THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner, a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America; and Simon Winchester's THE PERFECTIONISTS, a superb history that traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement --- precision.

Kate White, author of Such a Perfect Wife

On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine sets off for a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It’s her usual a.m. routine, her “me time” after dropping the kids off at school…except on this day she never returns. Is her husband lying when he says he has no clue where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of her life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator who had been prowling the area and snatched her before she knew what was happening?