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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 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.

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

August 2019

I took a look at our review of THE GIFTED SCHOOL by Bruce Holsinger, which prompted me to read it. I love when that happens. In this novel, a school for gifted children is opening in the Denver area, and parents are vying to get their kids in. The moms are much like those we saw in BIG LITTLE LIES. They have befriended each other because of the children, but the competition for these slots is pitting them against one another in that oh-so-special way that privileged folks can twist things up.

Week of June 29, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of June 29th include THE NICKEL BOYS, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, who follows up his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning bestseller THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD with the story of two boys who are sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida; THE YELLOW HOUSE, a haunting memoir from Sarah M. Broom about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East; a newly updated edition of CATCH AND KILL, in which Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost --- from Hollywood to Washington and beyond; and A BETTER MAN, the 15th installment in Louise Penny's long-running series starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, who returns to the Sûreté du Québec, only to be greeted by catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious disappearance.