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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.

Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children --- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness --- sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

January 2018

I read THE IMMORTALISTS in the spring of 2017 as I was interviewing Chloe Benjamin for the Author Buzz panel at BookExpo, and have looked forward to sharing it with readers since then. The central question from this book has stayed with me: Would I want to know the date of my death?

Week of February 4, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of February 4th include AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward --- with hope and pain --- into the future; TAILSPIN, another suspenseful, sexy thriller from Sandra Brown that finds fearless pilot Rye Mallett on a dangerous mission with a mysterious woman; Chloe Benjamin's second novel, THE IMMORTALISTS, a dazzling family love story that probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next; FEEL FREE, a new collection of essays from Zadie Smith that offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as her own life; and JACKIE, JANET & LEE, J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th century --- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss; and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.