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Spring Preview 2021

The arrival of spring signals the end of our Spring Preview contests. Many thanks to all who entered --- and a big congratulations to all our winners! You can see the winners here, and below are the books that we believe you’ll be talking about over the next few months.

Jennifer Ryan, author of The Kitchen Front

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called “The Kitchen Front” is holding a cooking contest --- and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. They are giving it their all --- even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

Week of February 21, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of February 21st include SOOLEY, John Grisham's first basketball novel, in which readers are introduced to Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon, a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams --- and even bigger challenges off the court; Daniel Silva's THE CELLIST, a timely and explosive thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon, which explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today --- the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia; THE WOMAN THEY COULD NOT SILENCE by Kate Moore, a dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today; and Julian Sancton's MADHOUSE AT THE END OF THE EARTH, the harrowing true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry --- with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter.