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End-of-the-Year Contest 2015

Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 33 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2015, while 11 others won a selection of three of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2015's Bets On selections.

Fall Preview 2015

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. Here are a number of outstanding books that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

- Click here to see the winners of this year's Fall Preview contests.

Week of October 10, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of October 10th include THE LAST MIDWIFE by Sandra Dallas, which tells a story of family, community, and the secrets that can destroy and unite them; Elizabeth Strout's MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, in which a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter; HEART OF GLASS, Wendy Lawless' follow-up memoir to CHANEL BONFIRE, the darkly funny story of a girl without a roadmap for life who leaves her disastrous past to find herself in the gritty heart of 1980s New York City; and RAZZLE DAZZLE, Michael Riedel's account of the rise, fall and redemption of Broadway --- its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue and power plays that happened behind the scenes.

Sandra Dallas, author of The Last Midwife

It is 1880, and Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in a small Colorado mining town where she has delivered hundreds, maybe thousands, of babies in her lifetime. The women of Swandyke trust and depend on Gracy, and most couldn't imagine getting through pregnancy and labor without her by their sides. But everything changes when a baby is found dead...and the evidence points to Gracy as the murderer. She didn't commit the crime, but clearing her name isn't so easy when her innocence is not quite as simple, either.

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas

October 2015

Sandra Dallas is a writer who never disappoints me. Each book is fresh and satisfying. With THE LAST MIDWIFE, she delivers a story set in the 1880s in Swandyke, a rural town in Colorado. Gracy Brookens is the only midwife in town; she has coached many women in the town with their births and kept tabs on them after delivery. For first-time mothers, she is a coach as much as a midwife, sharing advice and encouragement.