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Spring Preview 2019

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.

Week of April 22, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of April 22nd include ALL WE EVER WANTED, Emily Giffin's riveting novel about three very different people who must choose between their families and their most deeply held values; PROPERTY, a striking collection of 10 short stories and two novellas from Lionel Shriver that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word; BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank, a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple --- the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard-working Southern peach farmers; and EUNICE, in which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen McNamara examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing that she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

April 2019

THE SUMMER COTTAGE by Viola Shipman is set in Saugatuck, Michigan, a city that I always have wanted to visit. It’s also where the author has a home, so the feel of the place is very authentic.

In this book, Adie Lou Kruger (I must ask where that name came from) is getting divorced from her professor husband, who took a shine to one of his grad students. As they are splitting up their assets, she realizes that she wants Cozy Cottage, a summer home that needs a lot of love to be restored. While it’s short on the latest design features, it’s big on memories as Adie Lou’s grandparents were big on rules for enjoying life at the cottage, and she intends to keep forging these traditions and transform the house into a B&B.