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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.

Week of July 9, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of July 9th include THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV by Elizabeth Berg, an emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them; Ayobami Adebayo's debut, STAY WITH ME, the unforgettable story of a marriage as seen through the eyes of both husband and wife, which asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family; THE ADDRESS, Fiona Davis' compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota, New York City's most famous residence; and DEMOCRACY, Condoleezza Rice's sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

Jonathan Santlofer, author of The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir

On a summer day in New York, Jonathan Santlofer discovers his wife, Joy, gasping for breath on their living room couch. After a frenzied 911 call, an ambulance race across Manhattan, and hours pacing in a hospital waiting room, a doctor finally delivers the fateful news. Consumed by grief, Jonathan desperately tries to pursue life as he always had --- writing, social engagements, and working on his art --- but finds it nearly impossible to admit his deep feelings of loss to anyone, not even to his beloved daughter, Doria, or to himself.

The Widower's Notebook: A Memoir by Jonathan Santlofer

July 2018

Years ago, I met Jonathan Santlofer at a thriller writer event; I was a fan of his work, and he was a lot of fun to talk to. He has a quick wit and is the kind of person who can turn a casual evening into an adventure, which happened with him more than once. His latest work, THE WIDOWER'S NOTEBOOK, is not a thriller, but rather a memoir in which he looks at his first two years as a widower. In doing so, he draws back the curtain on every emotion and the days when he felt void of emotion. Readers will see the cloudy haze of grief that envelops him and how he emerges from that fog.