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End-of-the-Year Contest 2014

Congratulations to the winners of our 2014 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 32 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bets On picks from 2014, while 32 others won a copy of one of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2014's Bets On selections.

Week of January 12, 2015

Releases for the week of January 12th include UNLUCKY 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, in which the Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose; THE EXILES RETURN, a novel by Elisabeth de Waal set in the ashes of post-World War II Vienna that follows five people as they return home, 15 years after being exiled by Hitler's deadly reign; and UNREMARRIED WIDOW, a memoir by Artis Henderson, who lost her husband 20 years after her own mother was widowed, and overcame two generations of tragedy to discover that both hope and love endure.

Artis Henderson , author of Unremarried Widow: A Memoir

In her memoir, Artis Henderson recounts not only the unlikely love story she shared with her husband Miles and her unfathomable recovery in the wake of his death --- from the dark hours following the military notification to the first fumbling attempts at new love --- but also reveals how Miles’s death mirrored her father’s death in a plane crash, which Artis survived when she was five years old and left her own mother a young widow.

Unremarried Widow: A Memoir by Artis Henderson

January 2014

Last summer, I never had heard the term “unremarried widow” until a friend on Facebook explained what is was in military terms. It means the wife of a dead soldier who has not yet remarried.

Artis Henderson was widowed when her husband’s Army helicopter crashed in Iraq in 2006; she was 26 and newly married. She, like her mom, was widowed by a husband dying in a plane crash. What she writes in UNREMARRIED WIDOW is a love story, as much as a story of survival. She writes about the stress and strain of surviving military life while, at the same time, the joy of falling and being in love. One of the references on it is to THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, and I can see why. It’s the kind of a book that will stay with me in much the same way. After finishing the book, I wanted to see Artis and hear her talk about the story, thus I was lucky enough to find this video where she does just that.