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The Past Never Stays in the Past

An unspeakable event destroys Megan and Lauren's friendship. Years later, Megan publicly comes forward about what happened that night, revealing a horrible truth and threatening to expose long-buried secrets.

“What you see here, what you hear here, what you do here, let it stay here.”

THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS is a riveting novel of the everyday people who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

To Celebrate the Olympics, Take a Look at This National Book Award Finalist from Min Jin Lee

Four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.

Special Features and Contests


Special Contest: Enter to Win the Audiobook Edition of Kristin Hannah's THE GREAT ALONE and Share Your Comments on It

ReadingGroupGuides.com is proud to host a very special audiobook contest for Kristin Hannah's latest novel, THE GREAT ALONE. Ten book groups will win up to six digital or physical copies of the audiobook. In order to qualify as a winning group, your group must be able to commit to listening to and discussing THE GREAT ALONE, and sharing your group's feedback with us, by Friday, May 18th. Additionally, we'll be giving 40 listeners a physical copy of the audiobook. The deadline for your entries is Thursday, March 8th at noon ET.

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Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2017

Over the last two months, we asked you to share both your favorite book that you read with your book group in 2017 and your favorite book that you read outside your group. The results are in!

A special congratulations to our contest winner, Helen B. from Buffalo, NY, who won a collection of six fabulous book group titles releasing this year: AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones, EDUCATED: A Memoir by Tara Westover, EVERY NOTE PLAYED by Lisa Genova, THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah, THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin, and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn.

» Click here for our reader-selected best books of 2017.

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Part courtroom suspense, part portrait of a marriage, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL is a riveting portrayal of privilege, power and the perception of truth in a novel where everyone’s motives are suspect.

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard - Historical Fiction

In the bestselling tradition of HIDDEN FIGURES and THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS comes this riveting novel of the everyday people who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE returns with BEARTOWN --- an instant New York Times bestseller --- about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.

From the bestselling author of THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE and THE AVIATOR'S WIFE comes a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends --- screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - Historical Fiction

THE GREAT ALONE is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

HERE WE LIE is a riveting novel about how the past never stays in the past, from the critically acclaimed author of THE DROWNING GIRLS and THE MOURNING HOURS.

THE IMMORTALISTS probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller ORPHAN TRAIN comes a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting, Christina’s World.

A lifetime of secrets stands in the way of Mae Summers and her family’s happiness. Home may be where the heart is, but sometimes it takes equal parts love, forgiveness and will to mend that heart.