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Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's New Novel is April's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club Pick

The bestselling author of THE NEST returns with GOOD COMPANY, a bighearted story about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship.

Two Sisters Become Entangled with the IRA

Flynn Berry's NORTHERN SPY, which is April's Reese's Book Club pick, is at once a heart-pounding story of the contemporary IRA and a moving portrait of sisters and motherhood, and of life in a deeply divided society.

A Mother Must Decide How Far She's Willing to Go to Protect Her Child and the Life She Loves

MOTHER MAY I is a chilling tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways.

In 1920s Mississippi, Two Teen Girls Are Cast in an Unlikely Partnership Through Murder

They must come to terms with the complexities of their tenuous bond and a hidden past that links them in ways that could cost them their lives.

Special Features and Contests

Special Contest: Win Up to 12 Copies of Gabriela Garcia's OF WOMEN AND SALT --- a "Good Morning America" Book Club Pick and a Bets On Title --- for Your Group

OF WOMEN AND SALT, Gabriela Garcia's instant New York Times bestselling debut novel, is about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. We are giving five groups the chance to win up to 12 copies of the book, which is April's "Good Morning America" Book Club pick and an upcoming Bets On selection. The deadline for your entries is Wednesday, May 5th at noon ET.

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New Guide: YOU BELONG HERE NOW by Dianna Rostad --- a Bets On Title

Montana, 1925: An Irish boy orphaned by Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won’t speak, and a volatile young man who lies about his age to escape Hell’s Kitchen are paraded on train platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks. Fate guides them toward the ranch of a family stricken by loss. Nara, the daughter of a successful cattleman, has grown into a brusque spinster who refuses the kids on sight. She works them without mercy, hoping they’ll run off, but they buck up and show spirit. And though Nara will never be motherly, she begins to take to them. So when Charles is jailed for freeing wild horses that were rounded up for slaughter, and an abusive mother from New York shows up to take the youngest, Nara does the unthinkable, risking everything she holds dear to change their lives forever.

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New Guide: THE VINES by Shelley Nolden

In the shadows of New York City lies forbidden North Brother Island, where the remains of a shuttered hospital hide the haunting memories of century-old quarantines and human experiments. The ruins conceal the scarred and beautiful Cora, imprisoned by contagions and the doctors who torment her. When Finn, a young urban explorer, arrives on the island and glimpses the enigmatic woman through the foliage, intrigue turns to obsession as he seeks to uncover her past --- and his own family's dark secrets. By unraveling these mysteries, will he be able to save Cora? Will Cora meet the same tragic ending as the thousands who've already perished on the island?

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New Guide: LADY BE GOOD: The Life and Times of Dorothy Hale, by Pamela Hamilton

LADY BE GOOD is a debut novel that transports us to the glittering, sumptuous era of 1920s New York to follow the life of aspiring actress Dorothy Hale as she comes of age. Breaking societal rules imposed on women, "Peck's Bad Girl of Pittsburgh Society" leaves behind her privileged world for the bright lights of Broadway to chase her dream. From convent school debutante runaway to Ziegfeld showgirl to Hollywood star, Hale transforms herself into one of the most adored figures in the highest echelons of society. Yet behind the public façade, the darling of the press contends with heart-rending loss, gossip and betrayal, and a tempestuous friendship with Luce.

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Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for April

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Pennie's Pick for Costco. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, Reese's Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, the PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

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Latest Guides

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline - Historical Fiction

#1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of the creeping shadow of fascism.

Set in 1920s Mississippi, this debut Southern novel weaves a beautiful and harrowing story of two teenage girls cast in an unlikely partnership through murder --- perfect for readers of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING and IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE.

GOOD COMPANY is a warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller THE NEST.

From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller BEHOLD THE DREAMERS comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company.

In her vibrant debut novel, Pamela Hamilton delivers glamour, romance, tragedy, a close and stormy friendship with famed playwright and Vogue and Vanity Fair editor Clare Boothe Luce, and the enchanting story of a woman navigating a world of incredible wealth and power in New York, Paris, Hollywood and grand estates of the Gold Coast.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - Historical Fiction

With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, THE LOST APOTHECARY is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance, and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time.

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson - Domestic Thriller

The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed NEVER HAVE I EVER builds on her success with this addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves.

The acclaimed author of UNDER THE HARROW and A DOUBLE LIFE returns with her most thrilling novel to date: the story of two sisters who become entangled with the IRA.

OF WOMEN AND SALT is a sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born.

Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan Henry, writing as Patti Callahan - Historical Fiction

It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board. Through time, their fates were forgotten --- until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS.

The Vines by Shelley Nolden - Historical Mystery/Thriller

Across a century and against insurmountable odds, a woman with an astonishing immune system is unwillingly kept on an abandoned island off of Manhattan.

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker - Mystery/Thriller

With WE BEGIN AT THE END, Chris Whitaker has written an extraordinary novel about people who deserve so much more than life serves them. At times devastating, with flashes of humor and hope throughout, it is ultimately an inspiring tale of how the human spirit prevails and how, in the end, love --- in all its different guises --- wins.

You Belong Here Now by Dianna Rostad - Historical Fiction

In this brilliant debut reminiscent of Kristina McMorris’ SOLD ON A MONDAY and William Kent Krueger's THIS TENDER LAND, three orphans journey westward from New York City to the Big Sky Country of Montana, hoping for a better life where beautiful wild horses roam free.