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When we left off last week, Tom, Greg and I were headed into the city to the Soho Film Festival to see the American premiere of the film adaptation of Linwood Barclay’s NEVER SAW IT COMING. I really hope it gets a U.S. distribution deal as it is so well done. It also reminded me what is special about Linwood’s writing (he also wrote the screenplay) --- it’s all about the clues. They are so deftly woven into the dialogue that often you miss the sleight of hand that places them there until later on when you see what happens. Both Tom and Greg were talking about small moments of dialogue and the layering of clues during our drive home and again on Saturday. It was fun to see how much they appreciated the seemingly innocuous moments that all came into play later. Afterwards there was a Q&A with Linwood, the director, the producer and some of the actors. It was a really fun evening, and the audience loved it. Above you can see Tom and I posing with Linwood (who's on the left).

On Sale This Week

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of June 18th and June 25th that we think will be of interest to Bookreporter.com readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar.

This week, we are calling attention to Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On commentary for HOW HARD CAN IT BE?, the long-awaited sequel to Allison Pearson's 2002 novel, I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT.

Bookreporter.com readers know that we’re all about spreading a love of reading, and we’re always eager to introduce you to reading programs across the country that catch our eye. Talbots, the nationally renowned womenswear retailer, is hosting a summer-long book club event to get shoppers (and readers!) to share books they love and discover new ones. In partnership with Talbots, we're giving away a fabulous grand prize --- a $250 Talbots gift card and a bundle of books! To enter this very special contest, all you have to do is fill out this form by Friday, June 29th at noon ET.

Our 7th Annual Book Group Speed Dating event took place earlier this month at BookExpo. Twenty-four publishers presented fall/winter titles of interest to book group leaders, booksellers and librarians. While this is an amazing event to experience in person, we wanted to be sure that all of our readers have the information that was shared that day. You can see PDFs of the presentation here, as well as an Excel document with all of the featured books.

Summer Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we think is a great summer reading selection. Read more about it, and enter our Summer Reading Contest by Friday, June 22nd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of SLOWLY WE DIE by Emelie Schepp, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Spring Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Friday, April 20th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of WELL, THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey, which releases on May 22nd. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Winter Reading

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book releasing in the next few months that we would like to get on your radar now. Read more about it, and enter our Winter Reading Contest by Friday, February 23rd at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN PLACES: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience by Allison Pataki, which will be available on May 1st. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Holiday Cheer

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that is perfect for holiday giving and that you may want to include on your "to me/from me" list. Read more about it, and enter our Holiday Cheer Contest by Thursday, December 21st at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE by Melanie Benjamin, which releases on January 16th. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Preview

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about in the months to come. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Contest by Friday, October 20th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of EDUCATED: A Memoir by Tara Westover, which releases on February 20th and will be a Bookreporter.com Bets On selection. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Fall Showcase

This Bookreporter.com Special Newsletter spotlights multiple books coming out this fall. Read more about them, and enter our Fall Showcase Contest by Friday, October 25th at noon ET for a chance to win one of five copies of each of the following books: THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg, THE AVIATOR'S WIFE by Melanie Benjamin, CARTWHEEL by Jennifer duBois, A NANTUCKET CHRISTMAS by Nancy Thayer, and NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl.