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Clara Ortega

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

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Clara Ortega

July 16, 2019

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 Wednesday, July 17th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of BODY LEAPING BACKWARD: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen Stanton, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

July 15, 2019

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 Tuesday, July 16th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of IN THE FULL LIGHT OF THE SUN by Clare Clark, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Titus Maccius Plautus

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.

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Titus Maccius Plautus

T.S. Eliot

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.

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T.S. Eliot

Calvin Coolidge

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

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Calvin Coolidge

July 12, 2019

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I made the flag pie that we shared the recipe for in the last newsletter on the 7th instead of the 4th; it was a really fun project. Cutting stars made of dough by hand is not easy…and it was somewhat amusing to make that happen. No two stars looked alike. I am not Betsy Ross.

Which of the following titles releasing in July are you planning to read? Please check all that apply.

July 11, 2019, 433 voters

Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party

In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party" --- where attendees dress as literary characters.

Beatriz Williams, author of The Golden Hour

Newly widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?