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Shift by Tim Kring and Dale Peck

A new caliber of thriller set at the collision of ’60s counterculture and the rise of dark forces in world government. Heroes creator Tim Kring injects history with a supernatural, hallucinogenic what-if. Set in the crucible of the 1960s, Shift is the story of Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler de­velops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler’s heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassi­nate President Kennedy.

Read It First Good for Book Clubs

Fragile by Lisa Unger

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case—and also dangerous.

Read It First Good for Book Clubs

The Stuff That Never Happened by Maddie Dawson

In the early tumultuous years of her marriage, Annabelle carried on a clandestine affair with the one person whose betrayal would hurt her husband the most. When it ended, she and Grant found their way back together and made a pact that they would never speak of that time again. But now years later, with her children grown and gone, and an ominous distance opening between them, she can’t help but remember those glorious, passionate days and wonder if she chose the right man. Then, when called to New York City to help care for her pregnant daughter, Annabelle bumps into her old lover. Offered a second chance at an unforgettable love, she must decide between the man who possesses her heart and the husband who has stood squarely by her side.

Meet the Author Good for Book Clubs

Charles Martin on The Mountain Between Us

Both a tender and page-turning read, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us. Watch Charles Martin discuss his novel, his use of narrative devices, and his belief in the power of hope. Members of our Read It Forward community on Facebook are raving about Charles and his novel, including Kathy who says, “I have read every one of Charles Martin’s books and honestly can say they are my ALL-TIME favorites! He is my all-time favorite author!”

Book Group of the Month Good for Book Clubs

Laurie’s Book Club From Montclair NJ

We are all avid readers; one of the things we love about the group is that it pushes us to read things we might not otherwise choose on our own. According to several members of the group, that is part of our “mission.” The books we’ve read have introduced us to new cultures, faiths, and experiences. We like to read about families, relationships, and finding meaning in life through the book. What can the characters’ experiences teach us about our own lives?

Fan Favorites Good for Book Clubs

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran Now in Paperback

Based on meticulous research, Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fascinating portrait of imperial Rome and of the people and events of this glorious and most tumultuous period in human history. Emerging from the shadows of the past, Selene, a young woman of irresistible charm and preternatural intelligence, will capture your heart. Read an excerpt of Cleopatra’s Daughter and learn how you can connect with Michelle online. She’s gathered everything you need for a very special book group meeting!

Living With Books Good for Book Clubs

The Bumper Book of Nature Is a User’s Guide to the Great Outdoors

Perfect for summer: a book that will get you and your kids outside discovering nature! Whether you live in the heart of the city, the suburbs, or the deepest countryside, The Bumper Book of Nature will bring out the child in you with its treasure trove of offbeat, playful nature activities arranged by season. Learn now to explore rock pools by the seaside, pick wild meadow flowers, fry up elderflower fritters, make an old-fashioned quill pen from a bird feather or a plaster cast of an animal track – and much more!