For the last week in June, we’re giving away . . . our Top Picks in fiction and nonfiction!
You Came Back by Christopher Coake is our Fiction Top Pick. This novel is both a page-turner and a tear-jerker, about a man trying to rebuild his life after the death of his young son and the dissolution of his first marriage. He’s about to get remarried to a lovely woman when something strange happens: Someone tells him that ghost of his son lives on in the house where he died. Read more about the novel in this review, or in the essay that Coake wrote for us about the tragic personal story that inspired the book.
Our June Nonfiction Top Pick is The Mansion of Happiness by Jill Lepore. This thought-provoking book is a stunning meditation on three main questions: How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? Lepore explores the definitions of life and death and shows us how the contemplation of life and death moved from the library to the laboratory. Read more in this review.
Here’s how you can win these two fantastic books:
TO ENTER: Leave a comment with your own personal June Top Pick. What’s your favorite book you’ve read this month?
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, June 29. The winner will receive copies of You Came Back and The Mansion of Happiness. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Beth! Her favorite book in June was Gone Girl followed closely by Wild.
Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.