Book of the Month June 2019 Selection Time + Free Book!


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Here are the June books:

A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson

Eighteen-year-old Stella stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost fifteen years her senior. She is an ordinary teenager from an upstanding local family. What reason could she have to know a shady businessman, let alone to kill him?

Stella’s father, a pastor, and mother, a criminal defense attorney, find their moral compasses tested as they defend their daughter, while struggling to understand why she is a suspect. Told in an unusual three-part structure, A Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them?

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come.

Ask Again, Yes is a beautifully moving exploration of the friendship and love that blossoms between Francis’s youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian’s son, Peter, who are born six months apart. In the spring of Kate and Peter’s eighth grade year a violent event divides the neighbors, the Stanhopes are forced to move away, and the children are forbidden to have any further contact. But Kate and Peter find a way back to each other, and their relationship is tested by the echoes from their past.

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora “Lulu” Randolph arrives in Nassau 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?

Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess’s social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands’ political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward’s marriage lies an ugly—and even treasonous—reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love.

Then Nassau’s wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Memory makes reality.

That’s what NYC cop Barry Sutton is learning, as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.

As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face to face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds, but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.

But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them?

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha’s Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. Only son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, a man flies to the moon, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.

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11 Comments

  1. I ended up buying four of the five books. The only one I did not get is the Recursion because I do not like science fiction.

    This is the best month ever for BOM.

    • How were you able to get 4? I thought they limit you to 3?

  2. I’m having a tough time choosing! Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors and I already pre-ordered The Golden Hour back in February. So now I wish I could choose all 4 that are left for me!

  3. Beware this company is very dishonest. I declined my book and they charged me a fee anyway and refuse to refund my money. I have been at member for months and this is the first time I have been charged that I have not ordered something but they refuse to refund the money so beware

    • It’s their policy, when you sign up it states that you can either skip the month prior to getting charged or your credit will roll over to the next month if you don’t use it.

  4. I chose A Nearly Normal Family, Ask Again, Yes, and Summer of ’69. I also want to read The Golden Hour. Great selection of books and I really like their new program for subscribers!

  5. I chose 3 books this month also. I chose a nearly normal family, ask again please, and recursion. I’m also interested in summer of ’69. These were some great choices.

  6. Wow!! This almost makes me want to resub. Great sounding books!!

  7. I bought 3 books this month!
    The selections were so good! I can’t wait to read Summer of 69, The Golden Hour and A Nearly Normal Family. One of the best selection options ever!

  8. This month’s selections are awesome! I chose “Summer if 69”, “Recursion” and “Golden Hour”. It’s refreshing that there’s a break from all the “Gone Girl” type of books they’ve been giving us so much of lately. As much as I enjoy that genre, I was beginning to feel that it was time to move on from BOTM if the choices were going to be so predictable every month. This is a good sign.

    • Agree

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