Congratulations to Pamela Balluck, winner of last week's Friday Freebie, which included the following books: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott; Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream by Earl Swift; This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett; A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation by Tal McThenia; An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins; A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley by Neal Thompson; and Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life by Jonathan Sperber.
The Drop, the new novel by Dennis Lehane. One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of the book, which is now also a movie starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and (RIP) James Gandolfini. Here's more about The Drop from the publisher:
Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of his acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mystic River with The Drop: a love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith. The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters--"money drops"--in the underworld of Boston bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin, Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the past of a neighborhood where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living--no matter the cost.If you’d like a chance at winning a copy of The Drop, simply email your name and mailing address to
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