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By Lis Wiehl (October 2016)
Seemingly impeccable war hero Mike Ortiz is the putative POTUS with dazzling and doting wife Celeste by his side. However, his picture-perfect campaign makes reporter Erica Sparks suspicious, and she is determined to uncover the truth behind the power couple. Readers won’t be able to put down this fast-paced work of fiction, the second in The Newsmakers series, co-penned by Fox News contributor and Larchmont resident Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart. Together, they bring this political page-turner to life with thought-provoking prose and vivid literary detail. The Candidate is the perfect nominee for the 2016 election cycle, serving up a stirring diversion from otherwise pompous political punditry.
352 pgs, Thomas Nelson, $26.99 (hrd)
Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive
By Allison Gilbert (April 2016)
Award-winning journalist Allison Gilbert of Irvington provides 85 thoughtful and inspiring “Forget Me Nots” that replace the grief of loss with the power of remaining connected, so people can seamlessly integrate the memory of their loved ones into their daily lives. The creative handbook, which features vibrant bursts of color and art by Jennifer Orkin Lewis, has been endorsed by multiple organizations that specialize in grief counseling and family support. In the end, Passed and Present successfully shines new light on how to remember and celebrate the loved ones who are no longer with us.
280 pgs, Seal Press, $16.00 (pbk)