Friday, May 8, 2009

MADE IN THE USA and THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING Giveaway

GIVEAWAY NOW
CLOSED
WINNERS
WILL BE
POSTED
LATER
TONIGHT!

MADE IN THE USA

and
THE GIRL WHO
STOPPED SWIMMING

GIVEAWAY

May 8-May 22

SYNOPSIS: MADE IN THE U.S.A.
The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home. Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind. MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

SYNOPSIS: THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING

Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.


WHAT IF I WANT TO ENTER TO WIN?
Thanks to Valerie at
Hachette Book Group
I have 5 copies of each book!
MADE IN THE USA and
THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING
for a giveaway
Here is all you have to do!
REMEMBER!
U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
No P.O. Boxes, Please
You must include your Email address in
your comment so we can find you!
ONE COMMENT ONLY for ONE ENTRY AND
Please let me know which book you want!
A SECOND COMMENT ONLY IF YOU
POST IT ON YOUR WEBSITE WITH A
LINK BACK TO HERE!
Giveaway will run from today until
6 PM, Friday, May 22
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

39 comments:

JessicaLeigh said...

Oh, I would love to win these books! Especially The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!
My email address is: jessicaleigh4 (@) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

ann marie said...

Hi Bingo,
Sign me up and thanks for the giveaway. Have a great weekend. :)

Neas Nuttiness said...

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming - Please!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Thanks

nfmgirl said...

I would love either of these books. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Bingo said...

Two good ones to choose from, may be hard to decide! You can put either and then I will pick for you giving you (I think?) a better chance to win something? Not sure how the odds on that really would work! But thanks for entering! and good luck!

Kerri said...

I would love the girl who stopped swiming.

ravndahl at hotmail dot com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me for either as I have yet to read either one!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Joy said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!
Have a great weekend!
jhoorm01 at yahoo dot com

ann marie said...

Hi Bingo,
I will let you decide on my win ;) They both sound really good and it's too early for me to decide.
Thanks again for the giveaway.

annmariebro(at)yahoo.com

Bingo said...

Thank you, Ann Marie! I had forgotten when I first posted to have people pick a book if they had a preference so emailed Ann Marie and she was kind enough to post again for me. Thanks and good luck!

Indigo said...

Please put me in the drawing for "The Girl who Stopped Swimming". Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Cheryl S. said...

I'd like to enter for "Made in the U.S.A."

Thanks!
megalon22-at-yahoo-dot-com

janetfaye said...

I would like to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle M. said...
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Michelle M. said...

I've posted a link at my blog

http://meanderingwithmiche.blogspot.com/2009/05/contest-at-bookin-with-bingo.html

I'd love to have an entry for "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming"

mdmartin076(at)bellsouth(dot)com

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-05-10-09.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

robynl said...

wonderful books so please enter me in both;
yourstrulee at sasktel dot net

Estela said...

I'd be happy with either book, but if I must choose, it would be Made In the USA. Thank you!!

easagredo at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I'd like a chance to win Made in the USA, please. It looks good.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

DEBIJOT said...

Either book would be wonderful. If I have to pick - The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

Michelle M. said...

Really, I can't believe I posted here and want to win a book, but screwed up my email address. How did that happen. Anyways, I deleted my original comment and this one should have my correct email. I'd love to win either book. I left my second comment with the link to my blog (that email address is incorrect also but the blog post is correct)

mdmartin076(at)bellsouth(dot)net (.net not.com)

ginnn7 said...

i want to win MADE IN THE USA

ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

I would love to enter for Made in The USA...it sounds so darn sad... and I need to find out how the kids turn out!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Please enter me for Made in the USA. Thanks for the giveaway!

shhhimreading(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win Made in the U.S.A.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Debbie said...

I've never read a Billie Letts' but this (Made in the USA) looks like perfect summer reading!

Thanks for the chance to win.

my.newsletter (at) netbundle (dot) ca

minishoes1 said...

I would love to win either one,but if I had to choose it would be- Made in the USA. Thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Shauna said...

Please count me in :) I would l♥ve to read this! tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Erika Lynn said...

I really want to read both these books, count me in
sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about your contest here for another entry for Made in the U.S.A.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Kim said...

OH my! I would love win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming!
*smiles*
Kim
kimmery4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kim said...

I blogged about the give away on my blog, here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/want-to-win.html

*smiles*
Kim

Kim said...

I am not sure if my last comment has gone through-- I blogged about the give away in 2 different posts--each book in its own post--
Here: http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/want-to-win.html

And Here: http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/winning-some-more.html

I couldn't get the cool graphic to work in one single post--sigh--I know that it will only be one extra entry but I included both links so you would see I blogged about both books!
*smiles*
Kim

Cindy said...

I would love to win a copy of either of these books as both sound like great books that I would enjoy reading! If I had to choose one, my favorite would be Made in the USA!
Thank you!
Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Karin said...

THE GIRL WHO
STOPPED SWIMMING....

Enter me please. Thank you!

karin56381 (at) gmail.com

Beth said...

I would like either book - thanks for the chance
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thank you so much!
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Carol said...

I would love to win Made in the U.S.A. Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Alexa said...

Wow. Both of these books sound great, but if I had to, I'd choose to win The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

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