Wednesday, August 5, 2009

THE LOST DOG and THE BLUE STAR



DOUBLE
BOOK
GIVEAWAY
TODAY!




GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
THE BLUE STAR
BY Tom Earley

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies. He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Click here to read about Author Tom Earley's influences in writing.

THE LOST DOG
BY Michelle de Kretser
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend. Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer. The Hamilton Case, her second novel, received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region), and the Society of Authors’ (U.K.) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award in Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book. The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction.

THE GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE 5
COPIES OF EACH OF THESE GREAT BOOKS
TO GIVE AWAY TO MY GREAT FOLLOWERS!

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN BOTH BOOKS!


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43 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Another great giveaway! Please enter me for The Blue Star. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Wanda said...

I would love either one of these books. They both look great! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I would prefer The Blue Star!

Thanks!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

ccqdesigns said...

I would love to win The Lost Dog.

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ccqdesigns said...

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wheresmyrain said...

i would prefer Lost Dog.
thank you for the giveaway.
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DarcyO said...

I'd pick The Blue Star. Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me for The Blue Star. Thank you!!!

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Pam said...

I would choose The Lost Dog since I haven't read the prequel to The Blue Star yet...

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Debbie said...

I'd love The Blue Star.
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Madeleine said...

Enter me for THE LOST DOG

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Madeleine said...

I am a follower

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Madeleine said...

I am tweeting about your giveaway


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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I would love to read The Lost Dog. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Momma Hunt said...

These look two great books. I would love to be entered my email is ezhunt@hotmail.com

CherylS22 said...

Please enter me for "The Lost Dog"

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Sue said...

Oohh. Hard decision. I'd love The Blue Star to share with my boys, but I'd really like to read The Lost Dog for me. I'll go The Blue Star.

Thanks for sharing~

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Patricia said...

I really, really would like to win The Lost Dog.
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elle said...

Would prefer The Blue Star.

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Cindy said...

Both books look great!!

My first choice is The Lost Dog!!

Thank you for your great giveaways.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Linna said...

I prefer the lost dog. :)
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Rue said...

I prefer The Lost Dog.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I would love to read THE LOST DOG. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Beth said...

I would pick The Blue Star. Thanks!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Gwendolyn B. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog here!

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Diane said...

such a great giveaway. i want to read both of these. i am a follower on google reader; thanks so much

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amanda said...

If I have to choose, I'd prefer The Lost Dog.
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Anonymous said...

Difficult choice. I'd love to read both. OK- The Lost Dog is my preference.

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Beth said...

Please enter me for The Lost Dog.

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Sandra K321 said...

I want to read The Lost Dog.
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starryann said...

I would love to win the lost dog it sounds like a very good story and would love to find out what happens.


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kalea_kane said...

This looks incredible. I have read so many wonderful things about tom Earley's work. Please enter me for The Blue Star! Looks excellent!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway, and realized I typed Tom instead of Tony...what a dork. :)

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaways-to-enjoy.html

Thanks for all the wonderful giveaways, Karen that is some hard work!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

Hey Karen! I just wanted to let you know that I won The Blue Star so if you happen to hit my name and number, please choose another lucky winner. I am so excited. You all have made this sound incredible!

Andrea said...

Hello, I'd like to be entered to win the Blue Star.

Thanks,
andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

NatalieA said...

I would prefer the Blue Star! Thanks!
coolnatty12@yahoo.com

NatalieA said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/3638968436

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Cindy said...

I would love to read both! I would love to read The Blue Star! Thanks!

monkeyami1@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/monkeyami/status/3646654128

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マリアンナ said...

The Lost Dog please!

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Dina said...

I'd like The Lost Dog, please. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3664871665

Anonymous said...

The Blue Star would be great, count me in.

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