Saturday, January 9, 2010

THE LITTLE GIANT OF ABERDEEN COUNTY: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
LITTLE GIANT OF
ABERDEEN COUNTY

BY TIFFANY BAKER

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Truly Plaice's mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record breakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of femine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated--Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.

Serena Jane's beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the pillars of the community, the earliest Robert Morgan married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson, and the location of her fabled shadow book--containing mysterious secrets for healing and darker powers--has been the subject of town gossip ever since. Bob Bob Morgan, one of Truly's biggest tormentors, does the unthinkable to claim the prize of Serena Jane, and changes the destiny of all Aberdeen from there on.

When Serena Jane flees town and a loveless marriage to Bob Bob, it is Truly who must become the woman of a house that she did not choose and mother to her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie. Truly's brother-in-law is relentless and brutal; he criticizes her physique and the limitations of her health as a result, and degrades her more than any one human could bear. It is only when Truly finds her calling--the ability to heal illness with herbs and naturopathic techniques--hidden within the folds of Robert Morgan's family quilt, that she begins to regain control over her life and herself. Unearthed family secrets, however, will lead to the kind of betrayal that eventually break the Morgan family apart forever, but Truly's reckoning with her own demons allows for both an uprooting of Aberdeen County, and the possibility of love in unexpected places.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Tiffany Baker lives in Tiburon, California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

REVIEW:

Since Wally Lamb gave us Dolores Price in SHE’S COME UNDONE, I have yearned for a character like Truly Plaice and now thanks to Tiffany Baker’s superbly imaginative and captivating writing, we have a ‘little giant’ to root for. This book is sheer magic in so many ways as we follow the painfully poignant journey of our heroine, Truly, in a life filled with contrasts: tragedy and small wonders, sorrow and delight, triumph and tragedy.

Aberdeen County, in rural New York State, is a character in itself as the setting plays into the story in general. This is a small town where everyone is connected in some way either as a family member or through marriage. Of course, in a place such as this, everyone knows each other’s business as well. And Truly Plaice didn’t enter this town quietly but rather as BIG news!

Lily Plaice was expecting her second child in 1953 and was so large during her pregnancy that the townspeople made wagers on how big the baby would be. However, none of the citizens of Aberdeen County were quite prepared for how huge this baby girl really was. Least of which were her parents because Lily Plaice couldn’t handle the size of this baby and she died giving birth to her.

As the narrator of the story, Truly describes how her father was totally unprepared to take care of two young children-herself and older sister, Serena. Due to a pituitary gland deformity, Truly grows larger each day and when she was old enough to realize she was different, there was no sympathetic parent to help her cope with this odd medical condition. Her father is hateful towards her and verbalizes that it was her fault her mother died trying to “push her out”. Truly hopes for an escape when she starts school but instead, she gains her nickname on the first day when the teacher says to her, “You’re a Little Giant”.

Serena and Truly are separated when their father dies and the girls go to live with other families. Serena, pretty and “normal” looking, goes to live with a very rich family while Truly is sent to live on a farm with a very poor family. Amanda Pickerton and her minister husband take in Serena and they adore her and treat her like a doll. Truly was sent to a broken down farm owned by the Dyerson family where she grew to love working outside and with the farm horses. Truly had only two friends, unusual in their own ways, young Amelia Dyerson and a quick minded boy named Marcus. He was a whiz at remembering details. This group made up a pathetic existence for Truly.

Meanwhile, Serena Jane's future seems to be going very well until Bob Bob Morgan comes along. He is the youngest of the Morgan family who have been the town’s doctor for what seems like forever. The Morgan family history goes far back in Aberdeen and the first Morgan supposedly married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson. Tabitha’s secret book of mysterious forces is said to be hidden and it supposedly contains secrets for healing and other mystifying spells. When Serena abandons her son to escape the cruelty of Bob Bob, she leaves Truly to care for her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie, under the hateful eye of her brother-in-law. Bob Bob criticizes Truly because of her body size and degrades her. However, it is in this part of the setting that Truly discovers her fate. She finds a family quilt filled with old family secrets that lead to GIGANTIC changes in Aberdeen County. From healing potions to life saving emotions, Truly shows she can take the good with the bad and just when you think you have this tale figured out, something else changes to keep you interested until the very end! This little giant of a book by Tiffany Baker is highly recommended and leaves all who have read it looking forward to the next work of Ms. Baker!



READING GROUP GUIDE:

1. Truly is the “little giant” of this book, yet her size seems to make her less, rather than more, visible to the town around her. Can you explain this phenomenon? What do you think the author is trying to say about her outsider status?

2. Serena Jane and Truly are as physically different as sisters can be, yet Truly sees that this difference is crucial, explaining “the reason the two of us were as opposite as sewage and spring water, I thought, was that pretty can’t exist without ugly.” (pp. 97-98) How would you describe Truly and Serena’s connection? How is it different from Truly’s relationship with Amelia Dyerson? Which seems the more genuine sisterhood to you?


3. As the successor to a long line of old-fashioned, small-town doctors, Robert Morgan is traditional, strict, and often cruel. I the end, however, the legacy terminates with him and he becomes Aberdeen’s last Dr. Morgan. How do he and Bobbie stray from the family paradigm? What Morgan characteristics stayed with each of them? Is the town “more modern” without a Dr. Morgan, and with Bobbie and Salvatore’s restaurant instead? Is the replacement of nurturing through nourishment rather than doctoring a symbolic replacement?


4. Death haunts Truly and all of Aberdeen, sometimes in unexpected ways. As a gardener, Marcus’s aim is to “make things live,” but, as Truly realizes, “wasn’t it also true that gardeners were always wrestling with death, whether in the form of drought, or blight, or hungry insects? In a garden, Marcus always said, death was the first, last and only fact of life.” What other parallels do you see in the ways Marcus and Truly court life and death?


5. Truly’s size marks her as an outcast, but throughout the novel, other characters have trouble “fitting in” in a more figurative way. Examine how this manifests in Bobbie, Marcus, Amelia, even Serena Jane. What larger point do you this the author might be trying to make about the importance of conforming?


6. What role does Aberdeen County play in the novel? Could the story or these characters exist elsewhere? Do the effects of the 60s and the Vietnam War seem to touch Aberdeen in the same way they touched the rest of the country? What is unique and what is not about Aberdeen as a setting?


7. When Amelia discovers how Priscilla Sparrow and Robert Morgan died, she asks Truly whether it was mercy or murder that killed them. What do you think? How do you feel about Truly’s actions? What in Truly’s character draws her to “collect souls” as she comes to call it?


8. When Marcus and Truly finally come together, Marcus says “We’re not exactly a match made in heaven, you and I, but I figure we’re good enough for here on earth” (p. 334) What does he mean by this? Do you agree?


9. Why doesn’t Robert Morgan “care” that his son runs away? What does it say about what he thinks of himself? How does this connect to Serena Jane’s leaving and his reaction to that event?


10. After Robert Morgan’s death, Truly gradually takes on some of his responsibilities as town doctor by using the knowledge she’s gained from Tabitha’s quilt. How is this a fitting purpose for Truly, and a fitting counterpoint to the legacy of Morgan doctors?
11. What about this story is larger than life or possesses elements of a tall tale or folklore? How are these details woven into the story? How is the book similar to or different from other works in this tradition?

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE

5 COPIES OF THIS GREAT
BOOK
TO GIVEAWAY!


--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!
HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOK BY JUST LOOKING AT THE COVER...AND WE ALL KNOW, YOU CAN'T ALWAYS TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER, OR CAN YOU?

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG AND IF SO, CAN YOU REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE SINCE I STARTED ONE WHOLE YEAR AGO?

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 6 PM, EST,
JANUARY 15 FOR THIS BOOK!


HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO
ENTERED DURING THE BLOGIVERSARY
WEEKEND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE
GRAND PRIZE TO COME ON JANUARY 16...
THAT IS THEY WIN ALL 12 BOOKS

NOTE: BLOGIVERSARY WEEKEND
GRAND PRIZE ELIGIBILITY IS OVER!

BUT YOU CAN STILL WIN THIS BOOK!

123 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cover makes me think that the book is about me because I unfortunately ate my way through the holidays and that shape is how I picture myself—LOL!

Giveaway #1 on this magnificent Blogiversary Day looks like a good one!!

Sheila
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Anonymous said...

Just looking at the cover leads me to believe that the book will be about someone's weight ... and unhappiness because of it. Just like real life!

Donna
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Bingo said...

CONGRATULATIONS SHEILA! YOU ARE THE FIRST COMMENT ON MY BLOGIVERSARY DAY CELEBRATION! YOU WIN A SPECIAL PRIZE. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN SEND IT OUT TO YOU ASAP! YOUR PRIZE IS AN OFFICIAL BOOKIN' WITH BINGO BASEBALL CAP! ENJOY!

Bethie said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!
I don't know if I would have picked up this book by the cover alone. But your review is what made me interested. I guess you can't judge a book by it cover.

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amanda18228 said...

The cover makes me think the book is about someone who is short and overweight.
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amanda18228 said...

I'm not sure how long I have been following you, at least a couple of months. Your blog is one of my favorites! It's usually one of the first ones I check. Congrats on 1 year.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

amanda18228 said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/7559507504
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Bethie said...

+1 I follow on Google friend connect. I did not follow the whole year. I found your blog in the fall. I think around September. And I am so glad that I did!

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Missa said...

The cover makes me think it's about a large pregnant woman. I wouldn't have picked it up based on the cover, but the review made me want to read it!

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Mash1195 said...

The cover makes me think first of my husband's grandmother who was a seamstress and secondly what most of us have to deal with..our weight
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Missa said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/hunniebee724/status/7559689133

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Missa said...

I follow your blog, but just recently found it within the last few months. I love it!

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Mash1195 said...

+1 Have been a follower since before I created my own page which was only a few months ago.
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DarcyO said...

The dressmaker model form looks so big that the book must be about a large woman.

Happy Blogiversary!

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DarcyO said...

I think I discovered your blog in July since that's when I first discovered the book blogging community.


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Benita said...

It looks like it will be about a very young dressmaker.


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Wendy said...

I love the cover because I can't quite tell what it's about at first and find that rather intriguing!

Your review sold me! This sounds like a wonderful read!

Thank you for the entry and happiest blogiversary wishes to you!

Wendy
wendysfictionaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

I'm a follower! I have probably been following only a few months, but you were one of the first book bloggers I started following.

Wendy
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Benita said...

I follow via GFC. I think I must be following for about 6 months now. Congratulations, Karen, on your blogoversary.


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Wendy said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/FctionAddiction


Wendy
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rubynreba said...

Happy Blogiversary! The cover makes me think it will be a weight problem addressed in the book.
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rubynreba said...

I follow on google friend.
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fredamans said...

The cover is great, but it makes me think there is dress making for bigger ladies involved.
However I still would love to enjoy the book.

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fredamans said...

Tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/7560271804

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

fredamans said...

Happy Blogoversary.

I am a follower.

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pixie13 said...

The cover makes me think this book would be about a larger lady. You probably shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but the cover is usually the first thing I notice about a book, even before the title, and a good cover will make me pick up the book & flip it over to read the back. A bad cover will get passed right by.

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bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad you found this magical! I'm hoping to read it soon since the author is doing a Blog Talk Radio interview on January 27. No need to enter me.

pixie13 said...

I do follow your blog but didn't find it until September.

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Marie said...

The cover is intriguing. It could be about seamstress who makes XL (that's eXtra Lovely) clothing. The background makes me think it takes place in the country and/or in the past.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

Marie said...

Your blog is in my Google Reader.

Happy Blogiversary!

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Nan said...

The cover stands out to me because I know I've seen it on several blogs, with so many bloggers really enjoying the book.. It's such a distinctive picture that it has made it stand out.

Happy blogiversary!
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elaing8 said...

The cover made me think of a seamstress.
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elaing8 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7562097066

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elaing8 said...

I am a follower.But not since the beginning.I believe I found your blog in May.
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Pricilla said...

The cover made me think of a large woman...

Congratulations again!
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Pricilla said...

I follow but I know I have not been following since the beginning...
thanks
kaiminani at gmail dot com

MiscMayzee said...

I thought the book was about sewing and it also reminded me of Abbott & Costello because there is a movie called The Little Giant where Lou is selling Vacuum cleaners.

MiscMayzee said...

I am a new blog follower, but I get e-mail updates at the address on my blogger profile.
ashleymaymott(at)aol(dot)com

MiscMayzee said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/miscmayzee/statuses/7566483250

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mariag said...

The cover made me think this book was about a lonely over weight woman.
I have heard about the book and would love to win it.
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mariag said...

I follow

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I know this might be kind of random, but this cover reminds me of the first Anne of Green Gables movie when Marilla is making new dresses for Anne before she goes to the church picnic to meet Diana for the first time. I don't know why :)

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I've been following you since October 2009,when I started blogging!

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Linda Kish said...

The cover makes me think of a seamstress making large sized clothes, but also may have some humor to it.

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Linda Kish said...

google reader follower

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sharon54220 said...

Congrats on your year anniversary Karen.

A couple of thoughts crossed my mind, either a seamstress or someone overweight.

This books has been on my radar for quite awhile.

Thanks for the chance.

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I have been a follower since earlier last year.

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Simply Stacie said...

The cover makes me think its about a short women who is struggling with her weight. Not very original I know but that's the first thing that came to mind.

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Simply Stacie said...

I've been following you for awhile now. Not sure when I started though!

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Anonymous said...

My first thought was that it was about someone not being happy in their own skin, specially a weight issue.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm a fairly recent follower.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Rebecca O said...

Plus size country fashion. Yup that is what I thought. haha...pretty off huh!

bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

Follower of the blog....since about the end of August I believe.
bekki1820cb at gmail

Debbie said...

I liked this book's cover the first time I saw it at the library.
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Debbie said...

I don't think I've been following for an entire year but probably close!
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Linda Henderson said...

Well, when I looked at the cover I automatically assumed it would be about an overweight woman.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I am a follower of your blog on Google.

seriousreader at live dot com

holdenj said...

Between the word giant and the dressmaker's dummy being on the large side, I have assumed it would be about someone larger or possibly a real "giant".
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

I am a google friend connect follower. About 7 months now!
Congrats on one year!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Lacey said...

The cover makes me think of a grandma's house who makes clothes or sweaters for all her grandchildren.

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Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7575488653

tweet!!

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Lacey said...

I follow your blog through google friends and i just started following this week.

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Giveaway Roundup said...

The cover of this book made me think it was about a fat girl who could not find any clothes to fit her.
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Giveaway Roundup said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog here:
http://giveawayroundup.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-bonanza-at-bookin-with-bingo.html

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Giveaway Roundup said...

I have followed you on google friends connect for about 7-8 months.

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Jessica said...

My first thought is that it's about someone over weight second a seamstress.

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Jessica said...

+ 1 I follow via google and have followed for about a month I'm guessing.

Alyce said...

No need to enter me for this one since I've already read it and loved it. Just entering for the grand prize. :)

I thought I wasn't going to like the book when I first saw the cover, so the book was a pleasant surprise.

Sarah said...

The cover makes me think that this book will be about a large-sized woman and will be set in the countryside.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah Emmerson

Sarah said...

I follow your blog. I haven't been following you since you started a year ago, as I only just started following book blogs about 6 months ago.

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Sarah Emmerson

Sarah said...

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/7583738066

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Sarah Emmerson

thetruebookaddict said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

When I think of a giant, I picture someone large (but not overtly overweight) and very tall. The picture on the cover just makes me think of an overweight person. I'm very overweight, but I'm not a giant...LOL!

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

thetruebookaddict said...

I am a follower since August (I think) which is when I first started my book blog.

I really enjoy your blog and your reviews, etc. Congrats again on your blogiversary!

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

nfmgirl said...

I don't know what I may have originally thought about this book based on the cover. However everytime I see the cover, I think of the movie Silence of the Lambs and the scene in the girl's room when they see the seamstress mannequin and all the pieces come together.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I have not followed since you first started, but I've followed for a long time now.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-1-09-10.html

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booklover0226 said...

I thought this book was about a small town seamstress who is chubby!

Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I'm a Google follower but I didn't discover you until spring or summer of 2009.

Thanks,
Tracey D
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Wickdogg said...

I think it is about a large person and maybe even a giant?


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Wickdogg said...

I have been following for about two months as I just started to blog

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Renee said...

sorry if this is a duplicate. I thought I had entered but can't find my entry.

I am a google follower

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Renee said...

The over interests me since it looks like it might be about sewing or costume design

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kalynnick said...

The cover makes me think this book is about some trying to lose weight and the struggle she/he faced while doing it.

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kalynnick said...

I'm a follower!

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Beverly said...

From the cover I thought this book was about women who lived in a rural county

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Beverly said...

I follow your blog
It has not quite been a year that I have been with you but close to it.

Happy Anniversary and many more to come

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Kaye said...

I thought it had to do with a large sized seamstress but from maybe a long time ago. The wallpaper looks old fashioned to me.

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CherylS22 said...

I was a little put off by the cover, but as I read the description I decided this was a book I wanted to read. I have to admit, the cover plays a big part when I pick up a new book to read. However, I always read the book jacket or description before making my final decision.

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I've followed in GFC since around May of last year. Blogs weren't on my radar until April.

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Sam said...

I think that this books going to be about a person who struggles with a weight problem. This kinda hits home because many women have struggled with weight throughout there lifes and I am one of them.

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Sam said...

Tweeted about this giveaway!!
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Sam said...

I am already an old follower I dont think I started following from the beguinning but I have been a follower for several months now!

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traveler said...

This unique cover made me think that it was about a seamstress. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

sherry said...

The cover is distinctive so it makes me thing this book has an unusual story to tell.

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Jo-Jo said...

The cover makes me think that the little giant makes her own clothes.
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Jo-Jo said...

I am also a follower!
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Edna said...

Please enter me into this contest.


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Nancye said...

I think the cover is very intriguing. That is what drew my attention.

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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/7604845951

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Nancye said...

I am a loyal follower (on Google Friend Connect) and have been since late last summer.

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Edna said...

I also commented and follow you on Twitter https://twitter.com/





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Neas Nuttiness said...

I like the cover, and I can't wait to read this book when I get back home.

Thanks

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower, but didn't discover your WONDERFUL BLOG until June of July:-( Just think of all that I missed! Love Ya:-)

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Lee P said...

I like the cover of this book. Definitely chick lit is what comes to my mind because I thought it was about sewing. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Thank you for this giveaway.

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Lee P said...

Tweet:

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Lee P said...

I have been following Bookin' With Bingo via Google Friends (and email) for about 6 months.

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Carolsue said...

From the cover, it looks like it would be funny and/or maybe about a seamstress! :)
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Carolsue said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue (not sure when I signed up for this, tho)
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Carolsue said...

I posted this on my blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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Charleydog said...

Not knowing anything about this story, my first impression, based on the cover art, is that this is a story about a female person, larger than normal in size.

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Marilu said...

The cover gave me the impression that it was about an overweight woman.

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Marilu said...

I am a follower. I have been following for a few months.

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Commchick said...

The cover of the book made me think that it would be about a "bigger" girl because the form had padding.

Sharon
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Commchick said...

I follow you on blogger.com but haven't been with you a whole year yet.

Sharon
belchers@jccal.org

Jaime said...

I thought it may have been about a seamstress that had a large woman as a client, probable evil...
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Jaime said...

already a email subscriber
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pgpalettepirate said...

I've been selling this for months at the bookstore where I work - I like to dive into it myself!

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