Saturday, October 9, 2010

IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME NOW: A GIVEAWAY

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IF YOU LIVED HERE, 
YOU'D BE HOME NOW
BY CLAIRE LAZEBNIK

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the well-loved author of Knitting Under the Influence and The Smart One and the Pretty One comes a new novel about a young single mother trying to move out of her family's shadow.

Rickie left home a long time ago-so how is it that at the age of twenty-five, she's living with her parents again, and sleeping in the bedroom of her childhood home?

At least one thing has changed since high school: She now has a very sweet but frequently challenging son named Noah, who attends the same tony private LA school she herself attended. Rickie fit in fine when she was a student, but now her age and tattoos make her stand out from all the blond Stepford moms, who are desperate to know why someone so young-and so unmarried-has a kid in first grade.

Already on the defensive, Rickie goes into full mother-tigress mode when her small and unathletic son tells her that the gym teacher is out to get him. She storms the principal's office, only to discover that Andrew Fulton, the coach, is no dumb jock. As her friendship with Andrew develops, Rickie finds herself questioning her assumptions-about motherhood, being a grown-up, and falling in love.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Claire LaZebnik lives in Los Angeles with her TV writer husband and four children. She is the author of the novels The Smart One and the Pretty One (5 Spot, 2008), Knitting Under the Influence (5 Spot, 2006), and Same as it Never Was and co-author of Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life and Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's.
GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO BRAD AND THE GOOD
FOLKS AT HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, 
I HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS CLEVER
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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GOOD LUCK!

85 comments:

debbie said...

I like that she is willing to fight for her son, but ends up meeting someone interesting. I would like to read the book.
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debbie said...

I learned she has 4 kids, and alot of pets.
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Charleydog said...

The title of this book is deceiving; I would translate it as "you are late again, the locks have been changed, you do not live here."

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Amy said...

Sounds like a good mom and son story

Amy said...

By visiting the website, I learned more about Knitting Under the Influence. I am going to have to get that book.

Amy said...

I follow with GFC

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I follow with GFC

suburban prep said...

I can sort of relate because I had moved out and then moved back home for a bit too.
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I am a follower

Tami said...

I love to read stories with strong female lead characters in contemporary settings, so this one really appears to be! By visiting the site, I learned the author lives in Pacific Palisades, California and her husband is a writer on The Simpsons. I follow the blog via its RSS feed - it's on my Pageflakes page (similar to iGoogle, Netvibes, etc)

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holdenj said...

I enjoyed The Smart One and the Pretty One very much. I think Rickie sounds like a great character, showing that just because you're young, doesn't mean you can't stick up for yourself and your kid.
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holdenj said...

I found Claire's site to be really interesting! I think it's great that she went to Harvard, fascinating that her hubby writes for The Simpsons, and very generous that she offers to send out personalized bookplates to readers for their books! I may have to take her up on that.
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+2 I am a GFC follower.
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traveler said...

I am intrigued with this wonderful story. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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I learned about her other books which sound great and I will check them out.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

This book definitely appeals to me and I was wondering about the title and how it relates to the story. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This author is interesting and has a real household with so many pets. Also is a talented writer. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

justpeachy36 said...

I like the way she sticks up for her kid. Nothing makes someone madder than something going wrong with their kids.

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Anonymous said...

Hope that she grows up later in this book.

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Anonymous said...

On the author's site, I learned that even though she does book signings she is afraid of crowds. I have heard this from other writers too!

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Tore923@aol.com

PoCoKat said...

Sounds like a good read about a young single mom and the choices she has to make.

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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC 1

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PoCoKat said...

The Smart One and The Little Pretty One sounds like a good book!

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Colleen Turner said...

I love the idea that this strong female character has lived a life away from her family but, due to circumstances I am sure are discussed in the book, she is having to again live under her parents roof and almost relive the life of her childhood (but with her son taking her place at school).
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Linda Kish said...

I understand the challenging child all too well.

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Linda Kish said...

She, like I, have too many pets..

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rbooth43 said...

Rickie finds herself questioning her assumptions-about motherhood, being a grown-up, and falling in love.This has me wanting to read this book.
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Martha Lawson said...

The title of the book and the cover is why I want to read it! It looks and sounds like a really good one.

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Martha Lawson said...

+1 I found it interesting that her husband writes for the Simpson's tv show.

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hendy said...

Well I love The Smart One and The Pretty One so I'm sure this will be just as good, the whole I don't fit in concept is always intriguing.
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Vicki said...

I like that the mother learns that even adults can sometimes not know where where we fit in.

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Vicki said...

I learned her husband Rob writes for "The Simpsons"

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Laura H. said...

I'd like to read this book because it's about a single mom trying to make ends meet and ends up stumbling across "Mr. Right".

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Laura H. said...

I learned that Ms. LaZebnik has an autistic son.

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minishoes1 said...

I like the fact she unexpectly falls in love. sounds like my kind of book! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I learned she is very witty and ate a ton of lobster when they were on vacation. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

Interesting to read about how she moves out of her family's shadow.
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rubynreba said...

Her husband writes for the Simpsons, she has 4 kids and too many pets to keep track of.
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MRWriter said...

I like how current it sounds. There are a lot of people living with their parents and many more single moms trying to raise thier kids. Very topical.

MRWriter said...

The authoer is a TV writer living in Los Angeles. Hey, we're neighbors!

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