Tuesday, December 14, 2010

THE BRAVE: A GIVEAWAY

THE BRAVE
BY NICHOLAS EVANS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. But when his sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams seem to have come true. Soon, however, the sinister side of Tinseltown casts its shadow and a shocking act of violence changes their lives forever.

What happened all those years ago remains a secret that corrodes Tom's life and wrecks his marriage. Only when his estranged son, a US Marine, is charged with murder do the events resurface, forcing him to confront his demons. As he struggles to save his son's life, he will learn the true meaning of bravery.

Powerfully written and intensely moving, The Brave traces the legacy of violence behind the myth of the American West and explores our quest for love and identity, the fallibility of heroes and the devastating effects of family secrets.


 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford University after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, TV producer and screenwriter before writing four bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming. Her album of songs, inspired by The Brave, can be heard at www.thebravesongs.com.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO BRAD AND FRIENDS 
AT HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I 
I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
AMAZING NEW NICHOLAS
EVANS
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY


HOW TO ENTER

+1 ENTRY: READ ABOVE AND LISTEN TO THE VIDEO. THEN COMMENT ON WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK

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

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO NICHOLAS EVANS' WEBSITE HERE AND LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT BOOKS HE HAS WRITTEN. NAME ONE YOU HAVE READ, OR PERHAPS WOULD LIKE TO READ, BESIDE THE BRAVE

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 30!

GOOD LUCK!

33 comments:

debbie said...

I find it interesting it talks about how the old west is seen as larger than life, but the reality of it is compleletely different.I would love to read it.
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debbie said...

I read his book the horse whisperer.
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Steve Capell said...

I have several comments to make about this post. First one is that the cover of this book really ROCKS! I love western art and western movies so this cover really caught my eye! Secondly ... The Horse Whisperer is a fantastic book and likewise the movie is GREAT as well. My final comment is that after reading this review I would love to read this book. I like the statement that you may find the "true meaning of bravery." As I exit Bingo's Blog I am wondering what it would be like to one of those western heroes!

P.S. I like your "Elf on the shelf."

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Laura said...

This sounds like a great read.
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petite said...

This is fascinating since the West and the Old West interests me greatly. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This book sounds incredible. I read The horse Whisperer. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I enjoyed learning about this story which sounds captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

The locale, the subject and the West is appealing and intriguing. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Margie said...

This book sounds intriguing...a little bit of history, a mystery, and characters that grow throughout the story.
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Margie said...

I havne't read any of the author's books, but I think I would enjoy The Divide. Looks like a fascinating mystery.
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Margie said...

+5 Swag
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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. I also read the Horse Whisper. Tore923@aol.com

PoCoKat said...

Sounds like an amazing book: the fantasy world of the West then the Hollywood transformation of his life.

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PoCoKat said...

The Divide sounds like a good read as well.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I read his book The Horse Whisperer.
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I always find it interesting to see the havoc that secrets from long past will have on the present.

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samantha35 said...

the old west sounds great!
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Pamela Keener said...

Watching the video that Nicolas Evans made for the book talks about why it took so long to write the book & how his perspective has changed. I love the premise of this book and will add this to my TBB pile.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I tweeted this giveaway.
http://twitter.com/pam4290/status/15032600552800256
Love & Higs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I have Smoke Jumper on my TBR pile.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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CarolNWong said...

It's a shame that the boy in the story grew up with out other friends. I have been to Tinseltown and it is not all glamour. I would like to read this book because addresses the question of what is the true meaning of bravery.

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CarolNWong said...

I tweeted:

My Twitter name is Carolee888.

http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/? See this link for a giveaway of 'The Brave".

CarolNWong said...

I would pick the 'Smoke Jumper" because I am familiar with the destruction, human and otherwise that forest fires can create. I lived in two different areas in Southern Claifornia and in both places, could see the fires in the mountains or smell and see the ash from the fires. It would take a very
brave person to be a smoke
jumper.



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Charleydog said...

The book is about the fallout from family secrets and don't we all have family secrets? Thus, it is a universal theme and quite interesting.

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moonsword said...

I'd like to win because the story sounds really compelling...a powerful mystery coupled with the volatile dynamics of a father and son relationship.

moonsword said...

I'd like to read The Divide. Thanks for the giveaway!

bison61 said...

sounds good-I wonder what tom's secret is?

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Janelle said...

I wonder about the true meaning of bravery past the Hollywood hype. Would love to read this book!
Thanks for a chance to win this great book!
Best wishes,
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Janelle said...

I'd love to read The Horse Whisperer!
Thanks for a chance to win this great book!
Best wishes,
Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

rbooth43 said...

I would pick the 'Smoke Jumper" because my son's girlfriend is a firefighter and smoke jumper in Arizona. I am also familiar with the destruction, human and otherwise that forest fires can create. I have pictures of the fires in the mountains and the ash from the fires. It takes a very
brave person to be a smoke
jumper and she definately is one. I am so proud of her.
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Anonymous said...

I would like to read this book b/c I have always enjoyed books:

. Set in boarding schools
. About family relationships/secrets

Also. The cover is beautiful.

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Anonymous said...

I visited his site and the book THE DIVIDE sounds like one I would read. I have read and seen the movie THE HORSE WHISPERER and enjoyed both.

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