Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE: A GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW

GIVEAWAY ENDED
I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE
BY LAURA LIPPMAN
NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK! 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.

Suburban wife and mother Eliza Benedict's peaceful world falls off its axis when a letter arrives from Walter Bowman. In the summer of 1985, when Eliza was fifteen, she was kidnapped by this man and held hostage for almost six weeks. Now he's on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, and Eliza wants nothing to do with him. Walter, however, is unpredictable when ignored—as Eliza knows only too well—and to shelter her children from the nightmare of her past, she'll see him one last time.
But Walter is after something more than forgiveness: He wants Eliza to save his life . . . and he wants her to remember the truth about that long-ago summer and release the terrible secret she's keeping buried inside.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Go HERE to read the "bio" I first posted about Laura Lippman when this book was first released. Then read what she has written about it and her life on her blog! VERY interesting!
September 2007, 1945
Now it can be told: I could barely muster a B average in the Medill School of Journalism. In fact, my major -- in a field where I would later go on to have a fairly successful career -- pulled down my grade-point-average, even as I was earning A's in my creative writing classes and taking advanced seminars in Chaucer and Byron. (And also doing pretty well in the "Film and Literature" courses team-taught by Stuart Kaminsky, which is how I started reading the Toby Peters novels.) Yes, in hindsight, I should have gotten a clue much earlier than I did.

I hated the Medill School of Journalism. There, I've said it. Well, not all of it. I hated most of the teachers, middle-aged white men who had worked, or were continuing to work, for the Chicago newspapers. I hated the style of instruction, an odd combination of lecture by anecdote and improv theater. Basic Writing, for example, was taught in Room 317 of Fisk Hall -- or was it 311? -- where we pounded away on rickety manual typewriters as the teacher pretended to be various individuals in a breaking news story. "I'm in the fire chief. Now I'm the lady across the street." I hated the incessant -- and gleeful -- reminders that the country's journalism schools were over-subscribed in the post-Watergate era, that most of us would never find jobs. I hated the instructor who commented on my weight, although I suppose that wasn't Medill's fault.

And, okay, I hated it because I sucked. Funny how that works. Loved Northwestern, hated Medill.

I do remember one teacher with great affection, Sallie Gaines, then a Chicago Tribune copy editor who treated her students with respect and empathy. And I liked one course, "The Law of Journalism," because it was well-suited to a classroom setting. Legal precedents lend themselves to academic study and libel law is a fascinating subject, with some of its seminal cases are rooted in the civil rights era. (New York Times v. Sullivan, the "hot news" defense of Associated Press v. Walker.)

But what I liked best was privacy law. In fact, "1945" was my mnemonic device for remembering the four constitutional amendments that are the basis for privacy law. I wrote my term paper on the lawsuit involving Jackie Onassis and Ron Galella, the photographer who pursued her. I was fascinated by issues such as "false light," in which plaintiffs could sue over flattering but nevertheless inaccurate portrayals. Long before the world knew Joe Eszterhaus as the author of Showgirls, I was familiar with him as the journalist at the center of a landmark false light case.

Lately, I've been thinking about privacy quite a bit. Because the fact is -- I'm a fairly private person. How can that be, given the way I natter on the Internet, blog about childhood memories and gab to the media? I would maintain that I am a gregarious and voluble person, but a private person nonetheless. As I told John Kenyon, my online persona has always been pretty calculated. The personal information on my own website is limited to the silly and sometimes outright false. I'll tell you anything about my work and sometimes that means sharing things about myself -- how I came up with the idea for What the Dead Know, for example, or the way my own high school experiences informed To the Power of Three. And if an interviewer wanted to know my favorite food or my idea of the perfect Sunday -- ah, shades of Hot Fuzz! -- I've played along, something I now regret, along with this.

Perhaps this is a long-winded way to say that, as of this month, my bio has been deleted from this site. Go to Wikipedia if you need to know more about me; best I can tell, there's only one error (the spelling of my mother's name -- oh, and the continuing confusion, started by my carelessness here, that "Ropa Vieja" is a novel.) The bio was essentially false, anyway. Factual, but false, a silly, superficial document that sought only to entertain superficially. Perhaps I'm closing the barn door after the horse is long gone, but hey -- it's drafty in here.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MEGAN AND GOOD PEOPLE
AT HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHING,
I HAVE 1 COPY OF THIS EXCITING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY. NOW OUT IN 
PAPERBACK, HERE IS WHAT
YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!
--U.S. 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 SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THIS BOOK DESCRIPTION, AND/OR REVIEW, THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN AND READ THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR, LAURA LIPPMAN, THAT IS FOUND ON HER WEBSITE HERE 

GIVEAWAY ENDS
6 PM, EST,
MAY 10!
GOOD LUCK

54 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like a really good mystery. I would enjoy reading this book.
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debbie said...

I learned her high school experiences influenced her book the power of three.
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catherine said...

her humor really came out in her interview. bet she could write great humorous novels, too.
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Steve Capell said...

The book really sounds interesting. I am sure there are secrets that everyone would like to keep secret. I know I have a few and NO I am not telling! LOL I found it interesting that the author believes in privacy and she wrote about a person and giving up a past secret. I am intrigued as to what this secret might be! Thanks for the opportunity.

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traveler said...

This compelling mystery sounds intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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The author is talented and has written many wonderful novels. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This mystery is appealing. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I enjoy her Tess books which are extremely creative and fascinating.rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

dogwood said...

Funny how we can look back on our college experiences honestly. This sounds like a great book that both my husband and I would enjoy.

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dogwood said...

Oh, and I learned she'll be in Memphis - just an hour or so away on her Boob tour!!

Pamela Keener said...

This book sounds intriguing.
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mamabunny13 said...

I want to win this because it sounds a little creepy! Okay...I'm nosy...I want to know her secret! lol
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mamabunny13 said...

Something I found on her website is that Laura wrote a term paper on the lawsuit involving Jackie Onassis and Ron Galella, the photographer who pursued her.
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rbooth43 said...

Life Sentences was an amazing read and I would love to read I'd Know You Anywhere, which sounds like another amazing read by Laura.
Thanks!
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Sue Farrell said...

This mystery/thriller sounds like I would start reading and not stop until I found out what the secret was about that time 15 years ago.

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Sue Farrell said...

The author reveals a lot of humor on her site--I wonder if that also comes through in any of her books---maybe the Tess series?

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Margie said...

This book sounds very exciting. I'd like to learn how the main character gets in touch with her past, yet shields her children at the same time.
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Margie said...

She wrote her first seven books while working fulltime at The Sun. She now spends most weekday mornings at a local coffeehouse.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I've wanted to read this one for awhile. I find it interesting because it's past the fact when the lady was kidnapped. that's a bit unique

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Tore said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds like a very good mystery. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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lag123 said...

I want to know what the secret is. This sounds like a real page turner.

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lag123 said...

I read about the Tess books. I have never heard of this series but must start looking for it. It sounds very good.

Laura said...

Would love to read this. I loved the interview. I am a follower.
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Linda Kish said...

I think it would be difficult to have to relive that time again even if it is to protect your family. I'd like to read the story.

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Linda Kish said...

She is a librarian's daughter. She grew up reading library books, researching trips in the library beforehand, learning about opera the same way.

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Renee said...

can't begin to imagine how she'd feel upon receiving the letter. Looking forward to seeing the author's view.

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Christa said...

This book sounds very interesting. I'd like to find out why she goes to see this guy and what he wants her to remember.

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Christa said...

Just tweeted about this giveaway!
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Christa said...

I visited Laura Lippman's website and found out that she wrote her first 7 books while also working fulltime at The Sun.

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bison61 said...

he wants her to remember the truth about that long-ago summer and release the terrible secret she's keeping buried inside. that caught my interest

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Hey Karen,

I know I sound like a broken record, because I've said this about a MILLION times on your blog but I absolutely LOVE mysteries, and this seems like an amazing mystery to me, so I'd love to win & read this book! :D

I especially liked how she mentioned the one impactful teacher she did have Medill School of Journalism (although she hated the rest) Sallie Gaines. Goes to show how teachers can leave their mark on their students, so that even amongst the worst of situations, their light shines bright and sets them apart! :D

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I tweeted the giveaway:

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I found it really interesting and admirable that author Laura Lippman donates her "speaking fee" for events to her local library system, the Enoch Pratt, and other nonprofits.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I "liked" the Facebook page! :D

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allisonsbj3 said...

I love buried secrets, I can't wait to read this!

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Anita Yancey said...

The fact that Walter wants Eliza to save his life makes me interested in reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I find it interesting that Laura lives in Baltimore, and is not a natural blonde.

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Liz V. said...

Have read all of Lippman's books to date, because of her writing and Baltimore setting.

Mona said...

I've read one book by Laura, TO THE POWER OF 3, which I enjoyed. I would love to read this one although the premise terrifies me.

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Mona said...

I read she uses a mnemonic device. I use them too. The only problem is that sometimes the mnemonic is harder to remember then what I'm using the device for.

I was unaware of the concept of "false light," I found that concept interesting and fascinating too.

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Katia said...

I love how creepy it sounds.
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