Saturday, October 4, 2014

THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE
BY CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE
  
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery. 

Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened.  She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.

On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. She lives out-side of New York City and on the coast of Maine.

 




SOME OTHER BOOKS BY CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE:
                    

                    
   
PRAISE FOR THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE:
Kline has a perfect sense of character and timing.” —Publishers Weekly

“[Christina Baker Kline] is not only a deft and snappy writer, but a true cartographer of the human heart.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Still Summer

“A book about love and disappointment and risk and risotto, utterly appealing on every level.” —Lauren Fox, author of Still Life with Husband

“A story about the way life really can be, with a little bit of luck and just the right seasoning.” —Dani Shapiro

“An unassumingly beautiful story of human relationships and self-discovery...the ideal page-turning light read, with a tremendous payoff.” —People

GIVEAWAY
 
 THANKS TO ALAINA AND THE FOLKS AT
WILLIAM MORROW AND HARPER COLLINS.
 I HAVE ONE COPY OF 
THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE, TO 
GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!
  
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--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOUT THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE THAT WOULD MAKE YOU WANT TO WIN 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 YOU FIND INTERESTING ON CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S WEBSITE BY GOING HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU CAN COMMENT ON EACH ON SEPARATELY AND GAIN MORE ENTRIES THAT WAY 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU CAN COMMENT SEPARATELY AND EACH WILL COUNT AS AN ENTRY
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
 6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 20
GOOD LUCK!
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152 comments:

Patricia said...

The idea of getting away from it all makes this story so compelling to me.
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Steve Capell said...

I've been there before ... wanting to get away from everything and I like Patricia find that concept compelling ... plus Maine is a unique area so please add my name to drawing.

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Carol N Wong said...

I am relate to her not liking the job that she had. I had one with great pay and benefits but it was mind numbing! When I moved to CA, I did not want to contine with the same job even though I could have. I did get another job in Federal Agency that drove me up a wall but I kept moving to different ones until I found one that I loved. It was worth it.

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Getting away from it all to a small Maine town sounds fun!!
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THis one has it all - coast of Maine (where I live), Italian cooking (inherited from my NONA), and moving away from earlier life.
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Mary Brandis said...

The concept of overworking, not being thrilled with a job and having get-a-way photos on a bulletin board I can relate. I stayed so this book sounds interesting that the character makes her move to Maine sounds great to me. Book sounds entertaining to me.
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