Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway : The Blue Star

Hachette Books is offering us another great opportunity. This time we're giving away a copy of The Blue Star by Tony Earley. Scott Turow from the New York Time Book Review praised THE BLUE STAR saying, "I galloped through the novel and relished every page….Earley's simple prose is always informed by Jim's good heart….'The Blue Star,' like its hero, is irresistible." Here's how Hachette trumpets the book:
Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).
About Tony Earley Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies. He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Interview with Tony Earley Read a chapter excerpt So these are the rules:
  • Leave a comment here: one comment to a customer :include
  1. your email address,
  2. if you are a follower,
  3. the link if you post the giveaway on your blog,
  • Open to US and Canadian addresses only (sorry no PO Boxes)
  • Comment no later than August 12th. I'll draw on August 13th.


  1. I'd love to win a copy of this book; it's on my list. I AM a Follower.

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com


  2. I'd love to have this. My boys are big readers and we love new fantastic books. Thanks for sharing~

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  3. I would like to be entered, thanks!


  4. I follow you, Tutu!


  5. Please enter me. I'd love to read this and I'm following you.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  6. Would love to read this! I'm a follower...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  7. Please enter my name. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com


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