Thursday, June 10, 2010

Giveaway: The Nobodies Album

Just in Time for Summer
On Sale Next Week
2 copies to giveaway



Thanks to Judy at Doubleday, we've got two copies of Carolyn Parkhurst's latest novel, The Nobodies Album to giveaway.  Author of best-seller The Dogs of Babel, Parkhurst has given us a novel, a mystery, and a story about a story all in one volume.  I don't have my review copy yet, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it.

Here's the blurb from her website:


From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some people will go to rewrite their past. 

Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book — a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago.
On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo have not spoken years — in an estrangement stemming from that tragic day — she drops everything to go to him.
The last chapters of Octavia's novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album — the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo's dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning conclusion, Octavia must consider how this story will end.
Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person.
So here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win (it's ok to say you want a free book!). Include your email address (no email no win)
  2. For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower (or become one and let me know).
  3. For another entry, blog about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting.
  4. Now ....this is a new one...since I don't twitter, tweet, or FB, you can get extra entries by visiting my blog every day, and simply saying "daily entry and the date - feel free to comment on the current post too!" So if you come every day from now until the deadline, you could have up to 22 extra entries. 
  5. Doubleday  is paying for the mailing, so the usual US addresses only.  NO PO Boxes.
  6. Deadline is July 1st.
Good luck!

75 comments:

  1. I love mysteries and the term "literary mystery" intrigues me. Count me in!

    I am a follower.

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  2. i'm very interested in reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
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  3. Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

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  4. I read Dogs of Babel and liked it, so I'd like to see if I like this one too.

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  5. I am a follower.

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  6. I'd love to be entered because I love literary mysteries! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  7. A free book is always a treat. I can never have too many books to read.

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    ~Leslie

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  8. I'm also a follower.

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    ~Leslie

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  9. I linked to the giveaway in the sidebar of my blog.

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    ~Leslie

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  10. I'd love to win; I am a follower

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  11. Just wanted to get a daily entry 6/13 Thanks.

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  12. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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  13. I love reading books!

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  14. I'm a follower.

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  15. another daily entry :) 6/14

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  16. I'd love a copy of this book that's on my to-read list.
    Thanks. Carol
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  17. I would like to win this book because after listening to the audio of Lost and Found I decided that I like her writing style. Please enter me!
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  18. This combination of mystery and back story sounds intriguing to me.
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  29. I would like to win this book because it sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. daily entry 6/22 Thanks
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  37. Daily entry 6/23-Thanks for another chance!
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  38. Daily Entry 6/23

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  39. I blogged about your contest here for another entry.
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  40. Daily entry 6/24
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  41. Nothing but rave reviews that I've seen on this one! The review copies were gone before I even saw that they were available for review! LOL! A chance to win is a good thing; otherwise, I'll have to hit up my local bookstore for a copy!

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  44. I love any and all mysteries, thanks for the chance to win!
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  45. I'm a follower (GFC)


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  46. This book sounds so intriguing and I loved another book I read by the author. Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  47. I am a follower.
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  48. This books sounds great and I love Carolyn Parkhurst. Please include me in your giveaway.
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    Debbie
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  49. I follow

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  50. I like that it seems to be a story about the human psyche tied up in a mystery. Please count me in!

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  64. Sounds like a good book, please enter me!

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  71. Please include me! I want to win this because I love the cover and the title! Thanks

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  72. I'm a follower!

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  73. Daily entry!

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  74. Daily entry 7/1/10

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  75. I've heard such great things about this author. Thanks for the giveaway.

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