Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Giveaway: Red Hook Road

on sale July 13, 2010
Red Hook Road




Doesn't that cover look intriguing?  It's time for summer weddings, and the garden party appears to be setup and ready.  This giveaway comes from Judy at Doubleday who has given us two copies of Ayelet Waldman's follow-up to her earlier novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.  Available in two weeks, the blurb tells me this is going to be a terrific summer read (after all it's set in Maine!).

As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy.

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers,
Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so preciou
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So here are the rules for the giveaway: 
  1. For one entry leave a comment telling me why you'd like to read this 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, leave another comment saying you blogged about the giveaway, (sidebars are fine) and LEAVE ME THE LINK to the posting.  (TOTAL 3 entries per person).
  4. US and Canadian addresses only, no post office boxes please
  5. Deadline is July 19th.
     
    Good luck and happy summer reading.

23 comments:

  1. Hi there!

    I love to read about families & how they cope with crises. This one has the extra layer of interest for me: A musician as a main character. Sounds intriguing.

    Thanks,

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  2. Google follower!

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  3. you had me at Maine... ;-)

    caitemaire@hotmail.com

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  4. follower..yep...

    caitemaire@hotmail.com

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  5. It is indeed the small things in life that are precious - which is why I'd like to read this

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I like the picture on the cover and my sister lives on Red Oak Road

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  7. I am a follower.

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  8. I put it on my sidebar.

    Check my blog

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  9. I would love to read this book because Ayelet Waldman is an author who I've meant to read for quite some time now but still haven't. I also love the state of Maine and so, stories set in Maine excite me!

    Thank you for another great giveaway! Please count me in!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I am a follower and a fan, Tina!


    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Actually, I've read her mystery series, which was great and can only imagine this is wonderful!Thanks for the chance.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. The setting - the coast of Maine - is what attracts me. That is such a beautiful spot.

    Please enter my name in the giveaway.

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. I'd like to read about a family with more drama than mine. :) And I love the cover. Thanks!

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  14. The cover has pulled me in-shallow I know-I also like stories about family and crisis.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo .c om

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  15. I follow

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo . com

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  16. I enjoy books about family dramas and interactions. I like the statement that "it's often the little things that make life so precious."
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  17. blog follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. Stories about families and how they deal with the things that happen in life always interest me.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  19. I'm a follower.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  20. I agree - neat looking cover! I'd love to read this.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  21. I am a follower
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  22. The title, Red Hood Road, is catchy, but the review is captivating. It has now become a must read for the summer....you have me! I have to read this book, so I would love to be chosen your lucking winner in the giveaway!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

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  23. I am a new follower of your blog.

    Thank you for reviewing and hosting this giveaway of The Red Hook Road.

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

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