Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tutu's First 2012 Giveaway! - Calico Joe by John Grisham

I haven't done a giveaway in quite awhile, but this one is bound to be a really popular one.  Everybody loves baseball, or knows someone who loves baseball, and John Grisham has never written a book I could put down once I opened the cover.  Doubleday has graciously offered us 2 copies to giveaway.  The blurb makes me quite happy to have a review copy to start on.  I'll give you my take when I announce the winners.  In the meantime, here's a little blurb to whet your reading appetite.

At long last, America’s favorite storyteller takes on America’s favorite pastime.

In this surprising and moving novel, the careers of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths. In Calico Joe, John Grisham takes on America's favorite pastime: baseball.  But it's not only a tale of pitchers and hitters.  It's a surprising and moving story of fathers and sons, redemption, forgiveness, and hope in the American heartland.  You might think it will be great for the sports lover in your life, but then end up reading it yourself. The baseball is thrilling, but it’s what happens off the field that makes Calico Joe a classic.
To enter, just leave a comment AND fill out the form.
No PO Boxes, anyone in the US with a street address can enter.

Opening day for the Red Sox (my favorite team) is April 5th, so we'll announce the winners that night.  Deadline for entering is April 4th at 11:58 PM EDT.


  1. What a great giveaway. I just learned about this book yesterday, and I so want to read it having lost 2 loved ones to P cancer.

    Thanks for the giveaway Tina.

  2. Well of course you know this Cubs fan (and sort of Phillis fan) as well as John Grisham fan is dying to get this book. Have filled out the form. Thanks, Tina.

  3. What a great author! This is on my wish list, birthday list, must have list, please let me win list, etc etc etc!

  4. this wonderful giveaway is unforgettable and lovely. many thanks. Unfortunately the form did not have the submit button. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. traveler....I think your screen resolution may be keeping the submit button from showing, but if you leave me a comment with at least your email and how you follow, I'll make sure you're entered. Also if you could tell me what browser you're using, I'll see what I can do to correct that problem.
      Thanks for letting me know.

      Tina the Tutu

  5. I am interested in this novel. thanks for the great review and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Looking forward to this Grisham read whether or not I am a winner - found "Playing for Pizza" to be most entertaining.


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