Sunday, May 9, 2010

giveaway: the cradle

Now that you've read my review of The Cradle, I'm sure you want to read it! :) Thanks to Hachette, you have the chance to win one of three copies.

Here's the Reading Group Guide and what Publishers Weekly had to say just in case you want another opinion:
"An elusive heirloom cradle symbolizes childhood's pains and possibilities in Somerville's spare, elegant first novel (after a story collection, Trouble). Marissa, pregnant with her first child, becomes obsessed with tracking down the antique cradle her mother took when she abandoned the family a decade earlier. Marissa's husband, Matt, is sure he's been dispatched on a fool's errand, but his journey soon connects him to Marissa's family and his own history of abandonment, neglect and abuse amid a string of foster homes and orphanages. Matt's quest through four states is interwoven with another drama that takes place 11 years later, in 2008, in which poet and children's author Renee Owen is haunted by memories of war and a lost love as she prepares to send her son off to fight in Iraq. Again, long-buried secrets come to the surface, one of which poignantly links the two story lines. Though the connection will not shock, Somerville's themes of a broader sense of interconnectivity and the resultant miracles of everyday existence retain their strength and affirm the value of forming and keeping families."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on May 29. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.

40 comments:

  1. I have been intrigued by "The Cradle" since the very first hint I had of the story line. Thanks for your review. Please enter my name in the drawing.

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  2. "The Cradle" is definitely on my wish list! Please enter my name in the drawing.

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

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    looks like a great book

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  4. When I read the opening line of this post..."Now that you've read my review of The Cradle, I'm sure you want to read it! :)", it was like you were reading my mind!! I really want to read this book. Please enter me! Thanks

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  6. Your review made me really want to read this book, it sounds absolutely amazing!

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  7. I'm also a follower of your blog through Google Connect :)

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

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  9. Your review has me itching to read The Cradle!

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  10. I would love to win this great book.

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  11. count me in...thanks!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win this book -- looks like a great read:)

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  16. I'd love this one. Please count me in. Thanks!

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  17. I subscribe, since you don't have GFC on your blog to follow.

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  19. I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  21. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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  22. I would love to win this!

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  23. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for a very interesting review! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    ~ Amy
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  24. I am a (new) follower via Google Reader.

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  25. This is another book on my Amazon list! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Sounds like a really interesting story line. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  29. The Cradle sounds like a good book. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  30. This sounds like a great book to read this summer

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  32. I have had this book on my radar since I first saw it. I would so love to win this.

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