Thursday, June 3, 2010

giveaway: april & oliver

Summer is almost here!! (That's my favorite season.) To celebrate I'm offering via Hachette two copies of Tess Callahan's April & Oliver.

Here's the Reading Group Guide. And read what Publishers Weekly said about April & Oliver:
"In this memorable debut, Callahan offers a uniquely funereal love story that focuses on a stagnant friendship-turned-untenable romance between unlikely life-long friends. To deal with the death of her immediate family, as well as the scars of childhood abuse, April assumes the role of the jaded wild child; Oliver, her once-inseparable childhood companion, has become her polar opposite, an engaged law student poised for success. Estranged during Oliver's college years, the two reconnect with troubling results. Callahan's descriptions are vivid, and often paired with charming flashbacks to more innocent times, providing stark contrast to the tumultuous course of April and Oliver's young-adult lives. Callahan's narrative takes some supporting-character detours from the principles' love-hate relationship, including an abusive boyfriend; a manipulative and dangerous family friend, and April's strong-but-slipping Nana. Callahan's poetic style and grasp of emotion gives proper weight to April's loss and Oliver's secrets, and is sure to engage, sadden, and enthrall readers, especially in a bittersweet, somewhat surprising finale."

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 June 19. 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.

22 comments:

  1. I'd like to read this.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  2. I am a follower.

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  3. I'd love a chance to win; thanks Nicole (follower)

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  4. Sounds like a touching,emotional read-would love to win it.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  5. Would love a chance to read this, thanks!
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  6. I am a follower.
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  7. Please include me - sounds like a good read. thanks

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  8. I follow thru google reader

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  9. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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    Sarah E

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  10. I follow.

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    Sarah E

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  11. Publicly following My Book Views with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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  12. Thanks for the Opportunity to win April and Oliver.


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  13. I follow your blog.


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  14. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    karenk
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  15. I have wanted to read April & Oliver for quite a while. I think the question of whether a friendship can turn into a romance and last is intriguing and different people have different opinions. I'd love to see what Tess Callahan has to say about it especially since I know she writes beautifully!

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I'm a follower of your blog!


    ~ Amy
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  17. I would love to be entered in your draw for this book. Thanks.
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