Sunday, August 15, 2010

giveaway: secrets to happiness

Thanks to Hachette you have the opportunity to win one of three copies of Sarah Dunn's Secrets to Happiness!!

Here's the link to the Reading Group Guide. The review from Publishers Weekly:
"Dunn charts several New Yorkers' lives in this snappy novel. The spotlight most often falls on Holly Frick, a 35-year-old divorcée whose egg walls are taking on the consistency of tissue paper as we speak. A writer whose cheeky first novel bombed, Holly now resides low enough on the TV totem pole to be cranking out after-school dreck with her gay pal Leonard. Meanwhile, her best friend, Amanda, is cheating on her husband, and Holly adopts Chester, a cute little dog with cancer whose hopeful approach to life mirrors Holly's. While Holly's love life follows a formula-familiar trajectory, Amanda's romantic flailing ensnares Holly, and Chester's destiny takes an unexpected turn that means big changes for both of them. Although clichés pop up (the supergay friend, a $1,200 purse splurge), the energetic and witty prose speeds along the narrative. It's smarter than the usual single-in-the-city fare, and funnier, too."

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 (one extra each for the blog and Twitter) or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on September 4. 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.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one. Count me in.

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  2. I am a follower.

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  3. ohhh .. this sounds good!

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  4. I've read Dunn's debut novel and really enjoyed it, would like a chance at this one. Thanks!

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  5. Twitter follower (@scorpio1m)

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  6. I follow your blog.

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  7. Looks like a good read, great cover! Thanks.
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  8. I follow the blog!
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  9. thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel :)

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  10. I would like to win.

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  11. I follow on twitter with @headlessfowl
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  12. I'd love to read Secrets to Happiness :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  14. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.
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  15. I follow your blog.
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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks good.
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  18. I'd love to read this.
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