Sunday, April 19, 2009

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate my 10th post, Hachette Books has authorized me to give away 5 copies of Billie Letts' book, MADE IN THE U.S.A.

Rules for entering the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS, Billie Letts, returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments -- to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

* Includes a Reading Group Guide

"A heartbreaking tale about love, loss and survival that will stick with the reader long after the last page is turned." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Gripping...unflinching...Letts's best work since her stunning debut novel." --- Associated Press

"Heartfelt...Letts is at the top of her game." --- Dallas Morning News

"Deeply moving and entertaining."--- New York Post

I haven't read this book yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I will!

Rules for entering giveaway:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win.
  • Include an @ with your comment so that I can contact you if you do win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com . You must leave an @ in order to qualify.
  • You can earn an extra entry by being or becoming a Follower or Subscriber of this blog and telling me about it in a separate comment.
  • Blog about this contest and provide me with the link to the post in a separate comment, and I'll give you yet another entry.
  • Tweeting about this contest and providing me the link in a separate comment will get you one more entry. (Sorry, right now I only Tweet - Digging, Stumbling, etc. have not yet made it into my repertoire.)
  • Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.
  • Deadline for entry is 12:00 midnight, May 10th, EST.
  • If I can figure out how to use random.org, that's what I'll use; otherwise, it'll be entries drawn from a hat!

(Have I covered all the bases? If I've messed up on this, my first giveaway, please let me know!)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

I will email the winners shortly.

118 comments:

Marie Burton said...

I think I am the review list for this one so don't enter me.. but I put this Giveaway in my Sunday Short post.

MJ said...

I'd love this.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I'm following.

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1559663666

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Bridget said...

Good luck on your first giveaway! I've just blogged about it on Win A Book. So don't enter me.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Amber said...

Please enter me!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win. Please count me in. Thnak you!

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Jake said...

please enter me into this giveaway contest.

thanks,
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Mary K. from L.A. said...

Hi, Gwen ~ Love to win this one. Please enter me! Thanks!

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robin_titan said...

I would love to win this! Sounds good :)

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♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered!

-I am a follower :)

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

nightdweller20 said...

Congrats on your first giveaway!!!

Please enter me!

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nightdweller20 said...

I follow.

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

This book sounds sweet, a journey of discovery.

Count me in!

Dottie

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The Giveaway Diva said...

wow i'd love a chance to win please!!

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Kate said...

wow that sounds like an awesome book! please enter me!

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scottsgal said...

I'd love to read this - thanks for the giveaway

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scottsgal said...

I'd love to read this - thanks for the giveaway

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Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered. janemarieprice [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks.

NotNessie said...

I would love to read this, please count me in.

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mindy said...

sounds like a great read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

kathy55439 said...

sounds like a great book....... I love that to have five books I will twitter it for you

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this book thanks!
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liane66 said...

It sounds like a great read.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Snarki said...

Sounds like an interesting book, would love to read it.
Thanks for the giveaway.

snarkilicious at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I like to read. This looks like a good book.

Deborah said...

I'd like the chance to win "Made in the U.S.A." Thanks, and congrats on your 10th post! asthenight at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

Sounds like a really good book, any book with Walmart as a location is a must read for me. Thanks for the giveaway

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Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love to read this one. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Rebecca :) said...

Congrats on your first giveaway! I am posting about it on my Marvelous Mondays post. :)

Ally M said...

I want to win a copy of this book. I have read all her other books so far. I love this author!

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Ally M said...

Your blog now feeds to my Google Reader.

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Karin said...

I'd love to win--

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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for offering the giveaway=)
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christin said...

This sounds great! Thanks!
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christin said...

I follow:)
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samf36 said...

I would like this book because it is sounds likeit is about over comming many struggles.

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. I enjoyed Letts'Where the Heart Is.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentricdiaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

I'm also a follower.


--Anna
Diary of an Eccentricdiaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

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a real librarian said...

Oh, I'd love to win this one!! Thanks for the chance!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Marie said...

I would love to read this, it looks wonderful!

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am a new follower!

marielay@gmail.com

kalea_kane said...

Wow girl! Congrats on your first giveaway! It looks like it is going strong! I would LOVE to win this book. It looks fantastic. :)

Thanks for the chance.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower of your blog. :)

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

Tweeted about your giveaway too.

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1568235582

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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LittleEagle said...

I would like to win this book. sharonaquilino(@)hotmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to read

kalea_kane said...

I blogged about your contest:

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-teeny-tiny-giveaways.html

Thank you again!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Valerie said...

Aw, the book sounds wonderful
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Lady Roxi said...

I would love to read this.

Thanks.

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wendy said...

I would like to win.

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Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

LuAnn said...

I'm a big fan of Billie and would love to win her book!

reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered!

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

♔ jessica.marie said...

I am a follower!

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

♔ jessica.marie said...

I tweeted : bookslove
http://twitter.com/bookslove

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

jemscout425 said...

it looks like a good read & i love good reading material

Kat Bryan said...

I would love to read this.
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Anna said...

I posted this in my sidebar to help spread the word.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Carol said...

Billie Letts is one of my favorite authors. I would love to win this book! Thank you!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I'm a follower.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

nhertel85 said...

Please include me.

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nhertel85 said...

I follow.

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Nicole said...

I would love to win!!

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ellie said...

I love Billie Letts. Please enter me.

Shelley said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Shelley said...

I'm a follower!

cpullum said...

I would love to win!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

valerie2350 said...

i'd love to win

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to be entered for this book. It sounds like a great book, one I would enjoy reading. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Zibilee said...

I would love to win this book! Please enter me in the contest.

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Zibilee said...

I follow this blog as well.

Zibilee said...

I also tweeted this contest

Kerri said...

I would love to win this book.

Kerri said...

I am also a follower.

ravndahl@hotmail.com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am also a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Wanda said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter my name. Thanks.

Selinda said...

I would love to win!

thanks,

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quelleheure4 said...

I would love to read it!
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quelleheure4 said...

I subscribe through google reader
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quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1606676459
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Max Brown said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks!!!!

My email is max(dot)e(dot)brown(dot)94(at)gmail(dot)com

Max.

Wanda said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win this one. :)

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Jo-Jo said...

I love Billie Letts and I would love to win this one!
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.
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Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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C Family said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

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Ashley said...

I would like to enter please!
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Thank you!

Ashley said...

I am also a follower.
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Ashley said...

I posted this contest on my sidebar: http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

my email is: booksobsession AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I would like to read this book. Please enter
me in the contest. Thanks.




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nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter.

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nhertel85 said...

I follow

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Sue said...

I'd love to read this. Looks great.

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Sandy Soares said...

This book looks wonderful and I would love to have a copy to bring to my book group as a suggested read. And, like you, I am a new blogger and I am SO impressed with your blog.

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Anonymous said...

As a former English teacher (and current Realtor!)I am a voracious reader and would love to win!

Thanks,
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Esme said...

Given I enjoyed Where the Heart is I am sure I will enjoy this book. thank you

janetfaye said...

Please enter me!

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Dutchlvr1 said...

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gaby317 said...

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Samantharae said...

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Thanks


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Samantharae said...

I am a follower via google reader

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Brandy said...

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Carlene said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
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LorieJean said...

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LorieJean said...

I also follow your blog.

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

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kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

Gwendolyn B. said...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED!
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEW GIVEAWAYS I'VE POSTED.