Thursday, May 14, 2009

Giveaway: TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve

Thanks to the generous folks at Hachette Book Group, I am authorized to give away 5 copies of the paperback novel Testimony by Anita Shreve. Check out the book, and see the Giveaway Rules at the end of the post.

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

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PRAISE FOR TESTIMONY:

"Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school....Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act."--- Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist (starred review)

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

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RULES FOR ENTERING THE 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, Sunday, May 24th, EST.
  • Winners will have 3 days to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.
Please note: I use Comment Moderation. That means your comment will appear after I approve it.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

54 comments:

gaby317 said...

Pls count me in! This sounds like such a good read.

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gaby317 said...

I'm a follower via googlereader


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gaby317 said...

I've posted a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar

thx

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Thanks, Gaby317, and welcome! I'm following YOU now!

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kerri said...

I'd love to win this book.

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Kerri said...

I'm also a follower!

mindy said...

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Wanda said...

The Weight of Water is one of my all time favourite books — I'd love a chance to win this one, thanks!

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scottsgal said...

This is at the top of my TBR list - please count me in

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scottsgal said...

I'm a follower as well

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scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

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jemscout425 said...

i need to add to my summer reading list and i've been hearing good things about this book
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Shauna said...

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Valeen said...

I would love to win this as I'm a big fan of Anita Shreve. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Belinda said...

I would like to win a copy of this.
Thanks!
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Dixie said...

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Dixie said...

I follow this blog.
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Dixie said...

I tweeted.
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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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gaby317 said...

Gwendolyn B,

Thank you so much for becoming a follower!

gaby317

Valerie said...

sounds good
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The Queen Of Free said...

Please enter me! This sounds like a great summer read!

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jwx4 said...

I'd love to win.
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Sammie said...

I would like to be entered to win.

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Sammie said...

I am a subscriber.

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Sammie said...

I am a follower. SamantharaeM AT gmail DOT com

purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

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Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Sounds like a good book.

ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
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Brooke said...

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Sharon said...

I would love to win this book sounds like a nice summer read. Thanks for the giveaway

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Nickolay said...

This looks like a good book. Thanks for the chance

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wendy said...

I want to win!

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Zibilee said...

This sounds like a great book, I would love the chance to win!

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of this blog.

A Reader said...

Loved the Pilot's Wife and the Weight of Water so I think I would enjoy this one too.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

Wow! Thank you, Cathy! I'll be doing a lot of "blog work" over the next few days, and I'll certainly post about this! Thank you, again.

tutu said...

Looks like Cathy beat me to it....you've been twice blessed...I also gave you an award. You can see the the details on my blog.
Your blog is one I follow because pf its interesting variety. Tina

Michelle E. said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I've loved her writing since I read Eden Close. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lucy said...

Please enter me for this giveaway. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I previously read A Pilot's Wife and enjoyed it. I'd like to win to read this author again. Thank you.
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Michelle E. said...

I subscribed to your blog via Bloglines!

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Renee G said...

I would like to read this.

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Pam said...

I'd like to enter too please!

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Doreen said...

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Hil'Lesha said...

Please count me in. I could always use a good read. :)

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Alexa said...

This book sounds great! Enter me please!

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Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

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Jenny said...

I'd love to be entered, please--this sounds like a great book.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
I will email the winners shortly.