Monday, July 13, 2009

Giveaway: GALWAY BAY by Mary Pat Kelly

WHOOO HOOOO!
I have 99 Followers!
I like 9's, so why should I wait?
And here's how I'll celebrate:

I have one (1) brand new, never-been-read hardcover copy of GALWAY BAY by Mary Pat Kelly to give away. (I received it as part of a prize pack but I had already won a copy individually.)

To enter, just leave a comment with your email address (in spam-twarting code). I'll give you an extra entry for spreading the word and coming back and telling me about it.

This giveaway is open world-wide until midnight, July 20, 2009 EST.

Thank you everyone for helping to make blogging so much fun!

GALWAY BAY
by Mary Pat Kelly

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pub. Date: February 2009
ISBN-13:
9780446579001
Sales Rank: 4,744
576pp



Synopsis (from the publisher):
Here at last is one Irish family's epic journey, capturing the tragedy and triumph of the Irish-American experience. In a rousing tale that echoes the myths and legends of Ireland herself, young Honora Keeley and Michael Kelly wed and start a family, inhabiting a hidden Ireland where fishermen and tenant farmers find solace in their ancient faith, songs, stories, and communal celebrations. Selling both their catch--and their crops--to survive, these people subsist on the potato crop--their only staple food. But when blight destroys the potatoes three times in four years, a callous government and uncaring landlords turn a natural disaster into The Great Starvation that will kill one million. Honora and Michael vow their children will live. The family joins two million other Irish refugees in one of the greatest rescues in human history: the Irish Emigration to America. Danger and hardship await them there. Honora and her unconventional sister Maire watch their seven sons as they transform Chicago from a frontier town to the "City of the Century", fight the Civil War, and enlist in the cause of Ireland's freedom. The Kelly clan is victorious. This heroic story sheds brilliant light on the ancestors of today's 44 million Irish Americans.

About the author:
In the author's colorful and eclectic life, she has written and directed award-winning documentaries on Irish subjects, as well as the dramatic feature Proud. She's been an associate producer on Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live, written books on Martin Scorsese, World War II, and Bosnia, and a novel based on her experiences as a former nun - Special Intentions. She is a frequent contributor to Irish America Magazine and has a PhD in English and Irish literature.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

66 comments:

Julie said...

I would love a chance to win a copy! Pleae enter me.

Cheers,
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Jo-Jo said...

Oh please enter me!
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ChristyJan said...

I would love to be entered to win a copy of GALWAY BAY!

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Carrie K. said...

I would love to read this! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Upper West Side Writer said...

Please enter me; this one looks great. Thanks so much!

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Sandra said...

I'd love a chance to read this story please. Thank you for entering me. I'll try and tweet the giveaway, tweeting is new for me.

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Jess said...

Congrats on your 99 followers, please enter me in the giveaway!
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Diane said...

Congrats you are doing great!!!! PLEASE sign me up, I've been dying to read this book:

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thanks and keep up the great blog :)

Zibilee said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of this book, so please enter me. Also, congrats on the rising number of followers! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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Sue said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing~

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WilowRaven said...

Please enter me :)

WilowRaven said...

I also added you to my blog :)

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Pam said...

Oooh - I've heard about this one and has been tossed around as a possible book club selection for next year...

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Beth Kephart said...

99 followers does not make you a fledgling blogger, not in the least. Congratulations on that!! And thank you for your note of just now.

kalea_kane said...

WAY to go! 99 followers! That is awesome! Keep up the amazing work! Don't enter me in your giveaway though. I just wanted to congratulate you! (I have the book). :)

Kelly :)

Fiona said...

Congrats on the 99 followers! I would love to win this book (let's face it- I would love to win anything!).

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Fiona :)

Bridget said...

Many congrats! No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book for you.

Susan said...

I have a serious Irish book addiction. Would love to add this to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Darcy said...

I'd love a chance to win this one! Congrats on your 99 and counting!

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brocktonpubliclibrary said...

I would like to win this for the library I work at; I don't think we own a copy. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

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Belinda M said...

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summer_3105 said...

Hi, Please include me in your giveaway!

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Patricia said...

Oh, the Irish in me would like to win this book.

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Kaye said...

You'll be at 199 before you know it! Congrats. Please enter me in the drawing. I'd love to give it to my niece. She's very into Ireland.

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gautami tripathy said...

Please put my name in your hat! This book interests me!

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I have twitted it here:

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Irene Yeates said...

I agree, why wait!! Congratulations!! Please count me in. Would love to win this one.

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king said...

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Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks
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Becca said...

I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/07/galway-bay.html

thanks
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Icedream said...

Oh, I have heard this was a really good book. I would love to be entered please!
I will be back when I get this posted. :D

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Wendy said...

I'd love to win a copy; please enter me :)

Congrats on the 99 followers!

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Valorie said...

This is one of the books on my wishlist. I'd love to win!

Valorie
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Valorie said...

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/07/14/book-giveaways-07-13-07-19/

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Nicola said...

Please enter me! I'd love to win. My email is in my profile.

Icedream said...

Blogged about it (and all the other ones you are hosting) at:
http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

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Elizabeth said...

I'd like to enter, meiran at gmail.com thanks : )

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Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

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Dina said...

Congrats - 99 is a great number! aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

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Debbie said...

I would love to read this one!


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songbirdz said...

I'd love for a chance to win this as well, please enter me. Thanks! =)
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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about your contest here for another entry.
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♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered, this book sounds amazing since I am Irish :)

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Lisa said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! This book sounds wonderful! Thanks!

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holdenj said...

I'd love a chance to win!

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Thanks.

Esme said...

Congrats on 99 followers

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Esme said...

tweeted:

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A Reader said...

Congrats! I can only dream of those numbers.

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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A Reader said...

Blogged about giveaway under current giveaways.
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LoveMyCoffee said...

Congrats on your followers. Count me in on this giveaway.
I follow

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etirv said...

Please count me in, love anything Irish!

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Carol said...

I've heard a lot of good things about this book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
Carol M
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Shawna said...

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RubyD said...

This sounds like a great read. I would love to win it.

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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Amanda said...

I've read some good reviews of this book. Sounds like it would be very interesting!

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Linna said...

I'd love to read this book. Please do enter me. :D
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Carrie K. said...

I really want to read this book! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Carrie K. said...

I blogged about this giveaway:

http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/07/18/the-sunday-salon-july-19-2009-the-bookish-links-for-saturday-a-day-late-edition/

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Renee G said...

I would love to read this to learn a little bit about my Irish heritage.
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Libby said...

Thank you for having this contest. I would love to win.

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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win - please count me in!
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ibeeeg said...

Wow...I would love to read this book.
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks.

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Toni said...

I know your giveaway is over.. and I am a lot behind.. I just wanted to say Congrats. Your blog is terrific. It is a real treat. Keep up the fantastic work.