Sunday, August 9, 2009

Giveaway: THE BLUE STAR by Tony Earley

Hachette Book Group is at it again!
They have authorized me to give away five (5!) copies of
THE BLUE STAR by Tony Earley.

Rules for entering this giveaway are at the bottom of this post.


THE BLUE STAR
by Tony Earley

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Pub. Date: March 2008
ISBN-13:
9780316199070
Sales Rank: 30,001
304pp

Description:

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).


About
Tony Earley

Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel, Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection, Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies. He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

Interview with Tony Earley

Read a
Chapter Excerpt


RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win. Include an email address 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 or geebee.reads [at] gmail [dot] com

You must leave an email address in order to qualify. If I can't contact you, you can't win!

• 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. I've added a Retweet button at the bottom of every post.

• Stumble this blog, Digg it, or Technorati Fave it, whatever, and leave a separate comment for another entry.

• Winners must provide a U.S. or Canadian street address. Hachette is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009 EST.

• Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email announcing that they have won; if I don't hear from a winner, I will draw another name.


Thank you to Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

30 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

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I'm a follower!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would love to win this book; please enter me!

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Diane said...

I really want to read this book. I am already a follower.

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm also a follower on Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

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Wanda said...

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MJ said...

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I follow.

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bermudaonion said...

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bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader.

Anna said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

I subscribe through Google Reader.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
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Anna said...

I posted the giveaway in my sidebar.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
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Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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Paula said...

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Anonymous said...

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Cindy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! It sounds like a great read to me.

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Cindy said...

I follow your blog on Google.

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Anonymous said...

I read 'Jim The Boy' a few years ago and remember thinking what a great snapshot this was for an era long passed... Would love to win this sequel for the sheer pleasure of immersing myself in his world once more. Please accept this as my entry, thank you!

Aliya D.
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Rue said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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Anonymous said...

I have read so many wonderful reviews of this book...please count me in...thanks.

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