Saturday, October 3, 2009

Giveaway: THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.



In celebration of its upcoming movie release,
has generously authorized me to
give away five (5) copies of

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




Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Category: FICTION
Format: MASS MARKET
Edition: Media tie-in
Publish Date: 10/1/2009
Price: $7.99/$9.99
ISBN: 9780316044400
Pages: 400
Size: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"

Description (from the publisher):
Once in a generation a novel comes along that taps a vein of universal human experience, resonating with readers of all ages. THE LOVELY BONES is such a book -- a #1 bestseller celebrated at once for its artistry, for its luminous clarity of emotion, and for its astonishing power to lay claim to the hearts of millions of readers around the world.

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -- her friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her grief-stricken family unraveling. Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, THE LOVELY BONES succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense, even joy.

The major motion picture version of THE LOVELY BONES, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, and Saoirse Ronan is scheduled for release on December 11, 2009.

Click here to access the Reading Guide.


Rules for entering this 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. EST on Friday, October 17, 2009.

• 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
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

89 comments:

traveler said...

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Kaye said...

Count me in too please! Sounds like a great read.

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Diane said...

I'd love to read this again. It was a favorite when it first came out:

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i am a follower; thanks for the giveaway:

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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Please enter me, I'd love to win this book - it sounds heavenly (pun intended)

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Marjorie said...

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Lynne said...

This sounds like a really good book that I'd love to win.

Angela C said...

I would love a chance to read the book before the movie comes out.

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Jenn said...

Thank you for following my blog! Just returning the favor here, though your blog does look very interesting. There are quite a few books here that I haven't heard about, but they look good. :)
And, sure, enter me for this book please. I'm a follower, and thank you!

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Ti said...

Don't count me in as I've already read the book but I am looking forward to the movie. I'm hoping my book group sees it with me.

Bethie said...

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Anonymous said...

This is indeed a lovely giveaway. I would love to win. I'd always enjoy reading a book before I see the movie. It allows so much more of the imagination in.

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sweetsue said...

I've read this book, but I loaned out my copy and it was never returned. I would love to read this book again!
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enyl said...

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enyl said...

I subscribe by e-mail.

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kakihara said...

I want to win!! i would love to read this even though the movie sounds great--and I'm always disappointed when I read the book first.
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Wanda said...

I picked up the audio version of this book for my MIL quite awhile ago and she's still going on about it!

I'd love a chance to win and read this one for myself, thanks. I follow and will post!

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Wanda said...

Oops! I messed up, you wanted seperate comments so ...

I follow!

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Unalioness83 said...

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Patricia said...

I will have to read the book since I live in dairy country and the nearest movie theatre is 45 minutes away. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.
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Booklogged said...

I read this book years ago and loved it. I would love to own a copy and reread it before the movie is released.

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Deedles said...

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Sandra K321 said...

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I would love to win this. I read the book a while ago and would like to read it again before the movie comes out.

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Zibilee said...

You don't have to enter me in the contest, I already read the book. I just wanted to say that I am super excited about the movie, it looks awesome!

holdenj said...

I would like to read this before the movie--I managed to miss it the first time around!
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Rebecca :) said...

No need to enter me into the giveaway, i have this book already. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing the movie trailer. It looks good!

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