Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Special Giveaway: THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES by Brunonia Barry

OOOOOOOO!
Have I got a treat for you!
HarperCollins is offering for giveaway
 two (2) copies of the new release
This is her highly anticipated second novel,
 and you don't want to miss it!
Details for entering are below -- but note
 -- it's a short giveaway!
Entries close in one week -- at 11:59 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

“It is not down in any map;
true places never are.”
––Herman Melville


Pub. Date: May 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover, 416pp
Sales Rank: 13,656
ISBN-13: 9780061624780
ISBN: 0061624780

Description (from the publisher):
Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats—a talent that earned her the nickname Trouble. She's now a respected psychotherapist working with the world-famous Dr. Liz Mattei. She's also about to marry one of Boston's most eligible bachelors. But the suicide of Zee's patient Lilly Braedon throws Zee into emotional chaos and takes her back to places she though she'd left behind.

What starts as a brief visit home to Salem after Lilly's funeral becomes the beginning of a larger journey for Zee. Her father, Finch, long ago diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, has been hiding how sick he really is. His longtime companion, Melville, has moved out, and it now falls to Zee to help her father through this difficult time. Their relationship, marked by half-truths and the untimely death of her mother, is strained and awkward.

Overwhelmed by her new role, and uncertain about her future, Zee destroys the existing map of her life and begins a new journey, one that will take her not only into her future but into her past as well. Like the sailors of old Salem who navigated by looking at the stars, Zee has to learn to find her way through uncharted waters to the place she will ultimately call home.



Click to visit www.themapoftrueplaces.com

About the author (from the publisher):
Brunonia Barry, author of the beloved New York Times and international bestseller The Lace Reader is back with The Map of True Places, an emotionally resonant novel of tragedy, secrets, identity, and love. The moving and remarkable tale of a psychotherapist who discovers the strands of her own life in the death of a troubled patient, The Map of True Places is another glorious display of the unique storytelling prowess that inspired Toronto’s Globe and Mail to exclaim, “Brunonia Barry can write. Boy can she write.”

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 -- No P.O. Boxes.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 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 Katrina at Wiredset
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

127 comments:

Jonita said...

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Jonita said...

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bermudaonion said...

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avisannschild said...

I'm also a follower!

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Cindy W. said...

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Cindy W. said...

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Cindy W. said...

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Bethie said...

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Icedream said...

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Marjorie said...

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traveler said...

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traveler said...

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Wanda said...

Oh, yes! Please, do enter my name for a chance to win! Can't wait to read this one and see what twists and turns B.B. comes up with this time!

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of your blog!!

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Kerry said...

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Jess said...

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Debbie F said...

I am a follower!
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Debbie F said...

I really thought I already entered this but I don't see my name so please include me! Thanks

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Debbie F said...

I follow through Networked Blogs too - does that count?

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librarypat said...

It sounds like I will have to find THE LACE READER. Am surprised I missed this new author. She sounds like someone I will enjoy. Major incidents in our lives often make us take a new look at our lives and move us to rethink the path we have taken.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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susan said...

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Mary said...

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Mark said...

I'm just starting the 1st book, so I would love to have a chance to snag her latest. Thanks!

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kathy55439 said...

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thaeter7 said...

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Steve Capell said...

I found out that her first novel, The Lace Reader, she self-published and because it became such a success it was eventually picked up by the US branch of HarperCollins in a multi-million dollar deal. I haven’t read her first novel; however, both of these novels sound very interesting. On her blog she stated that she wanted to try writing about a hero’s journey for a woman where the protagonist was female. When I first read this ... the book series by author Patricia Cornwell came to mind as the protagonist is female and I have read most of Cornwell’s novels and have enjoyed them… now I want to read a Brunonia Barry novel.

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Kristen said...

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