Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by Luis Alberto Urrea


Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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


Publisher: Back Bay Books
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 6/16/2010
Price: $14.99/$17.99
ISBN: 9780316025263
Pages: 368
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Description (from the publisher):
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.


Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbird's Daughter, and Across the Wire. Winner of a Lannan Literary Award, and the Christopher Award, he is also the recipient of an American Book Award, a Western States Book Award, and a Colorado Book Award. In 2001, Luis was inducted into the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.



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. EST on Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

• 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.

89 comments:

Zibilee said...

I would love the chance to be entered in this giveaway! I have heard such good things about the book! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!!

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Word Lily said...

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Word Lily said...

I'm a current subscriber to your blog; I'm not sure if that counts, or not.

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I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/Wordlily/statuses/16868383911

Sandy Jay said...

I'm a follower.

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This is on my wishlist. I'd love to win it.

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holdenj said...

I am a follower.
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holdenj said...

I have heard really good things about Into the Beautiful North and would love the chance to win and read it! Thanks!
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I'm a new follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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This story seems to speak to an all to common phenomenon today. There are many hispanic men in our area, but few have their families with them. They faithfully send money home for their families, but the work and the money is here, so this is where they stay. I will be interesting reading a story from the other end side of the situation.

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Brenda said...

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Jessica said...

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Jessica said...

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Colleen Turner said...

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Colleen Turner said...

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Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds great, I reallu like the sotryline.


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jewelknits said...

I bought this book. I looked forward to reading it. Someone "borrowed" it from my bookshelves and I haven't seen it since. I'm still looking forward to reading it!

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me.
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Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

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Mary (BookHounds) said...

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Amy said...

I just read Urrea's The Devil's Highway and absolutely loved it so would love to read another book by him. Thanks for entering me!

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I enjoyed the review.

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