Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away five (5) copies of
TESTIMONY
by Anita Shreve.

Rules for entering this giveaway
are at the bottom of this post.
(not an image of the actual cover of mass market edition)

Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Category: Fiction
Format: Mass Market
Publish Date: 9/1/2010
Price: $7.99/$8.99
ISBN: 9780316080514
Pages: 352
Size: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"

Description (from the publisher):
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.


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PRAISE FOR TESTIMONY:

"Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school....Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act."--- Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist (starred review)

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

Visit http://www.anitashreve.com/

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RULES FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY:

• Leave an original 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.

• PLEASE NOTE: One win per household. If you win this title in another contest hosted at another blog, Hachette will only send one copy per household address.

Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, September 27, 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.

• Winners are determined using the sequence generator at Random.org.

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

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

92 comments:

Marjorie said...

I have never read a book by this author and I would like to start with this one.


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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.


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JHS. said...

I have been a big Shreve fan for years, and really want to read this one.

JHS
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JHS. said...

RSS reader.

JHS
Colloquium

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Just Mom said...

No need to enter me for this ne - just going to tell you I read it and found it very good, disturbing but good! Looked like a movie tie-in cover at the bottom of the post - will have to go see about that - didn't know it was going to be a movie!

Denny, Alaska said...

I read Shreve's "The Weight of Water" some time ago, and was impressed by her ability to create a "mood" that fits the story she's telling. On that alone I'd like to read this one, too. Thank you for entering my name in your giveaway contest!

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Denny, Alaska said...

+1 I follow via GFC. Thank you.

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Charleydog said...

I love Anita Shreve's books. I would love to win.

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Akoss (kaipee) said...

I would like to win.
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Akoss (kaipee) said...

I am a follower on blogger and networked blogs on facebook.

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Akoss (kaipee) said...

I blogged about this contest on my writing blog:

http://kaipee-2.livejournal.com/4623.html

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Martha Lawson said...

Never read Anita Shreve! This one looks like a great one, tho. I'd love to be entered.

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Martha Lawson said...

Old follower on gfc

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Bethie said...

I love Anita Shreve. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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Bethie said...

I follow on GFC.

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Benita said...

After having read some of her work, I'd love to read this. Please include me in this giveaway.

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Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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Benita said...

GFC Follower.

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Lora1967 said...

I would love to twin this it looks like it would be really good. Im building up my winter reading supply.
thanks for the contest.
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Lora1967 said...

I am a follower and a subscriber to your blog.
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Lora1967 said...

tweeted your contest
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holdenj said...

This sounds like a very gripping, could possiblly really happen tale! I haven't read a Shreve novel in ages, but she's always very well reviewed. Would love to win! Thanks!
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holdenj said...

I'm GFC follower!
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Jennifer L. said...

I enjoyed "The Pilot's Wife" and would love to read this book as well.
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Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe by email.
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lolahB said...

Thanks for the contest. I'd love to read this as it sounds good.

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lolahB said...

I'm a GFC follower too.

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Jessica said...

I loved the sound of this when it first came out. I haven't read anything by Anita Shreve, though her books sound awesome. I'd love to try this one.

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Jessica said...

I'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

I enjoy books set in prep/boarding schools. I've read Prep and Deception. I've always wanted to read one of Anita Shreve's books. They all sound so good.

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Anonymous said...

Email subscriber

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Anonymous said...

Twitter follower(@Kulmona)

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Anonymous said...

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I tweeted this giveaway

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Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. This book sounds like a really good suspense. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Lori L said...

Actually your post along with Just Mom's comment that Testimony was "disturbing but good" convinced me that I might enjoy it.
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Lori L said...

And I am a follower.
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karenk said...

thanks for the opportunity to read anita's latest novel...

karenk
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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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Ruthie said...

I am an Anita Shreve fan & would love to read this one. Please enter me, thanks.

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Ruthie said...

Email subscriber

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409cope said...

This looks like a great read and I would love to win.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I tweeted-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/23087121570

justpeachy36 said...

I've seen this book around the blogsphere quite a bit of late. I don't know anything about the author, but the blurb for the book sounds great as well as most of the reviews I've heard.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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justpeachy36 said...

I am a GFC follower and an e-mail subscriber.

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justpeachy36 said...

I tweeted the giveaway here:

http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/23094736202

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skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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misskallie2000 said...

I have read a couple of reviews and they were very good. I forward to reading this book.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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misskallie2000 said...

I am GFC follower

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misskallie2000 said...

I am an email subscriber

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misskallie2000 said...

tweet
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Colleen Turner said...

I have already read this book and loved it, but I would love to win a copy of this for my mom.
Thanks!
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Colleen Turner said...

I am an email subscriber.
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librarypat said...

I am a Follower.

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librarypat said...

I am a Subscriber.

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librarypat said...

Anita Shreve has applied her considerable talents to addressing a topic problem that is major problem in today's society. It sounds like she explores the many and varied ways it impacts people's lives. It should be excellent as have been all her other books.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Anonymous said...

Yes, Yes, Please enter me...
RJB
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Linda Kish said...

I haven't read her books since The Pilot's wife. It's time I get into them again.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

I have read a lot of great reviews about Testimony and would love to read it.
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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Kerry said...

Enter me please! ofabookworm AT gmail DOT com

Kerry said...

I also follow in Google Reader

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Lora1967 said...

I have retweeted your contest
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Tina said...

I read Shreve's early books, and then seemed to have lost track, so I'm anxious to catch up. Please enter me.

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Tina said...

I'm a follower.

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Tina said...

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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win!

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Anonymous said...

This looks waaaay intense and dark.

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Anonymous said...

I am an old follower.

Thank you!

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Linda Kish said...

I love a good thriller. They are my favorite books.

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Isi and Jas' mom said...

Sounds like a good one, Thank you for the giveaway!
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Isi and Jas' mom said...

I am a follower
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Mary (BookHounds) said...

Loved this book!

I just posted this at win a book.

http://winabook.westofmars.com/2010/09/13/testimony-by-anita-shreve-2/

mrsshukra said...

Watched her novels on TV but never read Anita Shreve!

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mrsshukra said...

Google follower! RSS subscriber!

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LAMusing said...

Love Shreve. Just finished her Change in Altitude. Would love to read this one, too.
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LAMusing said...

I follow on GFC
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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to win this book because it sounds really interesting and I love the cover!

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allisonsbj3 said...

Blog follower

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Sandee61 said...

I'm an email subscriber.


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Sandee61 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, I have read alot of Anita Shreve's books and would love to read this one. Thank you! I enjoy your blog and all the nice reviews of books.

Blessings,
Sandee61

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Anonymous said...

I have read & enjoyed many of Anita Shreve's book & would like to read The Testimony.

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Natalia said...

I would like to win this book.
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John said...

Thank you for giveaway!
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Cindy W. said...

This would be a new author for me. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Diana D said...

I so loved "The Pilot's Wife". Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber. Thanks.


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arceli said...

I'd like to win this book. Please enter me.

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Natalia said...

I would like to win this book, thanks!
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Linda Kish said...

I'd love to read this book.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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