Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: THE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris

CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
THE UNNAMED
by Joshua Ferris.

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



Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 9/22/2010
Price: $13.99/$16.99
ISBN: 9780316034005
Pages: 336
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Description (from the publisher):

He was going to lose the house and everything in it.

The rare pleasure of a bath, the copper pots hanging above the kitchen island, his family-again he would lose his family. He stood inside the house and took stock. Everything in it had been taken for granted. How had that happened again? He had promised himself not to take anything for granted and now he couldn't recall the moment that promise had given way to the everyday.

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Despite long hours at the office, he remains passionate about his work, and his partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm means that the work he does is important. And, even as his daughter Becka retreats behind her guitar, her dreadlocks and her puppy fat, he offers her every one of a father's honest lies about her being the most beautiful girl in the world.

He loves his wife, his family, his work, his home. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.

THE UNNAMED is a dazzling novel about a marriage and a family and the unseen forces of nature and desire that seem to threaten them both. It is the heartbreaking story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is abruptly and irrevocably taken away.


Click here to vist the book's website (very interesting!)

Click here to read an author article.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Joshua Ferris's first novel, Then We Came to the End, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and was a National Book Award finalist. It has been translated into 24 languages. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, Prairie Schooner, and The Iowa Review. He lives in New York.

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 Valerie
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

90 comments:

traveler said...

I am intrigued with this wonderful novel. It sounds unique and emotionally beautiful as well as profound. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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scottsgal said...

What a neat premise for a book - things arean't always they appear on the outside
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JHS. said...

Well, obviously I am going to HAVE to read this one!

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Charleydog said...

Why does he walk away? I would love to win.

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Martha Lawson said...

This book has had my attention, since I first saw it on the blogs. It looks really interesting. I'd love to be entered to win it.

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christa @ mental foodie said...

Oh I'd been meaning to read this one and would love to win a copy!

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Benita said...

This sounds like a novel with strong characterization. I'd love to read it.

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debbie said...

I liked the idea of the plot. Taking anything for granted is bad, but when you do that in life, you fail to appreciate it. I would really like to read this book.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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Elizabeth said...

The title "grabs" you...makes you wonder why someone or something would be unnamed. Title is a great teaser.

I am a google follower.

Please add my name to the for the contest.

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THANKS.

Elizabeth said...

Posted the giveaway on my blog.

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Also heading over to TWEET the contest.

THANKS.

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Forgot...my twitter name is:

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Scorpio M. said...

Joshua Ferris is an author I've been wanting to try, this book's message caught my eye, would like a chance to win. Thank you.

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Tore said...

I am very interested in seeing why he walks out and leaves everything. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Lori L said...

I was intrigued the second I read "never take anything for granted."
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Lori L said...

I am a follower.

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Alyce said...

I've been reading good reviews of this book for a while, so I would love to win a copy!

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Anonymous said...

I am very interested in the fact that he just walks out on the family. I have heard that this often happens. What goes on in his thoughts when he does this?

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karenk said...

an interesting story line...thanks for the chance to read this novel ;)

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I am a GFC follower of this blog.

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Ruthie said...

This sounds like a good one for my book club. Please enter me, thanks.

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missreneer said...

I would love to read this. I had a friend whose mother did this. She just walked away from her and her father. It was a surprise to everyone. She left a note and never came back. I always wondered how a mother could do that. I understand leaving your marriage but your child I never quite understood.
Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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justpeachy36 said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I went through a period in my life, where there were times when just taking off and not coming back seemed like the answer. I'm glad I didn't. But, I understand the feeling.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Zibilee said...

I really want to win this one so please do enter me in your giveaway and thanks!

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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds like a wonderful read. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks,
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Sandra K321 said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Melanie L said...

After reading that I'm just thinking--wow, what happened!? I would love to read this book.
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Melanie L said...

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librarypat said...

I am intrigued. The description really leaves a lot of questions open.. I need to read this book and find out just what is going on in this man's life and in his mind. It sounds like a fascinating story.

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rubynreba said...

Makes me want to know what happens about the life taken for granted - sounds very interesting.
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Kerry said...

Oh, please enter me!

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Kerry said...

I'm a follower in Google Reader, too

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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win!

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Anonymous said...

I think everyone has one of those moments where they wish they could just get up and walk away.

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I am an old follower.

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Linda Kish said...

I have not read his books yet but the covers make me interested. They are so unique.

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Mary (BookHounds) said...

I just posted this on win a book!

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Margie said...

This sounds like a can't-put-down book. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
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AmandaSue said...

The title makes me wonder if the author was drawing a blank to think of a title hmmm...

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spynaert said...

i'd like to win
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Rebecca Graham said...

I will need to add this book to my reading list.

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Heather Wallace said...

I think this sounds interesting and would love a chance to read it.

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LAMusing said...

I gather it's not that rare that people walk away from their lives. Would love to read this.
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Norma said...

Sounds really different. Count me in please.
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Cindy W. said...

Would love to be entered to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Cindy W. said...

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shelly s said...

I'd love to be entered. This book interests me.

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book. It sounds very interesting, and I think I would enjoy it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Natalia said...

Nice book
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John said...

Sounds interesting!
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hendy said...

Joshua Ferris is the best, I've been waiting for this book to come out. hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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Tara said...

I really enjoyed his first book "Then We Came to the End". I actually reviewed it on my book blog!

I would love the chance to read this!

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Tara said...

I'm a follower!

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Tara said...

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Susan said...

I have to admit, just picking up and walking out has sometimes crossed my mind as well (especially re: my job!). Sounds like a very intriguing read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Diana D said...

This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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I am an email subscriber. Thanks


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Linda Kish said...

This book sounds wonderful.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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