Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER by Tom McNeal

CLOSED.

Thanks to the generous folks at
I have been authorized to
 give away two (2) copies of
TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER
by Tom McNeal.

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



Description (from the publisher):
Judith Whitman always believed in the kind of love that "picks you up in Akron and sets you down in Rio." Long ago, she once experienced that love. Willy Blunt was a carpenter with a dry wit and a steadfast sense of honor. Marrying him seemed like a natural thing to promise. But Willy Blunt was not a person you could pick up in Nebraska and transport to Stanford. When Judith left home, she didn't look back.

Twenty years later, Judith's marriage is hazy with secrets. In her hand is what may be the phone number for the man who believed she meant it when she said she loved him. If she called, what would he say?


TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER is the epic love story of a woman trying to remember, and the man who could not even begin to forget.


Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Tom McNeal was born in Santa Ana, California, where his father and grandfather raised oranges. He spent part of every summer at the Nebraska farm where his mother was born and raised, and after earning a BA in English at UC Berkeley and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Irvine, he taught school in the town that was the inspiration for his first novel, Goodnight, Nebraska. Tom has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his short stories have been widely anthologized.

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 Friday, July 22, 2011.

• 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 Anna
at Hachette Book Group
for making this giveaway possible.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
This giveaway is now closed.

45 comments:

holdenj said...

Interesting how the description of the book seems to mirror Tom's own travels from the midwest to CA. Looks like a wonderful read. Thanks!
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holdenj said...

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Margaret said...

I love books where the story could be true. This could be a story of a good friend or sister etc. It makes it that much more believable and enjoyable. I would love to read this!

Margaret
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Margaret said...

I am a GFC follower

Margaret
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Margaret said...

I'm also a subscriber via RSS feed

Margaret
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marcia said...

Thanks for hosting MM this month.

Zibilee said...

This is a book that I have heard lots about, and would love to read for myself. I really liked your spotlight, and would love to be considered for your giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

DarcyO said...

I have read several reviews of To Be Sung Underwater and all have been positive. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

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DarcyO said...

I'm a follower with GFC in Google Reader.

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DarcyO said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/darcy1956/status/90103394060075009

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.
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Charleydog said...

Ilove the Open Book feature you have included in this post that lets the reader see inside the book.

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Martha Lawson said...

I have been seeing this one around the blogs and it has intriqued me!
I would love to be entered to win this one.

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Martha Lawson said...

old follower on gfc

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rubynreba said...

I want to know if she calls him and what happens! Sounds very interesting.
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rubynreba said...

GFC Follower
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Darcie K. said...

I adore love stories and really hope that I win this book!
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Darcie K. said...

I subscribe via email
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Darcie K. said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/dmkayes1/status/90319199435636736
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Diana D said...

I am an avid reader with time available. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway


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Diana D said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower. Thanks for the chance.


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carolsnotebook said...

It sounds like a good book and I have to admit I love the cover. Thanks for the chance.

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ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a real heart-grabber.

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ChristyJan said...

I am an email subscriber and GFC follower.

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carolsnotebook said...

I retweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/carolsnotebook/status/90416702810107904

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rhonda said...

i am a follower

Carol said...

The excellent reviews make me want to read this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Carol said...

GFC follower (Carol Wolf)

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karenk said...

i love the cover of this novel...thanks for the chance to read it :)

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm an email subscriber...and follower, too

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The reviews I've read have been terrific. I'd love a chance to win....thanks for the giveaway

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Judy H said...

I'm a little confused by the description, but intrigued nonetheless.

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Judy H said...

I'm a GFC follower @headlessfowl.

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Michelle said...

I've read about this on Goodreads some more & it sounds like a great page-turner! I love reading love stories. books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

Michelle said...

I now follow through GFC & email. books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

traveler said...

This book sounds heartrending. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book. Sounds really good. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

GFC Follower and Email Subscriber.

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Nancy said...

I'd love to win this book because I enjoy discovering "new to me" authors!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an email subscriber.

Nancy
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Dianne said...

Hearing a lot about this book and would love the chance to read it.

Charleydog said...

This book has a beautiful cover - a scene that would make one want to remain ABOVE water not BELOW.

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me..
RJB
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Dianne said...

Doesn't everyone love a love story. Have seen some good reviews of this book and would love to read it.