Monday, December 5, 2011

Spotlight and Book Giveaway: QUEEN OF AMERICA by Luis Alberto Urrea

This contest is now CLOSED.
Thanks to the generous folks at
Hachette Book Group,
I have been authorized to
 give away three (3) copies of
QUEEN OF AMERICA
by Luis Alberto Urrea.

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



Publisher: Little Brown, and Company
Category: Fiction
Format: Hardcover Book
Publish Date: 11/28/2011
Price: $25.99/$28.99
ISBN: 9780316154864
Pages: 496

Book Description (from the publisher):
After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century industrial America-New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself: can a saint fall in love?

At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, and riotously funny,
QUEEN OF AMERICA reconfirms Luis Alberto Urrea's status as a writer of the first rank.


About the author (from the publisher):
Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of, among other books, The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbird's Daughter, and Into the Beautiful North. Winner of a Lannan Literary Award and Christopher Award, he is also the recipient of an American Book Award, the Kiriyama Prize, the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Literary Award, a Western States Book Award, a Colorado Book Award, an Edgar Award and a citation of excellence from the American Library Association. He is a member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame.

Click here to visit the author's website.

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, December 16, 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 contest is now CLOSED.

24 comments:

Margaret said...

I like historical fiction and do not know too much about this particular piece of history so it would be interesting to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Margaret
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Margaret said...

I'm a GFC follower

Margaret
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traveler said...

Thanks for this fascinating novel which would be memorable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

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

petite said...

many thanks for this historical fiction that appeals to me greatly. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Looks like a really interesting book. I'd like to enter. My email address is readhandedlibrarian(at)gmail(dot)com.

Julie @ Read Handed said...

I also follow your blog via GFC. Again, my email address is readhandedlibrarian(at)gmail(dot)com.

rubynreba said...

I think this book looks so interesting! There are so many places in America mentioned. Love these kind of books.
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rubynreba said...

GFC Follower
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Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

This was featured in Book Page this month as their featured fiction pick! Already added to my Goodreads list!
Would love to enter!
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I think I'm a GFC follower -- but it wasn't working when I tried to check.

Marie said...

I loved Into the Beautiful North by Urrea. It was such a great book. This one looks just as promising. I'd love to win it!

Marie said...

I follow your blog...GFC follower and your blog is in my reader. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer L. said...

I love books where I lean something about a certain time period. This sounds like one of those books. I'd love to read it.
Jennifer L.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Jennifer L. said...

I subscribe by email.
Jennifer L.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Kirsten said...

I want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Zibilee said...

I just read a snippet of this book the other day, and it really made me eager to try this one out, so I would love the chance to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

zibilee(@)figearo(dot)net

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I want to win this book. Tore923@aol.com

Dianne11 said...

I am a follower and would like to win this book. It is on my TBR list.

Debbie Rodgers said...

Wow - "turn-of-the-century industrial America-New York, San Francisco, St. Louis." This sounds great - I'd love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win!

debbie at exurbanis {dot} com

Debbie Rodgers said...

I subscribe by email

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JHS said...

Sounds intriguing!

JHS
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JHS said...

GFC follower and RSS reader.

JHS
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