Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Giveaway! Made in the USA by Billie Letts

Thanks to Valerie and Hachette Books I have 5 copies of Made in the U.S.A. to give away! Here is a little bit about the book:

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

I guess we need to have some rules:

  1. Must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada
  2. No PO Boxes.
  3. Giveaway will run until midnight (CST) May 18.

How do you enter:

  1. Leave a comment WITH EMAIL ADDRESS!
  2. For 2 additional entries - blog or twitter and leave a link back here.
  3. For 2 more entries - sign up as a follower over on the left, where I can see your little picture!
  4. If you already follow - either by RSS feed, email, etc - let me know and you will get your extra entries also.
  5. Maximum of 5 entries possible.


Anonymous said...

Hi I love Billie Letts books.She is a professor in Southeast MO. One of her books was an Oprah Book club.

♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered!
+I am a follower
+I tweeted : bookslove

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

LisaMM said...

Would love to win this.. thanks for the chance! I read 'Where the Heart is" a long time ago on Oprah's suggestion.. enjoyed it.

Tea said...

I think Billie Letts is a wonderful author. "Where The Heart is" I really enjoyed. I would love to win "Made in The USA. Thanks for considering me.

Tea said...

Whoops, this is still my first entry. Did I leave my email addy?


Tea said...

This is my second entry. I have a link to Books and Needlepoint on my blog. Now, I'm leaving a link to my place here.

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. I really enjoyed Letts' Where the Heart Is.

I'm a follower, and I put this giveaway in my sidebar to help spread the word.

Diary of an Eccentricdiaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win this book.

I am also a follower.

Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Becky said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. This sounds like a fantastic book!

I am a follower!

Thanks so much.

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Jake L said...

sounds like a good read, please enter me into this giveaway contest.


Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds wonderful!


Marie said...

I am a follower also.


Sherrie said...

Would love to be entered for this book. I am a follower and linked back to you. The link is in my sidebar. Thanks.


Amber said...

Please enter me!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

I would love it if I was entered.

I follow via Google and email.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

avisannschild said...

Please enter me! My email is shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com. I'm also a follower!

Unknown said...

I'd like to enter. I follow.


Unknown said...

I want to enter. I follow.


KR said...

I'd love it.

I follow.


Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!


Sara said...

I'm a follower through Networked Blogs. Please enter me. Thanks!

Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

teabird said...

This book looks so good - I'd love to win it!

(I have you in my Bloglines)

teabird 17 & at & yahoo dot com

Wanda (A Season to Read) said...

Please enter my name for a chance to win. I loved 'Where the Heart Is' and bought 'Shoot the Moon' for one of my sisters for Christmas.

I've added your giveaway to my Up For Grabs post.


Carol M said...

I love Billie Letts books! Thank you for the chance to win this one!

I'm a follower.

I subscribe by email.

Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

bloggytreasures said...

I so enjoyed the first one. I'd love to read this one!

bloggytreasures said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1608209408

bloggytreasures said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

Anonymous said...


Pamela S said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!!


nomadreader said...

I'd love to win. I follow you on RSS.

Carrie K. said...

I've been wanting to read this one for a while - thanks for hosting the giveaway!

I follow you on Google Reader, and I posted about the giveaway here:

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

Please count me in - Thanks!


clenna said...

I need to know what happens to these children. Sign me up.


clenna said...

I subscribe via email


Jo-Jo said...

Oh how I love Billie Letts novels...please enter me!

Donna said...

Billy Letts is one of my favorite authors--please enter me in your drawing. dcompton@centurytel.net

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

a real librarian said...

This book sounds awesome - thanks for the chance to win!!


Lucy said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. I would love to read this book. I've never read any of Billie Letts books. Thank you.

Jo-Jo said...

I'm back to let you know that I blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Sammie said...

I would love to be entered into your book giveaway. Thanks


Sammie said...

I am now a follower also.


Kerri said...

Please enter me. ravndahl@hotmail.com.

I'm a follower.

I blogged about it here

Sue said...

I love finding a great new book. Thanks for sharing~

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Renee G said...

Would love to read this book.


scottsgal said...

This sounds like a wonderful read - please count me in

msboatgal at aol.com

Cindy said...

I loved Where the Heart Is. I would love to read Made in the USA. Please enter me in the drawing. I became a follower of your blog today.

clenna said...

I signed up as a follower #1

clenna said...

I signed up as a follower #2

tea said...

I can't believe it. I won a copy of "Made in The USA. I'm so excited. Thank you, thank you and thank you again. I wanted to read it so badly.

Kristi said...

Tea - I am not sure if you have the right blog - the drawing has not been held here yet.

tea said...

Oh, thanks for telling me. I received a copy. Now I can't remember who sent it. I did enter more than one contest. Thanks for giving me an headsup. Sorry for the confusion.

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

janetfaye said...

I would love to read this book.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Gaby317 said...

This sounds like such a sad story. I've never read anything by Billie Letts.
Pls count me in!

+ 2 I'm a new follower
+2 I subscribe via email and googlereader


gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Ashley said...

Please enter me, thanks!

+2 I am a follower.

Ashley said...

+2 I posted this contest on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Sue W. said...

I would really like to be entered for this giveaway. I was not personally made in USA, I was born in England but am proud to have become a US citizen a few years ago.

I am a follower.
I subscribe to your blog by e-mail.
I blogged this giveaway at:


Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!


Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!



Anonymous said...

This book sounds really interesting.

gretchensmommie at aol dot com

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I've read a bunch of good reviews on this book! Would love to give it a read.

Sorry, I had to delete my other comment. I forgot to ad my email.



Esme said...

I would love to read this book.


Cher said...

Would love to add this book to my summer reading list! ckachelmuss@gmail.com

Cher said...

Now following you!


(thanks for adding this giveaway to my Mr. Linky!)

Cheap Cheap said...

I am so excited to share with you an opportunity for you to link up to my giveaway page here http://cheapcheaps.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaway

Every Friday, I will have a weekly Giveaways Galore post that you can link up to via Mr. Linky!!

Sandee61 said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love Billie Letts novels and have read all but this one. Thank you!



Deb K said...

Please enter me~I would love to win!



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