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Friday, July 31, 2009

Find your next giveaway here: The Lost Dog


I have five copies of The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser to giveaway--courtesy of Hachette Books!

About the book: Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized. (from Barnes and Noble website)

About the author: Born in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Michelle de Kretser emigrated to Australia when she was 14. Her acclaimed first novel, The Rose Grower, was published in 1999, and her sophomore effort, The Hamilton Case, earned her a nomination for the 2004 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers award for fiction. (from Barnes and Noble website)

Rules for the giveaway:
  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries in one comment if possible (I understand that if you are posting to a blog, etc at a later date you will need an additional comment. . .)
  5. +1 Must leave email address in comment -(I have had a winner in the last month that I was unable to track down)
  6. +2 if you are a new or old follower - but please let me know
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network - (limit of 6 entries for this one - so you can post it as many places as you would like, but only 2 will count)
  8. +3 for referrals of NEW followers - if you already follow, you will not get entries for saying someone referred you - you can however get entries for referring new people...
  9. Giveaway ends on Aug 21st

47 comments:

Nan said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I follow you through google reader.

vtgoat[at]gmail[dot]com

Sandra said...

No need to enter me, I have read the book and enjoyed it very much. It has been nominated for more than one literary award and won at least one that I know of.

Bridget said...

No need to enter me in the contest. Just posted on Win A Book.

Indigo said...

Please add me to this drawing. It sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks! Indigo

+2 Following

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

Also, I am an old follower! (and a follower who is old!)

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Jess said...

Please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks.
jessica(at)fan(dot)com

Sue said...

I'd love to read this. I thought The Hamilton Case was fabulous and I'd love to see the new book! Thanks for the giveaway~
s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Pam said...

Count me in please!

+ melacan at hotmail dot com

+ old follower (well, I don't consider myself old but I've been following for a while now)

Wanda said...

Please enter me in your draw. I would love to win this.

I am a follower.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I think this one sounds really interesting! Please enter me.

I am already a follower.

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

MJ said...

I'd love this.

+2 follower

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Sandra K321 said...

I've read several reviews of this book and it sounds very interesting. Please enter me.

I follow your blog via Google.

seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one.

+1 dlodden at frontiernet dot net
+2 follower with Google Reader

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

+ 1 I follow.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Dawn M. said...

The more I hear about this one the more I want to read it. Especially since it's set in Australia. :0) Count me in!

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a Blogger follower.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Marjorie said...

I am a email subscriber and would love to win this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Debbie Rodgers said...

I read Wild Dogs by Helen Humphreys several years ago and would find this book an interesting comparison.

I also subscribe by e-mail

Anonymous said...

Would love a chance to read this book....thanks.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

MoziEsmé said...

I'd love to read this!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

and I'm a follower...

Debs Desk said...

+1 Please include me in your giveaway.

+2 old follower.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)Verizon.net

nfmgirl said...

+1 This sounds like my kinda book. Please count me in!

+2 I follow via friend connect

+3 I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/3076660569

I blogged it:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-080109.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Crystal said...

This sounds great.

I'm an old follower.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/cfulcher/status/3078066312

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

wade said...

oh i would love to read this ..it sounds really good

i'm a old follower

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

Sunny View said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

1. sunnyview99 at gmail dot com

2. I followed your blog (sunnyview99)!

3. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sunnyview99/status/3080727529

Katrina said...

I am interested and would love to read the book

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

etirv said...

Please count me in!

+2 Old follower

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

enyl said...

please enter me. enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

AllyKatt said...

+1 Please include me in your giveaway.

+2 old follower.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy. This looks like an interesting story.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Nelsby said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!

+2 Blog follower
+3 Shared on Kirtsy (username Nelsby)
+3 Shared on StumbleUpon (username JenAim)

Aimee
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

EllyBean said...

I'm a follower! +2 Blog follower
Thanks for the giveaway!

catss99 said...

Please enter me.
I'm an old follower
I posted of twitter:

http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3141325706

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

+2 Old follower

+3 I have posted this giveaway here

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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in. Thanks!

+1 - megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com
+2 - old follower

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me in this giveaway ~ THE LOST DOG sounds like a wonderful read.

+ I've been a follower for awhile now.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to read this book=) Thanks for the giveaway!
+2 ~I follow~
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

jrs0020 said...

I'd love to read this one!

jrs0020 at gmail dot com

Linda K said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

hippmom said...

This looks like an enjoyable read. THanks for the chance to win a copy. I just became an email follower of your blog. And I posted this giveaway on facebook.

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Lee P said...

Thank you for this giveaway and pleas count me in.

+2 Old follower

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I'd love to go to Australia some day and love to read about it!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great read... Please enter me. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Cindy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! I have heard so much about it.

I follow your blog on Google.

I also subscribe by email.

I follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213
I tweet often about your blog and giveaways and will do so again today.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

flowerchild said...

please count me in ...thanks

flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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