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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Giveaway time! - The Blue Star by Tony Earley


Thank you Valerie and Hachette Books for allowing me to giveaway 5 copies of The Blue Star by Tony Earley!

About the book: Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.

Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity.

With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. (Hachette)

About the author: Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies.

He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. (Hachette)

Still not convinced? Read a chapter of The Blue Star.

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.
  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 26th.
If you can come up with an original way to get entries - let me know - would love to change it up a bit!

The Blue Star
Publisher/Publication Date: Back Bay Books, Aug 2009 (reprint)
ISBN: 9780316008051
336 pages


27 comments:

LuAnn said...

I'd love to give this book a try!

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

I am an old follower, on Google Reader.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

CrystalGB said...

Sounds good. Count me in.

I am a follower.

Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Sue said...

My boys would love this. Thanks for sharing it!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

I'd love it if you entered my name in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

I am an old follower.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me - I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one.
I'm a follower.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

MoziEsmé said...

I'd love to read this! And I'm a follower...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Sheila Deeth said...

This definitely sounds interesting - and now I want to read the first one too.

sdeeth at msn dot com

G.R.I.T.S. said...

Sounds like a good book,
I'm a follower and have been for awhile.
I plan on posting this to my blog, at http://c-romance.blogspot.com just as soon as i'm done commenting. :)

Rae
raebyuel(@)gmail(.)com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really sweet book...please enter my name in this giveaway.

I'm a follower...

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marjorie said...

I am a subscriber and love to win this delightful book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

ChristyJan said...

THE BLUE STAR sounds like a great read! Please enter me to win a copy.

+ I've been a follower for awhile now.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

Katrina said...

enter me please!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Rue said...

Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Rue said...

Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance to win!
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindy said...

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

I am a follower of your blog on Google.

I also subscribe by email.

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

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

amweeks said...

I loved Jim the Boy, so this is definitely on my "to read" list now!

annmarieweeks at verizon dot net

I follow!

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/3268844641

Beth said...

Please enter me - thanks!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Carol said...

This sounds good. Thank you for the giveaway.

I'm an old follower.

Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

catss99 said...

Please enter me!
I'm an older follower
i tweeted

http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3487308443

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

ossmcalc said...

+1 Please enter me into this giveaway

+2 Old Follower

+3 I tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3522367939

+3 I shared on Facebook about this giveaway

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Edna said...

Plese enter me I would love one of the book, I love to read.


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans@sympatico.ca

I am a new follower of your blog.

I blogged giveaway; http://fredamans.blogspot.com/

Tweeted giveaway; http://twitter.com/fredalicious

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