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Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Bible Salesman - 5 Copies to Giveaway!

The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton

Thank you Hachette for making this giveaway possible!

Preston Clearwater has been a criminal since stealing two chain saws and 1,600 pairs of aviator sunglasses from the army during the Second World War. Back on the road in postwar North Carolina, now a member of a car-theft ring, he picks up hitchhiking Henry Dampier, an innocent twenty-year-old Bible salesman. Clearwater immediately recognizes Henry as smart but gullible, just the associate he needs--one who will believe Clearwater is working undercover for the F.B.I.; one who will drive the cars Clearwater steals as Clearwater follows along in his own car at a safe distance. Henry joyfully sees a chance to lead a dual life as a Bible salesman and a G-man.

During his hilarious and scary adventures, Henry grapples with doubts about the Bible's accuracy, and we learn of his fundamentalist upbringing, an upbringing that doesn't prepared him for his new life. As he falls in love with the captivating Marleen Green and questions his religious training, Henry begins to see he's being used--that he is on his own in a way he never imagined.

Clyde Edgerton was born in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of eight previous novels, including, Walking Across Egypt and Lunch at the Piccadilly. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. Edgerton teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a member of the Fellowship of Souther Writers. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Kristina, and their children.

Check out the Reading Group Guide!

  1. Five copies to giveaway.
  2. Open only to U.S. and Canada.
  3. No PO Boxes
  4. All entries can be in one comment.
  5. +1 For your first entry - Must leave email address in comment.
  6. +2 if you are a follower.
  7. +3 if you post this on any social network or blog LEAVE A LINK TO GET BACK TO THIS POST OR IT WILL NOT COUNT - If you post on Twitter - please use @kherbrand and link to this post.
  8. Total of 6 entries possible.
  9. Giveaway ends on Oct 23.


Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I've been interested in this book for awhile, thanks!


Miss Haley said...

+1 enter me plz! haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

+2 I'm a follower

+3 posted at twitter.com/haleymathiot in reply to you

this book sounds awesome!

rubynreba said...

Please enter me - thanks!

+2 follower

Jonnie (JB) said...

This book looks good. Please enter me.
+2 I'm a follower

L said...
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L said...

This looks interesting; sounds like it has unique characters:
+1 I commented (my email is lbaas2 at yahoo.com)
+2 I just subscribed

Thanks for offering this one!

Valorie said...

I'd love to win. :)

I follow.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/morbidromantic/statuses/4588950904.


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I would love to be entered for your giveaway. I've seen this book on a few sites and it sounds really good.


Pam said...

This looks so fun!

+1 melacan at hotmail dot com

+2 follower

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

I am a follower.


Unknown said...

I'd like a chance to read this thanks!

+2 I'm a follower thanks!


Sheila Deeth said...

This sounds fascinating. I'd love to read it.

And I follow.

sdeeth at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

The characters in this book sound really interesting. Thanks for the possibility.

+2 Email subscriber.


Jaime said...

I would love to win a copy
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Jaime said...

+2 I am a follower
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

This book sounds really good.
Please count me in for this
I am an email subscriber.
I follow by google.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

This looks like a book I'd really enjoy!

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

I follow:(take your pick for entries)
on Google Friend Connect/Blogger

on Networked Bogs 4 facebook (rose manning account:espressogurl@hotmail)

subscribe by email

have you on feed reader (Google)

Thanks for the chance!

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entries.

+1 freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

+2 I follow via Google connect.

+3 Tweeted contest @fredalicious

Bridget said...

Hi! Just blogged about this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

bevsclark said...

This one sounds like a lot of fun!

Please count me in.

bevsclark gmail com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.

joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Debbie Rodgers said...

+1 tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

+2 I follow your blog

holdenj said...

Please count me in. The synopsis makes it seem like a winner.


traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I am interested in this book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

KR said...

I'd love this

+2 I follow

mj.coward at gmail.com

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

I follow.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

enyl said...

I'm very curious about the moral lessons that will be presented in this novel.


enyl said...

I aubscribe by e-mail.

I'm a follower.


hippmom said...

THanks for introducing me to this book. I had not heard of it prior. Please enter my name (+1) and I am a follower (+2)

angelahipp (at) charter (dot) net

Unknown said...

Please enter me.

+1 crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com
+2 follower


Hot Off the Shelves said...

Please enter me.

+2 I'm a follower


Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway....thanks.

karen k

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)

karen k

DarcyO said...

Please enter me!

+2 I'm a follower.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered!

+2 Follower!


Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway. It looks like a good one.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Sounds great! Please count me in.

I follow

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Lee P said...

+1 This books sounds very good and I'd love to read it. Thank you for this giveaway

+2 I follow your blog

+3 I shared this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/4707913990


janetfaye said...

This is on my TBR list.

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janetfaye said...

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Stacey said...

sounds interesting, thanks!

heatherzilla said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I will admit that it was the orange cat on the front cover drew me to the book. The kitty looks just like my Tiger.

Please include me in the giveaway.

+2 follower

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

Jo-Jo said...

I posted about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

bison61 said...

book sounds good - please sign me up

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Edna said...

please enter me into the drawing.


Nancye said...

+1 This looks like a great book!
+2 Follower
+3 Tweet! Tweet!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

booklover0226 said...

This sounds like a great book; I look forward in reading it.

Tracey D
+1 Booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com
+2 Old follower

nfmgirl said...


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anita Yancey said...

+1 Sounds interesting. Please
enter me. Thanks!

+2 I am a follower!


FrankSandy said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. walkerd@primus.ca

Winning Readings said...

+1 Would love to read this! janemaritz at yahoo dot com

+2 Am a follower! (moziesme)

+3 Posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/bible-salesman_19.html

Anonymous said...

johnpratt@ecologyfund.net would love to read this book.

Andrea said...

Please enter me

Anonymous said...

Your site looks great. I sure would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks.

CherylS22 said...

I'd enjoy reading this book - please count me in!

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

+2 - I follow

Aimee said...

Please accept my entry. Thanks for the great giveaway!
+2 I'm a follower


Unknown said...

I LOVE CLYDE EDGERTON! I am going to an event tomorrow to see him in person and I am really looking forward to it. My favorite Clyde Edgerton book is Raney. But, I have not read his new one and that is why I would really like to win it. Please enter me!


ossmcalc said...

+1 Please enter me into this giveaway. womackcm@sbcglobal.net

+2 I follow your blog.

+3 I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/5088492942

Thank you,


degood said...

I think this book sounds great and it is on my list of books to read before the end of the year.


Belinda M said...

+1 Please include me in your giveaway

+2 i follow your blog

+3 tweeted


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