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Monday, April 12, 2010

Giveaway of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville


The Cradle
by Patrick Somerville


Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.


Giveaway


I have three copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT)if you have children, was there anything that you REALLY wanted when you brought your baby(babies) home from the hospital?   Please leave your email address.


For additional entries:

1. Sign up to follow through Google Friend Connect (old followers let me know) - 2 entries for this one. (leave 2 comments)

2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it. Please leave link in comments.

3. Post it on your blog - please leave link in your comments.

Each entry must have it's own comment. (Five entries total.)


This giveaway is for U.S/Canada only - no PO boxes.
It ends April 26.





110 comments:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I used a bassinet that my mother had used when I brought my babies home. All the babies in my family have used it. I think this book sounds good. I would love a chance to win a copy.

bthgordon at yahoo dot com

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am also a follower

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

follower

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Heather said...

I really wanted to have a gown smocked for mine to wear home from the hospital. I remember the first did, but can't remember the second. I also wanted my son to not have the chickenpox when his sister was born so he could come to the hospital to bring her home, but that was not to be.

Heather said...

already a follower 1

Heather said...

already a follower 2

Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

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Debbie F said...

+2 Already a follower!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Virginia C said...

I wasn't fortunate to have children of my own, but I would have wanted the baby quilt that my grandmother made for me. She made each one of her grandchildren a quilt of the softest flannel, a cute print on one side and a matching solid color on the other side. Mine is pale butter yellow with little baby lions.

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Virginia C said...

This book has been on my wish list since I first read an early review.

US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

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Virginia C said...

Please enter my name in the drawing. I'd love to win this intriguing new book.

US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

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Abi said...

I just wanted to be home. I had my first one while we were out of town for the weekend. she decided she wasn't going to wait. Little stinker. Still to this day hates waiting.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Abi said...

Google connect follower
entry #1


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Abi said...

Google connect follower
entry #2


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scottsgal said...

My kids were baptised in my grandfathers gown which was really cool
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scottsgal said...

follower 1
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scottsgal said...

follower 2
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rubynreba said...

My mother hadn't been well before my first born and I really wanted her to be there to see him. She was able to come soon after we arrived home.
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rubynreba said...

Follower 1
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rubynreba said...

Follower 2
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misskallie2000 said...

When my daughter was born 46 yrs ago I was terrified. I did not know how to care for a baby and my wonderful Mother-in-law taught me what to do. We stayed with my in-laws for 2 weeks so by the time I got home I was not afraid to bath her or feed her. She was so beautiful, full head of long black curley hair (1st hair cut at 2 wks)not red or wrinkled just perfect. I named her Starr and she is still my Starr.


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misskallie2000 said...

With my son, I was more at home with a baby so not terrified.


OLD follower via Google Friend Connect #1


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misskallie2000 said...

I enjoyed both my children since there was a 6 yr split between them and was room mother for my daughter's 1st grade class.

OLD follower via Google Friend Connect #2


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misskallie2000 said...
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misskallie2000 said...

I was cookie mom for Girl Scouts and my daugher and 7 other girls sold over 100 boxes. Our St. Bernard got into the boxes and ate or tore open 12 boxes.
But I still love Ally Oop..


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Martha Lawson said...

Well, I've only got one daughter, and what I wished for when she was born was for her daddy to be there. He wasn't! He worked on a towboat at the time and was in Ohio! Fortunately, they got him off the boat and home late the next day!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I am a follower on google friend connect.

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Simply Stacie said...

I really wanted a clean house and the laundry to be done when I came home with my baby.

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Simply Stacie said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower.

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Simply Stacie said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect Follower.

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Crystal said...

I'm a follower.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Crystal said...

Follower 2

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Crystal said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/cfulcher/status/12102907570

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Crystal said...

I posted on my blog:

http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com/2010/04/other-blogger-giveaways-april-13.html

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Crystal said...

I wanted a bassinet when I brought both of my babies home. Nothing special. I had one with my first and then I used a portable crib for my second.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Edna said...

Please emter me
+1 I am a follower on google

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Edna said...

+1 I am an old follower on google


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Edna said...

+1 I have it on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/




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Edna said...

I have your button on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/



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Edna said...

+1 I am following this on twitter@mrsred49



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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

tetewa said...

I'm a follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Christine said...

I'm an old follower

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Christine said...

I'm a follower.

chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine said...

I follow you on twitter and I posted the giveaway too.

http://twitter.com/Romantic73

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Christine said...

I didn't leave following you on twitter seperate.

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Beth said...

I don't have children.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Colleen Turner said...

My son was born at 32 weeks, so when I went home from the hospital all I really wanted was to bring him home with me. He had to stay in the hospital for a month before I could bring him home, so I had to go into the hospital every day to see him...and that is exactly what I did!
Thanks,
Colleen
candc320@gmail.com

Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
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Pam said...

I really wanted to come home to a clean house, clean laundry and a fridge/freezer stocked with food so that I didn't have to worry about those things right away!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Colleen Turner said...

I follow via google connect.
candc320@gmail.com

Sheila Deeth said...

The first thing I had to have was a rocking chair. I'd always wanted one and imagined sitting feeding a child.

Sheila Deeth said...

I follow.

sdeeth at msn dot com

Megan said...

I wanted everything to stay the same. My husband had taken about a week and a half off, and we had our little baby honeymoon!

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Megan said...

I am now a follower thru google.

Megan said...

follower :)

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AmandaSue said...

I dont have children that were "born" to me. I hope that I can still enter this contest though since it sounds like a good read.

unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

AmandaSue said...

Google friend connect 1

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AmandaSue said...

Google friend connect 2

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angie said...

When I brought my son home from the hospital I was so excited to use a bassinet my aunt had bought for me. He slept in that for the first few months of his life:)
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

angie said...

I am a google friend follower
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

angie said...

I am a google friend follower
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

angie said...

I follow you on twitter @bangersis
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

angie said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/12198578152
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Debbie F said...

Follow on Networked Blogs

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ossmcalc said...

I just wanted to have my mom stay with me for a few days when I first came home with my daughter. My dad would not let her. Then I asked my grandmother, and my dad got made at me for asking too much of my older grandmother. He finally let my mom stay with me for a few days. It was so wonderful sharing this special time with her - the three generations of girls.


Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Entry 1

I follow through Google Friend Connect.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

Entry 2

I follow through Google Friend Connect.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/12264235768

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Linda Kish said...

Mostly I wanted people to go away and let me rest.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

grannyvon said...

I really wanted a nice baby bed but I had the one I had been raised in. There was a epidemic of some kind the moquitos brought and the Public Health Offices made bed that had screemed in top and sides and my great-aunt got me one. It was hauled out of the barn and used for my first born. It made him look caged in but was really handy because you could roll it out on the front porch and let him get fresh air without standing over him. Nothing could get to him and he couldn't get out. By the second baby, I had a real crib just like I wanted. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I follow #1 Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

I follow #2 Thanks for the extra entries. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Dawn M. said...

I don't have any children but I'd still like to enter the contest. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Dawn M. said...

I follow.

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Benita said...

I don't have children.

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #1

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Benita said...

Follower via GFC. #2

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks like a great read

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am an old follower (that sounds awful...LOL)

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Yup - still old follower

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Margie said...

When we brought our baby home, we used the same embroidered crib sheets that were on my crib as a baby. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Margie said...

Blog follower via GFC
entry #1
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Margie said...

Blog follower via GFC
entry #2
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Anita Yancey said...

What I really wanted when I brought my daughter home from the hospital, was my husband to come home from Korea where he was stationed. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

Old follower on Google Friend Connect #1

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Anita Yancey said...

Old follower on Google Friend Connect #2

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suzie said...

i just wanted my babies to be healthy--worked for 2 out of the 3
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suzie said...

follow on twitter & tweeted
http://twitter.com/suzquiz/status/12732926355
9oofus@gmailcom

suzie said...

old follower on GFC
suzquiz
9oofus@gmail.com

suzie said...

old follower on GFC
suzquiz
9oofus@gmail.com

suzie said...

blog
http://suzquiz.blogspot.com/2010/04/booksandneedlepoint-giveaway_743.html
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ChristyJan said...

My husband made a cradle for our first of four children. I really wanted a rocking chair. Baby #1 was born in January ~ I got the rocking chair for Mother's Day.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #1


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ChristyJan said...

I'm an old GFC follower ~ #2


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Nancye said...

What I wanted was to finally get out and about after being on bedrest for 11 weeks! I was eager to "show off" my sweet baby to everyone. :)

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Nancye said...

Old Follower via GFC

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#1

Nancye said...

Old Follower via GFC

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#2

Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted
ID: @NancyeDavis

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/12807104185

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Sarah E said...

I don't have any children.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via GFC. #1

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow via GFC. #2

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I follow you on Twitter (@saemmerson) and tweeted:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/12871414645

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Sarah E

Steve Capell said...

We wanted to bring our daughter home and enjoy what God had given us in our home ... a precious baby little girl.

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jewelknits said...

There wasn't anything material that I wanted, but I remember staring and wondering at each of them and hoping that they would grow up to be happy and that I would be a good enough parent to deserve these little gifts.

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jewelknits said...

I follow on GFC!

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jewelknits said...

I follow on GFC!

#2

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