Category: goodies to go
This week, I’m giving away a copy of Los Angeles-based novelist Lisa Teasley’s new book Heat Signature. Heat charts the emotional journey of loss, as a young man tries to cope with the murder of his mother, which occurred sixteen years ago. The book has already received great reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times.
The first person to send me an email with the subject “Heat” gets the book. Also be sure to include your mailing address.
Update: The winner is Cigdem A. from Toronto.
This week, I’m giving away a copy of T.C. Boyle’s Talk Talk, which just came out last month. Of the novel, the Washington Post‘s Ron Charles wrote: “Talk Talk grabs hold of the fragile structures that establish who we are and what we own and shakes them apart. Considering Boyle’s recent subjects — sex research (The Inner Circle), hippies (Drop City), environmental apocalypse (A Friend of the Earth) — it’s remarkable that his most exciting novel yet should focus on the tedium of ruined credit scores and fraudulent drivers’ licenses. But Talk Talk benefits from Boyle’s highbrow/lowbrow style: He knows how to drill down through the surface of everyday life into our core anxieties, and he knows how to write constantly charging, heart-thumping chase scenes.”
As usual, the first reader to email me with a request gets the book. Please use the subject line: “Boyle.” Please include your mailing address. Previous winners excluded.
Update: The winner is Rebecca H. from Bethel, Connecticut.
My last giveaway for today is Ronit Chacham’s Breaking Ranks: Refusing to Serve in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a collection of interviews with members of the Israeli Defense Force about why they refused to serve in the Occupied Territories. These refuseniks’ account is more topical today than ever, when Israel is bombing Lebanon and Gaza, and when more than 600 civilians have already paid the price of this folly.
As usual, the first reader to email me with a request gets the book. Please use the subject line: “Chacham.” Please include your mailing address. Previous winners excluded.
Update: The winner is Donna S., from San Antonio, Texas.
I’m doing another giveaway today: Jami Attenberg’s Instant Love, which the author kindly signed when she came through Portland last month. Told through the alternating points of view of several women, the novel focuses on the difficulty of making connections and forming relationships. Some of you may already know Attenberg through her blog, whatever-whenever.net, or through her many published writings, including, most recently, this great piece for Nextbook.
So. The first reader to email me with a request gets the book. Please use the subject line: “Attenberg.” Please include your mailing address. Previous winners excluded.
Update: The winner is Shabana S. from New York, New York. There will be another book given away later today. Good luck.