Let the Rejoicing Begin!
I have here one paperback copy of Ayelet Waldman's novel Red Hook Road, and I want YOU (Yes, YOU) to have it, because I've already read it and don't want another copy I'm generous that way.
Become a Superior Person!
The paperback won't be released to the great unwashed hoards until May 31, 2011. Be the first in your neighborhood to own it! Run around the block, knocking on doors and bragging about how you own a book they CAN'T EVEN GET YET.
Make sure to point and laugh.
This is stuff about Red Hook Road:
From Publishers Weekly
Waldman (Love and Other Impossible Pursuits) delivers a dense story of irreparable loss that tracks two families across four summers. After John Tetherly and Becca Copaken die in a freak car accident an hour after their wedding, their families are left to bridge stark class and cultural divides, and eventually forge deep-rooted bonds thanks to the twin deities of love and music. Becca's family is well off, from New York, and summers in Red Hook, Maine, a small coastal town where John's blue-collar single mother, Jane, cleans houses for a living. They interact, awkwardly, over how to bury the couple, the staging of an anniversary party, and over Jane's adopted niece, whose amazing musical talent makes a connection to Becca's ailing grandfather, a virtuoso violinist, who agrees to give her lessons. Becca's younger sister, Ruthie, a Fulbright scholar, meanwhile, falls in love with John's younger brother, Matt, the first Tetherly to go to college, before he drops out to work at a boatyard and finish restoring his brother's sailboat, which he plans on sailing to the Caribbean. Though Waldman is often guilty of overwriting here, the narrative is well crafted, and each of the characters comes fully to life. (July)
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So, Lisa, what do I need to do to win?
Well, inquiring minds, I will tell you. Leave me a comment on this message. I will assign a number to each comment, in order of commentation, randomly selecting one winner.
You will be notified both via a post here, and via email. So you have to make sure I have some way to reach you, or you'll lose out now won't you.
The Fine Print.
The contest will run until MIDNIGHT CST (Chicago, USA time) this Sunday, May 15. if you comment at 12:01 you're out of luck. That ship has sailed. You'll have to swim for it.
Remember, no pushing or shoving, name calling or hair pulling.