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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Giveaway!! A book a day in the month of May!!! Day 12!!


Today's book is also courtesy of those wonderful folks over at Hachette Publishing. And...to make it even a more terrifical wonderful giveaway, I have Five, yep count 'em FIVE copies of this book to give away!! (A big thanks goes out to Valerie!!)

Today's giveaway is Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts.

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.


Each day's giveaway will run for one week, but I'll only send books out once a week, I don't think I have the patience required to hit the post office on a daily basis!

To enter this giveaway, please leave me a comment on this post and include an email address so I can get hold of you when you win, sorry...no email addy and I'll have to draw a different name.

For an extra entry, blog or tweet about the contest and let me know.

And for yet ANOTHER entry, follow my blog! And if you already follow...bless your pea-pickin' lil' heart, just say so in your comment and you get the extra entry! (Yes, I am, in fact shameless!)

How easy is that three chances to win!! (Sorry, US and Canada only, no PO Boxes please)

This giveaway ends on May 19th, when I'll draw 5 names and send them on their way!! (US and Canada only please, and no PO boxes, sorry!)

70 comments:

Lauren said...

It sounds interesting and I would love to read it.

l-morrissey(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jess said...

I loved Where the Heart Is, please sign me up. I am a follower.

jess
barney's book blog
jedziedz@hotmail.com

pinksugarlove36 said...
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BN Book Blog said...

Count us in!! We're followers!

Beth & Nathan
bnbookblog@gmail.ocm

Shelley said...

This one sounds great!

saz at chainreader dot com

I'm also a follower!

nightdweller20 said...

Been trying to get this everywhere! Thanks for the opportunity!

And I'm a follower.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Valerie said...

I've heard great things about this book
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

edeliz said...

I would love to win this book. Good summer read!
edeliz@gmail.com

edeliz said...

I follow your blog!
edeliz@gmail.com

Melanie said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to read this!

I follow your blog.

I posted about your A Book a Day in the Month of May Giveaway;http://melanies--musings.blogspot.com/2009/05/current-contests-may-08.html

My email is- melanies--musings@live.com

Thanks again!

RachieG said...

Would love a chance to win! Please count me in!!

Happy follower too if that matters :D

rachie2004 AT yahoo.com

Lucy said...

Please enter my name into your giveaway. Would love to win this book. Sounds good. Thank you.
makeupgirl21@comcast.net

Ashley said...

Can't wait to read this book. Please enter me, thanks.

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+1 I'm already a follower!

mindy said...

awesome read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

RobininVT said...

Please enter me - I'd love to read this! =]

jemscout425 said...

i've been reading alot about this. love to add it to my reading list
pksanddancer@yahoo.com

mark said...

Still coming up with some very interesting titles! Enter me for the "Made in the USA" book! Thanks!
Mark F
freebs59@sbcglobal.net

AmandaK said...

This book looks extremely interesting!

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

this sounds like a good book, I would love to read it!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

blog follower!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

liane66 said...

I loved Where the Heart is and would love to read this too.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Please enter me :o)

hillary1128@yahoo.com

wendy said...

sounds like a great read!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Ok...please enter me..I've wanted to get and read this book!! I am now following you too!!


allisonsattic at gmail dot com

Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alicia said...

Sounds like a good read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Abby said...

I would love to read anything by this author!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

bargaingirl said...

This looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

She's good. She's very good.

patricjames@hotmail.com

Belinda said...

I keep reading the teaser for this and rooting for the kids. I would love to know how the story turns out.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail .com

irish said...

I follow your blog and am a member of Book Blogs. Just read the teaser already has me hooked! I loved Where the Heart is so I just know that this book is going to be such a great read!

Carol said...

Billie Letts is one of my favorite authors! I would love to win this book. I know it will be good! Thank you for the giveaway!

Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I follow your blog.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Becca said...

Please enter me! I'd love to win this.

I'm a follower

Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Riva said...

I've been trying to snag this book all over the blog-o-sphere! Hope I get lucky this time. :-)

I'm also a new follower.

Thanks!
Riva
dulcibelle[at]earthlink[dot]net

Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

jason@allworldautomotive.com

gaby317 said...

Please count me in! This sounds like an interesting read!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

+ I'm also a follower!

Thx

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

I've placed a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar.

thx!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

Nicole D said...

Thanks - I would love to win!
nic0ler917 at aol.com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

heatherzilla said...

Sounds like a great book! I loved Where the Heart Is.

LittleEagle said...

I hope this is still open. I'm not sure when you are drawing for the book. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Heather M said...

Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

Heather M said...

and I follow you! Thanks

Carolsue said...

She is a great author! I hope I win!
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Carolsue said...

I follow on Blogger
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Carolsue said...

I posted this contest on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/09/some-great-book-sites.html
digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

Kristine Michelle said...

This is a book I have been wanting to read since I first heard about it
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Kristine Michelle said...

I follow you on Blogger
allmycrazycats AT aol.com

Jo-Jo said...

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

Rebecca Cox said...

Please enter me, sounds like a good read. rcox1228@gmail.com

kathy55439 said...

I have really want to read this book.....

Cindy said...

I would love to read this book! Please count me in the giveaway!

I also am a follower of your blog and enjoy it very much!

Thank you!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

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ellie said...

I love Billie Letts books. Please enter me.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Sarah Z said...

Billie sounds like a great new author to read!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Nancye said...

Looks like an interesting book.

nancyecdavis @bellsouth .net

Pam said...

I have read Billie Letts other books and loved them. I'd really like to read this one also. Thanks!!!

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Anonymous said...

Hi
I haven't read anything by this author yet but I'm intrigued. Count me in. I'd be thrilled to read it. Merci.
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi
I'm a follower too.
Cheers
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nutz4reading said...

Please enter me in the drawing for this contest. Sounds like a great book.

nutz4harrypotter6 at hotmail.com

Thanks,
Monica aka nutz4reading

Nutz4reading said...

I also follow your blog.

nutz4harrypotter6 at hotmail.com

Thanks,
Monica aka nutz4reading

The Not So Closet Geeks said...

I'd love to be entered! And I have been a follower for some time now.

not_so_cg[at]yahoo.com

wendy said...

sounds great please enter me!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I've read several of Billies novels and this one looks intresting.

pclewisjr at worldnet dot att dot net

Llehn said...

I would love to enter please! Thanks!

I am a follower.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marie Burton said...

sign me up for this one too, I gave it away but I didn't get one, And I really want to read it!!

Thanks!
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com