For today's giveaway, I chose a hardcover copy of Life Sentences by Laura Lippman. You can read my review of this book HERE.Now I'll admit, I wasn't a big fan of this book, but I'm pretty sure that I'm just in the weird minority, the reviewers over at Amazon have it rated almost 4 stars, so don't let my review dissuade you! (I also didn't like the Life of Pi, one of those all time popular beloved books...go figure...)
This stunning stand-alone from bestseller Lippman (Baltimore Blues) examines the extraordinary power and fragility of memories. Writer Cassandra Fallows achieved critical and commercial success with an account of her Baltimore childhood growing up in the 1960s and a follow-up dealing with her adult marriages and affairs. The merely modest success of her debut novel leads her back to nonfiction and the possibility of a book about grade school classmate Calliope Jenkins. Accused of murdering her infant son, Jenkins spent seven years in prison steadfastly declining to answer any questions about the disappearance and presumed death of her son. Fallows (white) tries to reconnect with three former classmate friends (black) to compare memories of Jenkins and research her story. In the process, she discovers the gulf (partially racial) that separates her memories of events from theirs. Fallows's pursuit of Jenkins's story becomes a rich, complex journey from self-deception to self-discovery.
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!! Worldwide entries are welcome!
This giveaway ends on May 31st, when I'll draw the lucky winner. Don't forget, I'm also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, so check it out as well! Since I'm sending this one out myself, its open to anyone who wants to enter! And don't forget to scroll down and check out the other giveaways! Or you can find a list of all of them by clicking HERE!