Monday, July 27, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Blue Star by Tony Earley


About the Book, courtesy of the Publisher:

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.

Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity.

With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.

About the Author, courtesy of the Publisher:

Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies.

He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at 6 pm on August 15, 2009.

Thank you so much for this giveaway, Valerie and Hatchette Books Group!

42 comments:

  1. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hlll was an incredible read. It was a fictional account of one slave's experiences. Very powerful and moving.

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  3. Hmm, I haven't read anything particularly powerful lately, but I did just finish The Devil's Company which was rather good. And historical.

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  5. Beloved by Toni Morrison.

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  8. I think Gone With the Wind is a powerful historical novel!
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  11. Gone with the Wind
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  14. DEFINITELY "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill. That books was awesome!

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  15. I think Cane River by Lalita Tademy is a powerful historical novel about slavery. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in

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  18. I loved Year of Wonders and The Book Thief.

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    Honestly, I truly loved Les Miserables by Victor Hugo! Even though I was only 12 the first time I read it, through the years I've discovered greater and greater comprehension of this fantastic work- especially the bigger picture about how our environment and choices work on the personality of a person. I recommend this classic to everyone!

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  20. My favorite historical novel as of late is An Obsolete Honor by Helena P. Schrader. It deals with the Valkyrie plot to kill Hilter. It's long and details, but well worth it.

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  21. I'm a follower.

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  22. I subscribe through Google Reader.

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  23. Don't know if it counts, but I posted it in my sidebar.

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  24. I'd say Kindred is a powerful historical novel.

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  29. "Roots" is definately a powerful historical novel!! It introduces slavery like no other!
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  30. "Roots" is definately a powerful historical novel! It introduces slavery like no other!
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  31. I am already a subscriber

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  33. Stand the Storm was a great book!

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  35. The Land Tamers is my recommendation!

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  36. I highly recommend Number of the Stars, by Lois Lowry.
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  37. By far,it would be Gone with the wind! I loved it! I would highly recommend it!great giveaway! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite book was gone with the wind!! So is my finace's :) we have something in common

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