Thursday, October 15, 2009

Book Giveaway: Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby

I'm excited to announce that Valerie and Hatchette Book Group are sponsoring a giveaway of 5 copies of Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby.

About the Book:

Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."

Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, Life After Genius follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.

About the Author:

M. Ann Jacoby has been an art director at Penguin Group USA for the past 20 years. LIFE AFTER GENIUS is her first novel.

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To enter, please share a book recommendation.

Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on November 15, 2009.


  1. I recommend A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand. I read it in one sitting. I loved it so much I couldn't put it down.


  2. Hmmm...I recommend Foreign Affairs by Allison Lurie.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)


  3. Just one? This week, I've read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict which was a lot of fun and The Impostor's Daughter which I enjoyed as well. The best book I've read recently, though, would be The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  4. The Smart One and the Pretty's about two sisters who are really different, but actually have more similarities then they expected. It really good!

  5. I recommend A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtmanche. It's about the Rwandan genocide.

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah Emmerson

  6. I just finished an advance copy of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake that was phenomenal!

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  7. If you haven't read "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Piccoult, you need to! Amazing read!! The movie is no where near as good as the book and he ending is different. No spoilers here!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. I just finished reading EVE: a novel of the first woman by elissa elliott was excellent!!

    karen k

  9. Loved A Ordinary Day
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  10. I highly recommend 'The Smart One and The Pretty One'... It's a nice read that's entertaining. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  11. I'm recommending Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind by Phillip Done. Anyone who's been around kids will enjoy it. I laughed all the way through it. :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  12. Douglas Adams has wonderful books!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  13. I recommend The Historian.

  14. I recommend Cleopatra's Daughter. My book club is really enjoying it.

  15. I read The Brethren by Beverly Lewis-which i enjoyed

    tiramisu392 (at)

  16. I just finished Turning Japanese. I liked it. Basically, you are happiest when you follow your dreams.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  17. I recommend An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon!

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  18. I Recommend Close encounters of the third grade kind. I loved this book and couldn't put it down . It was so funny and some of the stories reminded me of my nieces and nephews. I am not a school teacher but still liked the book. Thanks!

  19. I just read The Other Boleyn Girl--it's a few years old but I really liked it.

  20. I liked the book 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  21. I recommend any book by Ruth Rendell.

  22. I recommend "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean.

  23. All of Kathy Reichs books are good. Take your pick.

  24. I recommend "The $7 a Meal Quick and Easy Cookbook (301 Delicious Meals You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less) by Chef Susan Irby". The recipes are really easy to make.

    Happy reading, cooking and eating.

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