Congratulations to Michael McClure, winner of last week's Friday Freebie contest. Michael will soon be enjoying Half In Shade: Family, Photography, and Fate by Judith Kitchen and Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale.
This week's book giveaway is another double-header: The World Without You by Joshua Henkin and Menage by Alix Kates Shulman. Both are novels about the disruption and potential disintegration of families, and both are high on my to-read list this summer. Here are the publisher's plot summaries for each of them:
If you'd like a chance at winning a copy of both books, simply email your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line. One entry per person, please. Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on June 28--at which time I'll draw the winning name. I'll announce the lucky reader on June 29. If you'd like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week Quivering Pen newsletter, simply add the words "Sign me up for the newsletter" in the body of your email. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party (except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending Friday Freebie winners copies of the book).
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