Friday, July 27, 2012
Friday Freebie: A Graywolf Threebie--Red Plenty by Francis Spufford, The Life of an Unknown Man by Andreï Makine and The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka
Congratulations to James Stolen, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows by Brian Castner.
This week's book giveaway is a triple-scoop treat from Graywolf Press: Red Plenty by Francis Spufford, The Life of an Unknown Man by Andreï Makine and The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka. We're well past the middle of summer and by now your "beach reads" are probably depleted. While Graywolf books aren't exactly light brain food on the order of 50 Shades of James Patterson, they're a lot healthier for you--full of 8 essential literary vitamins and minerals. So whether you're going to the beach, the forest, or the in-laws in Wisconsin, why not skip the junk food and pack a 'wolf (or two or three) in your luggage? This week's Friday Freebie serves up some tantalizing international cuisine. Blurbs and publisher's jacket copy follow.
If you'd like a chance at winning a copy of all three books, all you have to do is 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 Aug. 2—at which time I'll draw the winning name. I'll announce the lucky reader on Aug. 3. 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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