Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Freebie: A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend

Congratulations to Brett Kruger, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of "Unadoptables" Taught Me About Service, Hope, and Healing by Susannah Charleson.

This week's book giveaway is A Nearly Perfect Copy, the new novel by Allison Amend.  Here's a little more about the book:
Elm Howells has a loving family and a distinguished career at an elite Manhattan auction house.  But after a tragic loss throws her into an emotional crisis, she pursues a reckless course of action that jeopardizes her personal and professional success.  Meanwhile, talented artist Gabriel Connois wearies of remaining at the margins of the capricious Parisian art scene, and, desperate for recognition, he embarks on a scheme that threatens his burgeoning reputation.  As these narratives converge, with disastrous consequences, A Nearly Perfect Copy boldly challenges our presumptions about originality and authenticity, loss and replacement, and the perilous pursuit of perfection.
A Nearly Perfect Copy has been justly receiving high praise since its release in April.  Here, for instance, is what Kevin Brockmeier (author of The Brief History of the Dead) had to say about it: "Just when you think you know where A Nearly Perfect Copy is going, it swerves, like life, in some new direction.  Allison Amend has packed this book with wit, style, yearning, risk, damage, truth, and compassion, populated it with characters who breathe with their own individual mystery, and along the way written what just might be the definitive fictional treatment of art forgery."

If you'd like a chance at winning a copy of A Nearly Perfect Copy, all you have to do is email your name and mailing address to

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 July 4, at which time I'll draw the winning name.  I'll announce the lucky reader on July 5.  If you'd like to join the mailing list for the once-a-week 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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1 comment:

  1. The book is a vivid portrait of a family in crisis, of an artist in flux, and of a storm brewing that connects them all. I loved learning more about the auction and art worlds in intricate detail.