Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Freebie: The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss

Congratulations to Michael Magras, winner of last week's Friday Freebie: Norumbega Park by Anthony Giardina.

This week's book giveaway is The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss (read her "My First Time" story about rejections).  The novel has just been published by Berkley Books to great acclaim.  Novelist Francisco Goldman (Say Her Name) called it "an achingly beautiful novel about marriage and love....the work of a master American realist, up there with Richard Yates."  Here's the jacket copy:
Brooke O'Connor--elegant, self-possessed, and kind--has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke's high school boyfriend, Alex--now divorced and mourning the death of his young son--unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair. For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage--and her emotional equilibrium--at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long. But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be.

If you'd like a chance at winning a copy of The Lost Daughter, all you have to do is answer this ridiculously easy question:

What's the title of Ferriss' memoir which is subtitled "The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante"? (Visit her website for the answer)

Email your answer to

Put FRIDAY FREEBIE in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please.  Please e-mail me the answer, rather than posting it in the comments section.  Despite its name, the Friday Freebie runs all week long and remains open to entries until midnight on March 1--at which time I'll draw the winning name.  I'll announce the lucky reader on March 2.  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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