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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Winners - Girls in Trucks, Katie Crouch


And the winners are:

Ti - Check out her blog here.
Felicia - (goes to show you that sometimes it just takes one entry)
Lucy (makeup girl21) - (goes to show you that sometimes it just takes one entry)
Serena- Check out her blog here.
Annie (the blogless one :) - (goes to show you that sometimes it just takes one entry)

Thank you Valerie at Hachette for this awesome giveaway!

I really enjoy getting to know everyone through your comments and from entering the contests. Keep em' coming. I will be emailing y'all soon for your snail mail.. but if you read this first feel free to send your info in advance.

I can't wait to sink my teeth into this book!! Thank you Valerie for my own review copy.


Book Description:
Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Ti said...

Yay!!! I so needed this today. I will send you my mailing address.

Serena said...

Congrats to the winners!