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Sunday, July 26, 2009

THE BLUE STAR by Tony Earley - Book Giveaway


The Blue Star, by Tony Earley

Description:
Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two. Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day. This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire)

About the Author:
Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel forthcoming in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies. He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.




Yes, we have a new August giveaway compliments of Valerie at Hachette Book Group.

Check out the book and then enter to win the random drawing. I will choose five winners via Random.org. on August 8th

If you want a chance to win, simply leave a comment with a way to contact you.
If you want five chances to win, then tweet about the giveaway or post a link on your blog.
If you follow the blog you are going to get an extra entry!

USA and Canada Addresses only. NO P.O. Boxes.

Good Luck Everyone!

51 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Okay, I'll go first. Please enter me in this great giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

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heatherzilla said...

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Awesome, I really want to try this out.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

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DarcyO said...

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wade said...

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Mia J. said...

I would like to read this. Please enter me.

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Sounds like a wonderful book.

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traveler said...

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scrappincraftinmomma said...

I would like to be entered into your book giveaway. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

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scrappincraftinmomma said...

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sharon54220 said...

Sounds great. Please enter me.

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I am also a subscriber.

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Nickolay said...

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Lee said...

I'd love to read this book. Romance and War are two of my favorite genres.Perfect book for me to read! Thanks for the giveaway and please count me in

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Lee said...

I follow your blog

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Anna said...

Sounds like a good one. You knew the mention of WWII would draw me in. ;)

I've posted the giveaway in my sidebar, and I'm a follower of your blog.

--Anna
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Diary of an Eccentric

Mary said...

Sounds like such a good read.

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Wanda said...

I'd love to win "The Blue Star". Please enter my name.

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Anonymous said...

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Please count me in to win and thank you so very much :)

Rose Red said...

I read the first book 6 years ago and have been patiently waiting for a new one by this author.

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Rose Red said...

Following on Blogger (rubymoon/Ally)


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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Deedles said...

Would love to add this to my collection.

Sue said...

I'd love a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway~

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wendy said...

would love to read this.

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Amanda S. said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

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ellie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
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Mishia said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks

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Candie said...

This book looks like it would be a lot of fun. Thank you

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Candie said...

I am a follwer. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

I found your blog tonight, and adore reading. Can there be a netter match?
Thanks for the opportunity.

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etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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etirv said...

Google reader subscriber and google friends follower!

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Sara said...

I want to win ! Thanks for the contest.

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Sara said...

I follow.

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DG said...

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thanks for the entry

Miranda said...

looks like a great read