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Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser - Hachette book giveaway

The Lost Dog, by Michelle de Krester

A bit about the book:

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

A bit about the author:
Michelle de Kretser is a Sri Lankan who has lived in Australia since 1972. Her previous book, The Hamilton Case (L,B 2004) received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific) and the Society of Authors' (U.K) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up 2004 for B&N's Discover Award in Fiction and a New York Times Notable Book. THE LOST DOG is her third novel.

Another 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 10th

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!


bermudaonion said...

Sounds good, please enter me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Indigo said...

Sounds strangely intriguing. Please enter me in this drawing. Thanks! Indigo


Wendy said...

Sounds interesting!

I already follow :)

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Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting! Please enter me!

I subscribe via Google Reader.

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Janel said...

I love the description of this one. Please enter me!

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Courtney said...

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Leann said...

sounds like a cute and interesting read.

nfmgirl said...

Awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

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heatherzilla said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I hope he finds his dog. Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

etirv said...

I would like to be entered, thanks!


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Sandra K321 said...

I'm a sucker for books about dogs and Australia. Please enter me.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks so much.

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wade said...

thanks great giveaway


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sharon54220 said...

Sounds very interesting. Would love to be entered.

Thanks for the chance.


sharon54220 said...

I am also a subscriber.


Lee said...

Wow, this sounds like a good book. I hope he finds his dog! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

I follow your blog


Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a little curious about this one. I'd love a chance to read it! I'm a follower

Dawn M. said...

This sounds like a really good story. And I love that it's set in Australia. :0) Count me in.

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Anonymous said...

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Sue said...

I loved her book, The Hamilton Case. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway~

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this one.


Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds good. Love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


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Marjorie said...

Count me in for this great book.
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