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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Crazy School, by Cornelia Read - GIVEAWAY




***Edited to correct a mortifying spelling/typo on 2/2/2010.

A bit about the book

From the acclaimed author of A FIELD OF DARKNESS comes another compelling novel featuring the acerbic and memorable voice of ex-debutante Madeline Dare. Madeline Dare has finally escaped rust-belt Syracuse, New York, for the lush Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. After her husband's job offer falls through, Maddie signs on as a teacher at the Santangelo Academy, a boarding school for disturbed teenagers. Behind the academy's ornate gates, she discovers a disturbing realm where students and teachers alike must submit to the founder's bizarre therapeutic regimen.

A bit about the Author
Cornelia Read grew up in New York, California, and Hawaii. She describes herself as a reformed debutante who currently lives in Berkeley. This is her second novel. Her website is www.corneliaread.com.

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Books, I have three copies of this book to offer. Give it a shot and recommend it to your reading group! There is a great reading group guide for this book. It is always a great feature to have for your group reading.

Rules: US/ Canada Only
Will not ship to P.O. Boxes

For one entry leave a comment with your email address.
For two entries leave a comment and follow this blog.
For five entries do the above and leave a comment on a reading group. Do you have one? Would you like one? Let's talk about book clubs.

Good Luck
This giveaway ends on February 15th, 2010.

98 comments:

Mystica said...

The book sounds intriguing and different.

I am a follower


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Payton said...

I must agree, it sounds like an interesting book and I look forward to reading it!

I am a follower
I currently do not have a Book Club but I am interested in creating one! Unfortunately, I need help to start that venture.

Thanks,
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Kaye said...

Hi Toni, as usual any book set in MA has an instant appeal for me. The berkshires is just a gorgeous part of my old home state. Please enter me in the drawing.

I'm a follower.

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scottsgal said...

I love books that have a different than normal theme
thanks for the chance
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scottsgal said...

already a follower
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scottsgal said...

I've tried to find a local book club but didn't care for this year's books they had listed at the library one
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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered! I subscribe in Google Reader, if that counts. I belong to a book club that meets once a month via Skype. We've been meeting about 8 months and so far, it's been great fun!

bermudaonion said...

Whoops, I forgot to leave my email address! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Renee said...

This one sounds good

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Renee said...

I'm a follower on google

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amanda18228 said...

I would love to win this book.
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amanda18228 said...

I'm a follower.
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amanda18228 said...

I participate in an online book group. It's a lot of fun.
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Renee said...

I belonged to a book club when we lived in Germany.... there's a group I would love to join but I got the impression they were full since I wasn't invited to join when I said I would love a book club.. Another friend is trying to start one but it's not off the ground yet.

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itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh! I read this book! I liked it! It was a "crazy" read, really.

I will have to give you a plug on my next post.

southernmatrix said...

Yes! Sounds like a great book!! I am a follower of this blog! Libbysutherland(fortysix) at gmaildotcom

Mitzi said...

Books,book, I love to read books. Please enter my name in your drawing. I enjoy your blog very much.
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Serena said...

you caught my attention with Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts!

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Serena said...

oops...forgot...I follow!

traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. This book sounds intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Love your giveaways and would Love to add this book to my bookshelf
quitemama
Sherry

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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etirv said...

Google friend connect follower!

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fredamans said...

Interesting.

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fredamans said...

I follow.

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fredamans said...

I do not currently have or participate in a reading group. I would love to, however I do not know lots of people who actually sit and read books anymore. It seems to be a lost art, or maybe people work too hard now. If I could get enough people to come I would definitely host a club or guide of sorts.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

this sounds amazing. I do follow you and would love to read this.

I used to have an online book club but it kind of fell apart as we all go older and started doing more college, getting married and divorced, etc. etc. I loved it though.

-Lauren
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dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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dsandyboy said...

I am a follower

FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

mindy said...

this sounds like a great read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

Wrighty said...

Great giveaway! I look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the offer!

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Wrighty said...

I'm a follower.

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Sandy Jay said...

This sounds interesting. Count me in.

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Sandy Jay said...

I'm a follower.

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sharon54220 said...

This book sounds great. I would love a chance to win.

Yes, I'm a follower.

No, I'm not in a book club. With my work schedule it's hard, but I do read alot.

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Rebecca O said...

I am loving the cover.
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Rebecca O said...

Follower of the blog
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Bani said...

This book sounds very interesting. I'd love to read it.

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Following your blog, name is Bani.

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I haven't been a member of a book club since I was a little kid. I'd joined some summer contest and read dozens of books.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

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Simply Stacie said...

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow.

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

I am a follower.

The ladies from our church have a book club or sorts where we read a book on Christian living once a month.

Lindsey said...

This book sounds really interesting! Please enter me in the giveaway.

I'm a follower.

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skkorman said...

Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win! Thanks!!

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Anonymous said...

The book sounds like a real nail-biter and one that I will have to read straight through... Would appreciate the opportunity to read this. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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Chip said...

Book sounds intriguing.

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Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

please count me in....thanks

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lag123 said...

Your review leaves me very interested. Please enter me.

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lag123 said...

I am a follower.

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Alicia said...

Sounds good.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Callista said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

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kathy said...

Would love to read this book! Please enter my name. Thanks.

Dawn M. said...

I've had this one on my wish list since it came out in hardback. Would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Rebecca Graham said...

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alexandrea said...

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Nicole said...

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Wendy said...

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Nicole said...

I love my book club. It's with my mom's group and we check out book kits with 10 copies of each book from the library. They have over 100 to choose from.

Miss Theresa said...

I would love to read this! Pick me, pick me!

Marilu said...

I think this sounds like a really good book. I would love to read it. Please enter me.

I follow your blog!

I belong to 3 online book clubs. They are pretty casual as there are over 50 members in each one. Each one has 3 or 4 different group reads every month for you to choose from. If you are not interested you do not have to read them, you can decide to read a different book and open up a thread so other members can read and discuss with you. I LOVE them!
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OutnumberedMama said...

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Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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rubynreba said...

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Allison said...

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Allison said...

I'm a follower!
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ellie said...

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Teresa said...

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Carol M said...

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Mia J. said...

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