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Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Cradle, by Patrick Somerville - Giveaway

About the book:

Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

Looking for a good book club read?  I think this sounds like a great one. Please click here to find a link to the reading group guide.

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Thank you Valerie  at Hachette book group for offering A Circle of Books three copies of this book.

To Enter:
  • Leave a comment on this blog with your email address. (one entry)
  • Followers of this blog receive and addition entry. (two entries)
  • Blog or tweet about the contest and receive five entries.
  • US and Canada only / No P.O. Boxes / Books ship from the publisher.
  • Contest ends 4/28/2010


Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
I am a follower.

shelburns said...

This sounds so good; please include me!

I am a follower.
I linked to your contest in my sidebar.

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Marilu said...

I am really looking forward to reading this one. It sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

I follow through google friend connect.

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Ashley Amanda said...

I am a follower and I blogged about you

and here's my email address ashmandabar[at]gmail[dot]com

Lisa said...

This sounds very interesting and I'd love to enter your giveaway.

I'm also a follower of your blog

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like a good read! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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I am also a follower

Anne said...

Another book I'd read because of your review.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

I follow you on google

I'm going to put a link to your blog on my blog ok?

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angie said...

I would love to be entered for this book!
I am a follower
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/12002725507
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

Bethie said...

Please count me in. I am a follower.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Wonderful giveaway! Thanks.

I'm a follower.

I also tweeted: http://twitter.com/bookmonstrosity/status/12003229361


misskallie2000 said...

I love mystery, suspense and this sounds like my kinda of book.

Pls enter me, Thanks

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scottsgal said...

Love your giveaways - thanks for the chance

I'm a follower
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sharon54220 said...

I would love to be entered. The book sounds very intriguing. I also like that parts of it take place in Wisconsin. I'm a transplant to Wisconsin.

I'm also a follower.


Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this book. Please enter me in the drawing.

I'm a follower.

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Sandra K321 said...

I really want to read this book. Matt must really love his wife.

Sandra K321 said...

I follow your blog.

ReeNee D said...

Sounds good. Please enter me in your give away. By the way,our book club did pass on reading Alice's Adventure in Wonderland...we went with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

edmontonjb said...

I would love to read this one


edmontonjb said...

I follow your blog


rubynreba said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

rubynreba said...

I am a follower.

Kelsey said...

Sounds great, count me in!

I'm an old follower.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/12025912855

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DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great read. Please include me.

I'm a follower.

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skkorman said...

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Kathy (mommysreading) said...

This sounds great. Please enter me into your giveaway.

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I am also a follower

devonaz said...

Oh that sounds like a really good summer read,,yes please enter me I am already a follower and I will add you to my sidebar,,,thanks again.
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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee said...

sounds like a good book


Renee said...

I'm a follower


Isi and Jas' mom said...

+1 Thank you for the chance!
+1 I am a follower
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ChristyJan said...

+1 This sounds like a great read

+1 I follow via Google Friend Connect


nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at this book. Please count me in!

I follow


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Teresa said...

This looks like a good one.

I am a follower.

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Jackie Smith said...

Just found you....love your blog and will follow. Please enter me for this great book! Thanks!!!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I'd love to win this!


Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

I am a follower!


Sue said...

I'd love this. Gorgeous cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tabathia said...

please count me in

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Tabathia said...

google follower

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Julie--I am Reading Without Restraint! said...

I almost bought this book today--but winning it would be so much better! Please enter me in this giveaway, and thanks! Also, I am a follower (+1).


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. Would love the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks :)

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Jess said...

Hi Toni,

Sounds like an interesting story!


Jess said...

I am a follower.


Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower!

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Shelley said...

This is one of the few websites where, after clicking on it, I always have to sit for a moment and gaze at that beautiful building.

I'll defer to others who want this book, but since it's Poetry Friday, wanted to invite people over.

mindy said...

this sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Mary said...

This sounds like a lovely book and one that I would need a box of tissues nearby!


Wanda said...

Love to be in the drawing for this one, thanks!

I follow and will post here.


Jennifer said...

This sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway!


Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)


Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Mia J. said...

This sounds like a good book. Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

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susan said...

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

Nicole C. said...

I would love to read this book.


Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.


Kelly said...

I'd love to win! I am in need of a good weekend read. :)

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Francine said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
I am a follower.


MUM said...

I'd love to be entered in this contest!

I'm a follower.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/12817524739


Dawn M. said...

This sounds great! Count me in, please. :0)

I follow with google reader.

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Esme said...

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