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Monday, May 4, 2009

Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies - Giveaway!!!!

A Book Giveaway
Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies

Thank you Katrina from Wiredset for offering A Circle of Books this giveaway.

Book Description:

Isabel Gillies had a wonderful life -- a handsome, intelligent, loving husband; two glorious toddlers; a beautiful house; the time and place to express all her ebullience and affection and optimism. Suddenly, that life was over. Her husband, Josiah, announced that he was leaving her and their two young sons.

Far from a self-pitying diatribe, Happens Every Day reads like an intimate conversation between friends. Gillies has written a dizzyingly candid, compulsively readable, ultimately redemptive story about love, marriage, family, heartbreak, and the unexpected turns of a life. On the one hand, reading this book is like watching a train wreck. On the other hand, as Gillies herself says, it is about trying to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness, and loving your life even if it has slipped away. Hers is a remarkable new voice -- instinctive, funny, and irresistible.

About the Author:

Isabel Gillies, known for her television role as Detective Stabler’s wife on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and for her cinematic debut in the film Metropolitan, graduated from New York University with a BFA in film. She lives in Manhattan with her second husband, her two sons, and her stepdaughter.

A few words from the critics:

“I couldn't put the book down and … my husband … couldn't put it down either… We both were transfixed … Gillies' memoir is so disarming… As Gillies tackles her main subject — the sudden disintegration of her marriage —you feel, as a reader, as though you're sitting with a good friend over a pitcher of margaritas… For those readers who've endured similar seismic shifts of the heart, Happens Every Day will offer the comfort of solidarity. For the rest of us who've been, so far, spared, it makes for compulsive and, frankly, chilling late-night reading.”—Maureen Corrigan, “Fresh Air” on National Public Radio

“A smart, rueful memoir of love, betrayal and survival.”—O, the Oprah magazine

“[An] emotionally involving account of a marriage that seemed nearly perfect—until the day it wasn’t… It’s to Gillies’ credit that she stays as evenhanded as she does in the story that follows… Her collapse feels real, and in Happens Every Day there’s a redemptive grace in her struggle.”—Entertainment Weekly

I have two copies to offer.


U.S residents only this time. Books are shipped from Wireset.

For one entry into a random drawing, leave a comment on this post

Am I following you on Twitter? Drop me a line and I would love to!! And to celebrate Twitter I will put in Five Entries if you Tweet about the giveaway! While you are at it, why not follow acircleofbooks on Twitter?

Enter on or before May 15th. Winners to be announced May 16th.

To Buy the book click here

For a sneak Peak click here


Bingo said...

I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds interesting and I'd like a chance at it. Thanks!

bermudaonion said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

This is the first I've heard of this book. Please count me in. Sounds great!

Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Thoughts of Joy said...

Hi Toni, This is a book I haven't seen - sounds good! Please enter me in the give-away. I will put it on my sidebar (soon). Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting, please enter me!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about this book here:


My twitter i.d. is rhapsodybooks (without the "in")

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I have seen this new book featured at our local Borders and would enjoy it greatly.

Alyce said...

This sounds like it would be a good read.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

I tweeted about it here:


J.S. Peyton said...

I think you are following me on Twitter (or, at least, I'm following you! =) Anyways, I saw this in the bookstore and I ALMOST bought it but put it down at the last minute. So, I'd love to be entered into the contest!

Thanks for hosting this!

bloggytreasures said...

It sounds wonderful and especially since you say it's compulsively readable!

bloggytreasures said...

I tweeted about it!

Missy B. said...

Please enter me...this book sounds wonderful!


Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Ti said...

No need to enter me because I am soooo far behind in my reading but I just wanted to say that I like stories like this one. Where something terrible happens to a perfectly normal family and then we, the readers get to see how they deal with a tough situation.

It's like cheap therapy. LOL.

Missy B. said...

I have "tweeted" about it on twitter!


Jess said...

This sounds like a fantastic read, please sign me up.


Nicole said...

I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard anything about this book but it sounds really good. Please toss my name in the hat!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a really great book. I know many people who have gone through divorces lately. Please enter me!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Kaye said...

I haven't heard of this author either but the book looks so good. Please enter me in the drawing.

Kaye said...

I'm putting a link on my contest sidebar. Thanks for the giveaway.


sharon54220 said...

Sounds like a really good book. I love reading memoirs.


Felicia said...

I saw this book at Target this afternoon. I didn't realize the author is an actress also. Please enter my name for the drawing.

katylinvw said...

I tweeted you here

katylinvw said...

i would love to win this book! it sounds fantastic, and i'm a huge SVU fan, so that's a great bonus!


Mary said...

Your review of the book sounds very intriguing. Please enter me into the drawing. I am now following you on Twitter and will Tweet about this. Thanks! Twitter ID: mmccubb

Serena said...

no need to enter me...posted it in my sidebar for you though. thanks

PhantomMinuet said...

I want to play!


Ashley said...

Please enter me.


KR said...

I'd love this.

Off to tweet!


KR said...

I'm follow on Twitter now and I tweeted!



cpullum said...

Wow count me in! looks like a good book!

CherylS22 said...

This is a new book to me - love the title.

Please count me in. Thanks!

Lucy said...

Hello everyone! Please enter my name into the giveaway. I'm very interested in reading this book.

nomadreader said...

I feel like my name will never come up on the library's list for this one; I'd love to win!

nomadreader said...

I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/nomadreader

Ally M123 said...

This book seems to have slid under my radar. Thanks for pointing it out to me and reviewing it. Looks like a book I don't want to miss. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a wonderful book -first I've read of it.

msboatgal at aol.com

Gaby317 said...

I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds like so much fun! Pls count me in.

I'm listing your giveaway on my blog's sidebar

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com


a girl said...

sounds good....count me in

following you on twitter...expecting books books books and I see a knitted item written about. lovely!!!

minishoes1 said...

I need a great book to read and this sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Vera said...

I don't need an entry - I just wanted to say this book was great! It was a Starbucks pick, and I could only say good things when I reviewed it.

Anonymous said...

I would to read this book, please enter me in the contest.


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