Thursday, May 7, 2009

Made in the USA-Book Giveaway

Complements of the Hachette Group, I am hosting another book raffle. This time you have a chance to win a copy of Made in the USA, by Billie Letts. She also wrote Where the Heart Is, one of my personal favorites.

This is the promotional summary from the Hachette Group website:

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father. While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.

Rules: Five books will be raffled off in a random drawing. The contest will end at 7:00PM on May birthday. You must have have a US address and no PO Box to win. Celebrate again with me and win this moving novel. Yippee!!! All you have to do is make sure you are following my blog and leave a comment. The comment must include why you want to read this book to satisfy my curiosity. Good luck to everyone. :)


Anna said...

I'd like to read this one because I enjoyed Letts' Where the Heart Is. I'd like to read more of her work.

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Diary of an Eccentric

The Book Resort said...

Where the Heart Is is one of my absolute faves. LOVEd it!!!

The Bookworm said...

I have Where the Heart Is in my TBR. I need to read this one too. Great review ;O)

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

I want to read this book because I love Billie Letts!

serendipity_viv said...

Have emailed you as requested.

Can I be included if it is an international comp. I would love to read it as firstly it is set in America and i just love books that are set there. Secondly, just loving the title and the cover.Finally, the story sounds really interesting and comes highly recommended by half the book blogging world!

nomadreader said...

I read your blog on RSS.

Happy birthday!

I want this book because it seems like a quintessential book to read on a summer afternoon on my porch with a glass of iced tea in my hand.

scottsgal said...

sounds like a wonderful book to read this summer - please count me in

msboatgal at

heatherzilla said...

I want to read this book because I love Bille Letts' Where the Heart Is. I have read it many times. I folow yout blog. :)

A Reader said...

I loved Where the Heart Is, so I would love to read this.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany819 said...

I follow your blog. I loved Where the Heart is as well and would love to see if this book was just as good. Thank you!

Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

jemscout425 said...

i loved where the heart is. i would love to add this to my summer reading

Iliana said...

No need to enter me in the giveaway as I've already got a copy but I just had to say, we share the same birthday!! So I'll be celebrating and thinking of you too :)

Ally M said...

I'm now following you and I'd love a chance to win this book. I have read everything else Billie Letts has written. Been waiting for something new!

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

MaMa said...

I'd love to read this book so I can see if they find their father and if their expectations of him were correct. I'm a follower of your blog, too. Thanks for hosting.

sue14625 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY mine is this month also great pics and good books

Anonymous said...

I'd like to read this book because I've heard so many great things about it. I've never read anything by Billie Letts before, so I figured I could start now. I'm a new follower :)

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Anita Yancey said...

An early Happy Birthday!!! I would like to read this book, because I have never read a Billie Letts book. But I have heard a lot about them and know I would love them. Thanks for having this giveaway.


Shauna said...

Please count me in :) I would l♥ve to read this!

auntrene said...

I would be so happy to be included in your giveaway for Billie Letts book. I think I would enjoy it. I loved her book "Where the Heart Is".
I follow your blog, Thanks!
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

minishoes1 said...

I follow. I would love to read this it sounds like a fantastic book! I loved reading Where the Heart Is and the movie too. So you know it has to be a great book! Thanks

Ellie Wright said...

Billie Letts is one of my favorite authors. This book is on my wish list right now. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your wonderful draw!

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

P.S. Happy Birthday!

Carol M said...


I read WHERE THE HEART IS and loved it! That's why I want to read this book too!

I'm a follower.

Carol M
mittens0831 AT

MIchelle E. said...

I've seen this book around enough that it's piqued my interest (thanks to Hachette and their giveaways)! Hope you have a happy birthday.

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com