Monday, August 10, 2009

Book Giveaway-The Blue Star,by Tony Earley


5 Copies of The Blue Star by Tony Earley will be raffled off. Good luck everyone!!

By Tony Earley
286 pages. Little, Brown & Company. $23.99.

The Summary from Hachette's Site

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.

Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity. With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.

This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).

About the Author: (from the Hachette website)

Tony Earley is the author of Jim the Boy, Here We Are in Paradise, and Somehow Form a Family. He lives with his family in Nashville, TN, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

1. Follow my site on Google..One chance.
2. Make a comment on this site..Once chance.
3. Blog about the contest on your site with my blog and link back. Once chance.
4. Drawing will be on August 31st. Make sure you leave your email address so that I may contact the winners.

As usual, books will be mailed directly to the winners from Hachette. So, please leave an email contact in your comment, so that I may contact you for further information.
The contest is open to US residence who have a regular mail address. ( No PO Boxes are allowed. )


Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

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The Bookworm said...

I hadnt heard of Tony Earley before, i'll have to add him to my TBR

Carol M said...

This book sounds good! I always like to find new authors to read. Thank you for the giveaway!
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Carol M said...

I follow your blog on Google Reader.
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm a google reader subscriber. I'd love this book.

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Booklogged said...

I've read some good reviews of this book. Would love to win it.

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Booklogged said...

I am a follower. Thanks for this opportunity.

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