Tuesday

Giveaway: The Blue Star and The Lost Dog

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".


Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

I have 5 copies of each to giveaway!

As always, leave a comment for one entry. Second entry if you follow, third if you follow on Twitter, extra entries for twitting about contest or sidebar posts, etc. I will also be giving extra entries to those who come by and comment on weekly book review posts. So the more comments the more entries.

Rules: Books will be delivered directly from Publisher so giveaway is only available to residents of the US and Canada. No P.O. Boxes please. Winners will be drawn this Friday, August 28.

37 comments:

Juju said...

I love the second cover! Totally a lab or retriever.

Wanda said...

I'd love to win a copy of The Lost Dog. I've heard so much about it.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!

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Jessica (BookLover) said...

I am a follower.

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Jessica (BookLover) said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my sidebar. :)

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Sue said...

I would love either one of these. They both look great. Thanks for sharing them.

s.mickelson at gmail.com

Jackie said...

Thanks for the giveaway...both books sound like great reads!

Jackie said...

I am a follower

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read these :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Following with Google Friend Connect
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Following on Twitter
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Tweeted
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Blogged
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windycindy said...

Either book would be a blessing for me! Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a follower of your blog!
Again, thanks.....Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted your giveaway:
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3277229647.
Thanks, Cindi
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Linda Ellen said...

I'd like to enter this giveaway. Thanks. =)

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Linda Ellen said...

I'm also following. =)

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Beth said...

These both look great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I would enjoy reading either book...thanks for the opportunity.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower...

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Esme said...

I would love the lost dog

thanks

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Esme said...

I follow

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Esme said...

blogged

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Natalie W said...

Would love to enter!
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

I follow too
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie W said...

Following on Twitter and i tweeted :0)
nataliew2(at)gmail(dot)com
http://twitter.com/nataliew2/status/3436986817

ossmcalc said...

I would be very happy to win either book. They both sound great.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow through Google Reader.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow on Twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3454526161

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Karen H in NC said...

+1 Either of these books would be great to have. Count me in please.

+2 I am a current follower

kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

Dina said...

I'd like to enter for The Lost Dog, please. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

Dina said...

Follow you.

Dina said...

http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/3517926002

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