Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Local News by Miriam Gershow Out in Paperback + Giveaway!

Last week, I found a lovely email in my inbox from Miriam Gershow, author of The Local News, which I reviewed last year. She starts off her email by saying:
I found your review of The Local News recently on She Reads and Reads during my (terrible) habit of Googling myself, and I was delighted by it. I’m listening to the Nick Cave song you mentioned as I type. What a wild and wonderful experience it sounds like you had. I could wish nothing more on a reader than to feel like she’s fully embodying the character that I wrote. I’m not sure if I can fully articulate how gratifying your experience was to read about.
To see what she’s referring to, read my review. Thank you, Miriam, for brightening my day!

The Local News was just released in paperback last month and is a Random House Reader’s Circle selection, with an additional 14 pages of author Q&A, a Reading Group Guide and an author bio in the back. Miriam is also one of the featured authors in this month’s Random House Author Chats, which means that book groups can request her participation in their discussions.

To celebrate the release of this book in paperback, Miriam Gershow and Random House are sponsoring a giveaway of one copy of The Local News on my blog! The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. I will accept entries until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 30.

For one entry, post a comment here. Please be sure to provide me with a way of getting in touch with you. Entries without a blog link or email address will be disqualified.

Other ways to earn entries:
+1 if you comment on my review of The Local News (if you’ve already done so, that counts too)
+1 if you are a follower or subscriber (please let me know)

Best of luck!

48 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read!! And I am already a follower. :)

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  2. I would love to win a copy of this book!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I'm also a follower.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Please enter me for this one! Thanks

    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. I'm a follower/subscriber.

    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I thought her email to you was awesome!!!!!


    stacijoreads@gmail.com

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  7. I really enjoyed your review when it first came out (it's also what pointed me to that Nick Cave song which I love) and would love to win a copy of the book! I'm also a follower, and you have my email :)

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  8. Please count me in for this giveaway.

    I follow.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  9. count me in! I subscribe via google reader. thanks!

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  10. Sounds like a great book. Count me in.

    I'm a follower.

    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  11. I know the book isn't about the local news, but I'm still drawn in by the title (I work for a TV station). I'd love to win it!
    mybookviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. I have wanted to read this book since it was published and it's been on my tbr waiting for the paperback version. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Thank you for hosting a giveaway of this book!

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. +1 Your review of "The Local News" confirmed for me that this is a book I definitely want to read. I especially liked your description of your experience reading the end of the book in the cafe when the Nick Cave song was playing!

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  14. Thank you for hosting. I'd love to read this book.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  15. I am now following

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  16. +1 I'm a follower of your blog (GFC, Blogger Dashboard)

    Thank you!

    Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

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  17. I would love to win this book!
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

    +1 (I am a follower)

    shnndvs(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I am a follower.

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
    http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/02/book-giveaway-beach-street.html

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  19. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  20. Count me in. Thanks!
    Dan

    grumpydan[at]netzero[dot]com

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  21. Sounds like a great read, count me in :)

    teagirl1 at telus dot net

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  22. Also, I am a new follower. Always happy to find new Canadian blogs! (Hello from BC!)

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  23. Please enter me. I follow you w/ Google Reader!

    j.t.oldfield[at]gmail.com

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  24. definitely a book I'd enjoy
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  25. Count me in on this fun giveaway.
    Thanks!
    (new follower)
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  26. Count me in please! It sounds like just the sort of book I really enjoy!

    melacan at hotmail odt com

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  27. been meaning to read this one, please enter me!

    wheresmyrain at yahoo dot com

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  28. I am also a new follower

    wheresmyrain at yahoo dot com

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  29. Wow, loved your review, very well done! I left a comment there.

    Please do enter me, I think I would like this one.

    I follow!

    Carey
    thetometraveller *at* yahoo *dot* com

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  30. I'd like to read this book. It sounds very compelling.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

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  31. I'm a friend on GFC. Cheers.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

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  32. I read and commented on your review. Have a great day.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

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  33. Please enter me! I can be reached at www.luxuryreading.com or vvperesk@gmail.com

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  34. I subscribe by email. vvperesk@gmail.com

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  35. What a neat little e-mail. Isn't book blogging exciting! I would love to be entered ... and I'm a follower/subscriber.

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  36. follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. Sounds like a book I'd like to read. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  38. I commented on your review of this book.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  39. I am a follower and email subscriber.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  40. I would like to be entered!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Posted comment on your review post today!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Already follow via google friend connect!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I'd love it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  44. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  45. Sounds like an awesome book! Please include me.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  46. I commented on your review.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  47. Follower & email subscriber

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  48. Thank you, everybody, for entering! I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

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