Thursday, August 27, 2009
Giveaway - The Way Home George Pelecanos
As many of you may have seen in the news Obama took this book on vacation with him. Hachette wanted to share the excitement and give it away to some lucky followers.
Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies of The Way Home to giveaway!
Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.
One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.
Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.
Visit the author's website: www.georgepelecanos.com
To enter my giveaway:
*1 entry Comment and answer the question Does the fact that Obama chose this book make you want to read it more? Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.
*1 entry tweet about this giveaway and include me @alipet813
*1 entry mention this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment here with the link - it can be on a sidebar of current giveaways
*1 entry if you read my previous review of The Night Gardner also by Mr. Pelecanos - leave a comment here letting me know so it is easier to tally up in the end
This contest will run until September 10th at 11:59 p.m. Central. Thanks and Good Luck!!