Because I am getting into the spirit of giving, I present you with not one, but two prizes!
The first is a hard-cover copy of Joyce Maynard's The Good Daughters, which came out recently. Some of you may know her from previous novels, such as To Die For and Labor Day.
Or perhaps you remember her memoir, At Home in the World, which explores her 9-month relationship with literary icon, J.D. Salinger. She was only 18, and the very private Salinger, 53.
In any case, Maynard is a gifted and successful writer and writing instructor.
I won't say too much about it, but The Good Daughters is the kind of book that slowly creeps up on you. It's a story of two girls born on the same day, but who live completely different lives, intersecting at pivotal moments in each other's lives. It's a story about family, destiny and the struggle between nature versus nurture.
And who doesn't love a hardcover book to add to their shelf?? If you don't like the book, re-gift it for the holidays, I'll never know!
The winner will also receive this small zipper pouch, perfect for reading glasses, an i-phone, spare change, snacks or whatever else you'd like to fill it with.
You can win this book and zip pouch three different ways:
1. Add a comment to this or any other post on my blog.
2. Become a follower of this blog.
3. Add a link from your blog to mine (i.e. you can mention the free giveaway in your own blog with a link to my blog - if you do this, please be sure and let me know you've done so in the comments box.)
Each different method counts as one entry in the giveaway raffle. Do all three and up your chances to win! I will mail this book and bag to the winner.
This contest will close on Sunday, November 28th. (Because of the craziness of Thanksgiving, I'm giving this one a bit more time than normal.)