Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Matrimony by Joshua Henkin



In celebration of Valentine's Day, author Joshua Henkin has offered to give away an inscribed copy of his book Matrimony, a New York Times Notable book!



You can find out more information about Joshua Henkin and his book Matrimony on his website here. He also enjoys participating in book group discussions for Matrimony, so if this interests you, please go to his website right away and send him an email to let him know.


Here is a summary of Matrimony from Readinggroupguides.com:



Matrimony explores themes of love and friendship, sickness and health, money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith --- the kinds of big issues that make it perfect for a book club discussion.


Matrimony starts in 1987, when Julian Wainwright, an aspiring novelist and the Waspy son of New York old money, meets beautiful, Jewish Mia Mendelsohn in the college laundry room. So begins a love affair that, spurred on by family tragedy, carries the couple to graduation and beyond, through a series of college towns, spanning twenty years. Matrimony is about what it's like to fall in love when you're young and to try to stay in love as you reach middle age. As People Magazine said: "Charming.... Henkin keeps you reading with original characters, witty dialogue, and a view that marriage, for all its flaws, is worth the trouble."



There have been many reviews on other blogs of Matrimony. I won my copy from Dar over at Peeking Between the Pages and you can see her review here. At Home With Books, Bermudaonion's Weblog, and Booking Mama also posted reviews of Matrimony.
Books on the Brain actually had a guest post by Joshua Henkin that you can read here.


Now for the giveaway!
This is an international contest so it is open to everyone that is 18 years or older!

For one entry leave me a comment below.

For an additional entry, link this contest to your blog.

Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win.

You will have until February 28th to enter, I will draw for a winner on the March 1st.

Good luck to everyone and a special Thank You to Joshua Henkin!

19 comments:

Toni said...

oooh.. another chance to win this one.. thank you!! :)

The Bumbles said...

I have this on my To Read list so to win a copy would certainly bump it right up to the top!

mangomissives said...

I would love to win a copy of Matrimony. I've been reading great reviews of this book everywhere.

LazyDaisy0413 said...

This book sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks.

Joshua Henkin said...

Hi, everyone. Joshua Henkin here, the author, saying hi and happy Valentine's Day to you all, and a big thank you to Joanne for holding the giveaway. As always, if your book group would like to discuss MATRIMONY and would like me to participate in the discussion, please contact me through my website, and I'd be delighted to set something up with you. Good luck to all of you in the drawing, and if you're not the lucky winner, I hope you'll buy a copy of MATRIMONY anyway. You'll help keep me off the streets!

Bridget said...

Would like to win this -- Also, I've posted your contest on Win A Book.

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

bridget3420 said...

Wow. I'd love to win this book:)

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Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tisa said...

Please count me in the drawing! I've been wanting to read this book! ~ :) Thanks!

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olympianlady said...

Hey! Please count me in. I'd love to win this book. Thanks!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

wow there are so many great reviews about this book all over the web! would love to win it!!

Rebecca said...

I would love to win this book. It sounds very interesting.

Becky said...

Oh please enter me into your drawing. I would love to win this book.

Thanks so much!

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Debdesk said...

I would love to read this book. Please include in your drawing. Thanks
Debbie
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scottsgal said...

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Jodi said...

I would love an entry! Thank you!

Amy said...

please enter me!
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Indigo said...

Love through the years, how enticing is that for a read? Please enter me for this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

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