Friday, September 10, 2010

Giveaway: The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Thanks to Valerie from Hachette I am able to give away up to 3 copies of the paperback edition of The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris.  Earlier this year I had the opportunity to review the audioversion of this book, and if you missed it you can still read my review here.  I couldn't help but think that this book would make an excellent book club selection as it is sure to spark a lively discussion.  Here is a summary of the book from the Hachette website:

He was going to lose the house and everything in it.

The rare pleasure of a bath, the copper pots hanging above the kitchen island, his family-again

 he would lose his family. He stood inside the house and took stock. Everything in it had been taken for granted. How had that happened again? He had promised himself not to take anything for granted and now he couldn't recall the moment that promise had given way to the everyday.

Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Despite long hours at the office, he remains passionate about his work, and his partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm means that the work he does is important. And, even as his daughter Becka retreats behind her guitar, her dreadlocks and her puppy fat, he offers her every one of a father's honest lies about her being the most beautiful girl in the world.

He loves his wife, his family, his work, his home. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.

THE UNNAMED is a dazzling novel about a marriage and a family and the unseen forces of nature and desire that seem to threaten them both. It is the heartbreaking story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is abruptly and irrevocably taken away.

Now for the giveaway:
I will be giving away one book for every 10 entries with a maximum of three books to give away.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household, which means if you win the same title on another blog you will receive only one copy of the title.

To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes please.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win.  Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

You will have until September 30th to enter and I will draw for winners on or after October 1st.

37 comments:

Stacey said...

This book is on my "for-serious" to read list!

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stacybuckeye said...

Please enter me :)
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sounds good! Please enter me
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Denny, Alaska said...

Sounds like an exciting read! Thank you for entering my name in your giveaway.

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christa @ mental foodie said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

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Serena said...

This book is on my wish list! I'm excited to enter your giveaway!

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LAMusing said...

Interesting. I gather it's not as rare as you'd think that people walk away from their lives.
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Norma said...

Please enter me - and thanks for the chance!
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Benita said...

I would love to read this. Please count me in.



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Jessica said...

I'd love to read this book. Count me in please for your giveaway.

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hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Unnamed :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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Marjorie said...

An interesting storyline and I would like to win and read this book.


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Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds great! I'd love to read it. =)

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spynaert said...

please enter me
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Linda Kish said...

Please include me.
Thanks for the chance to win.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Would love to read this!

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Heather Wallace said...

Would love to win this book!

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Corie @ Red Letter Rising said...

Count me in!
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Ruthie said...

I've heard good things about this one! Please enter me, thanks.

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Tina said...

Would love to win..:D
THanks

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shelly s said...

I'd love to be entered. This book interests me.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great read, and I think I would enjoy it very much. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Steve Capell said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I am a new GFC follower of your site. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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Steve Capell said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I am a new GFC follower of your site. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

I'm in... please enter me.

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Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

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Amy said...

An intense and captivating story that I want to read. It would be great to win a copy!

Thank you for your giveaway!

~ Amy
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Carolsue said...

Definitely on my To-Read list! It has even moved up the list since this review!
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CherylS22 said...

I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the chance!
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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win this book!

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Sherman Hughes said...

This book sounds great! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks

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Bingo said...

I would like to read Josh Ferris's book and am now a google friend connect follower. Thanks so much for hosting and a chance to win!

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kp said...

Please enter my name in this contest. Thanks.

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Count me in!

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