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.