Sunday, April 11, 2010

Giveaway: The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

Thanks to Valerie  from Hachette I am able to offer up to three copies of this book away on my blog!  Here is a summary of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville:

Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

I think this sounds like a great book and considering that I live in Wisconsin I will definitely be bringing this one to the attention of my book group. There is also a Reading Group Guide available to help with some ideas for your book group.

Now on with the giveaway!

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

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.

You will have until April 30th to enter and I will draw for winners on May 1st.

Good luck everyone!

Giveaway is closed.


Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Hopefully, I am lucky #1,
I would like to win and read this book, it sounds very good.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Carol M said...

Please enter me. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Pamela Keener said...

Please enter me in this giveaway.
The book sounds awesome.
Love & Hugs,

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like a very good read and it is based here in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Please count me in! Thank you!

bthgordon at yahoo dot com

Martha Lawson said...

This book looks awesome. Please enter me for it.

I follow

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

sharon54220 said...

I would love to be entered to win this great book.
Thanks for the chance.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Teresa said...

This looks like something I would like. Please count me in!

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me in this giveaway to win a copy of THE CRADLE.


DarcyO said...

Sounds like a great read. Please include me.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Donna said...

Please enter me--this book sounds really good!

Jackie S. said...

I've heard so much about this book and am anxious to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!!!

Julie P said...

I almost bought this book this morning--but winning it would be so much better! Please enter me in this giveaway.


Anonymous said...

would enjoy this book...thanks for the chance to read it :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Debbie F said...

I really want this one! Count me in!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

kristinemarie7 said...

The book looks really interesting, please enter me. Thanks!
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kristinemarie7 said...

I added the giveaway to my blog.
kristinemarie7 at

Stacey said...

Sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway, I follow you in google reader.

geekgirlunveiled at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

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Thanks :)

couponmom said...

This book sounds fantastic. Would love to read it

DCMetroreader said...

Please count me in!


Jess said...

This book sounds great!


Unknown said...

This would be a great read on a cold and rainy weekend. I think my family and friends would like to read it too. I always share great books!

Kerri said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for hosting.

ravndahl (at) hotmail (dot) com

nfmgirl said...

I'm late to the party, but please count me in! Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

would love this a copy of this email is libbysuther at bellsouth dot net

Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E