Monday, December 08, 2008
Did I tell you I met Joshua Henkin at the Book Group Expo in San Jose? I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to talk about the Book Group Expo anymore. I lied. But I have a very good reason for bringing it up again.
Because I talked to Josh at the Expo, he is now sponsoring a giveaway...right here, right now, on my blog. And although I haven’t read the book yet (but it is sitting right next to me in the tbr pile!), Josh said it was okay. And you know, we had dinner together, so we’re best buds. Right Josh?
Okay, on to the seriousness.Joshua Henkin has very graciously offered to send a signed (yes, I said signed) copy of his New York Times Notable Book, Matrimony, to the winner of this here giveaway.
First, let's talk a bit about Matrimony (the book, not marriage):
It's the fall of 1986, and Julian Wainwright, an aspiring writer, arrives at Graymont College in New England. Here he meets Carter Heinz, with whom he develops a strong but ambivalent friendship, and beautiful Mia Mendelsohn, with whom he falls in love. Spurred on by a family tragedy, Julian and Mia's love affair will carry them to graduation and beyond, taking them through several college towns, over the next fifteen years. Starting at the height of the Reagan era and ending in the new millennium, Matrimony is a stunning novel of love and friendship, money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith. It is a richly detailed portrait of what it means to share a life with someone-to do it when you're young, and to try to do it afresh on the brink of middle age.
Matrimony has also received considerable notice around the blogosphere. Here are some of the bloggers who have reviewed the book:
- A Reader's Journal
- Age 30 - A Year of Books
- Books and Cooks
- Bookfoolery and Babble
- B&B Ex Libris
- Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
- Musings of a Bookish Kitty
- Peeking Between the Pages
- Reading Room
- She is Too Fond of Books
- Shelf Life
- The Boston Bibliophile
- The Literate Housewife
- The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness
- Trish's Reading Nook
And Josh has also done guest posts at the following blogs:
Now, for the giveaway:
Leave a comment by midnight (Pacific time) Sunday, 12/14/08.
Wait until next Monday, when Mr. Random and I will choose and announce the winner.
That's it. Easy-peasy.
But wait, you said you’ve read it? Never fear…think of what a great holiday gift a signed edition would make. Or maybe your copy isn’t signed. Then it could be a gift for your very own self! Because we all enjoy gifts, right?