Saturday, August 1, 2009

Giveaway: The Blue Star by Tony Earley

Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two.

Jim Glass has fallen in love, as only a teenage boy can fall in love, with his classmate Chrissie Steppe. Unfortunately, Chrissie is Bucky Bucklaw's girlfriend, and Bucky has joined the Navy on the eve of war. Jim vows to win Chrissie's heart in his absence, but the war makes high school less than a safe haven, and gives a young man's emotions a grown man's gravity.

With the uncanny insight into the well-intentioned heart that made Jim the Boy a favorite novel for thousands of readers, Tony Earley has fashioned another nuanced and unforgettable portrait of America in another time--making it again even realer than our own day.

This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).



About Tony:

Tony Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and The Blue Star, a novel released in Spring, 2008. A winner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, he was named one of the twenty best writers of his generation by both Granta, in 1996, and The New Yorker in 1999. His fiction and/or nonfiction have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies.

He is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of Warren Wilson College and The University of Alabama. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.



Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have five copies to give away!

Contest runs from August 1, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST August 22, 2009. Winners will be announced August 23, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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45 comments:

MJ said...

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Debs Desk said...

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I am a follower.
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MoziEsmé said...

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No need to enter me, Beth. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail and I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

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Bcteagirl said...

I love reading books set in this time frame. Thanks for the contest!

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Paula said...

Sounds like a really good book.
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Nickolay said...

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Hi Beth! This book sounds so good, please count me in to win and thank you very much :)

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Mia J. said...

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Sue said...

I think my boys would love this one. Thanks for sharing it~

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