Friday, September 4, 2009

Giveaway: The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers—holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.



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

Contest runs from September 4, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST September 25, 2009. Winners will be announced September 26, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

To enter:
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  4. Tweet about this contest using the Tweet This button below. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet. You can do this once a day, but be sure to come back and leave me a comment each time you tweet!
  5. Leave a comment on any other post (anything except another giveaway, i.e. reviews, interviews, Bored Now, Mailbox Monday, Library Loot, etc.) and leave a comment here telling me which post you commented on. You can do this up to five times for five additional entries.
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53 comments:

Diane said...

I was eying this one on Amazon.

I am a google reader follower:

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Diane said...

Looks good' I'm a Twitter follower too:

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cqueen2 said...

sounds great count me in

thanks

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cqueen2 said...

i follow your blog

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Wanda said...

I've heard good things about this book and would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Neas Nuttiness said...

No need to enter me - I just wanted you to know that I blogged it for you.

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-link-at-bookin-with-bingo.html

Margay said...

I wish I'd had this book last week when I dropped my older daughter off at college! Still, it sounds like a very interesting read, especially since I make my life in a small New England town, too.

I am a follower of this blog.

Margay

Jenny N. said...

Sounds like a nice read. I would love to enter this giveaway.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Sounds great! Please enter me!

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kalea_kane said...

As a mom of a boy who just started high school, I would be thrilled to win this book. Please include me in your giveaway, Beth! :)

Thanks

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kalea_kane said...

I am a follower of your blog.

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kalea_kane said...

I Tweeted this:

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kalea_kane said...

I follow you on Twitter (kellyblackwell)

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Thanks again!

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - sumrthyme

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MJ said...

I subscribe
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MJ said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/3786029986

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kalea_kane said...

I blogged your giveaway on my blog!

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/09/lucky-13-giveaways.html

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sharon54220 said...

I would definitely love to be entered to win this book.

+1 Subscriber in Google Reader

Thanks for the chance

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Madeleine said...

I'd love to read this book, I have 3 sons


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Madeleine said...

I am a follower



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traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely book giveaway. It sounds captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Winning Readings said...

Not an entry; just a note that I've posted about this at Winning Readings:

http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/09/gift-of-ordinary-day_06.html

Dawn M. said...

I think this would be great for my SIL & brother. My nephew will be going off to college in a few years. Would love to win it for them.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe by newsletter. (midnightblue)

Thanks! :0)
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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to red this. :)

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I follow. :)

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Lindsay said...

I'd love to read this!

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trishalynn0708 said...

Please enter me..

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Blogged:

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Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks!
I'm a follower!
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kalea_kane said...

Tweeted today (9/10)
http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/3900471231

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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Belinda M said...

I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle


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pippirose said...

Sounds like a great book!

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I am a Blogger follower.

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I also subscribed!
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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am an email subscriber!

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Nancye said...

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