Sunday, May 6, 2012

Giveaway: An Unexpected Guest by Anne Korkeakivi

Clare Moorhouse, the American wife of a high-ranking diplomat in Paris, is arranging an official dinner crucial to her husband's career. As she shops for fresh stalks of asparagus and works out the menu and seating arrangements, her day is complicated by the unexpected arrival of her son and a random encounter with a Turkish man, whom she discovers is a suspected terrorist.

Like Virginia Woolf did in Mrs. Dalloway, Anne Korkeakivi brilliantly weaves the complexities of an age into an act as deceptively simple as hosting a dinner party.




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19 comments:

Colleen Turner said...

I learned that the author lives in Switzerland.
candc320@gmail.com

Ethan said...

She is also the author of works of short fiction.
-Ethan
http://e135-abookaweek.blogspot.com/

Ryan said...

The author has had word puslighed in The Atlantic, which I love.

Beth said...

Anne Korkeakivi is an author I'd not heard of before, and after viewing her website, I definitely want to read her stories (I, too, am from Massachusetts :-) In her Q&A interview, I thought it was funny that she addressed the fact that SHE is NOT married to a diplomat. I can't wait to read An Unexpected Guest...it seems to have the potential to be a fantastic read!
Beth :-)

Gale Nelson said...

in 2011 she was made a Hawthornden Fellow. Thanks for this giveaway!!! Gale

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

The author has lived in many cities in Europe.
Lucky her, sounds like she has a great life.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

The author currently lives in Switzerland but was born in Massachusetts.

Lilian said...

I learned that the author has been published in many magazines including The Atlantic and The New York Times.

Vesper said...

Learned she’s lived in France and Finland.

whirlofwings said...

I learned that Korkeakivi's short fiction has been published by the Atlantic, the Yale Review, the Bellevue Literary Review, the Brooklyn Review, and other magazines.

The Self-Taught Cook said...

She was raised in NYC and has lived in France and Finland.

Rachel said...

In 2011 she was made a Hawthornden Fellow, what a great accomplishment!

Anita Yancey said...

I learned that she lived in such countries as France and Finland, and currently lives in Switzerland. Thanks for having this giveaway.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

CaseyMarie said...

Anne has no regrets.

intensev5 said...

I found out that the author was raised in New York City and western Massachusetts, and currently lives in Switzerland with her husband and two daughters. Other places she’s lived include France and Finland.

Harvee Lau said...

Ha, ha. I featured this book on Teaser Tuesday today! We must be on the same wavelength today!

Margie said...

The author's nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times (U.K.), the Village Voice, Gourmet.
Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

SandyM204 said...

She was raised in New York City and western Massachusetts, and currently lives in Switzerland with her husband and two daughters.

Sue Hull said...

I learned she lives in Switzerland with her husband and 2 daughters. She seems to be very educated and is a great writer. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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