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Saturday, March 28, 2009

****Book Giveaway - The Turnaround by George Pelecanos


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And now another incredible book giveaway! Many thanks to Valerie from Hachette Book Group for giving me the opportunity to host this giveaway on my blog.

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About the book: From the publisher's website:

On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.


Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.

THE TURNAROUND takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the '70s to the changing neighborhoods of D.C. today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to the inside of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war. A novel of fathers and sons, wives and husbands, loss, victory and violent redemption, THE TURNAROUND is another compelling, highly charged novel from George Pelecanos, "the best crime novelist in America." -Oregonian


Want to know a little more?






And a little bit about George from the author's website:

About George Pelecanos
George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992.


Pelecanos is the author of fifteen crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the Devil, Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, and The Turnaround. See the Bookshelf for more information on these titles. He has been the recipient of the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories of 1997, Measures of Poison, Best American Mystery Stories of 2002, Men From Boys, Murder at the Foul Line, and D.C. Noir, for which he also served as editor. He is an award-winning essayist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Sight and Sound, Uncut, Mojo, and numerous other publications. Esquire magazine called Pelecanos "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world."


Pelecanos served as producer on the feature films Caught (Robert M. Young, 1996), Whatever (Susan Skoog, 1998) and BlackMale (George and Mike Baluzy, 1999), and was the U.S. distributor of John Woo's cult classic, The Killer and Richard Bugajski's Interrogation. Most recently, he was a producer, writer, and story editor for the acclaimed HBO dramatic series, The Wire, winner of the Peabody Award and the AFI Award. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on that show. His novel Right as Rain is currently in development with director Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, Wonder Boys) and Warner Brothers. He was a writer on the World War II miniseries The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and HBO.
Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children. He is at work on his next novel.

I love a crime novel. Love a good mystery and a book with a pull. I'll tell you, the first line of the description had me hooked! How about you?

So onto the giveaway then! Five winners will win a copy of The Turnaround by George Pelecanos! And it is really sooo easy to enter!

This contest is open to bloggers and non bloggers. It is open to the US and Canada. No PO Boxes. These are Hachette's requirements as they are the ones who will ship these books.

MAIN ENTRY: Just leave a comment saying why you would like to win this book. Please leave an email address so I can contact you unless your blog has your email attached.

Additional Entries:

Blog about the giveaway and leave an additional comment with the link. One entry

Tweet about this giveaway and leave an additional comment with the link. One entry

Send a friend over, and have them mention that you sent them. Two entries for both of you.

Follow this blog for another entry.

This giveaway runs from today March 28 until Saturday, April 11 at 11:59pm Mountain time. The winners will be emailed and posted on April 12. The winners will have 3 days to get back to me or I will draw new winners.

Thanks so much for participating!

57 comments:

Annie said...

I would love to win and read this book! I'd then pass it on to my dad!

Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I tweeted about your giveaway


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Thanks

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cpullum said...

This looks real good and edge of your seat kind of book!
Count me in!
Carla
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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mindy said...

although i hate being first i would love to win this because it sounds like a sensational read thanks for the giveaway minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

MJ said...

I'd love to read this because it's set in the '70's. I remember them well.

MJ said...

I follow.

Stacie said...

I love to read crime novels and would like to give this one a try.

olympianlady said...

I want to win this book because I love crime novels and mysteries. This one sounds really intriguing, and I'd love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

I'm also subscribed to your blog.

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BUSY BEE said...

I love book giveaways. Please enter me. I am an avid reader and am always looking for new authors to read.

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MJ said...

I love crime novels.

MJ said...

I follow

Cheryl S. said...

I would like to win this book because I'm a fan of George Pelecanos. His books draw you in & it's difficult to put them down.

Please count me in - Thanks!
Cheryl
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clenna said...

I love mysteries and crime stories. i watch all the crime movies on TV too.

clenna said...

I love mysteries and especially the kind that you never want to put down. I'd love to read this one.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

NotNessie said...

This looks like a book I would love! Please include me in the giveaway.

Vanessa
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I am a follower.

Stephen K said...

Count me in, sounds like a great book. :)

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drey said...

I'd love to win this book, because... er... it's a book? That I'd get to read? =) Yeah, I'm easy...

drey said...

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Ally M said...

This book is begging me to read it! I can identify with the 1970's genre as i was young then.

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Esme said...

Thanks for the giveaway-I love crime and change of life novels

Dawn M. said...

I'd like to enter just because this sounds like a really good book. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

The Giveaway Diva said...

i'm a follower! =)

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i would love to win this and then pass it on to the people at the hospital i volunteer at =)

Angela C said...

I would love to have a chance to read this book because, it sounds very interesting. I have read a couple different reviews and I believe I would enjoy it:)

techyone said...

I love crime and mystery novels. This one sounds so interesting. I'd love to read it.

tatertot374 said...

This sounds like an excellent read. I would love to win
Thank you
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Sue W. said...

I would love to find out more of what happened to these people and how someone wants to help so many years later. Please enter me.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I have posted on my blog for this giveaway.

http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book, because I love reading books about the 70's. Not to mention that I really enjoy his books, and would love to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

a real librarian said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

judyv12306 said...

This is on my must read list.

liane66 said...

Please enter me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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valerie2350 said...

i love crime novels :)

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valerie2350 said...

follower

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

Because I love crime novels, but have not yet read anything by this author

Pam said...

I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win it!!

pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

ann marie said...

I would love to throw my name into the hat for this book, I'm ready to read a good mystery book.

annmariebro(at)hotmail.com

ann marie said...

I am also a new follower to your blog.

annmariebro(at)hotmail.com

Sandra K321 said...

I would enjoy reading this book. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Dina said...

I'd like to win it because I'd like to read it - and free is better ;-) Sounds like a fun read!

Miranda said...

i would love to win

Lethea B said...

I'd love to read a good book! A warm, sunny spring day and a book= bliss=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Becky said...

I also love a good mystery and any book that has me hooked within the first couple of pages is a good book. Thanks!

dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I am a follower!

Rebeca said...

I would love to read this book because I love crime novels. nursegirlrn@yahoo.com

jwx4 said...

I love mysteries, and would enjoy reading this one.

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Carol said...

I really like George's books! I'm also a big fan of crime novels and mysteries. Thank you for the chance to win this one!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I'm a follower.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Elsie said...

I just got back from Washington D.C. and I am so curious about this book....seems very exciting and I would love to go back, (through these pages) to read this mystery!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Bingo said...

Oh, please, I am trying to win this book everywhere with no luck...maybe since you win with me, my luck will change...thanks for the chance

cvdmvega said...

this book sounds interesting....
Thank you for the chance to be blessed...
Carol Jo
cvdmvega@yahoo.com