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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Book Giveaway - Testimony by Anita Shreve

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Category: FICTION
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
Publish Date: 5/5/2009
Price: $14.99/$16.99
ISBN: 9780316067348
Pages: 352
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Thank you to Valerie from Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to join in on this May giveaway. Yes...I am starting now, but this is a long runner my dearies. What we have on deck is Testimony by Anita Shreve. Got to love the plot of this one! Check it out!


From the Publisher's Website:

At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.

What do you think so far? Looks good doesn't it? If you need a little more check this out!








Don't you just love open book? I love a little extra sneak peek, but honestly, I didn't need one to know I wanted to review and host a giveaway for this book! And let's face it, Anita Shreve pretty much rocks hard! :)

Here is some Author information again from the publisher's website:

Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including Body Surfing, The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.


So what do you think? Want to win?

DETAILS
-----Open to US and Canada, no PO Boxes.

-----Include your email address in your comment. If your email address is in your blogger profile that will work too.
-----Giveaway runs from April 25 to Saturday, May 23 at 11:59pm MST.
-----Winners will be emailed and posted on this blog and will have three days to respond with their addresses or new winners will be drawn.
-----The first entry needs to be done before additional entries





First entry: This is a book with deep subject matter. How about a light comment? Please tell me something you miss about being in high school. That is it. Don't forget a way for me to contact you if you win.



Additional Entries (first one before these):

+1 Blog about this giveaway and post the link.
+1 Tweet this giveaway and post the link.
+1 Become a blog follower and post that you are. If you are already a blog follower, please post that too.
+1 Become a Twitter follower and again if you are, post it too.
+2 No blog? Anyone who sends someone here and that person comments with their first entry and tells who sent them, two entries for both.

Thank you to everyone who enters. I really appreciate it and you! :) Have a great day!

87 comments:

Pam said...

What I miss about highschool is all the cash and lack of responsibility. Having had a part-time job all the way through, I always had money. Since I wasn't an adult and my parents were of the thought that I was working to have my own spending money, I had no bills to pay. Now, I make so much more than I ever did back then but I never seem to have money for that new sweater or pair of jeans. That's what I miss - cold, hard cash...

melacan at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

Follower

melacan at hotmail dot com

LuAnn said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Hearing the author was very cool. Thanks for that.

I miss band. I was good and band members liked me. Those of us that were good screwed around a lot during practice and kinda got away with it because the director knew we would be there when it came time to perform.

NotNessie said...

hmmm.. I never was in high school (homeschooled!) so there really isn't anything to miss.

gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

NotNessie said...

I'm already a follower!

lastnerve said...

I so miss how easy life was in high school. There are so many things I miss. My friends, fun times and BIG HAIR! Ahhhhhhh, the good old days!

lastnerve2000@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I am a follower

lastnerve2000@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I subscribe through email

lastnerve2000@gmail.com

AmandaSue said...

Well I didn't go to high school. I was homeschooled, but one thing I miss about it is I had less responsiblity and I didn't have to have a job and pay bills LOL. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway, I really want to read this book I love anita shreve, she's a great author!

AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

nightdweller20 said...

What I miss about high school is that I miss being with my friends everyday. I hardly ever see them anymore, and I wish we all maintained better contact.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I'm a follower.

Annie said...

I quit smoking years ago, but I miss smoking in the bathrooms! It was quite a thrill and a risky thing to do! lol

Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted

greeeneyedwhwomhttp://enroutetolife.blogsp... Win a copy of Testimony!!

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom

greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I already follow your blog!


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I now follow you on Twitter

greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

CatCrazy7 said...

I miss "occasionally skipping" class as I always found a way to have so much fun!

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

MJ said...

I miss having no responsibilities!!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I follow

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - Sumrthyme

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I miss sitting outside on the benches at lunch and eating french fries with ranch dressing, and sneaking out to the practice rooms in our keyboards class to teach some of my male friends how to play things like "Stairway to Heaven" on the piano.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

mindy said...

i miss the cutting out of classes it was a challenge but a lot of fun thanks for the giveaway

Bridget said...

hi! Just posted this on Win A Book.

RachieG said...

I miss my friends!! Used to love just hanging out at lunch and laughing with wild & crazy girls!! :D

RachieG said...

I'm a follower!! :)

rachie2004 AT yahoo.com

Kat Bryan said...

Oh, you asked for a 'light' comment..... I miss the fun we had in chorus, I guess.

The Giveaway Diva said...

this one sounds great!! would love to win!! what i miss about high school are the lockers! i hate lugging my books around! =(

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

The Giveaway Diva said...

i am a follower!!



nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Irene Yeates said...

Oh, those carefree days with summer vacation! What I miss from high school are friends,first loves, the excitement in the classrooms as Christmas approached, the excitement as summer vacation was on the horizon, and the excitement when September came, and we were thrilled to go back to high school.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Irene Yeates said...

I am a follower!!

carolsnotebook said...

Something I miss about high school? Spare time and few responsibilities.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Rachel said...

I follow you on my RSS feed. Does that count?

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

Soon to be Mrs. Melissa said...

I would love to win this book.
I do not have a blog, and I've only recently found blogs like Breaking the Spine, Book Club Girl, and Everyday I Write the Book Blog.
I've been an avid reader since before high school but it really revved up in high school-I almost always had my nose in a book and NOT a school book. One of my fave pics of me is with a Danielle Steel book, "Daddy" and ironic or not, I lost my father that same year!

Soon to be Mrs. Melissa said...

forgot to leave email
wlcgrad@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

I miss all the easy access to friends. I had to see my friends 5 days a week--in class, after school, in band, drama, whatever. Now everyone has such different schedules, and it's hard to plan time with friends! I definitely miss having them around all the time.

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Kristi said...

Ok - I'm a geek- I miss the learning - the new text books at the beginning of each year - the promise of expanding your mind!

I also miss Pom-Pons, so I guess that makes me less geeky!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

I follow your blog.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Kristi said...

I also am now following you on twitter.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
mr12step(at)yahoo(dot)com

Belinda said...

I would like to read this because it sounds like a great book.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Anita Yancey said...

What I miss about high school is the flirting. I was a big flirt, and had lots of boyfriends.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Erika Lynn said...

I miss dance from HS. I haven't danced in any real way since I graduated and I really miss it.

sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

Erika Lynn said...

I am a blog follower...and the 100th one at that!

allisonmariecat said...

I definitely miss the lack of responsibility! Sure, I had to keep my grades up, but that was nothing compared to grown-up responsibilities!

allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcome

allisonmariecat said...

I am now following you on blogger!

allisonmariecat said...

And on twitter!

allisonmariecat said...

I tweeted the giveaway, but I'm new to Twitter and I don't know how to link to a specific tweet. My username is allisonmariecat there, too.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

allisonmariecat said...

And while I was at it, I blogged the giveaway here:
http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-testimony-by-anita-shreve.html

scottsgal said...

I miss the carefree not a worry in the world feeling of high school. No big responsibilities except homework, a part time job and boys

msboatgal at aol.com

Valerie said...

I miss some of my hs friends
It's not as easy now to get a hold of them!
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

LOL! What do I miss about high school? Besides the big hair? Hmm, probably, oddly enough, my Spanish class. My teacher was so cool!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Wanda said...

I miss being able to socialize with friends every day.

a real librarian said...

The only thing I really miss about HS is being so active. I was in a couple sports and loved the traveling to games and hanging out with kids from other schools. Thanks for the chance to win!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Stacie said...

Having no financial responsibility!

jwx4 said...

I miss having the time to hang out with my friends,before school began,gossiping.
jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I miss the friends that I used to hang out with all the time. I wish now I had kept in touch with them

Belinda M said...

I follow

Yvonne said...

I miss having the entire summer off :)

I'm already a follower here and on Twitter.

Thanks for the entry!

yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

Renee G said...

I miss having lunch with a bunch of friends every day.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah said...

I miss not having to cook every day lol. asthenight at gmail dot com

Sue said...

I miss the size of my jeans from high school. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Anita Shreve.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

MaMa said...

I miss photography class with Ms. Best and being with my old boyfriend, Joe. I also miss being a size 2.

Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

Alicia said...

I miss my group of misfits.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Brooke said...

I miss my friends and being 16!!!!!

janetfaye said...

I miss the fun of hanging out with high school friends.

Thanks!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

rlgrady said...

I miss hanging out with my friends, and skipping school[gasp]. Now I would freak out if my kids did that. Those were the days!
rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

bison61 said...

my friends, football games, no worries except for my grades, my parents paid for everything!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

gaby317 said...

Pls enter me in the contest! This sounds great. Thanks!

mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

gaby317 said...

I miss my friends and the sense that we had so much time to figure out what we should be doing!

Thank you - pls enter me in the contest

mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

gaby317 said...

I wrote about the giveaways on my blog

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

Carlene said...

High School was a long time for me. I miss playing basketball, it was great fun. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Marie said...

I didn't like high school much because I was teased a lot, but what I do miss is not having to worry about much, especially bills and jobs and life weighing me down. I would like to get that back :-)

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

Shauna said...

Please count me in! I would l♥ve to read this book! Thanks for the chance! tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

k-team said...

I don't miss much from high school except for my friends that I will not see again. Thanks!

Sarah Z said...

I miss the friendships I had with my high school friends! We had such fun being so carefree!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

What I miss about highschool is- I had less problems and getting into minor trouble with my friends. lol thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I follow. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Dixie said...

One thing I do miss about high school is the art class-our teacher was bohemian and so cool-she encouraged everyone to express themselves.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I'm a follower of this blog.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I'm following on twitter as southrngrl

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

tweeted.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/1897024855

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com