Thursday, September 3, 2009

September Giveaway: The Blue Star by Tony Earley

New book giveaways for September!

School supplies, new shoes, fresh haircuts, the sounds of school buses in the morning...these are a few of my favorite things! You know what else I love?? Giving away books!! I love giving away books so much that I will be hosting TWO book giveaways this month.

Today, I am happy to announce that Hachette Book Group has generously offered to giveaway FIVE free copies of The Blue Star by Tony Earley.

About the book:

The Blue Star by Tony Earley
Paperback: 336 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. (Mar. 2008, hardcover; Aug. 2009, paperback)
ISBN: 0316199079
ISBN-13: 9780316199070

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.

Read a great review of The Blue Star in the New York Times Book Review, written by Scott Turow.

Here's How the Giveaway Works:

  • The Giveaway will run from today through Friday, September 18, 2009
  • Winners will be chosen at random and announced here on Saturday, September 19, 2009
  • To enter, leave a comment below. Be sure to leave your e-mail address!
  • For an extra entry, mention my giveaway on your blog.
  • For an extra-extra entry, answer me this: What is your favorite thing about September?
  • Contest is only open to residents of U.S. and Canada
  • No P.O. Boxes...sorry!

Many, many thanks to Hachette Book Group for putting up with a crazy blogger like me and Good Luck to Everyone who enters!!

(Stay tuned...tomorrow, I announce the second book of my September giveaways!)


Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

ihchicky said...

This looks like a cute book. Please count me in!

ihchicky (@)

Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Author Tony Peters said...

Please enter me in your draw. My favorite thing about September is that we usually still have no snow!

Luvdaylilies said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, this would make a wonderful gift for a good friend of mine=)
Thanks bunches!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

Please accept this as my entry into the contest... My favourite thing about September is the coming of the new school year; that feeling of anticipation (when summer seemed all too long) and excitement because it was a fresh start. I may be 29, but September still invokes that excitement. I also love the change in the air and colours; the cripness and splendour.

Thank you!

Aliya D.

Misty said...

Hi. I think my favorite thing about September is that here (in Michigan) the wind goes crazy. I mean CRAZY, like blow you down, how am I still on the planet crazy. I know that's a weird thing to like, but I love it. Also, at the end of the month, the trees begin to go all beautiful.

~Misty (

Stacie said...

Thanks for the chance.

bison61 said...

please sign me up

tiramisu392 (at)

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