Monday, April 1, 2013

Glow Giveaway

I'm so sad that you missed my March Industry Requested Review.  April Fools!  There wasn't one.  I got so behind while I was reading The Savage Detectives that I didn't get around to starting The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes.  Anyhow . . . my slacking might be good news for you!  To help me catch up, I am going to give away a copy of Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli before I even read it.

Amazon describes Glow  like this:

In the autumn of 1941, Amelia J. McGee, a young woman of Cherokee and Scotch-Irish descent, and an outspoken pamphleteer for the NAACP, hastily sends her daughter, Ella, alone on a bus home to Georgia in the middle of the night—a desperate measure that proves calamitous when the child encounters two drifters and is left for dead on the side of the road.

Ella awakens in the homestead of Willie Mae Cotton, a wise root doctor and former slave, and her partner, Mary-Mary Freeborn, tucked deep in the Takatoka Forest. As Ella heals, the secrets of her lineage are revealed.

Shot through with Cherokee lore and hoodoo conjuring, Glow transports us from Washington, D.C., on the brink of World War II to the Blue Ridge frontier of 1836, from the parlors of antebellum manses to the plantation kitchens where girls are raised by women who stand in as mothers. As the land with all its promise and turmoil passes from one generation to the next, Ella's ancestral home turns from safe haven to mayhem and back again.

Jessica Maria Tuccelli reveals deep insight into individual acts that can transform a community, and the ties that bind people together across immeasurable hardships and distances. Illuminating the tragedy of human frailty, the vitality of friendship and hope, and the fiercest of all bonds—mother love—the voices of Glow transcend their history with grace and splendor.

If you would like to win this copy, which was made available by Audrey McGlinchy at Viking and Penguin Books Publicity, simply comment at the end of this post.  I'll give you an easy topic:  Were you fooled this April Fools?  A "yes" or a "no" is fine, but it might be fun to hear the details!  For those of you who are comment impaired, or just feel a little shy about commenting, you can email me at, with "Glow Giveaway" in the subject line, and I will enter you.

If you win the book, and would like to review it, I would be happy to post your review here, or to link to your review if you have your own blog.

LEGALEESE:  One entry per person.  Numbers will be assigned to each entrant, and winner will be randomly picked by number.  I will announce the winner when I post my next review.  I am tearing through What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, so I would enter sooner rather than later, if I were you!  If you choose to comment as "Anonymous", please leave your first name, so that you will know who you are when I announce the winner.  The winner must then contact me via email with his or her U.S. mailing address, within 7 days.  If the first announced winner fails to respond within that time, the book with go to the second place winner, and so on and so forth.  Got it?  If you have questions you can post those in the comments section too.  Good luck!

Still Reading:  What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Still Listening To:  The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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