Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Hi everyone, I have the privilege of offering one of my followers a copy of The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?
That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.

Kevin Garvey, Mapleton’s new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin’s own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin’s teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she’s definitely not the sweet “A” student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he’s distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start.

With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.

The only requirement to be able to participate in the giveaway is for you to be a follower of my blog. If you are already, tehn wonderful.
Leave a comment to this post with your email and I'll contact the winner in a week from today!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for hosting this cool giveaway!


Frances said...

Awesome giveaway. This book sounds amazing. Thanks for hosting it :)

Literary Chanteuse said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks!


_yay_ said...

Yay! Thanks so much for this giveaway :-)
GFC: _yay_

Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

This book looks fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a GFC follower (Shirley).


Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I really want to read this book! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

I am a GFC follower.


Steffikins said...

Wow that sounds amazing *fingers crossed*


Unknown said...

Hope it's not too late to enter! I'd love to win a copy!

New follower. :)

susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

Kristi said...

Hoping this giveaway is not closed yet! I'm a follower!

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