Just in time for the end of the summer months (very sad about this), I have a giveaway for a great book to share with your book club courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group. It’s called The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris and it’s gotten a lot of really great reviews. I’m sad to say I haven’t read my copy yet but those who know me know how crazy things are for me right now so I’m pretty proud I’m staying caught up with my blog. Anyhow, on to the book – here’s a bit about it from Hachette Book Group…
The rare pleasure of a bath, the copper pots hanging above the kitchen island, his family-again he would lose his family. He stood inside the house and took stock. Everything in it had been taken for granted. How had that happened again? He had promised himself not to take anything for granted and now he couldn’t recall the moment that promise had given way to the everyday.
Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, aging with the grace of a matinee idol. His wife Jane still loves him, and for all its quiet trials, their marriage is still stronger than most. Despite long hours at the office, he remains passionate about his work, and his partnership at a prestigious Manhattan law firm means that the work he does is important. And, even as his daughter Becka retreats behind her guitar, her dreadlocks and her puppy fat, he offers her every one of a father’s honest lies about her being the most beautiful girl in the world.
He loves his wife, his family, his work, his home. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out. And keeps walking.
THE UNNAMED is a dazzling novel about a marriage and a family and the unseen forces of nature and desire that seem to threaten them both. It is the heartbreaking story of a life taken for granted and what happens when that life is abruptly and irrevocably taken away.
Wow, that’s definitely got me intrigued although I have to admit that sometimes I wish I could do that – just up and walk away and not look back. There is a Reading Group Guide coming and I’ll link you to that when I can but in the meantime I’m sure your bookclub could find all kinds of things to talk about from marriage, family – all the way to questioning yourself on whether you could just walk away.
I have 3 copies of The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris to share with you. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment with an email address.
- For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, let me know and I’ll pass on the entry to you as well.
- For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes – only 1 winner per household). I’ll draw for the winners on Saturday, September 25/10. Good luck to you all!
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