Sunday, August 16, 2009

GIVEAWAY!!!! THE BLUE STAR BY TONY EARLEY


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.This is a timeless and moving story of discovery, loss and growing up, proving why Tony Earley's writing "radiates with a largeness of heart" (Esquire).
Giveaway Rules
1. The giveaway starts Saturday, August 15th and ends on Wednesday, August 26th at midnight.
2. There will be five winners, who will be chosen with a random number generator.
3. For one entry, leave a comment. Your email MUST be in the comment to be included. Comments without emails will not be used in the giveaway.
4. You can get another entry by doing any or all of the following; follow this blog, twitter about this giveaway and post the twitter in your comment, or link to the giveaway on your blog.
5. Winners will have three days to respond with mailing addresses after email notification. After three days, another winner will be chosen to take the place of anyone not responding.
6. Winners must live in the U.S. or Canada, and have a street address. Hachette doesn't mail to P.O. boxes, sorry.

Good luck! This book sounds fantastic!

15 comments:

Leslie Harvey said...

THis book sounds very interesting. Ahhh the memories of being young and wanting what someone else had.

Shannon said...

I would love Johnny to read this one. Sounds like a great one...ah, love...
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Sue said...

My boys would love this. Thanks for sharing it.

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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. I would love to win a copy of this. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
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Anonymous said...

The more I read your blog, the longer my to read list becomes.
At the top is Off Season which I won right here about a month ago.
I don't like to be greedy, but I'd love to win again,LOL!!!!
God bless,
Helen(grammea)
grammea22@verizon.net

Sandie said...

No such thing as greedy! I love people to enter and get a chance at a free book.

nfmgirl said...

Charming book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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Shellie said...

I have seen great reviews for this book all over.
I have posted your give away on my blog.
http://layersofthought.blogspot.com/2009/08/gotta-love-give-aways-august-21-2009.html
Thanks!
layersofthought{@}gmail{dot}com

kalea_kane said...

This looks like a wonderful book. It sounds like this author really knows his stuff! Please enter me into your giveaway.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thank you so much!

kalea_kane said...

I have your giveaway posted in my blog sidebar.

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Thanks again.

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Anonymous said...

I remember reading 'Jim The Boy' and thinking what a great snapshot of an era long-passed... Would love to win this sequel. Please accept this as my entry, thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I've heard so many good things about the Blue Star that I think this would be a wonderfully fun book for my daughter and I to both enjoy :) Please enter me and thank you so very much ~

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

And I just signed up to Follow :)