Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway: Testimony

Summary: At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve delivers in TESTIMONY a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, the needs and fears that drive ordinary men and women into intolerable dilemmas, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions. -- Little, Brown and Co.


Last November I read and reviewed TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is now being released in paperback and I just happen to have a copy to share with one lucky reader courtesy of Hachette Book Group. For one entry, just leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me whether you've read any of Ms. Shreve's books. For another entry or two, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. The contest is open until April 30th at 11:50 p.m.; and I will announce the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you in the United States and Canada only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good luck!

69 comments:

Sara said...

I'm first! I've read Fortune Rocks and Sea Glass, the former being my favorite. I'd love to read Testimony. Thanks for the contest.

Sararush at hotmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

Nope, I've never read anything of hers. So it sounds like I'm overdue, huh?

Please count me in. Thank you so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Indigo said...

I haven't read any of her books, however I have been wanting to read this one. The I find the topic matter itself haunting.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

I have not read any of her books yet. I would love to start with Testimony.

Thanks!
bacchus76 at myself dot com

Marie said...

I've read "The Pilot's Wife" (loved it) and have a couple of others on my to-be-read stack. I'd love to read "Testimony". Please enter me. Thanks.

mparke[at]mts[dot]com

Margot said...

I love Anita Shreve and have read all of her books--my favorite is "The Weight of Water." But, "Testimony" was also excellenct. A very contemporary theme which made me think how one single event can have a ripple that impacts so many lives. A great book for discussion groups. Not only teens who do things without thinking of the impact--but also adults. It is a book I would love to own so I could have my two teens read it and loan it to friends.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, Julie. I'm just dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've listed this at Win a Book for you.

nhertel85 said...

I haven't read any of her books but I've heard great things!

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MD said...

I have not read any of her books, but Testimony sounds great!
mdfitz85[at]gmail[dot]com

Rachel said...

I've never read anything of her's but this book looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

NotNessie said...

This would be my first from this author. I would love to read it.

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jlshall said...

Haven't read any of her books yet, but this one has me interested. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

email is jlshall AT comcast DOT net

nightdweller20 said...

I've never read anything of hers yet. So I should, huh? :D

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Stephanie said...

I've read The Pilot's Wife and loved it so I really want to read this one!

Jersey Shore Deb said...

I think I have read every Anita Shreve book except this one! I just haven't gotten around to it. I started with the Pilot's Wife and then went on to Sea Glass, Fortune's Rocks, The Weight of Water, A Wedding in December and all of the rest. Really love her writing and I'd love to win. I'll tweet and add a link!

teabird said...

I haven't read any, but she's been on my list - this would be a great starting point! (thanks)

teabird said...

sorry - e-mail address:

teabird 17 @ yahoo dot com

MJ said...

I haven't read any but I'd love to!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

AmandaSue said...

I've never read any of her books before, honestly I never heard of her before I heard of this book awhile back, but Testimony has been on my reading list since I first heard of it! Thanks for the chance.
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christin said...

I've read The Pilot's Wife and it was wonderful:) This sounds great! Thanks!
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Amber said...

I have not read any of her books, but I would definitely like to begin! This story looks fascinating.
Thanks for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

I've read quite a few of her books and liked them all. I'd love to have this.
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Stacie said...

I read and loved The Pilot's Wife. I have a few other books of hers on my "to read" list. This one included! Sign me up!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

Janel said...

I haven't read any of her books, but Testimony has been on my wish list for awhile.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

scottsgal said...

This would be a new author for me but this sounds like a great read

msboatgal at aol.com

Annie said...

I've not read anything of Ms Shreeve's.


Thanks so much, I'd love to start with this book!



Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted

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greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Barb said...

I have read and loved a couple of her books. She is a good writer. Please put me in the contest.

my email is bstilwell12@comcast.net

Thanks for the opportunity.

Ally M said...

I have read everything she has written except Testimony. So this giveaway is right on time for me. Thanks for the chance.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Holly said...

I read The Pilot's Wife ages ago. But remembering liking it pretty well. Testimony keeps popping up here and there making me want to read it!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

isaacson.holly[at]gmail[dot]com

Karlie said...

I've read and enjoyed the Pilot's Wife and a few others. Please enter me.

allisonmariecat said...

Somehow, I've never read one of her books! I was sure I had, but looking through a list, I haven't read any.

allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

Erika Lynn said...

I haven't read any of Shreve's books but can't wait to give them a try. they sound great.
sports dot erikalynn at gmail dot com

carolsnotebook said...

I have not read any of Shreve's books, but definitely want to. Thanks for entering me.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Natalie said...

i love anita shreve and i'd love to read this book! i'm adding it to my list!!!

thanks for the giveaway (natalie.mclaury@gmail.com)

Nicole said...

I haven't read any of her books, but my mom just gave me one to read. And, I've read several reviews of Testimony and would love to win it!

nbbaker1102 at optonline dot net

imbookingit said...

I'm interested in reading this book. I've never read anything by her before, and would like to start with Testimony.

Thanks for your blog, I'm enjoying it.

imbookingit-blog@deLeons.com

Kristi said...

This would be my first ANita Shreve book and I would love to win it!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Mishel said...

I've read one Anita Shreve book before and I really liked it. I've been meaning to get another one by her, so this would be such a great win!

Thanks so much,

mishtakes At gmail DOT com

Shauna said...

I would l♥ve to read this! Please count me in :)
tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I haven't read any of hers yet, although I do have a copy of The Pilot's Wife sitting on Mt. TBR currently. :)

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kerri said...

I would love to be entered. I've read The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife.

ravndahl@hotmail.com

Cindy said...

I have read all of her books! Please count me in too!

sharon54220 said...

I haven't had the opportunity to read any of her books. This one sounds great.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Chris said...

Afraid to admit I've never read any of her books. Maybe this will be the first?

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

northernmama-northerngirl said...

I would love to read this book but no I have never read anything by Shreve!
~Angela
northern_mama@yahoo.ca

Pam said...

I've read a number of Anita Shreve books and have thoroughly enjoyed most of them. I'd love to read this one too.

melacan at hotmail dot com

canadiangiveaways said...

I haven't read her but I've been wanting to read The Pilot's Wife

canadiangiveaways said...

I blogged about this here:
CANADIAN GIVEAWAYS

Debs Desk said...

I read and really enjoyed Pilots Wife. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Wanda said...

Previously, I've read Anita's book called The Pilot's Wife. I'd really like to read this one, too. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I love Anita Shreve and look forward to reading this book. Thanks!!

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Stephanie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I have never read anything by Shreve, but this one looks really good!

stoland at ameritech dot net

janetfaye said...

I would love to read this because I have not read any of her books.

Thanks!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-testimony.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

always_317537 said...

No I have never read any of Ms. Shreve's books :) I would love too.

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always_317537 said...

I tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/1617063521

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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I've heard alot of good things about Anita Shreve, but I haven't read anything by her yet.

Kit Kat K said...

I haven't yet, but there is one on my shelf.

Selinda said...

I haven't read any, but I am always looking for a new author!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Bingo said...

Never read.
mr12step(at)yahoo(dot)com

VioletReads said...

No, I've never read any Anita Shreve. But my mom has- maybe it's time for me to start borrowing them. This book sounds fascinating!

-violetreads at gmail

Jessica said...

Thanks for this giveaway, this book sounds awesome.

jessbedard7 at gmail dot com

a real librarian said...

I haven't read any of her books, but this one sounds awesome!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

quelleheure4 said...

The only one I have read thus far is "The Pilot's Wife." I'd love to read this one. :)
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quelleheure4 said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1653971721
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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/two-giveaways-closing-on-bookingmama.html

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Mae B said...

I haven't read hers yet but I would like to

Nicole said...

I've read Sea Glass for book club and really enjoyed it.