Friday, July 2, 2010

Giveaway: 2010 EW Summer Book -- You Lost Me There


Guess what!!! I have two copies of YOU LOST ME THERE by Rosecrans Baldwin to share with two lucky participants in the 2010 EW Summer Books Reading Challenge. I haven't had a chance yet to review this novel yet, but you can expect my review in early August -- right before this book is published. I can't wait to read it.

Summary: By turns funny, charming, and tragic, Rosecrans Baldwin's debut novel takes us inside the heart and mind of Dr. Victor Aaron, a leading Alzheimer's researcher at the Soborg Institute on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Victor spends his days alternating between long hours in the sterile lab and running through memories of his late wife, Sara. He has preserved their marriage as a sort of perfect, if tumultuous, duet between two opposite but precisely compatible souls.

But one day, in the midst of organizing his already hyperorganized life, Victor discovers a series of index cards covered in Sara's handwriting. They chronicle the major "changes in direction" of their marriage, written as part of a brief fling with couples counseling. Sara's version of their great love story is markedly different from his own, which, for the eminent memory specialist, is a startling revelation. Victor is forced to reevaluate and relive each moment of their marriage, never knowing is the revisions will hurt or hearten. Meanwhile, as Victor's faith in memory itself unravels, so too does his precisely balanced support network, a group of strong women-from his lab assistant to Aunt Betsy, doddering doyenne of the island-that had, so far, allowed him to avoid grieving.

Rosecrans Baldwin shows himself here to be a young writer bursting with talent and imagination who deftly handles this aching love story with sensitivity and unexpected maturity. You Lost Me There is a treasure of a book filled with beautiful, intelligent prose, a book that wears its smarts lightly and probes its emotions deeply. -- Riverhead Books


To qualify, you must be signed-up for the 2010 EW Summer Books Reading Challenge. You will receive an entry for just being signed up plus an extra two entries for every review that you have written -- so make sure your review links are here. If you aren't signed up for the challenge, it isn't too late! I will be randomly selecting the winners on July 12th! This contest is open to those of you in the United States and Canada only. Good luck!

Thanks to the fine folks at Riverhead Books for sponsoring this giveaway!

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to be entered!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Yes, please enter me! Unfortunately I have reviewed one of the books for this challenge, but won't be posted until 7/13. That will teach me to get ahead!

Beth F said...

Please enter me -- I haven't yet reviewed an EW book -- I'd better get my butt in gear.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

Carrie said...

Count me in, please!

D.O.S.A. said...

I would like to be entered to win. Thanks