Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Giveaway: An Uncommon Education

Summary: Afraid of losing her parents at a young age, Naomi Feinstein prepares single-mindedly for a prestigious future as a doctor. But when her only friend and confidant abruptly departs from her life, Naomi isn't sure she will ever recover, even after a long-awaited acceptance letter to Wellesley arrives. 

Yet Naomi soon learns that college isn't the bastion of solidarity and security she had imagined. Amid hundreds of other young women, she is consumed by loneliness—until the day she sees a girl fall into the freezing waters of a lake. 

The event marks Naomi's introduction to Wellesley's oldest honor society, the mysterious Shakespeare Society, defined by secret rituals and filled with unconventional, passionate students. As Naomi immerses herself in this exciting and liberating world, her happiness is soon compromised by a scandal that brings devastating consequences. Naomi has always tried to save the ones she loves, but sometimes saving others is a matter of saving yourself. 

An Uncommon Education is a compelling portrait of a quest for greatness and the grace of human limitations. Poignant and wise, it artfully captures the complicated ties of family, the bittersweet inevitability of loss, and the importance of learning to let go. -- Harper Perennial

Last year, I had the pleasure of reading AN UNCOMMON EDUCATION by Elizabeth Percer. I thoroughly enjoyed this coming-of-age story about Naomi Feinstein, a young girl whose life is full of struggles because she is always trying to save those she loves. The novel was beautifully written by an award-winning author, and I think it's perfect for book clubs who enjoy discussing literary fiction.

Thanks to the publisher, I have a copy of the newly released trade paperback edition of AN UNCOMMON EDUCATION to share with one lucky reader. To enter, fill out the form below before January 21st at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada addresses only. Good luck!


Beth F said...

I already have a copy of this, but I can't believe I haven't read it. Good luck to all those who enter.

Melanie said...

I can't believe I haven't heard about it. Thanks for sharing.

Kel kel said...

Looks interesting. : )