Saturday, August 22, 2009

Winner *How I Live Now*


Oh, I almost forgot about my giveaway ending today!

Linda Ellen is the winner of a copy of How I Live Now, which comes with a signed bookplate with a sticky peel-away back. I'll send you an e-mail!

From my earlier post:

New Yorker Daisy exiles herself to stay with estranged cousins (actually she's never met them) in the English countryside. Four precocious cousins and their mother live in a sprawling, charming old house, embedded in the lush natural landscape. Her Aunt Penn is busy in the city with some hazy government work and the 5 of them make due at home without any adult supervision, filling their days with farmwork, picnics and reading. Idyllic, until the war begins.

I was blown away by this story. I love that Rosoff had decided to set the events during an imagined war, one that feeds on confusion and seems to be a historical pastiche of conflicts during the last century. Rosoff is a master storyteller, an impeccable writer, and dammit, she made me weep. HILN proves the resonance of literature and its importance for the human heart.
Please keep checking back for more giveaways. There is still room for more draws for the Pete Hautman double pack, How To Steal a Car and Sweetblood (check my right sidebar for links).

2 comments:

Linda Ellen said...

Mandy Mandy Mandy!!!

Thank you so much! I'm still quite speechless. XP

I hope to enjoy this book as much as you have. I'll be holding more giveaways in September & October so you can enter those too, okay?

**hugs** =)

Mandy said...

Linda Ellen: Yeah, I love contests! They're just fun. Congrats!

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