Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Giveaway - The Turnaround - George Pelecanos


If you've never read George Pelecanos before, you're missing a really great crime novelist. Here's your chance to win a copy of his latest The Turnaround, courtesy of the Hachette Book Group.

From the publisher:

"On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever.Thirty five years later, one survivor of that day reaches out to another, opening a door that could lead to salvation. But another survivor is now out of prison, looking for reparation in any form he can find it.THE TURNAROUND takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the '70s to the changing neighborhoods of D.C. today, from the diners and auto garages of the city to the inside of Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, where wounded men and women have returned to the world in a time of war. A novel of fathers and sons, wives and husbands, loss, victory and violent redemption."

Or you can read the first chapter here.

Five copies to be given away. Simply comment to be entered. Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Giveaway runs until Saturday, April 18, 6pm EST. Winners will be chosen using random.org and contacted via email. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

146 comments:

Annie said...

I would love to win this book, read it and then share it with my dad!

Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

mverno said...

i'd love to read this thank-you mverno@roadrunner.com

LindaD said...

I love a good thriller. Thanks for the chance!

randio said...

Great author who writes great mysteries! Thanks

myntric said...

I'd love to win!

Kaye said...

This sounds like something my hubby would like to read. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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Serena said...

I must have been living in my James Patterson cave too long...this Pelecanos sounds like a great writer. I'd love to throw my name in the hat for this one...another one mom and I could share. she loves these types of novels.

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Jenn S. said...

Sounds like a good one.

J. Cannon said...

I would love to read this book. Great contest.

debrob58 said...

I love discovering authors I haven't read yet. Please enter me for a chance to win!

Carol Lawrence said...

I have read every George Pelacanos book that our library has. He was also a writer on HBO's The Wire. Whoever wins the book will be hooked and will want to read all of them. jelly15301@gmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

would love to read this

rottawa said...

I am in need of a good book. Please enter me

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Bridget said...

I posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me though.

Sue said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

This sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

NotNessie said...

Please include me in this giveaway. Thanks!

Vanessa
gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

Gwendolyn B. said...

I have read a few of Pelecanos' books -- they are a real treat! Thanks for the chance to win this new one!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

5webs said...

I would love to win this book for my husband. He does so much for me and our family of five, that he deserves time to sit and read a good book that I know he would enjoy.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

rmc1ra said...

This is one of those books that I think both my husband and I would enjoy. I love reading about 2nd chances.

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Indigo said...

Please enter me for this drawing. I've been wanting to read this since I saw the review on Amazon. Thanks! Indigo

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Crystal said...

I would love to win this - I've read one of his books and really liked it.

Irene Yeates said...

Please enter my name. Thank you!

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Kristi said...

I love thrillers - but have not heard of this author. Definitely sign me up for the giveaway!

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quiltingreader said...

Sounds like a good book.

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win. Thank you!

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Stephen said...

I've actually never read anything by the author, so It'd be great to get a chance to read The Turnaround. Enter me please. :)

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linett said...

sounds like a fasintating story, thanks

Karen B said...

Sounds like another excellent read from a great author!

Kat Bryan said...

There's nothing better than a good mystery.

grandmap said...

Great author

olympianlady said...

This sounds really good. Please enter me. Thanks!

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rockymountain_brown said...

Looks like a cool book. thanks for the chance!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

debblou said...

I have this author and book on my list; but, have not had time to read it yet. I would love to win this book... thanks

darbyscloset said...

Thank you fot this giveaway, I keep seeing this book everywhere and would love to find out what all the hype is about!!!
Thanks so much,
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

cpullum said...

Count me in I would love to read the book!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacie said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Renee G said...

I'd love to read this.

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Teddy Rose said...

I would love to win!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I am a big fan of his books!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow would love to win!! thanks!

marleenandlouie said...

I love to read and I'm always looking for good authors. Thanks for this chance.

Meredith said...

I think my brother would really like this book, maybe me too!
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Cheryl S. said...

I enjoy reading George Pelecanos' books - please count me in!

Thanks,
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Barb V said...

Ohhh, this book sounds right up my alley! How did I ever miss reading this author?!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a real page turner !

toughturtles said...

a good thriller thanks

Zoly said...

Boy! This really sounds good.

tawnda said...

sounds great!

Amber said...

Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway!
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this.

Majorcat said...

Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Thanks!

janehixon said...

I really enjoy George Pelacanos' books........such a talented writer......

jbeckett said...

Sign me up please!

Anonymous said...

rvick@neo.rr.com
I love his books!

gkstratos said...

Sounds great
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danosor said...

I enjoy a good book to read and this looks like a great one.

taterbug said...

Sounds like a great book - count me in the running! Thanks for the giveaway.

sweetsue said...

I love crime novels, and the 70s setting sounds fun!
smchester at gmail dot com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I would love to be entered!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sarah said...

Sounds like a good book. I don't think I've read him before and I think I'd enjoy doing so.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love crime novels, and would love to win this one. Thank you!

purplegengar said...

Thanx for the contest

sharon54220 said...

Sounds like a great book. Plus the fact that I haven't read anything by this author. Please enter me.

Thanks

sharon54220@gmail.com

Dawn M. said...

Sounds like a really good book. And a new author too. Count me in!

Thanks! :0)
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susan1215 said...

sounds like a nice book

Vivian Deliz said...

Sounds very interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Alicia said...

Looks like a good read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Ladytink_534 said...

Not only have I never read George Pelecanos before but I don't think I've heard of him before either! The synopsis reminds me of a Cold Case episode though so I'd love a chance to read it :)

ktgonyea said...

Looks great.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book I would like a lot--thanks for having this great giveaway!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

Roy said...

I absolutely love books like this. I haven't heard of Pelecanos before now, but this sounds like a great way to find a new favorite author (like I don't have enough of those already) :)

Jenndiggy said...

I LOVE to read! Please enter me!

scottsgal said...

count me in to win this

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*~Dani~* said...

This sounds intriguing! Thanks!

Becca said...

This book sounds great, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Molly C. said...

Sounds like a great book.

Smooshy said...

enter me!

Nickolay said...

I love a good crime book


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Terri said...

I'm feelin' lucky!

David Johnson said...

Please count me in, thanks.

vmkids said...

I want to win

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I've heard very good comments about this crime story (which is a difficult feat to write!) and I'd love to read it!

Marianna said...

I love to read! Thanks for the chance to win!

Creative Mom said...

George Pelecanos is a fine writer. Please enter me. I am a fan of his books.
teraustin@mindspring.com

Pam said...

I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win it!!

pamelashockley(at)netscape(dot)net

Karin said...

Please enter me in your giveaway--thanks!

vboackle said...

i would love to read this book.

Carol said...

I really like his books! Thank you for the chance to win this one!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Bingo said...

I am trying to win this so hope your giveaway is the lucky one for me!

Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Chelsea said...

Sounds like a good book! Count me in!

Belinda M said...

I would love to win this book! Please enter me in the giveaway.

bison61 said...

this sounds like a good read

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mindy said...

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jwx4 said...

I'd like to read this.

sillelin said...

sounds very good, count me in.

Erin A said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

chromiumman said...

sounds like a good read

Heather said...

I love a great crime novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cynthia Plaza-Harney said...

I am so hook on this book, love what I have read. Hope to win this one.

Cynthia

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

I would love to win, please enter me in this wonderful book giveaway.
Looks great.
Thank you for hosting it! :-)

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-Bobbie

JaniceH said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

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Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

sachidewey said...

Sounds like a great read!

dessie10 said...

This book looks really good, would be a great read.

MAC Mom said...

I would love a new book to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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colten said...

any time we win a book , we read it first and then donate it to the local library
our philosophy is that by donating, not only do we get the book, but so do many others who might not have had the opportunity to read a great author
our library is not very big (town of 800) but its brought alot of enjoyment to our family

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a real page turner--I would really like to win it.
farrell@crosslake.net

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It sounds perfect for a summer read!
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A Stationary Addict said...

Sounds like a great read!

ellie said...

I've heard good things about this book. I'd love to win one.

sherri419 said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!

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Aisling said...

There aren't many authors my husband and I both enjoy, but George Pelecanos is one of them. I'd love to win this book and share with him

yellowlabs said...

I am looking for a great summer read and I think I found it!

Qwill said...

Sounds like something I would really enjoy reading.

wendy said...

always looking for my next great read.

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reddon30 said...

Would love to check this out...thank you.

Jinxy and Me said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

I would love to win this book.
Thanks for the chance!

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Helen said...

Sounds like a great read.

Kathy said...

I would love to read a copy of this book. Please enter me.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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mom2anutball said...

Please enter me!

purango said...

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jayne said...

This looks like a great book I would love to read it and share it with my bf!

JoAnn said...

looks like a great book.

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07violet said...

sounds like an interesting read

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Angela said...

Looks quite interesting. Thanks.

sharon said...

my husband would love this one...

DiHamel said...

I want to win!!!

Heather said...

Sounds good to me! Thanks so much.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

*Heather* said...

Sounds great!

Donna M. Clark said...

I would love to be entered to win this book.

Ardy22 said...

This looks like a great read!

esther said...

I would love to read this!

Anonymous said...

wonderful reading in the hot tub or around the pool/beach. many thanks !!!SW raymondw345@AOl.com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

Please enter me in this contest, thanks

angie said...

This sounds like a good read~ thank you!