Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway - Made in the U.S.A. - Billie Letts


Have you read Billie Letts yet? If not, you're missing a real feel good author. You can read my review of Made in the U.S.A. or here's the back cover blurb:

"The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home."

Sound good? Thanks to The Hachette Book Group I have five copies of Made in the U.S.A. to giveaway. This is open to both the US and Canada, no po boxes please. Leave a comment to be entered! Giveaway ends Tuesday May 19 at 6 pm EST. Check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways.

133 comments:

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

I love Billie Letts. Enter me! Please. Love your blog too.

NotNessie said...

Please count me in. I'm dying to read this.

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Jo-Jo said...

Man, I love Billie Letts...please enter me in this contest.
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sharon said...

wow, have not read this author, she sounds great

Indigo said...

I have read Billie Letts "Shoot the Moon". She's a wonderful, well written author. I would love to be entered for this drawing. Thanks! Indigo

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Laura's Reviews said...

I love Billie Letts - please count me in! laarlt78 at hotmail.com.

Thank-you for hosting this giveaway!

Marie said...

I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

ann marie said...

Thanks for the book giveaway. I have read alot of good reviews on this book.

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nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter.

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MJ said...

I haven't read any of her books yet so I'd love to start with this one!!

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Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
Cheryl
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mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

Debbie said...

I love Billie Letts and would love to win this. Thanks!
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scottsgal said...

New author to me - please count me in I'd love to read this

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Kat Bryan said...

I would love to read this. I like reading a book that gets you emotionally involved.

Anna said...

I'd love to be entered. I really enjoyed Where the Heart Is. Thanks for the great giveaway. I linked to it in my sidebar to help spread the word.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

LittleEagle said...

Another one for my summer reading program. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I loved Where the Heart Is so I wouldn't mind being entered for this giveaway :)

rlgrady said...

I would love to read this. Thanks!
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malleycc said...

WOW sounds great.

mineola said...

This sounds like a wonderful read- I grew up out West in a tumbleweed sort of way & it sounds eerily familiar in a bizarre yet enjoyable way! :D

Carol said...

I really enjoy books by Billie Letts! Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Wanda said...

I would dearly love to win a copy of this book. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks.

Sue W. said...

I would really enjoy reading this book. "Where the Heart Is" is a book I loved.
Thanks for this giveaway!

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

randio said...

What a great author, I've read all her books! I'd love to read this one too!

marric said...

I LOVE to read and this is a good author.

Nicole said...

I love her books!! I would love to be entered!!

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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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mverno said...

oh my word i would love to read this book. mverno@roadrunner.com

janehixon said...

A wonderful writer.....I'd love to read this!

linett said...

would love a chance to read this, thanks

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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janetfaye said...

I would like to read this.

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demmi said...

I would love to win the book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

please count me in

Amber said...

I would love to win!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Anonymous said...

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Belinda said...

I would love to win a copy of this.
Thanks!
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Carol Lawrence said...

These are two tough kids,you have piqued my interest,enter me. jelly15301@gmail.com

deedleweedle said...

I've never read this author, but I'd love to check it out.

ropeswing77 said...

I love the first book! I can't wait to read this one!

Sunnyvale said...

I'd like to read this.

reddon30 said...

Looks like an interesting book...thank you.

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - This sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

David Johnson said...

Sounds good, thanks for the giveaway.

Deborah said...

I haven't read anything by Billie Letts yet. Thanks for a chance to win "Made in the U.S.A." asthenight at gmail dot com

Kim F said...

Sounds like this book would be a good read. Never heard of this author before. I will now be looking for Billie Letts next time I go to the book store.

Luvdaylilies said...

I would love to read this book!
Thanks for offering the giveaway=)

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Sarah said...

I've never read this author but she sounds good.

A Stationary Addict said...

I'd love to read the book! Thanks for the giveaway : ) !

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

kitnlov said...

I haven't read this author yet but she sounds like one I'd really enjoy.

beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win. Thank you
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sweetsue said...

Where the Heart Is is one of my all time favorites! I would love to read this new book by Letts!
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Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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Valerie said...

sounds good
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Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

Zia said...

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

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a real librarian said...

Please enter me! thanks!!!

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Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

Nickolay said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Amber said...

Please enter me!
Thanks for the giveaway :)
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nfmgirl said...

Please count me in. Thank you!

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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quelleheure4 said...

I sure liked the other one from Billie Letts. I'd love a chance to win this!
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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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AmandaSue said...

I'm so excited about this book! I really liked Where the Heart is and I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for entering me into this giveaway!
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Smooshy said...

enter me!

Lucy said...

I've never read any books by this author. I sure would like to. Please enter my into your giveaway. Thank you.
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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I loved Shoot the Moon and would love to read this one!

Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love to read this. Thanks
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Ashley said...

Please enter me for this! booksobsession@gmail.com

Thanks :)

lilyfae said...

This sounds wonderful! Please enter me:
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mgood222 said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me, thank you.

Tiffany819 said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you!

Deedles said...

Looks like a good read. Please enter me.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Sue said...

This looks great. Thanks for sharing!

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Diane C. said...

Big fan of Billie Letts. Would love to read another of her books.

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ellie said...

Billie Letts is one of my favorite writers. Please enter me.

Alicia said...

Sounds interesting.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

MaMa said...

I've heard such good things about this book and would love to read. Please enter me...thanks!
Lisa
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Crystal said...

Please enter me:

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bison61 said...

please sign me up for the giveaway

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Anonymous said...

I love letts!
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Stacey said...

I love Billie Letts. The list of entries is long, but I have hope!
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Esme said...

I loved Where the Heart is. This would be a good read.

Wanda said...

I'd like a chance to win, thanks!

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carol said...

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thanks for the opportunity!!!

nightdweller20 said...

I've been trying to get this everywhere! Please enter me.

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Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

ktgonyea said...

Pick me :)

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chromiumman said...

it does sounds good

gaby317 said...

I haven't read anything by Billie Letts but have heard many good things. Please count me in!

I'm also a follower

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thanks!

Tammy Marshall said...

This sounds like a great read to add to my collection.


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Debbie said...

I've never read a Billie Letts but this sounds like perfect summer reading. Thanks for the chance to win!

I have twittered this & also have signed up for your updates by e-mail

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heather said...

I loved "Where the Heart Is" and have read it several times. Please enter me in the contest.

Patti V. said...

I love Billie Letts and this book looks like it would be great.

Pamela Lytle said...

I've never read Billie Letts! I'd be excited to win!

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Pam said...

I've enjoyed previous books by Billie Letts so would like to read this one too.

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Amy said...

Sounds like a great read. Thanks!

Sarah Z said...

I haven't read anything by Billie Letts before so this would be great to win!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

cowboyswife said...

This looks good.

Pat said...

I've never read any of this author's books but it sounds really good.

yellowlabs said...

This looks like a fantastic read! I would enjoy the chance to win this.

Molly C. said...

Looks like a great book.

erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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LittleEagle said...

I'm always looking for good reads. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sheila R said...

I have heard wonderful wonderful things about Billie Letts from one of my dear friend. I would love to get my hands on one of her books so I can enjoy all the wonderful things I have heard about her writing!
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ladyspy79 said...

Her books have great imagery and characters. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Angela said...

I would love to read this. I loved Where The Heart Is!
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Anonymous said...

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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.
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sherri419 said...

I loved Where The Heart Is and would love to have a chance to read this! Thanks for the chance!

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Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

NesieBird said...

I would love to read this. Thank you so much! kneecree at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I love Where the Heart is!! Hope I get a chance to read this too!

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Kelly F said...

I have only had a chance to read her book Where the Heart Is, but I absolutely loved it! She makes it easy to want to read the whole book in one day!

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mom2anutball said...

Please count me in! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

Heather said...

Billie Letts is one of my faves! Thanks for the giveaway!

susan1215 said...

Looks like a good book

Kathy said...

Your review convinced me. This book does sound good. Please enter me.

Miranda said...

Looks like a great book

Tammy said...

Please Enter Me. I've never read a Billie Letts' book, sounds like I'd love it!

07violet said...

I'd love to read this

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Donna said...

It sounds good.
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Anonymous said...

I've wanted to read this for ages!! Please enter me.

Ardy22 said...

This would be a good book to read

Samantha Crossley (samhanna@bellsouth.net) said...

This book sounds sooo good. I loved reading "Where the Heart Is" by Billie Letts--and watching the movie (I saw it at the movies and bought it as soon as it came out on video. I've seen it quite a few times already, and I still love it!). I can just tell I'll love this book, too! I Really hope to win a copy!