Saturday, November 14, 2009

Giveaway - Waiting for Columbus - Thomas Trofimuk


I reviewed Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk at the beginning of October. It was a wonderfully enchanting, addicting tale. (You can read my review) or here's the publisher's blurb:

"Highly acclaimed Canadian novelist Thomas Trofimuk bursts onto the international literary stage with this dazzling novel, rich with all the emotional intensity of The English Patient.In a Spanish mental institution in 2004, a man who believes he is Christopher Columbus begins to tell his story. Nurse Consuela listens, hoping to discover what tragedy drove this educated, cultured man to retreat from reality. This Columbus is not heroic: he falls in love with every woman he meets, and, on land, he has absolutely no sense of direction. More troubling, he is convinced a terrible tragedy is coming. Yet with each tale, Consuela draws closer to this lost navigator.Waiting for Columbus is richly imagined, cinematic, and often playful; a novel about truth, loss, love, and hope by a writer at the height of his powers."

I was absolutely thrilled when Trofimuk emailed me to thank me for my review. Even more thrilled when he offered me a signed first edition (US cover) for a giveaway!!

So, this is open to both US and Canada. An extra entry to followers/subscribers (please leave in a separate comment) And the end date is umm... how about Saturday Dec 12 at 6 pm EST.

132 comments:

Miss Remmers said...

I love when authors are so genuine and appreciative. Sounds like a great read!

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Miss Remmers said...

I'm a follower as well!

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Amy said...

I loved your review! Thank you to you and Thomas Trofimuk for this giveaway!


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Amy said...

I am a follower and subscriber!


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Meadow said...

Sounds like a book to really savor. I really enjoy a read that takes you through a lifetime of experiences. I get the impression though that this one may not end well.

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I am a follower

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Bingo said...

What a thoughtful thing for Thomas to do

Thanks for hosting!

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I follow on GVF

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bermudaonion said...

How nice of the author! Please include me in the giveaway. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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I subscribe in Google Reader.

DarcyO said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Please include me.

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I follow with Google Reader.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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Mille Feuille said...

Oh goody! Please enter me:
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Mille Feuille said...

And one for the follower in me!

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Pam said...

So much for not entering any more book giveaways until I get at least halfway through my TBR pile...

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Stacie said...

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I follow.

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fredamans said...

I would love to win, and read the book. Looks really goos, though I think it was a movie.

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I'm a follower via Google connect.

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Madeleine said...

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Annell said...

Sounds like a great book!
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Annell said...

I'm a follower.

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Terri Hoover Dunham said...

Wow, this book sounds great. I'd love to read it. Terri

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Avid follower. Thank you!
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Diane said...

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MoziEsmé said...

Count me in - this looks interesting!

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I'm a subscriber.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

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

J.T. Oldfield said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

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J.T. Oldfield said...

I'm now following you w/ Google Reader!

wheresmyrain said...

love historical twists like this , love to read it

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Shanda said...

I follow on google reader. Count me in! I've been dying to read this one.

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linett said...

would love to read this, thanks

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

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Following with Google Friend Connect
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Amber said...

This sounds fascinating!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
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Sue said...

Looks amazing!
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Susan said...

This sounds like such a good book! I like that it's storyline is a little out of the ordinary and which such an interesting character. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a very interesting book.
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Linda said...

This sounds like an unusual, but interesting novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

I'm a follower. And hoping to win this book.

Sandra K321 said...

I wanted to read this after I read your review. Thanks.
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Chad Sayban said...

Ok, toss my name in the hat.

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Nancy said...

That is cool that he emailed you to thank you for your review. I would love to read this book.

Nancy said...

I subscribe via RSS feed.

David Johnson said...

Please count me in, thanks.

Amanda said...

Everyone who's read this has loved it. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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cqueen2 said...

sounds great!!

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ktgonyea said...

this would be a nice read for me and my husband

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Linda Henderson said...

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Carol M said...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would love to read this-thank you!

janeh said...

Sounds fascinating.....I'd love to read it!

Nickolay said...

Great review. Between that and the Author's awesomeness, it makes me really want to read this. Thanks for the chance

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Margie said...

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a real librarian said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Renee G said...

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Ooh, sounds interesting! Enter me please. :)

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Kaydee said...

I'd love to read this book. Haven't read any offerings to date.

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Tammy Pereira said...

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Margie said...

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JoanneR said...

Am a follower. Thank you!
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bongeezer said...

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roseh2o19 said...

can't wait to read it

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I am a follower.

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erma said...

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Irene Yeates said...

Oh, on my TBR/wishlist. And tomorrow is my birthday; wouldn't that be nice!!

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I am a new follower.

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Irene Yeates said...

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Andrea said...

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Stephanie said...

This book sounds great. I would love to read this. And I loved that the author was so appreciative of your review.

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I am always on the lookout for new titles and authors.
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Gianna said...

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Angela said...

Sounds like a great read. I love to get into people's heads.

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i'm a follower

Maja said...

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