Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Giveaway - The Nobodies Album - Carolyn Parkhurst

Thanks to the lovely folks at Doubleday Publishing, I have two copies of Carolyn Parkhurst's new book The Nobodies Album to giveaway.

From the publisher:

"From the bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel comes a dazzling literary mystery about the lengths to which some people will go to rewrite their past.

Bestselling novelist Octavia Frost has just completed her latest book—a revolutionary novel in which she has rewritten the last chapters of all her previous books, removing clues about her personal life concealed within, especially a horrific tragedy that befell her family years ago.

On her way to deliver the manuscript to her editor, Octavia reads a news crawl in Times Square and learns that her rock-star son, Milo, has been arrested for murder. Though she and Milo haven’t spoken in years—an estrangement stemming from that tragic day—she drops everything to go to him.

The “last chapters” of Octavia’s novel are layered throughout The Nobodies Album—the scattered puzzle pieces to her and Milo’s dark and troubled past. Did she drive her son to murder? Did Milo murder anyone at all? And what exactly happened all those years ago? As the novel builds to a stunning reveal, Octavia must consider how this story will come to a close.

Universally praised for her candid explorations of the human psyche, Parkhurst delivers an emotionally gripping and resonant mystery about a mother and her son, and about the possibility that one can never truly know another person."

Read an excerpt of The Nobodies Album. A book club reader's guide is also available.

Simply leave a comment to be entered. Open to the US only, no po boxes please. Ends Saturday July 24th at 6 pm EST.


Kay said...

I've been looking at this one for quite a while. Please enter me.


bermudaonion said...

Please enter me in this great giveaway! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

amandawk said...

I read Dogs of Babel and really enjoyed it. Please enter me.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Erika Lynn said...

This sounds really interesting and original. count me in

reeca l. said...

Yipppeeee!!! Please enter me

Kaye said...

OOh, whee, this sure sounds like a good one! Plese enter me in the drawing,Luanne. Thanks for hosting.


Sarah said...

Loved The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found--can't wait to check this one out! Please enter me: sarahjunie at gmail dot com


Nan said...

I've been looking forward to this one. Please enter me in the giveaway.


Sandy Jay said...

I haven't read anything by this author yet. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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kalea_kane said...

This looks great. Please enter me in this giveaway.



Karen said...

Sounds good. Count me in!


gcpeach17 said...

I have not read any of her books so would like to check this out. Please, enter me in the giveaway and thanks.

gcpeach17 at aol dot com

J.T. Oldfield said...

This sounds pretty good. Please enter me.


Jeanne said...

I'm a Parkhurst fan!

Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds really good! Please enter me for this one.

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


Melanie L said...

I really liked Dogs of Babel so I would love to win this one. Please enter me in the contest.

Anonymous said...

don't bother entering. You'll never get your prize. I was the winner of the Drood book way back in February. She told me she didn't have the book. Would I like a replacement book. Sure I said. She gave me a list to pick from. Replacement book never came. Emailed her. She said she didn't have any more books. Would I like a book on DVD. Sure I said. THAT never came. Emailed her once per week and she never responded but she still has her blog and updates regularly. That was a year ago.

I finally told her in my last email: "Just tell me you're not going to send the book."

I mean, I can handle that but to keep on promising and then never delivering. Liar liar pants on fire.


Jo-Jo said...

I would love to be entered!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Mary (BookHounds) said...

No need to enter me -- I posted this one win a book.


Amy said...

I would love to win this book about which I have read some great reviews! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Thank you!

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Margie said...

I'd like to read this one. THanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

This mystery sounds great with suspense and delving into people's psyches.


scottsgal said...

What a cool premise - I'd love to read this
msboatgal at aol.com

holdenj said...

I have heard good things about The Nobodies Album and am interested in the literary mystery. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read The Nobodies Album :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Andie said...

Please enter me

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

Debbie F said...

Please include me! Thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Patti V said...

This sounds very interesting!

Carol W. said...

Lost and Found was enjoyable. I'd like to read more from this author.


Cindy W. said...

Sounds like quite an interesting book. Would love to win it.

Cindy W.


Dawn M. said...

Sounds like a good story. Would love the chance to read it.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

jenna said...

I'd love to be entered!




sharon54220 said...

I would love to be entered for this. I've been wanting to read this for awhile.


justpeachy36 said...


Please enter me in the giveaway.

This looks like a good one.

allisonsbj3 said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I'd love to read it!


Ruthie said...

Different from the mother-daughter relationship books...please enter me.