Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Giveaway - The Bookseller - Cynthia Swanson

Yes, you read that right! I have a copy of Cynthia Swanson's debut novel The Bookseller to giveaway!

From the publisher, Harper Collins:

"A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams. Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . .

Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped. Then the dreams begin.

Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps.

Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world. But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn’s life becomes. Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn?

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As the lines between her worlds begin to blur, Kitty must figure out what is real and what is imagined. And how do we know where that boundary lies in our own lives?" Read an excerpt of The Bookseller.

"Cynthia Swanson is a writer and a designer of the midcentury modern style. She has published short fiction in 13th Moon, Kalliope, Sojourner, and other periodicals; her story in 13th Moon was a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three children. The Bookseller is her first novel." You can find Cynthia Swanson on Facebook.

Sound like a book you'd like to read? I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends March 21/15. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

14 comments:

Kay said...

This book has been on my waiting for list. Looking forward to checking it out. I do like the cover that is more vintage that I saw somewhere. :-)

Lori Bree said...

This book looks so good! Added to my TBR and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

traveler said...

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Mystica said...

This sounds good.

Margie said...

I enjoyed Sliding Doors. This one sounds fascinating too. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Carol N Wong said...

I really agree with the statement that nothing is as permanent as it seems. I have major changes in my life so often and that I have to agree!

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Carl Scott said...

I must be behind the times, I only saw this book for the first time yesterday. sounds like a good one though, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Grandma Cootie said...

This sounds like a hauntingly fascinating book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maureen said...

What a fascinating story.

Anita Yancey said...

I love the plot and the setting for this book, it really makes for an interesting story. But I think that she would be happier in her dream world. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Suzy said...

I've anxiously been waiting for the release of this book. Appreciate the giveaway.

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Sandra said...

The reviews have been good so would love to read it.

holdenj said...

Kitty and Katharyn's stories sound great. I have been reading good things about this debut. Thanks for the chance to win!

KAS said...

Everyone's buzzing about this book! Thank you, Luanne, for giving us a shot at reading it for free -- you're awesome! Cheers, Kara S