Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Giveaway - True Stories at the Smoky View - Jill McCroskey Coupe

True Stories at the Smoky View is Jill McCroskey Coupe's first novel. It has just released - and I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

From the publisher, She Writes Press:

"After attending the funeral of her estranged friend Skip in Knoxville, Tennessee, Vrai (short for Vraiment), a forty-something art history librarian with sons of her own, rescues ten-year-old Jonathan, who has been abandoned with no shoes in the funeral home parking lot. The Blizzard of 1993 strands this unlikely duo at the Smoky View Motel, where, motivated in part by the unsolved murders of Jonathan’s parents, they begin to uncover the truth about Skip’s death. With elements of mystery and intrigue, True Stories at the Smoky View is primarily a novel about relationships: the love Vrai feels for her husband and sons, all of whom have left home; her friendship with Skip, which she begins to see in a new light; and her deepening bond with Jonathan. For Vrai and Jonathan, this is a story of mutual rescue―one that results in new lives for them both." Read an excerpt of True Stories at the Smoky View.

“…riveting….Coupe handles this complex tale of troubled romance, broken families, redeeming friendship, and inexplicable evil with intelligence, grace, and grit. This exhilarating debut novel brims with honesty, charm, heart, and good humor.”—John Dufresne, author of No Regrets, Coyote

"A former librarian at Johns Hopkins University, Jill McCroskey Coupe has an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College. She grew up in Knoxville, TN, and now lives in Baltimore." You can connect with Jill on her blog and follow her on Facebook.

Enter to win a copy of True Stories at the Smoky View using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends April 23/16.

11 comments:

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Erin P said...

would really like to read this, thanks for all the giveaways!

traveler said...

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Tammy D said...

sounds like an interesting read, thanks for the chance

Graciegreen said...

Hi, LuAnn! Thanks for Iris and Ruby! Cant wait to read it!

holdenj said...

Thanks for the intro and chance to win an interesting novel!

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like an amazing story, and I'd love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Karen B said...

Sounds fascinating! Thanks for introducing it to us.
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Carl Scott said...

There's something about this synopsis that immediately makes me think it would make a good movie script. Does anybody else get that feeling?

Grandma Cootie said...

Sounds like a good read, I would like to learn more about how the connections are made. Thanks for the giveaway.

rubynreba said...

It sounds like a wonderful debut book! The review makes me anxious to read it!