Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Roundup Giveaway

Giveaway Closed. Congrats to Carol


The Ridge
By Michael Koryta
Hardcover, ISBN 9780316053662, US$24.99/CA$27.99

Book Description:
On an isolated ridge in the Kentucky woods stands a homemade lighthouse, hundreds of miles from any substantial body of water. Local reporter Roy Darmus has always found it an amusing oddity- until he is selected as the recipient of a suicide note from its builder. Roy enters the bizarre structure to find the walls covered in maps bearing the names of the dead--including his own parents, who were killed in a car accident when he was a boy. Roy soon has a storytelling assignment more daunting than anything he's seen before: convincing people that an age-old legend has in fact come to life. With haunting atmosphere and tension-coiled plot, The Ridge is a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness.



THE FIFTH WITNESS
By Michael Connelly
Hardcover, ISBN 9780316069359, US$27.99/CA$29.99

Book Description:
Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too--and he's certain he's on the right trail.

Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today" (San Francisco Chronicle).


THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT
By Robert Weintraub
Hardcover, ISBN 9780316086073, US$26.99/CA$29.99

Book Description:
The untold story of Babe Ruth's Yankees, John McGraw's Giants, and the extraordinary baseball season of 1923

Before the 27 World Series titles--before Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter-the Yankees were New York's shadow franchise. They hadn't won a championship, and they didn't even have their own field, renting the Polo Grounds from their cross-town rivals the New York Giants. In 1921 and 1922, they lost to the Giants when it mattered most: in October.

But in 1923, the Yankees played their first season on their own field, the newly-built, state of the art baseball palace in the Bronx called "the Yankee Stadium." The stadium was a gamble, erected in relative outerborough obscurity, and Babe Ruth was coming off the most disappointing season of his career, a season that saw his struggles on and off the field threaten his standing as a bona fide superstar.

It only took Ruth two at-bats to signal a new era. He stepped up to the plate in the 1923 season opener and cracked a home run to deep right field, the first homer in his park, and a sign of what lay ahead. It was the initial blow in a season that saw the new stadium christened "The House That Ruth Built," signaled the triumph of the power game, and established the Yankees as New York's-and the sport's-team to beat.

From that first home run of 1923 to the storybook World Series matchup that pitted the Yankees against their nemesis from across the Harlem River-one so acrimonious that John McGraw forced his Giants to get to the Bronx in uniform rather than suit up at the Stadium-Robert Weintraub vividly illuminates the singular year that built a classic stadium, catalyzed a franchise, cemented Ruth's legend, and forever changed the sport of baseball.

LIFE
By Keith Richards
Trade Paperback, ISBN 9780316034418, US$16.99/CA$18.99

Book Description:
The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.

With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.

Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.

With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

THE PALE KING
By David Foster Wallace
Hardcover, ISBN 9780316074230, US$27.99/CA$29.99
Book Description:
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.

The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.


Win these Great Books For Your Father, Husband, Son or Brother! Two of my lucky readers can win a set of these books show above.

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This giveaway will end on June 19th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.

** Thank You to Anna at Little, Brown and Company for providing this giveaway.**

89 comments:

Gretta said...

My Dad not only raised us up in God's word and taught it to us but he lived it out in front of us too! That spoke more than his words.

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yadgirl said...

My father was really good at fixing cars.

Miranda Ward said...

My dad was in the US air force for 20 years and Fought in Vietnam and Desert Storm!

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Marjorie said...

My dad always made sunday a special day by cooking for my mom.

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turboterp said...

My dad has been a fishing captain for 50 years and still goes to work everyday. He's the most amazingly strong person I've ever known!

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Barbara said...

My dad was a corpsman in the Navy for 20 years and then decided to stay in the healthcare profession when he retired helping those at the VA hospital.

kygirl said...

My dad was special because he was always there for me.
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Tore said...

My father is a hard worker. Tore923@aol.com

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deb c said...

Besides being a wonderful man; my step-dad was awarded a Purple Heart for bravery at the Battle of the Bulge.
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debbie said...

My father was almost completely unable to read anything, but he could tell what was wrong with a car just by listening to it. He was the best mechanic I ever saw.
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debbie said...

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Tarah said...

My dad always made sure there was enough time in his day to check in on all four of us kids. He made it to 99% of our activities - even if he had to have someone cover him at work for an hour or so. He always made sure we saw his face in the stands. He is someone I can turn to no matter what life throws at me and know I'll receive unconditional love and support. My dad taught me what a true man was and made sure I was with someone who deserved me.

Maureen said...

My dad has the worst sweet tooth ever.
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Carol said...

My father is the reason I became a teacher.

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lag123 said...

My father was one of the kindest men I have ever known and always expressed love for his family.

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Giant Sis said...

My dad is Mr. Fix-it and doesn't mind when he comes to visit and I have a whole list of things I need him to fix for me!
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Jean said...

My dad completed his last year of under-grad, and his 3 years of law school, in 2 years total, going straight through.

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409cope said...

My Dad raised three daughters and always found time for ice cream runs and fishing trips.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Anonymous said...

My pops taught me how to swim.

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katfam95 said...

My dad is a really hard worker. I've never seen anyone get so much done in a day. It is impressive.

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Anonymous said...

My grandpa was my pops and he taught me how to drive and I'm sure it wasn't easy for him and me!




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janeh said...

My dad had the best sense of humor of anyone I have ever known.

Shannon said...

My father wasn't around much while I was growing up, but it's getting better.
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Sarah said...

He just turned 90 and is still playing golf.

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sue14625 said...

my Dad was a farmer not an easy life and a foster parent .we did not have a lot but we did have what we needed -TY Dad

mom2girls said...

My dad is the best Grandpa I have ever seen ;) He was not around when I was a kid much - he lived in Indonesia and I lived in Canada, but now he lives in the same city as I do and he is so involved with his grandaughters. He goes out with them on halloween, goes to ballet recitals, birthday dinners ect, all the things he missed with me growning up. It is such a joy to watch.
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April said...

My dad was in the vietnam war and last August was buried in a veterans cemetary with full military honors.

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Melissa O. said...

My stepfather treats me just like one of his own children.

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rockymountain_brown said...

My dad instilled a set of values in me I have to this day!

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Anonymous said...

My dad is wonderful he is always putting others before himself and is such a loving person.
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Debbie Kennedy said...

My dad is one of those dad's that can fix anything....literally! He is so intelligent and knows so much about so many things.........I wish my mind could hold that many things!
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Anita Yancey said...

My dad is a hard worker, with a great sense of humor. He also fought in World War II.

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kakihara said...

My Dad is a sweetheart--never has a mean thing to say about anyone. When ever he picked me up from school he would have my favorite radio station blaring--everyone thought he was so cool.
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Erin Cook said...

A while ago my Dad's father passed away from Parkinsons so now my dad spends his time researching about Parkinson's and seeing clients that have that disease.
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degood said...

My dad is a great volunteer and is always the first person to help if someone needs help with something.

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clynsg said...

My father was not a demonstrative man, but there was never any doubt that he loved us all very much.

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Jayfr said...

My dad taught me how to save money. He showed by example how to work to earn money, and left hints on how to save it, including a pamphlet from a broker about "paying yourself first" that I still have 40 years later.

AEKZ2 said...

My dad can fix anything

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momtodc said...

My dad manages to make each of his kids feel special and we all know he would sacrifice anything for any one of us.

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I follow with GFC

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