Because it’s finally summer . . . and it’s Saturday . . . and Books on the Table has never participated in something like this before . . . please join the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!
I’m offering giveaways of two books: Hemingway’s Girl, by Erika Robuck, and The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica. (Hemingway’s Girl is a published paperback and The Good Girl is an ARC, due to be published in July.) What’s the connection? They both have the word “girl” in the title and they’re both terrific summer reading. And several critics have compared The Good Girl to another “girl” book — Gone Girl.
Reviews from Publishers Weekly:
At the outset of Kubica’s powerful debut, free-spirited 24-year-old Mia Dennett, an art teacher at an alternative high school and a member of a well-heeled, well-connected Chicago family, goes missing. As puzzling as Mia’s presumed kidnapping initially appears, things turn infinitely stranger after her eventual return, seemingly with no memory of what happened to her or, indeed, of her identity as Mia. Key characters share the narrative in chapters labeled either “Before” or “After,” allowing the reader to join shattered mother Eve and sympathetic Det. Gabe Hoffman on their treacherous journey to solve the mystery and truly save Mia. Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this Girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.
Robuck drops the fictional 19-year-old Mariella Bennet into the life of Ernest Hemingway in her richly realized newest (after Receive Me Falling), set in Depression-era Key West, Fla. Mariella’s father has just died. In order to raise money to care for her mother and sisters, Mariella bets on a boxing match refereed by Hemingway. Though she loses the bet, Mariella befriends the famous writer and is hired as a housemaid for Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline. Soon after, Mariella and Papa Hemingway attend another bout where one of the fighters, WWI veteran and Overseas Highway worker Gavin Murray, becomes smitten with Mariella. As she struggles to balance her fascination with the Hemingways’ glamorous life and the prospect of settling down with Gavin, an enormous hurricane careens toward the Keys. As the winds pick up and the rains fall down, tensions rise and Mariella must choose which way to run. Robuck brings Key West to life, and her Hemingway is fully fleshed out and believable, as are Mariella and others. Readers will delight in the complex relationships and vivid setting.
How it works:
- You can enter for one or both of the books. To enter, leave a comment or email me at email@example.com.
- The giveaway is eligible to followers of Books on the Table in the United States.
- Winners will be chosen randomly on June 25 and notified by email.
- There are over 30 other blogs participating in the blog hop and they are offering some great giveaways, so check them out!
22 thoughts on “Literary Giveaway Blog Hop — Girls’ Edition”
Fun, Ann! Both books sound great. Intrigued by Good Girl. Would be a fun read for an upcoming vacation. Hope you are well!
Hello, I am interested in the giveaway for either or both books. Thank you. Peg Ehlen firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:32:31 +0000 To: email@example.com
So fun! Please enter me for both books!
Enter me for both books please. Your weekly blogs are my best source of ‘what to read next’. And thank you for your review of “All the Light We Cannot See”, an exquisite book that I savored.
Both sound excellent! What a fun giveaway!
Both books sound fantastic, so enter me for either one!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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Wonderful. Please enter me for both books!
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I was lucky enough to meet Mary Kubica at BEA a few weeks ago and get a signed copy of The Good Girl. Hemingway Girl looks like a good read, and I’d love to be in the running for it.
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Please put me in for either or both, they sound good.
Please sign me up for Hemingway’s girl. I’m a big Hemingway fan, so I’ll read almost anything with that name attached, haha. My email is lostgenerationreader[at]gmail[dot]com. Cheers!
I would like to be included for both books, please. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. lkish77123 at gmail dot com
I would love to win either book! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂
I would like to win either 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!
Oh I love the sound of Hemingway Girl! Between the setting, time period and just featuring Hemingway it definitely sounds like a book I’d like to read! Enter me please!
I would love to win either (or both!) books. They both sound so wonderful. Thanks for doing this giveaway! Please enter me.
I’m intrigued by both! Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway, have a great week !
Thank you! I would love to win!:)
Both books sounds very good. Thank you for participating in this Hop
Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this chance. Both books are appealing.
I love this hop 😀 Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Nice choice of books.
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