Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blackbird House Book Giveaway

My next giveaway is Blackbird House on April 1st:

A few months ago, Joanne at Whole Latte Life suggested the book "Ice Queen" by Alice Hoffman. I read the book and became a fan of the author. Today I finished my third book by her, entitled, "Blackbird House" and loved it.

The following review comes from a reader over on Amazon.com.

"Blackbird House is a series of interconnected short stories. While they can surely be read one at a time, if they are read together loosely as a novel they will provide most readers with another of Ms. Hoffman's books steeped in wonderful characterizations and magic realism. Every sense is awakened as one digests her flowing words. We feel her characters joys and losses, revel in her descriptions of nature and animals and hope for a good outcome for her characters lives as they unfold before our eyes. With the house as a backdrop and one of her most endearing characters, Ms. Hoffman provides her readers with pages filled with unusual people, magical places and events which challenge the emotions of the human heart. So entranced was I by some of the passages and stories, I was forced to close the book for a few minutes and take deep breaths before I could go on to read more.."

This review sums up, perfectly, my own feelings about the book. In fact, I enjoyed the book so much, my next giveaway is going to be a copy of "Blackbird House" by Ms. Hoffman. The drawing will take place on April 1st.

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30 comments:

Pat's Place said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Janna Qualman said...

I have to check out this book! Joanne just mentioned the possibility of writing such a book to me this evening (in response to my post today), and I need to see how separate stories are woven together. Thanks, Barbara! Library, here I come.

Barbara said...

Pat- I'm giving away this book on April 1st.

Barbara said...

Janna- There will be a drawing for this book on April 1st.

Linda said...

That book sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Thanks for showcasing it.

Barbara said...

Linda- I'll add your name to the drawing.

Lesley said...

That book sounds like just the kind I would love!

Barbara, I'm in the U.K..... would I be able to enter your giveaways and pay for the postage myself if I'm a winner?

Janna Qualman said...

Oh! I must have skipped over that part... I'll enter like crazy, then! ;)

Joanne said...

I've been working my way through Hoffman's books too, am currently reading Local Girls, another novel of linked short stories. This one is a variation, though, in that the stroyline is a little different than typical Hoffman. It's more a coming-of-age story, I'm very much enjoying it!

Barbara said...

Lesley- Yes, we can work something out. I have you entered.

Barbara said...

Janna- You're entered. Good luck!

Barbara said...

Joanne- Did you read Blackbird House? I have Local Girls in my personal library, but haven't read it. Yesterday, I started reading the classic, Woman In White, so Local Girls may be the next.

We're going to have to get an Alice Hoffman reading group started.

Becca said...

Can you enter me in the drawing for this book?

Barbara said...

Becca- You are now entered.

Lesley said...

Thanks Barbara! :D

Kathryn Magendie said...

Sounds like a good book, Barbara! I love short stories....

KKJD1 said...

Looks good count me in please. Blessings,Karen

Joanne said...

Barbara, I haven't read Blackbird House. My daughter is reading it right now. But I just finished Local Girls, very good coming of age story. Still, if I had to pick, so far my favorite is still Ice Queen!

Angela Recada said...

Thanks for this information. Alice Hoffman is one of my favorite authors, too, but I haven't read this one yet. Short stories are wonderful little gems when they are well-written, aren't they? Take care, Angela

Nikki said...

Sounds like a good book Barbara. I like most of Laurie Wicks books

mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway

Deborah said...

I just finished "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett - I can't recommend it too highly. An easy read and a very moving story. asthenight at gmail dot com

ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

Kiki said...

Sounds like an interesting and in-depth read. I'd love a chance to win it!


Kiki
ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

divaqueenie said...

My all time favorite read was The Red Tent. I recommend it to all of my friends, and none have been disappointed.

BUSY BEE said...

I love finding new authors! thanks for the review and giveaway!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

lorides said...

I could use a new book

kathy55439 said...

I am always looking for a new book... thank you for the contest

Tiffany819 said...

I love Sam's letters to Jennifer by James Patterson. Thank you for the giveaway!

Sandra K321 said...

Blackbird House sounds like an interesting book. I usually read while I'm waiting to pick up my kids from one of their activities, so a book with short stories that are connected is a good format for me.