Sunday Salon ~ ARC Giveaway

I read and enjoyed Michael Greenberg’s Hurry Down Sunshine, due out September 9, 2008,and now I am giving away my ARC copy so that you can enjoy it too!

From the Back Cover

HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg’s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city’s most sweltering months. “I feel like I’m traveling and traveling with nowhere to go back to,” Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her–her brother and grandmother, her mother and stepmother, and, not least of all, the author himself. Among Greenberg’s unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary dreams. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a mesmerizing state of suspension between the mundane and the transcendent.

Here’s how to enter:
For one entry ~ Simply leave a comment below.

For an additional two entries ~ Tell me what’s the favorite book you’ve reviewed between August 1st and now. Leave a link to the review on your site.

For an additional three entries ~ Tell me which book I’ve written about that you would be most likely to read.

So there’s a total of 6 entries available if you do all three. Deadline to enter is Monday, September 1st 2008. I will draw a winner on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Happy reading!

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  1. I’d love to be entered in this drawing. Your blog definitely got me interested in The House at Riverton- it’s probably something I’d never pick, but I enjoyed your review. My favorite book I’ve reviewed this August is actually not up on my blog yet (I’ll post it sometime this week), but the review is up on Library Thing, so I’ll link you there (it’s at the top!) It’s a review of Alexandra Robbins’s The Secret Life of Sororities.
    and here’s my blog for good measure:

  2. We have similar tastes in literary fiction it seems!I’ve read and loved several of the books mentioned in your sidebar, Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Ain’t I a Woman,I, Tituba,Bel Canto, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Echo Maker,The God of Small Things, The Stranger, Housekeeping. I’ve just acquired A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine,Water for Elephants and A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers so I have them to look forward to.
    Of those you’ve reviewed How To Read and Why by Harold Bloom appeals to me. I’ve always wondered if I miss certain themes when I read literature and I could learn from that book. I like that you weren’t intimidated by him in your review and stated your differences of opinion forthrightly.
    I’d love to read Hurry Down Sunshine because who doesn’t have friends or family who live with mental illness and we learn empathy from reading such accounts.
    My favourite August review was Coventry by Helen Humphreys here:

  3. I’m getting ready to write a review for the novel Guernica and I simply loved it. Please enter me. I have posted about your contest on my blog: Random Wonder

  4. i had never ever heard of this book! it sounds really good i hope i get to read it before it comes out! i’m glad i came across this site, i read some of your older posts, including your review for lost,which is a book i heard of from a friend a few days ago, what a coincidence that you reviewed it haha well i should really get to reading that but i think i’ll put it on my tbr list : ) i would most likely read lost it sounds really good

  5. I would absolutely love to win this book! My favorite review has to be Hurry Down Sunshine, hence I’m entering this giveaway. I would definitely read this in the near future.

  6. Sign me up! Hope I’m not too late. I’m probably going to read Hurry Down Sunshine even if I have to borrow it from the library XD!