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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Giveaway: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

Giveaway : The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

The Giveaway has ended! Winners have been notified by email, so check your email to see if you won! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun and entered the giveaway! The winners will be announced here when I hear back from everyone!

About the Book...
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

About the Author...
Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer. The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction. Like to learn a little more about Michelle? You can find more info at her author page at Hachette Book Group.

I've read quite a few good reviews for this book... "Filled with luminous writing and startlingly wise observations, this is also a funny, moving and a beautiful contemporary Australian love story and a juicy mystery all at once." and I'm looking forward to reading it and reviewing it myself! In the meantime, I have 5 copies of The Lost Dog to Give Away courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*For another entry, follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you already are a follower you will get an extra entry!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on August 22nd. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

51 comments:

Nan said...

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

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Nan said...

I also follow you through google reader.

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Marjorie said...

Awesome giveaway, I am a follower.

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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MJ said...

I follow.

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Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Beth said...

I'm a follower.

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soozzie said...

Aloha, again!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I am already a follower in Google Reader.

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MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this!

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exodus said...

I would love to read this book.

Sue said...

I'd love to have my name thrown in the hat. Thanks for sharing~
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DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one.


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DarcyO said...

I follow.

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wheresmyrain said...

looks very good, my kind o book
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Wanda said...

I love dogs so much and would love it if you would enter my name in your draw. Thanks!
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Yvette Kelly said...

I am a follower,subscribe via google reader AND you're in my sidebar but alas,I do not qualify.Just wanted to let you know I came to visit.
Furthermore I am going to "tweet" this and maybe apply for a green card??

The Giveaway Diva said...

Ohh this book sounds awesome!!! Please enter me!!
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Luvdaylilies said...

I really want to read this one=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

I am already a follower=)
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Dawn M. said...

This sounds like a really interesting book. And I especially like that it's set in Australia. :0) Count me in!

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!

Book pusher said...

I haven't read this one and if I could I would enter but alas living in the land down under makes me ineligible. I must seek it out, yet another one to add to the ever increasing to read list.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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Serena said...

I'd love to be entered to win this book.

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CherylS22 said...

Please count me in!
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CherylS22 said...

I already follow ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Rebecca N. said...

would LOVE to ENTER!
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Rebecca N. said...

I follow your blog!
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Rebecca N. said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/3180626614
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Linda Ellen said...

Ooo, I'd like a chance to win. =) Thanks.

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Linda Ellen said...

I'm following too. =)

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Linda Ellen said...

I've also made a note about your giveaway on my sidebar at bambireads.blogspot.com . =) (I hope that counts)

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Linda K said...

Please enter me into giveaway

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ccqdesigns said...

This year I have been trying to read as many foreign authors and books with foreign locations so The Lost Dog has been on my wish list(as has The Namesake). So winning it would be faster than waiting on the wish list at PBS.
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ccqdesigns said...

http://twitter.com/ccqdesigns/status/3331850545 Here is my tweet.

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ccqdesigns said...

I follow you on google reader

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Anonymous said...

Please accept this as my entry into the contest; the book looks like a great read! Thank you!

Aliya D.
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Esme said...

do enter me please

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Esme said...

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less than 5 seconds ago from web

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Sandra K321 said...

I really want to read this book. Please include me.
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Sandra K321 said...

I have followed your blog for a while now.
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Neko said...

i wanna know what happens to The Lost Puppy nya >.<
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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks. Do you email winners?

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minishoes1 said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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hippmom said...

Yoou really have some great book giveaways. Glad I became a follower.

Thanks.

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windycindy said...

Hi! Glad I just saw your tweet on Twitter! Please enter my name in your drawing for this delightful book!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow your blog!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3463941939.
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
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