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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Memoir Mondays... A Giveaway for Corked by Kathryn Borel

A Father, a Daughter and an unforgettable Road Trip...

Congrats to the winners: Maxine, Karen & Bonnie! They each won a copy of Corked! And Thank you to EVERYone who joined in on the fun! Thanks for the Tweets & blogging about the giveaway! And thanks for stopping by!

Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. But after an accident and a death, Kathryn realizes that by shutting herself off to her father's greatest passion, she will never really know him. Accordingly, she proposes a drunken father-daughter road trip. Corked is the uncensored account of their tour through the great wine regions of France. Uproarious, poignant, painfully introspective, and filled with cunning little details about wine, this is a book for any reader who has sought a connection with a complex family member or wanted to overcome the paralyzing terror of being faced with a restaurant wine list.

Kathryn Borel was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier. After several years, she became the older sister to Nico, who was named after the family cat. She spent her early years living in hotels in Paris, Bermuda, Dallas, and New Jersey, finally settling in Quebec City. In 2002 she moved to Toronto to follow a man. The relationship ended. Kathryn continues to live and work in Toronto, has written food and wine reviews for radio and print and Corked is her first book...

Corked will be released in February 2010! I'm always up for a memoir, and one dealing with the relationship between a father & daughter seemed like it would be worth reading. I will be reviewing this as soon as my copy arrives and I'm able to crack the spine, so look for that a bit later. In the meantime, would you like to read an excerpt? Here's a link to Kathryn's website, where you can download the first chapter! AND Courtesy of Anna of Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies to giveaway!

To Enter this giveaway...

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

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the right! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*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 publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Feb. 1st. 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!

93 comments:

Kaye said...

Hey Suzanne, this sounds like a good read! I love family relationship stories too. Lookiong forward to your review later.

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hcmurdoch said...

Sounds like a fun read, thanks for entering me!

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fredamans said...

Looks really good.

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fredamans said...

I am a follower.

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bashtree said...

Oo pick me! My email address is makeway4ducklings at gmail (dot com)

bashtree said...

I'm a blog subscriber!

fredamans said...

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Jennifer said...

This sounds like a great read...thanks!

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Jennifer said...

I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

I Tweeted, too!

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Heidi V said...

I downloaded the first chapter and I've already read the first few pages and I like it so far!

Thanks
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wheresmyrain said...

looks like a good read

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Susan said...

I've read several reviews of this one, and it sounds great!

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Already following with Google Friend Connect
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
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Susan said...

And I'm a follower.

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Linda K said...

This sounds really good.

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rubynreba said...

I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
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I am a follower.
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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

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Mia J. said...

This book sounds so good. I love memoirs. Please enter me.

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susan said...

please enter me, thanks for the chance to win!

LittleEagle said...

This sounds like a heart warming read. Thank you for the opportunity.

Tea said...

I would love to read "Corked."

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Maxine said...

This looks like a good one!

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alexandrea said...

Awesome sounding book! As an ex chef, and recent wine enthusiast I'd love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway.
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Maxine said...

I am also a follower of your blog.

Maxine said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:

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Molly C. said...

Would love the chance to read this.

David Leavitt said...

I would love to win this

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Alicia said...

Would love to read this.

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rewcath said...

This book sounds like a great read, I want to read it right now. Thanks for the chance to win

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cstironkat said...

I like wine and good books, please enter me in your giveaway.

kathy55439 said...

Love family books not many Father Daughter books....

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Bonnie M. said...

This book sounds interesting. I'd like to enter for a chance at the giveaway.

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Bonnie M. said...

I'm a follower, name is Bani.

Bonnie M. said...

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Nicole said...

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1993wel said...

This looks like a great book! I will be watching for it at my local library :)

Marianna said...

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Marie said...

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Anonymous said...

I would love to give this book a chance... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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Book Dilettante aka Book Bird Dog said...

Would love to win Corked.

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Susan said...

The first chapter was interesting, so I am reading to read more!!

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Kristen said...

I'm so glad we got the computer fixed in time for me to enter this one! I definitely want to read it.

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Kristen said...

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like very much to read this book. Sounds like a good one. Please enter me. Thanks!

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kalynnick said...

Enter me in please and I'm also a follower!

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Sacitxn said...

Enter me please! I'm a follower through Yahoo and Twitter! Road trips with my dad are some of my best memories. Can't wait to read this book.

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