Monday, August 29, 2011

Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers audiobook giveaway

UPDATE: Peter won and has been contacted.



I mentioned Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers yesterday, and whaddya know, now I have a copy of the audiobook to giveaway:

What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?

That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.

Kevin Garvey, Mapleton’s new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin’s own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin’s teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she’s definitely not the sweet “A” student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he’s distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start.

With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.
Stephen King calls it "the best 'Twilight Zone' episode you never saw."

For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and make sure your comment includes your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and I apologize, but this is limited to USA residents. I'll pick a winner tomorrow night.

29 comments:

  1. Sounds great, a big fan of SP and Perrotta (if you haven't read his Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies - I highly recommend it. I used to buy copies and hand them out to strangers.)
    Thanks,
    Peteski

    thisisnthappiness@gmail.com

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  2. Love your site. Can't wait for this book. Didn't even realize Tom Perrotta had a new one coming out!

    gaultstreet-superpunch@yahoo.com

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  3. This sounds like a great story.

    mdee80@yahoo.com

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  4. Sounds awesome. I'll throw in my lot—always looking to discover new authors whose entire backlog I can subsequently burn through.

    miller.blair@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds intriguing!

    rodaniel AT gmail DOT com

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  6. i loved 'bad haircut' and i love the twilight zone so please put my name in the hat!

    pedalmonkey62 AT gmail DOT com

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  7. How exciting. I was just thinking this would be a good choice for audiobook.

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  8. Sounds like an interesting book.
    marcoantonio AT earthlink.net

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  9. I have a feeling if I don't win it, this book will still go on my library request list. Thanks for sharing!

    rachelinlivingcolor@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing!
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  11. Heard good things about this.

    bjbaker AT email DOT wm DOT edu

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  12. Sounds like a great read (listen)!

    julia.mitchell28@gmail.com

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  13. I've been hearing about this book and I would love to have a chance to read it! Thanks for the opportunity. ^-^

    stacy6 AT gmail DOT com.

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  14. sounds interesting

    andy@andyjhunter.com

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  15. This sounds really intriguing.

    mersipan AT gmail DOT com. Thank you.

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  16. I'm commenting I'm commenting...and it's because that book sounds right up my alley!

    jlyle122 AT gmail DOT com

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  17. andrew dot brandou at gmail dot com says:

    the article was great... i like the idea that election was twisted slightly and became more palatable to the masses... it must be strange to be known for a shade of what you've done as opposed to the actual work you endeavored to manifest, but i suppose this is the way of the world.

    that said your site's a pleasure to peruse, and im tickled when BB.n or some other linkdump gets here after i did :) (that too, is the way of the world i suppose)

    rock

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  18. "the best 'Twilight Zone' episode you never saw" eh? Sounds good.

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  19. I think King's opinion of a book is a great litmus test for me liking it or not. I haven't disagreed with him yet. Can't wait to read (or hear) this one.

    lemonbar77 AT gmail

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  20. Would love to check out this book and love the site. Wishing me luck.

    meghan.rother@gmail.com

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  21. Pleeeeeeez let it be me?

    dominic.santoleri@gmail.com

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  22. I wish to learn more about this "Holy Wayne". If I am not to late...

    jeffreycjones@yahoo.com

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  23. Love his writing style. Little Children was amazing. Thanks for the chance to win this.

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

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  24. Cool free stuff from a cool web site. I love this place.

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  25. michelle at bootseg dot com

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  26. Just in case I'm not too late-- jerrmajesty at gmail dot com

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