The first is an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of Room by Emma Donoghue. There have been rave reviews of this book all over the blogosphere, and it was one of the books people were most excited about last year.
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It's where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she's been held for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for her son. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's desperation - and she knows Room cannot contain either indefinitely...
Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.
The second is a finished paperback of Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories by Simon Van Booy. Simon writes amazing short stories, and I was lucky enough to meet and chat with him for a little bit at BEA last year. His first novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, is coming out in July and is definitely one of the books I'm most looking forward to this year.
On the verge of giving up - anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives - Simon Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.
There will be two winners, one for each book.
The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere that can receive mail.
You must complete the form to be entered.
The giveaway will close on Sunday, May 29.
Winners will be notified on Monday, May 30, and will have 3 days to reply. In the event that a winner fails to reply, another name will be chosen.
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Which book are you most looking forward to this year?
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