Monday, April 5, 2010

WIN THE CRADLE




Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

Reading Group Guide

Thanks to Hachette publishing I have 3 copies of this book to give away. The rules are the same. Here they are again. And remember NO P.O. boxes and this is open to U.S. and Canada Residents. To enter you must leave your email address. If you do not your entry will be deleted. To receive extra entries you can do the following . . . 1. if you are already follower of this blog say so in your original comment; DO NOT LEAVE AN ADDITONAL COMMENT. 2. If you are a NEW follower leave an additional comment. 3. Tweet about this on twitter, and leave an additional comment with the link. 4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link. This will start today, April 5th and I will draw the winner via a randomizer on Friday, April 16th. information, if I don't receive it within the 48 hrs I will draw another winner(s). GOOD LUCK!!!!!

43 comments:

DarcyO said...

This one sounds good. Please include me. I'm already a follower.

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Martha Lawson said...

Wow! This one sounds great. It will have to go on the to buy list.. Please enter me, maybe I'll get lucky!

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rubynreba said...

I had not heard of this book before. It really sounds good.

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Marilu said...

This is the first I have heard of this book. It sounds really good. It has been added to my list of books to read in 2010. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me.

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Aimee said...

First time I've heard of this one. It sounds like a fascinating read. Please accept my entry. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

i'm interested in reading this book...thanks for the chance

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I ♥ Book Gossip said...

Sounds great. I would love to read it.


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Lori said...

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nfmgirl said...

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janetfaye said...

I would like to read this.

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Darcie K. said...

This sounds like a great read!
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Aik said...

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sharon54220 said...

I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds great.

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This book sounds great! I would love a chance to win it.

I am a new follower.

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Rebecca Orr said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance. Follower of the blog as well...old follower.
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Sandra K321 said...

I have read several reviews of this and would enjoy reading it.
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Carole said...

I enjoy the relationship drama and would love to read The Cradle. Thank you for the giveaway, Andi.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Renee G said...

I would love to read this.
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Margie said...

I'd really like to read this book.

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Terri said...

Already a follower.
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I'd like to read The Cradle. Thanks! :-)

Anita Yancey said...

Please enter me. It sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks!

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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I would like to win and read this book. It sounds really good.

I follow by google reader.

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Sue said...

I love the cover... Thanks for the giveaway!

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Holly said...

I would love this!

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like an awesome book and I would love to read this. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
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Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower.

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Marlane said...

This book sounds great, I would be so thrilled to win it. I am a subscriber to your newsletter.
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Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

I'm a follower

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this, and I follow.

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