April 17, 2009

Giveaway: Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts





BOOK INFORMATION (taken from here)
The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.


Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.




"A heartbreaking tale about love, loss and survival that will stick with the reader long after the last page is turned." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


"Gripping...unflinching...Letts's best work since her stunning debut novel." --- Associated Press


"Heartfelt...Letts is at the top of her game." --- Dallas Morning News


"Deeply moving and entertaining."--- New York Post

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book

Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box


ENTRIES:

Leave a separate comment for each entry
+1 for commenting
+1 for following (current follower's count)
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for blogging about this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (sidebar counts)
+1 for tweeting (make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments)

Winner's will be chosen May 1st.

76 comments:

  1. I'd love to win Billie Letts newest book.

    laruediane2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I put this on my blog- http://bookchickdi.blogspot.com

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  3. I'd love to win and I'm following you on Twitter.

    bookchickdi

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  4. I loved Where the Heart Is, and I would love to read this book too.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  5. I'm a follower

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  6. Please count me in!

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  7. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/?p=14806

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  8. I would love to be entered!

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  9. I am a new follower!

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  10. I now follow you an twitter my name is bookslove.

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  11. This sounds like a good read, I loved Where the heart is! Thanks for entering me.
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  12. I'm a follower thanks!
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  13. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  14. Just posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me though.

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  15. This sounds like a really interesting story. Please count me in. Thank you!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  17. This looks great! Please enter me!

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  18. I would love to read this, I've heard good things about it!

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  19. I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  20. Looks like a sad, but hopeful story. I'd love to read it.

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
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  21. I'd love this.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  22. I follow

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  23. I follow on Twitter Sumrthyme

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  24. At first I was uncertain about wanting this book, but then I changed my mind after reading readers' opinions.

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  25. Please enter me - sounds like a great read

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  26. I'm also a subscriber thanks!

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  27. i'd love to be entered!

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  28. I'd love to be entered!!

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  29. This looks incredible! Please enter me for this giveaway!

    Thanks!

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  30. I am a follower of your blog too. :)

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  31. I am a Twitter follower too. :)

    kellyblackwell


    Thanks again

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  32. Here is a link to my tweet about your giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1568450344

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I blogged about your giveaway too. :)

    http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-teeny-tiny-giveaways.html

    Thanks!

    kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway, I'd love to win!

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  35. I'd love to win this book.

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  36. This sounds like a book that would draw the reader in. I would love to read it.

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  37. I would love to be entered!

    +I am a follower
    +I follow on twitter
    +I tweeted : bookslove

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  38. I really like her books! Thank you for the chance to win this one!
    Carol M
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  39. Walmart sometimes makes me want to keel over. Poor kids. Sounds like a good book.

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  40. I loved the book where the heart is! This sounds like a even better read. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

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  41. I'm a follower.
    Carol M
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  42. I follow you on Twitter-CarolAnnM
    Carol M
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  43. I'd like to enter.

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  44. I follow.

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  45. Sounds like a good book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  46. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  47. I, too, am a readaholic and I would love the opportunity to read this book. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks!

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  48. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  49. Thanks for a great contest!

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  50. I love Billie Letts and would like to add this to the list of books by her I've read. Thanks.

    pamelashockley at netscape dot net

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  51. I sure loved her first one. Thanks for the chance!
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  52. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1606337456

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  53. Please enter me to win this contest!!

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  54. I also now follow you on Twitter. stephlee77
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  55. Please count me in for this giveaway - thanks so much for hosting! I followed you on Google Reader, and I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/04/25/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-25-2009/

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  56. Please enter me. mybookviews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  57. Please enter me. Thanks!
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  58. Thanks for the chance to win such a great book.

    JD

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  59. Billie is such a powerful author

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  60. Please add me to your giveaway list. I love Billie Letts! Thank you.


    Sandy

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  61. I am a follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    SamantharaeM@gmail.com

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  62. I haven't had the chance to read any books by Billie this would be a great opportunity for me.
    Thanks


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  63. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  64. I would love to read this.

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  65. Please enter me in the giveaway

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