August 1, 2009

GIVEAWAY: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

Book Information (taken from here):

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 4 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box


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Winners will be chosen August 8th and notified via email.


  1. The Lost Dog is a book I would love to read. Please enter me in your draw.

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  2. I've read good things about this book. Count me in please!

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  5. I would really like to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!


  6. I am a follower!


  7. Sounds like a great book to add to my winter reading!

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  9. I really think this sounds intriguing. I know someone else who I think would like it too, thanks for the chance to win.
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  10. I have been hearing the title of this book around town but assumed it was just about a dog and was not interested. After reading your review I see that it is about more than just a dog. Thanks!

  11. Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!

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  12. +1 I would love to read this book!
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  13. please include me in your giveaway

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  14. I would love to read this. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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  15. i would love to read this..thanks


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  17. I want to win ! Thanks for the contest.

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  18. I follow.

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  19. +1 I would like to enter too

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  20. Hi:

    I'd love to enter the contest for this book!

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