Another great giveaway – this time for 3 copies of Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group. This is one I wanted to read back when it first came out so needless to say I’m excited to read it now. As well, another great book club pick – here, take a look at what it’s about…
Laura and Charlie Rider have been married for twelve years. They share their nursery business in rural Wisconsin, their love for their animals, and their zeal for storytelling. Although Charlie’s enthusiasm in the bedroom has worn Laura out, although she no longer sleeps with him, they are happy enough going along in their routine.
Jenna Faroli is the host of a popular radio show, and in Laura’s mind is “the single most famous person in the Town of Dover.” When Jenna happens to cross Charlie’s path one day, and they begin an e-mail correspondence, Laura cannot resist using Charlie to try out her new writing skills. Together, Laura and Charlie craft florid, strangely intimate messages that entice Jenna in an unexpected way. The “project” quickly spins out of control. The lines between Laura’s words and Charlie’s feelings are blurred and complicated, Jenna is transformed in ways that deeply disturb her, and Laura is transformed in her mind’s eye into an artist. The transformations are hilarious and poignant, and for Laura Rider, beyond her wildest expectations.
I can just imagine the discussions that could be brought about with a book such as this – marriage, fidelity, trying to find some excitement in life. Well to help you along, Hachette Book Group also provides a great Reading Guide to spark those discussions.
I have 3 copies of Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton up for grabs. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) as the books will be shipped directly from the publisher. I will be drawing for the winners on Saturday March 13, 2010. Good luck everyone!