Sunday, January 31, 2010

Giveaway: The Unnamed and A Reliable Wife

It's easy to win!

All you have to do is:

1) Become a Follower and be sure your picture shows up under my Follower sidebar. I lost all my Followers, so if your picture doesn't show, you'll need to follow me again.

2) Tell me which book you'd like.

3) Be sure to include your email address.

4) Guess what my middle name is. (Friends and family excluded from this giveaway!)

There you go! Be sure to follow all the steps in order for your entry to count.

Contest ends February 15th, 2010. I will contact winners (1 for each book) via email.

U.S. and Canada only. Sorry!

Good luck (and P.S.: I just finished A Reliable Wife and loved it.)

A Reliable Wife (trade paperback)
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for "a reliable wife." She responded, saying that she was "a simple, honest woman." She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.

What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love.

Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with color and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is an enthralling tale of love and madness, of longing and murder.

The Unnamed (hardcover)
Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:

Joshua Ferris' debut novel Then We Came to the End was both heralded by critics and a New York Times bestseller, and marked the arrival of a startlingly talented young writer. With THE UNNAMED, Ferris imagines the collision between one man's free will and the forces of nature that are bigger than any of us.

Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe—and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life. Tim has a loving family, a successful law career and a beautiful suburban home, all of which he maintains spectacularly well until his feet start moving again.

What drives a man to stay in a marriage, in a job? What forces him away? Is love or conscience enough to overcome the darker, stronger urges of the natural world? THE UNNAMED is a deeply felt, luminous novel about modern life, ancient yearnings, and the power of human understanding.


rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would like to enter for A Reliable Wife. Your middle name is Elizabeth, although the paper had it both ways: Lyn Elizabeth and Elizabeth Lyn, but I'm guessing Lyn Elizabeth is correct!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Jan said...
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Jan said...

I am a follower, and my picture is a little droopy daisy type flower.

I would love to read A Reliable Wife.

My email address is:
alongtheway (at) telus (dot) net

I think your middle name is Daisy. Lynn Daisy has a very nice ring to it. Am I correct?


Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hi Lynne - The unnamed looks good. I am going with Marie for your middle name. :)

journey through books @ gmail dot com

Nise' said...

A Reliable Wife looks good.

I am going to guess Elaine for a middle name.


fredamans said...

I am a follower.

I would choose The Unnamed.


Middle name: Elizabeth

Bridget said...

Just taking a second to let you know that I've posted this on Win A Book. Good luck, everyone!

Jennifer said...

Hi Lynne,

I love giveaways. Okay, I have re-followed (I am the big face).
I would very much like to win a copy of The Reliable Wife.
Your Middle name is Elizabeth.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

WinterWrite said...

1. I'm a follower.
2. I would love to win A Reliable Wife.
3. Email: winterwrite AT gmail DOT com
4. I'm guessing Marie is your middle name.


Unknown said...

I am a follower and I would love A Reliable Wife. My guess is Renee.

amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Rachel said...

I'd like to read A Reliable Life. Thanks for the giveaway. Might your middle name be Joy?

Julie said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to read A Reliable Wife. I'm going to guess your middle name is Anne. My email is justplayinaround_blog at yahoo dot com.

Charleydog said...

I would like to win A Reliable Wife. I guess that you middle name is Anita.

pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

Luvdaylilies said...

I would like to read A Reliable Wife=)

Your Middle name is Elizabeth & yes, I'm a follower!

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I think your middle name is Maureen.
I would like to win A Reliable Wife.
I am a google reader follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Bcteagirl said...

I am a follower! (Bcteagirl)

I would love to read the book A Reliable Wife, although either is good!

I am guessing Joy is your middle name :)

teagirl1 at telus dot net

Lydia said...

Hm.. I'd guess your middle name is Margaret.

I'd love to read A Reliable Wife.

My email is And I am a follower now =)

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to win A RELIABLE WIFE. Middle name? Mine was supposed to be Diane and since we share our first name, maybe we share a middle name too.

e-mail is

Marilu said...

I am a follower.
I would love to win either one as they are both on my tbr list!
I am going to guess that your middle name is Elisabeth Marie. or maybe the other way. Lynne Marie Elisabeth has a nice ring to it! Lynne Elisabeth Marie sounds nice too!

lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

Carol M said...

I'm a follower.

I would love to have A Reliable Wife.

mittens0831 at aol dot com

I'll guess that your middle name is Grace.

sharon54220 said...

I would really like A Reliable Wife.

I am a follower.

My guess for middle name is Ann.


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