Saturday, August 2, 2008

August Book Giveaway

Each month the Book Trout swims through the shelves at Old Saratoga Books to select a free book for one of our bloggy readers. Last month I selected Timothy Lewontin's "Parson's Mill", his account of his apprenticeship as a sawyer at a Vermont sawmill, as our free book giveaway selection and am happy to announce that Evenlake is the winner. Congratulations Evenlake!

For the August book giveaway, the Book Trout is offering a hardcover copy of the late Susan Sontag's novel, "The Volcano Lover" (NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992). Known more for her essays and erudite, philosophical prose, this novel was a surprise bestseller for Sontag. It is based on the lives of Lord Horatio Nelson, Emma Hamilton, and her husband, Sir William Hamilton. As the dust jacket notes "The Volcano Lover is about revolution, the fate of nature, the condition of women, operatic emotions and stories from Don Giovanni to Tosca, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love". If you like passionate and interesting literary fiction, a la Umberto Eco, I think you will like this book.

To enter the book giveaway, simply leave a comment below by midnight of August 31st, Eastern Standard Time, and the winner will be randomly selected from the participants. Good luck to all.

29 comments:

Beth said...

I'll kick things off! Thanks for hosting this. Love the blog!

cpullum said...

I love to read passionate books!
With a little bit of love!
Please enter me!

Kimberly L said...

Please enter me, I love to read. Thank you

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds good to me! Enter me!

gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

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pintolinda said...

What an interesting novel. Please enter me in the giveaway.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

kaylee8 said...

What an interesting book to share with my students!

Cecilia said...

Sounds like an interesting book, would love to read it!

Crescendo said...

That novel sounds AMAZING! Thanks for hosting this context!

yyeres said...

looks like a good read, thanks for the giveaway!

ihchicky said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I'd love the chance to read it. Thanks!

Shana said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me ... sounds like a very interesting read.

Cheers,
Shana

literarily AT live DOT com

Carolsue said...

Sounds like this book is right up my alley! I love to read a large variety of things and I'd love to read this!

cbahm said...

The book sounds intriguing; count me in!

elaina said...

As a junior high librarian, I often find myself reading nothing more than YA books. Thank you for inspiring me to read actual literature again!

smalltownbeatnik at gmail

Alyce said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

A Real Librarian said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

tsslug said...

count me in

Ruby (Mouth) said...

This blog is awesome. Count me in.

Theresa N. said...

Sounds enchanting sign me up please.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

deelong said...

This sounds like an interesting book I would like to read :)

danandmarsh said...

hi,
Seems like this would be some good reading for my husband. Thanks for the chance to win it!

klp1965 said...

PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)

The Mommy said...

Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! Kindly enter my name.

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I would love to read it. Please enter me.
ayancey@dishmail.net

LMcLendon said...

Reading is a passion and wiles away all those countless hours spent recouperating from health issues.

Anne said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Avid readers need to stick together.

Audrey B said...

I'm not familiar with this book, I love to read books others recommend, I'm always surprised how much I like books that I may have passed by otherwise. Thanks for the chance to win.

ignoramoose said...

How funny...I'm currently reading a book that has a character reading Susan Sontag. Neat!

Thanks for the contest. :)

ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com