Friday, January 2, 2009
January Book Giveaway
Happy New Year to Everyone! Here's to a peaceful, happy and healthy 2009 for all.
Last year, er, month, I offered a copy of Rick DeMarinis' short story collection "The Coming Triumph of the Free World" and the lucky winner is Anita. I will be contacting Anita to let her know about her win right after finishing this post. Congratulations Anita!
Let's start Book Trout 2009 with another free book giveaway. I have a trade paperback copy of Paul Lafarge's novel "Haussmann or the Distinction" (NY: Picador, 2002) to offer. This New York Times Notable Book is based on the real-life figure of "Baron" Georges-Eugene Haussmann, who was Napoleon's Urban Renewal Czar, charged with demolishing the old alleyways and apartments of Paris and replacing this fabric with the Arc de Triomphe, radiating boulevards and grand new architecture. Lafarge's book tells the story of Haussmann's city planning designs through the eyes of many characters, including a young foundling girl uprooted from a cramped, medieval neighborhood, a "demolition man" who sells off architectural rubble and Haussmann himself.
To enter the book giveaway, simply leave a comment below by midnight of January 31st, 2009, Eastern Standard Time, and the winner will be randomly selected from the participants. Good luck to all!