Friday, September 18, 2009

A BBAW Giveaway!

What better excuse for a giveaway than BBAW? I must confess, I borrowed the idea from Beth @ Beth Fish Reads but I'm sure she won't mind. The giveaway will run through Saturday September 26, and is open to everyone. Here are the three gently used books I am offering:

Spies of Warsaw - Alan Furst

Back of the book blurb: War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy in Warsaw, the new military attache, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At he same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Risking his life, Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows amid an extraordinary cast of venal characters, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed.

Here is my review.

Resistance - Owen Sheers

Back of the book blurb: In a remote and rugged Welsh valley in 1944, in the wake of a German invasion, all the men have disappeared overnight, apparently to join the underground resistance. Their abandoned wives, a tiny group of farm women, are soon trapped in the valley by an unusually harsh winter - along with a handful of war-weary German soldiers on a secret mission. The need to survive drives the soldiers and the women into uneasy relationships that test both their personal and national loyalties. But when the snow finally melts, bringing them back into contact with the war that has been raging beyond their mountains, they must face the dramatic consequences of their choices.

Here is my review.

Away - Amy Bloom

Back of the book blurb: An unforgettable, passionate, funny, and moving story of a remarkable young woman's quest across America. Panoramic in sweep, epic in scope, and dazzlingly written, Away moves from the gaudy, harsh world of New York's Lower East Side in 1925 to the adventures and pleasures of the jazz underworld and the Alaskan frontier - as the unexpected heroine, Lillian Leyb, pursues her daughter, and enduring life, and love.

Here is my review.

Just leave a comment letting me know which book you are interested in, and your e-mail address, and you will be entered. If you are a follower, let me know and you will entered twice!

Good luck and happy BBAW!


Unknown said...

I haven't read anything by Amy Bloom, but have heard so many good things about her. I'd love to win a copy - thank you for making it an international competition!

jackie (at) farmlanebooks (dot) co (dot) uk

Kaye said...

Wonderful books, Sandy! Thanks for celebrating BBAW.

Resistance would be great for the WWII challenge I have yet to finish!

I'm a follower


Beth F said...

I was trying to delete Jackie's comment, but Blogger wouldn't let me . . . I'd love to read the Amy Bloom book too because I too have never read her. Super giveaway. I follow you (you can't escape).

BFish (dot) Reads (at)

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to be entered for Away as well. Thanks for the great giveaway. milou2ster(at)

Unknown said...

Mr. Furst please. Thanks.

204mountain at comcast dot net

holdenj said...

Wonderful book choices! I'm interested in reading the Spies of Warsaw! Thanks.

ds said...

Uh oh. Spies of Warsaw is my choice, but the competition looks pretty fierce...

Thanks for doing this!

Unknown said...

Wow, Sandy! These are 3 fantastic books! I have to go with Away by Amy Bloom though. I am a huge Amy Bloom fan, adore her work but I haven't read Away yet! Please eneter me in your giveaway for Away!

Thank you!

Unknown said...

I'm a follower =o)

The Bumbles said...

Away. That sounds like a goodie. Do you underline and scribble notes in the pages of your books? I love it when I come across a used book - especially old ones - that have "notes to self" scribbled in the margins - peeking into the mind of readers before me is fun - and sometimes educational! You've got my e-mail, and of course I'm a follower :0)

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I would enjoy reading Resistance very much. The books look wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Iliana said...

Ooh - I so want Spies of Warsaw as that's a book group read :)

Have a wonderful weekend with your family!

Carrie K. said...

I would love to win Resistance - I've wanted to read it ever since you posted your review!

And, of course, I'm a follower. :)

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, Resistance please!

I'm a follower :)


Oh said...

Very interested in Amy Bloom's book! I've read about her but have not actually read her. Please enter me and here's where to find me!
dlosciale AT sbcglobal DOT net


gautami tripathy said...

I would like Resistance!

You are on my google reader. Does that count?


Strangelove said...

I am going to try for Spies of Warsaw.

carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

Edu Chico said...

You are a wonderful person to have such a giveaway!
I will try my luck!
Spies of Warsaw sounds like the best for the kind of books I read.


Anna said...

I'd love to be entered for Resistance. I've been wanting to read that one for a while. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Literary Feline said...

I was about falling out of my chair after reading Beth's comment. :-)

That's so nice of you having the giveaway go so long (for those of us latecomers). I'd like to enter for a chance to win Alan Furst's book, Spies of Warsaw.

Thanks for the giveaway, Sandy!

literaryfeline AT gmail DOT com

tanabata said...

I'd love to be entered for Away by Amy Bloom, although Spies of Warsaw would be a close second choice.

I added you to my Google Reader after reading the interview swap with Nymeth. Does that count? :)

Jafantunes said...

I will be trying for Spies of Warsaw.
Is was a difficult choice, but in the end, "ther could be only one", eheheh!

Best wishes!

o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

Alyce said...

I would like to be entered for Spies of Warsaw.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

MariaD said...

Oh, I will definetly try for Spies of Warsaw!


Caty said...

I would like to try my luck with Spies of Warsaw.

catarina DOT magoito AT gmail DOT com

fuNky*souL said...

Hi there! I'm interested in Amy Bloom. Your site is great. I have just recently been reading the book blogs I've come across before. There's just a lot of books that I still have to read. Anyway, thanks for this opportunity. My email is oldskool [dot] fraulein at gmail [dot] com and I'm also following you :)

Susy said...

Oh, I would love to read Spies of Warsaw.
This is the best giveaway!

39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

Mil said...

I definetly want to try Spies of Warsaw.
Count me in.

goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

J Dias said...

I'm still on time!
Spies of Warsaw, ok?


Tanita said...

Sounds good.
I would love to read Spies of Warsaw!

tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt