Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sundays at Tiffany's and The Help Giveaways ENDING

Beth over at Beth's Book Review Blog has two giveaways that will be ending at 11:59 PM tonight.
The first is Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson. It is an unread new copy that she received and never got around to reading. Open to US residents only. Product Description:
Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, the powerful head of a New York theater company, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's eighth birthday he leaves, promising that she'll forget him soon. He was there to help her until she was old enough to manage on her own, and now there are other children who need his help.

Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets Michael again--as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.

Sundays at Tiffany's is a heart-wrenching love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany's takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.

The other is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This book was received from the publisher, and she never got around to reading it either. The Help is highly rated. Publisher Weekly says:
Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams. Assured and layered, full of heart and history, this one has bestseller written all over it.

So go sign up to offer a new home to these wonderful books. I know I am!

1 comment:

Angela said...

I just read Sunday's at Tiffany's a few weeks ago.

It was pretty good, as long as I suspended all sense of reality in order to read it, which I'm really good at because I watch soap operas.