Monday, September 21, 2009

GIVEAWAY: Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

Synopsis

Spring 1938. After nearly two years in prison for the crime of stealing his own grain, Ukrainian immigrant Teodor Mykolayenko is a free man. While he was gone, his wife, Maria; their five children; and his sister, Anna, struggled to survive on the harsh northern Canadian prairie, but now Teodor—a man who has overcome drought, starvation, and Stalin's purges—is determined to make a better life for them. As he tirelessly clears the untamed land, Teodor begins to heal himself and his children. But the family's hopes and newfound happiness are short-lived. Anna's rogue husband, the arrogant and scheming Stefan, unexpectedly returns, stirring up rancor and discord that will end in violence and tragedy.

Under This Unbroken Sky is a mesmerizing tale of love and greed, pride and desperation, that will resonate long after the last page is turned. Shandi Mitchell has woven an unbearably suspenseful story, written in a language of luminous beauty and clarity. Rich with fiery conflict and culminating in a gut-wrenching climax, this is an unforgettably powerful novel from a passionate new voice in contemporary literature.


GIVEAWAY: Win my gently read ARC copy of Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

I loved this book! See my review here.

Rules (you knew there had to be some):
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • This one I'm going to open up international
  • To enter, just leave a comment telling me: Have you ever joined in on a book club discussion? Be sure to leave your email address in your comment, or have it visible in your profile.
  • For extra entries, follow my blog and/or blog about this contest. One extra entry for each. Sidebars are okay.
  • Leave a separate comment for each entry.
  • That's a total of 3 possible entries!
  • Those who don't follow the rules risk being disqualified.

Deadline is 10/4/09.

Good Luck! Ready, Set, Go!

26 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

Over the years I have participated in many book groups and discussions. Love them. They always bring additional layers to the story.
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fitz12383 said...

I haven't been part of a book club yet. I would like to join one of the clubs at my local library, but the schedule of a college student is ever-changing and they never seem to line up with my free time. For now, I enjoy 'cyber' discussions on books through book blogs.

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fitz12383 said...

I follow.

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Jo-Jo said...

My book club has been together for almost 5 years so I have had the opportunity to participate in many discussions, as I only missed one meeting.
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Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower.
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Diane said...

yes, i've joined several book club discussion groups; i'd love to win this book.

i am a google reader follower; thanks

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ikkinlala said...

I've discussed books in online book clubs, but I've never been part of one anywhere except the internet.

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Carol said...

I have never joined in on a book club discussion.
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Carol said...

I follow your blog.
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Mystica said...

We do not have book clubs here in this part of the world! but following the blogs/the reviews are so worth it.

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andrea said...

Book clubs aren't very common here... I joined one last year but had to leave after a few meetings because I had classes at that time...

thanks for the giveaway!

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andrea said...

I'm also a follower now...

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Stacey said...

I've done a couple of book-club discussions on Goodreads.

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Anonymous said...

i've never been part of a book club...

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about the contest here.
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pippirose said...

I've never participated in a book club. I really don't know why...

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pippirose said...

I am now a follower, via Blogger.
:)
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Pam said...

My bookclub just celebrated its 10th anniversary! It's a group of women I used to work with - we're all physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists except for our retired rehab manager who was a nurse. We range in age from mid-30's to late 60's.

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Pam said...

I'm a new follower

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Tanyia said...

You know...I have never joined in a book group. I am not sure why...I have always wanted to. I guess there is something for me to consider...it's about time!

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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I have participated in a few book & author discussions on-line, but not locally - wish we had a book group around here!

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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I follow in Google :)

edmontonjb said...

I have never been part of a book group but if the opportunity presented itself, I would probably join.
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edmontonjb said...

I just became a follower
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etirv said...

Never had the opportunity to participate in a book clu or discussion!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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