Since of I have always been a bastion of the great American novel (longtime readers just choked on their walnuts), I am pleased to be giving away a brand-new copy of an acclaimed book. The beautiful trade paperback edition that I am currently in possession of isn't even in stores yet! Oh, what power and influence I yield!
THE PRIZE: A brand-new copy of Garth Stein's Raven Stole the Moon. From The Washington Times: "Garth Stein makes an amazing debut with his deeply moving, superbly crafted and highly unconventional Raven Stole the Moon. Jenna Rosen walks out of her comfortable, but empty life in Seattle to return to a small community in Alaska, the home of her late grandmother, a Tlingit Indian, a year after the drowning of her son, Bobby. Jenna herself does not know why she stepped unprepared onto a ferry for the uncomfortable trip into her past. But there are forces at work here that do not obey the laws of Seattle, nor even the laws of physics. Jenna meets a dog, a fisherman and a Tlingit shaman, each of whom plays a role in her quest. She even seems to meet her lost son. Suspend disbelief, visit a culture different from our own and revel in Mr. Stein's way with words—and hope he has another book percolating in his fertile mind." Visit Garth Stein's website.
THE RULES: Leave a comment—any comment—by Monday, March 8, 2010, 11:59 p.m. If you don't have an ID you can sign in with, you can comment anonymously and leave your name or your initials; when I announce the winner, you'll know if you won and all you have to do is e-mail me to claim your prize. One winner will be chosen at random. Anyone in the world may enter, even Romanians!