The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Be sure to check out her post!
Between now and Wednesday, June 29th, you can hop to over 70 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary (non)fiction or something close to that.
Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs. This is my first time listing all of the blog participants in a Blog Hop so I'm not promising the list below works! And for some reason, I think there's a huge gap between my post and the blog list!?! Oh well! But Leeswammes' Blog has a clear, working list of all Literary Giveaway Blog Hop participants!
As part of the blog hop I will be giving away 2 books, which are open for worldwide entries. Two lucky winners can choose between these books:
Neither book is new, but they are in excellent condition, it's difficult to tell they're not new! You can enter for one book or for both books.
Felicia's Journey by William Trevor: William Trevor has long been hailed as one of the "very best writers of our era" (The Washington Post). In both his short stories and his novels, Trevor manages to shed light on the darkest corners of the human heart. It is no surprise, then, that with Felicia's Journey Trevor uses his gifts as a master storyteller—spare, lyrical prose; a tightly woven story; and finely drawn characters—to turn out this psychological thriller.
Felicia's Journey is a simple tale told with a subtle complexity. Felicia is an Irish country girl who has come to England to look for her jilted lover. Hilditch is a mild-mannered, gentle psychopath who lures the helpless Felicia into his trap. Interestingly, we see the story from each character's eyes when they are separate, but from Hilditch's view when they are together. It is an unusual and effective device that distorts the perspective and adds texture to a classic story.
March by Geraldine Brooks: As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the American Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.
From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, who has gone off to war leaving his wife and daughters. To evoke him, Brooks turned to the journals and letters of Bronson Alcott, Louisa May’s father, a friend and confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
2. I’m sending out the books myself so the only thing you need is a post-office recognised address anywhere in the world, where you can receive packages.
3. You do not have to be a follower or become a follower, although if you like my blog I hope you will! You can follow by Google Friend Connect or by RSS (see buttons in the side bar on the right).
4. You can enter the giveaways until June 29th, 11:59 pm EST.
5. Double or invalid entries will be removed.
6. I will notify the winners by email. The winners need to answer my email within 48 hours or I’ll announce a new winner.