Monday, August 20, 2012

Giveaway: The Talk-Funny Girl & Silver: Return to Treasure Island

Thanks to Jonathon at Crown Trade/Broadway Paperbacks- divisions of Random House- I have ONE copy of The Talk-Funny Girl and ONE copy of Silver: Return to Treasure Island to giveaway! These two books are Crown's/Broadway's crossover books of the season, as they feel older teens as well as adults will enjoy them! Here's all the info you need to know as well as the giveaway forms.

A beautifully written coming-of-age story that is a testament to one young woman's courage and the healing force of love.

Marjorie is raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal human society that they develop their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world. As the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin, Marjorie is rescued from her own private hell in unique fashion: she is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls "a cathedral," right in the center of town. Day by day, Marjorie's skills as a stoneworker increase, and so does her discomfort with the bitter rules of her family life. Slowly, she discovers what is lovable within herself, and this new confidence enables her to break free, start a family of her own, and try to fully heal her wounds without passing the pain on to her own children.

(BTW, look out for my review coming soon!)

About Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion:

It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island:  Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast with his son, Jim, and Long John Silver has returned to England to live in obscurity with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have seemingly ended. But for Jim and Natty, the adventure is just beginning. One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the remaining treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. As Jim and Natty set sail in their fathers' footsteps, they quickly learn that this journey will not be easy.  Immediately, they come up against murderous pirates, long-held grudges, and greed and deception lurking in every corner. And when they arrive on Treasure Island, they find terrible scenes awaiting them—difficulties which require all their wit as well as their courage.  Nor does the adventure end there, since they have to sail homeward again...Andrew Motion’s sequel—rollicking, heartfelt, and utterly brilliant—would make Robert Louis Stevenson proud.

I've created two Rafflecopter forms for the giveaways so you can pick and choose which one(s) to enter. And feel free to enter both- but just know that you can't win both books in the end! :) 

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