Monday, December 15, 2008

Giveaway: Matrimony by Joshua Henkin


I don't normally promote books that I haven't yet read on Diary for an Eccentric, but I've read so many good reviews of this one that I had to make an exception! Joshua Henkin would like to offer a signed copy of his latest novel, Matrimony, to one lucky reader!

From the back cover:

It's the fall of 1986, and Julian Wainwright, an aspiring writer, arrives at Graymont College in New England. Here he meets Carter Heinz, with whom he develops a strong but ambivalent friendship, and beautiful Mia Mendelsohn, with whom he falls in love. Spurred on by a family tragedy, Julian and Mia's love affair will carry them to graduation and beyond, taking them through several college towns over the next fifteen years. Starting at the height of the Reagan era and ending in the new millennium, Matrimony is a stunning novel of love and friendship, money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith. It is a richly detailed portrait of what it means to share a life with someone--to do it when you're young--and to try to do it afresh on the brink of middle age.

Mr. Henkin has participated in a number of book group discussions, and he talked about his experiences in a guest post at Books on the Brain. Matrimony was a New York Times Notable Book, and Mr. Henkin hopes you will think about buying it for the bookworm on your holiday shopping list.

If you'd like to be entered to win a signed copy of Matrimony, please leave a comment on this post with your email address. (If I don't have a way to contact you, your entry won't count.) This giveaway is open to readers all over the world and will end midnight EST on Dec. 21.

30 comments:

Jessica said...

I love book giveaways!

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Wrighty - said...

I haven't read this yet either and I keep hearing such good things about it. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I hope you had a successful weekend with your shopping. I didn't even get to a store to buy a single thing and I didn't get to the computer much either. I have lots to do and not enough time to do it in! But so does anyone else. Maybe I'll just take the month off and read. ;) Thanks for your contest and happy holidays!

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Tricia said...

Me, me, me please!

Kristi said...

Would love to read this book - I was in college in 1986 and married the following year - would like to see if that time period was the same for others as well!

Thanks,
Kristi
kherbrand(at)comcast(dot)net

Linda said...

I, too, have read many interesting reviews of this book, and would love to win a copy. Thanks.
lcbrower40 at gmail dot com

Serena said...

wow, I think you have more entrants than I do. LOL Though I didn't post it in my title...so that could be the reason.

Ramya said...

lol..enter me! i have lost count of the number of times i entered in giveaways for this book.. it seems to be very elusive!
ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

Keyomi said...

oh pls count me in..

Blodeuedd said...

A book giveaway :) Love that and finding out about new authors and books

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Jenna said...

I have heard some good things about this book. I would be interested in reading it. Thanks!

Megan said...

I also love book giveaways and would like to read this one!

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Jayme said...

i'd love to read this!! sounds pretty good!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

ddurance said...

I have seen all of those glowing reviews as well. Please enter me.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Lalaland said...

This would be fun.

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win this book!

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Annie said...

I would very much enjoy reading this book!

Thanks so much!!

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Sarah said...

Yippee! I love book giveaways! savvysahmreviews (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sam said...

Thanks for the chance to win this!
sras7508 at gmail dot com

Alli said...

This would be great! Thanks!

ariella at blight dot com

Veens said...

Thanks Anna :) Rest assured its a cool book :) I have read and reviewed it :)

Stephanie said...

I'm trying my hardest to win this one!

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Teddy Rose said...

No need to enter me. I wanted you to know that I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_12.html

Nely said...

This book is everywhere dammit and I want it. please enter me. thanks ~ Nely

nelaine.sanchez(at)gmail(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Thanks alot! Happy Holidays!

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

mindy said...

sounds like a wonderful read minsthinsat optonlinedot net thanks for the contest

sewingmema said...

Reading is such a part of my life that I read everything! Once I finish a book, I donate it to the VA Hospital in town so ohers can enjoy it also.

taterbug said...

Nothing better than a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Susan said...

I've seen so many great reviews of this book! I'd love to be counted in the giveaway. Thanks :)

onetwentypm@gmail.com

stacey @ bookthirty said...

I have two minutes until midnight EST (by my watch)! Did I make it?? :)

stacey (dot) bookthirty (at) gmail (dot) com