Monday, December 22, 2008

Giveaway: Without a Backward Glance by Kate Veitch

I was thrilled to receive an email last week from Kate Veitch, author of Without a Backward Glance, letting me know that her novel has been named one of the Top Books of 2008 by American Library Journal. Without a Backward Glance was one of 13 fiction books on the list of 37. Congratulations, Kate! You definitely deserve such recognition! (You can read the entire list here.)

[I really enjoyed the book, and you can read my review here. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Kate (one of my first author interviews!), and you can read it here.]

Here's a description of the book from Kate's website:

On Christmas Eve in 1967, a London woman unhappily transplanted to the Australian suburbs makes a decision that will change forever the lives of her four young children.

Forty years on, those children are adept at concealing their shared pain. Deborah has a demanding political career, James is a successful artist, Robert a respected school principal. Only Meredith, the baby of the family, seems stuck. But as their father begins to lose his grip on reality, they find themselves floundering in an unfamiliar sea. And their past is about to reach into the present in ways that will shock and challenge them all.

To celebrate the book's success, Kate would like to offer a copy of Without a Backward Glance to one of my readers. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. **Make sure you leave your email address or blog URL so I can contact you if you win. If I don't have a way to contact you, your entry won't be counted.**

Because the holidays are fast approaching, I'll leave the contest open until midnight EST on Sunday, January 4. This giveaway is open to readers everywhere.

98 comments:

bermudaonion said...

How exciting. Please enter me - milou2ster(at)gmail.com Thanks!

Serena said...

Pick me...pick me...ok you got my digits...so I hope I get this book...I would love to read and review it.

Luanne said...

I've heard really good things about this one! Enter me please..

Kristi said...

This sounds like a good book - I have added it to be TBR's!

Kristi
kherbrand(at)comcast(dot)net

carmen alexis said...

I'd love to read this book. Top books of 2008... sounds so impressive. =)

mindy said...

sounds terrific thanks for the contest minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

Lalaland said...

The mother walking out on the family. Unbelievable....A mother should never do that.

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Janel said...

Oooh, this one sounds good! Please enter me!

Happy Holidays!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow sounds like a good book! would love to win!

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kate said...

oo i love book giveaways!

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taterbug said...

Thanks for the chance to win a great, new book! Count me in the running.

Nicky said...

great review! I have heards some good things about this book but never had the chance to read it! so would love to! thanks so mcuh!

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Michelle said...

i'd love to win this book! sounds awesome!

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J. Kaye Oldner said...

Sounds like a must read! :)

Bella Foxx said...

Please enter me in this contest. I blogged about it. Here is a link to my post on my blog Bella is reading.

teabird said...

This sounds wonderful - please consider me (i.e., please pick me...)

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me although the premise has me curious as all get out. I'm done blowing off my own life for you now. *grin*

Didja buy that?

Didn't expect you would...

AmandaSue said...

I'd love to be entered. And I think the cover of this book is very interesting. Thanks

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ddurance said...

Sounds like a good general fiction read. I would love to read it.

Deidre
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katayoun said...

sound like a very interesting read, i would love to be entered.

Thao Tran said...

I love international contest. Please enter me.

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Alyce said...

How nice! I would love to win a copy of this book!
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stacey @ bookthirty said...

Lovely! Thanks for the giveaway.

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mom2anutball said...

Please enter me!

Blodeuedd said...

I love new books so enter me :D
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tanabata said...

I just read your review and this sounds really good. I'd love to have my name in for a chance to win. Thanks!
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violetcrush said...

Please enter me.

Alessandra said...

Sounds like a good book. Please enter me, thank you!

Anya said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the chance to win!

darbyscloset said...

Oh yes, I'll take this book off your hands!!! Wow the cover reminds me of one of Jodi Picoult's books, who I love to read yet always misspell her last name : }
Thanks so much for this nice giveaway and congrats on your interview!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

Wow, please enter me. Thanks! Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This sounds great!
Congrats to Kate as well.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Veens said...

oh the author is very kind to remember and offer u such a gr8 giveaway :) and i guess... u r too good :)

thanks enter me :)

Marie said...

This looks like it would be a great read!

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Hege said...

Sounds like a gret book and I'd love to win it :)

Amy said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway, I've been wanting to read this one. :)
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Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

Sounds very interesting! Thanks for a great giveaway!

heatherlo said...

Count me in! Thanks.

Jenna said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

bridget3420 said...

Happy Holidays to all!

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Jo-Jo said...

This sounds like a great book...please enter me!
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aBookworm said...

Sounds like an interesting book, one I'd like to read. Congrats to Kate as well!

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Baba said...

Oh I would love to read this and pass it on to my daughter and my grand-daughter to read. We are a family of bookworms.

Stacie said...

Please include me- this is something I would be interested in reading.

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Jayme said...

this sounds like a good read. thanks for the giveaway!

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avalonne83 said...

Sounds really great!!!
Please enter me. Thanks.

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Melly said...

wow your reivew of it sounds amazing! i can't believe being able to do that!

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Carol said...

This sounds really good. Thank you for the chance to win it!
Carol M
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Candie said...

Would love a chance to read this book. Thank you

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kalea_kane said...

This sounds wonderful! And what great news for Kate Veitch! I would love a chance to win! Thank you so much!

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Alli said...

This sounds great! Thanks!

MJ said...

This sounds good.

Samantha R said...

sounds like a good book! I would love to win!
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abcdbanda said...

this looks like a great book! thanks!
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a real librarian said...

Ohh, this one looks awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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Lynne said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the contest.

Teddy Rose said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for your review. I added it to my TBR.

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-weeks-giveaways-galore_21.html

avisannschild said...

Please enter me too!

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Kaye said...

I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds great. florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Ginny said...

Book looks good!

elaine said...

This book sounds so interesting!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

meg89 said...

Sounds great, please enter me! meh471(at)truman(dot)edu

The Tome Traveller said...

This sounds like a great book, please enter me!

Carey

LazyDaisy0413 said...

I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

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Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Congrats to Kate Veitch! I'd love to win a copy of her book to read/review. Please enter my name in the giveaway ... thanks, Anna.

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Sheri S. said...

This book sounds really good - please enter me! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

This looks great! Thanks for the opportunity!

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Valorie said...

I would love a chance to win. <3

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Linda and Greg said...

I would love to win this!! THank you for a great giveaway!
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writesalot said...

Please enter me!

Mariah
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this. I've heard great things about it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy . . . and Happy New Year!
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Grateful Gramma said...

Hmmm....sounds interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Bookfool said...

I love that cover! I've yet to read the last book I won from you, but . . . mmm, can't pass up the opportunity. You know where to find me, but here's my email:

bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

the0reviewing0rachel said...

I'd love to be entered in the contest!

lil_chicadee101093@yahoo.com
rachel

happy holidays!

mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for the contest minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

tuliej said...

I would love to win and read this
book!

Mama Hill said...

I would love to read this and pass along! Thanks so much for the chance!

wildflower00 said...

This book looks so intriguing. I would love to read it. I need to add another book to my growing library.
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Nicole said...

Please enter me!! Sounds like a great book!!

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louiseb130 said...

Cool book

ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me.
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malleycc said...

WOW it sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance.

Renee G said...

Please enter me. I'd love to read this.

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The Holistic Knitter said...

I'd love to read this.
Please enter me - holisticknitter(at)uk2(dot)net.
Thanks
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read...
Please enter me
Beckie
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Sandra said...

I'd like to read this story. Please enter me, thank you.

Nana*2*4 said...

Sounds like a wonderful book that I would love to read.

Wrighty - said...

I thought I already entered this but I almost missed it! Sounds like a good story. Please include me. Thanks for your contest and have a very happy new year!

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Diana D said...

please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks

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Luck Happens said...

This sounds like an interesting story. Please toss my name in the hat! kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds wonderful! Count me in please!!

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a great book!! I hope I win :)

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bibliophile23 said...

I would also love to enter this contest. My email is Grace2133(at)yahoo(dot)com. My blog addy is www.bibliophile23.wordpress.com

debrob58 said...

I would love the opportunity to read a book by Kate Veitch.
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CanAmBlond said...

Would love to read this one, it just looks so good. Thanks for the chance to win it!

sandyy456 said...

Looks like a good read!

Anna said...

Thanks for the interest in this giveaway, but it is now closed.