Monday, May 6, 2013

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

Welcome to another Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop! This is my chance to get some of my ARC's and other things that I'm not using out to you (so I can have room for more!). I have 3 things this giveaway, and I'll have a separate Rafflecopter for each thing, so be sure to keep scrolling to see everything.

First up is a bound galley of An American Family!

The sprawling narrative of five siblings, born in the 1940’s, beginning on the day John Kennedy was shot and ending on 9/11. Between these two iconic dates, we follow the fortunes, love affairs, marriages, divorces, successes and failures of the Pearls, an immigrant Polish-Jewish family, from the Lower East Side of New York, to Long Island and beyond.

The oldest, Jackie — a charming, womanizing attorney — drifts into politics with help from the Nassau County mob. His younger brother, Michael, a gambler and entrepreneur, makes and loses fortunes riding the ebb and flow of high-risk business decisions. Their sister, Elaine, marries young and raises two children before realizing that she wants more from life than being merely a wife and mother and embarking on a new life in her forties. Their sensitive and brilliant half-brother, Stephen, deals with the growing consciousness that he is gay in an era that was not gay friendly. Stephen goes to Vietnam as a medic, comes home, becomes a writer, and survives the AIDS epidemic of the eighties. The baby of the family, Bobbie, high-strung and rebellious, gets pregnant at Woodstock, moves to San Francisco as a single mother during the “Summer of Love,” then winds up in Los Angeles as a highly-successful record producer.

In a larger sense this book is not merely the story of one family, but the story of most immigrant families – Jewish, Italian, Irish, African-American – as they enter the melting pot and emerge as a new generation, as well as the story of the tumultuous years of the second half of the twentieth century.

(Description and cover picture from Goodreads)

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Next up is The Time In Between!

The Time In Between is a word-of-mouth phenomenon that catapulted María Dueñas, a debut author, to the top of Spain’s bestseller lists.

This sweeping novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with the irresistible romance of Casablanca, moves at an unstoppable pace. Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.

(Description and cover picture from Goodreads. Cover on ARC looks slightly different)

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An finally, I have a Moleskine Book Journal. This thing is absolutely lovely, but I keep track of all my stuff online, so it's getting no use. See this Amazon page to see what it is. It's really awesome, but getting no love here, so it's time to pass it on to someone who will love it.
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Ok, that's all for this month. Good luck, thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out all the other stops on the hop!


miki said...

i would have loved an opportunity to win teh book journal since i prefer to do it on paper than on teh computer but i'm international so guess it will be for another time

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

OMG!! I LOVE getting writing Journals!! This would be so AWESOME to win!!! I love writing and I use these journals to put down ideas for books that I would love to write or just to write in them! **crossing fingers** Thank you so much for your generous giveaway prize!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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