Sunday, January 9, 2011

And the winner is . . . And the next book is . . .

Michael is the lucky winner of the first book give-away. But happily, I have lots of other books to give away. So check back each and every Sunday (or the occasional Monday/Saturday) for your chance to enter and win.

And now, on to the next book, which is the novel Exiles, by Ron Hansen. It's the story of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and the doomed nuns who drowned on the steamship Deutschland (and of course, the Hopkins poem about the event). It's a great pick for folks who love Brit Lit, for folks who are curious about sprung rhythm, for folks who love the 19th century, for folks with a curiosity about nuns, especially the nuns who set off to colonize . . . oh, it's a great pick for everyone. And you get a surprise book too!

Leave a comment, and I'll enter you into a drawing for this book. In one week, I'll draw a name, and if you're the lucky person, I'll contact you and mail you not only this book, but a surprise book too.


Kathleen said...

I read about this book! It sounds fascinating.

Radish King said...

Oh I was drunk on Hopkins for an entire year! He was a violinist!

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Kristin said...

The random # generator has dictated that Kathleen gets the book--I do wish that I had 2 copies!

Kathleen, if you send me your mailing address, you'll have books soon! (send it to