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Giveaway: Dinner With Lisa by R.L. Prendergast

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 28, 2012
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R. L. Prendergast is going on tour with Dinner With Lisa for the entire month of March. He would like to jump star the tour by offering a giveaway of one copy of the book here.

Book Description:

In the disastrous economic times of the 1930s, Joseph Gaston, a young widower with four children, arrives in the small town of Philibuster seeking security for his family. Instead, he faces barriers everywhere. He does his best despite great adversity, but the strain of feeding and protecting his family whittles away his strength. Finally, destitution forces him to consider giving up his children in order to save them. Enraged by his situation, he attempts one last desperate act—on the night he learns about the mysterious Lisa.

Heart wrenching, humorous and historically authentic, Dinner with Lisa incorporates the crucial issues of the depression: poverty, unemployment, drought and racism. In the midst of love and loyalty, trickery and despair, the ultimate message of the novel is one of hope and the courage to survive even the worst odds.

About R.L. Pendergast:

R. L. (Rod) Prendergast was the entrepreneurial kid you saw on your neighbourhood street selling lemonade on a hot summer’s day. Recognizing young Rod’s preoccupation with money, his mother bribed him to read with an offer of 25 cents per book—and instilled in him a lifelong love of reading.

Although he continued down the path of industry—he started and sold his first business before completing his Bachelor of Commerce—he continued to read voraciously. After a number of years working in sales, marketing and management for several companies he spent a year’s sabbatical surfing and reading in New Zealand and, free of business pressures, he began to write. Those first words became the backbone of The Impact of a Single Event—which was long listed for the Independent Publishers Book Award for literary fiction, and which became a national bestseller in Canada. Spurred on by the success of his first novel, he took another sabbatical and wrote Dinner with Lisa. He is currently working on his next book.

Be sure to watch for my review on March 16th, I’m really excited About this one! 

A U.S. or Canadian winner will have their choice of a print copy or an ebook copy.  An international winner will receive an ebook format.

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Mailbox Monday

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 27, 2012
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Mailbox Monday has it’s very own blog, Mailbox Monday. For January, it is being hosted at Metro Reader.
Here’s what I received:

I received a 35% off promo code for Kobo and bought this eBook with it.

I received this in the mail from Grand Central Publishing.  It was unsoliceted but it looks good.  Nice suprise!

I received this eBook galley from Net Galley and Sourcebooks.  You all know me well enogh to know that I couldn’t resist. LOL!
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Ivan Coyote February Wrap up

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on February 27, 2012
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If your just tuning in to my blog this month, I featured Canadian writer, Ivan Coyote for Short Story Monday for the entire month of February.

If you haven’t read any of her work before, you should really check her out.  Here is what I covered this month:

Saturday and Cowboy Hats by Ivan E. Coyote
Fish Stories by Ivan Coyote
Loose End by Ivan E. Coyote

Ms. Coyote also write a novella that I adored Bow Grip.

I hope you enjoyed my month long tribute to Ivan E Coyote.  In conclusion I found this video of a short performance by Ivan Coyote:


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