April 17, 2009

Giveaway: Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts





BOOK INFORMATION (taken from here)
The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.


Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.




"A heartbreaking tale about love, loss and survival that will stick with the reader long after the last page is turned." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)


"Gripping...unflinching...Letts's best work since her stunning debut novel." --- Associated Press


"Heartfelt...Letts is at the top of her game." --- Dallas Morning News


"Deeply moving and entertaining."--- New York Post

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book

Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box


ENTRIES:

Leave a separate comment for each entry
+1 for commenting
+1 for following (current follower's count)
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for blogging about this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (sidebar counts)
+1 for tweeting (make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments)

Winner's will be chosen May 1st.

76 comments:

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Stacie said...

I follow.

Diane La Rue said...

I'd love to win Billie Letts newest book.

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Diane La Rue said...

I put this on my blog- http://bookchickdi.blogspot.com

Diane La Rue said...

I'd love to win and I'm following you on Twitter.

bookchickdi

NotNessie said...

I loved Where the Heart Is, and I would love to read this book too.

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NotNessie said...

I'm a follower

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Heidi V said...

Please count me in!

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Heidi V said...

Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/?p=14806

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♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered!

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♔ jessica.marie said...

I am a new follower!

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♔ jessica.marie said...

I now follow you an twitter my name is bookslove.

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AmandaSue said...

This sounds like a good read, I loved Where the heart is! Thanks for entering me.
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AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!
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olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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Bridget said...

Just posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me though.

nfmgirl said...

This sounds like a really interesting story. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Marie said...

I would love to read this, I've heard good things about it!

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Cheryl S. said...

Looks like a sad, but hopeful story. I'd love to read it.

Thanks,
Cheryl
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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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MJ said...

I follow

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter Sumrthyme

nightdweller20 said...

At first I was uncertain about wanting this book, but then I changed my mind after reading readers' opinions.

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nightdweller20 said...

I follow via Google.

scottsgal said...

Please enter me - sounds like a great read

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scottsgal said...

I'm also a subscriber thanks!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd love to be entered!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i follow!!

a real librarian said...

I'd love to be entered!!

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kalea_kane said...

This looks incredible! Please enter me for this giveaway!

Thanks!

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kalea_kane said...

I am a follower of your blog too. :)

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kalea_kane said...

I am a Twitter follower too. :)

kellyblackwell


Thanks again

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kalea_kane said...

Here is a link to my tweet about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1568450344

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kalea_kane said...

I blogged about your giveaway too. :)

http://enroutetolife.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-teeny-tiny-giveaways.html

Thanks!

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Luvdaylilies said...

Thanks so much for offering the giveaway, I'd love to win!

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Smilingsal said...

I'd love to win this book.

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Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a book that would draw the reader in. I would love to read it.

♔ jessica.marie said...

I would love to be entered!

+I am a follower
+I follow on twitter
+I tweeted : bookslove

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Carol said...

I really like her books! Thank you for the chance to win this one!
Carol M
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Brimful Curiosities said...

Walmart sometimes makes me want to keel over. Poor kids. Sounds like a good book.

minishoes said...

I loved the book where the heart is! This sounds like a even better read. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

Carol said...

I'm a follower.
Carol M
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minishoes said...

i follow. jacquecurl@gmail.com

Carol said...

I follow you on Twitter-CarolAnnM
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nhertel85 said...

I'd like to enter.

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nhertel85 said...

I follow.

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a good book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Wanda said...

I, too, am a readaholic and I would love the opportunity to read this book. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks!

Selinda said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

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JaniceH said...

Thanks for a great contest!

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JaniceH said...

I follow!

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Anonymous said...

I love Billie Letts and would like to add this to the list of books by her I've read. Thanks.

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quelleheure4 said...

I sure loved her first one. Thanks for the chance!
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quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1606337456

quelleheure4 said...

I follow you on twitter now.

Stephanie said...

Please enter me to win this contest!!

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Stephanie said...

I also now follow you on Twitter. stephlee77
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nomadreader said...

Enter me!

Carrie K. said...

Please count me in for this giveaway - thanks so much for hosting! I followed you on Google Reader, and I blogged about the giveaway here:

http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/04/25/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-25-2009/

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Nicole said...

Please enter me. mybookviews[at]gmail[dot]com

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great book.

JD

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lawyergirl said...

Billie is such a powerful author

Sandee61 said...

Please add me to your giveaway list. I love Billie Letts! Thank you.


Sandy

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Samantharae said...

I am a follower.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Samantharae said...

I haven't had the chance to read any books by Billie this would be a great opportunity for me.
Thanks


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Nicole said...

I would love to read this.

Belinda M said...

Please enter me in the giveaway

Belinda M said...

I follow

Renee G said...

I would love to read this.

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BillyJack said...

Please enter me in the giveaway

Mae B said...

I'd love to read this