Monday, June 27, 2011

The Book Giveaway: This week, let's be literary.



I launched my Summer Book Giveaway with a beach read and a James Bond novel. This week, how about a more literary selection -- "Bird Cloud," the latest by Annie Proulx?

Proulx is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Shipping News" and "Brokeback Mountain." In "Bird Cloud" (Scribner; $26), she writes about her life in rural Wyoming, on a remote 640-acre property she purchased in 2003.

This nonfiction work, described as part memoir, part naturalist's journal, part history and archaeology of place, has won glowing reviews. "With a scientist's exactitude, an artist's attunement to beauty, and a storyteller's enchantment," Booklist writes, "Proulx takes us through the building of a home, intimacy with place, and reclamation of the past."

To enter, leave a comment on this blog with your name or some way to identify you -- not just "anonymous."
I'm giving away a summer read each week through August. I'll post the winner of "Bird Cloud" on Wednesday, June 29.

6 comments:

Heather said...

Looks like a good one! Thanks for the chance to win!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this fascinating giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This interesting memoir/historical journal sounds captivating. Many thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

veronica said...

this is the first time i have read these book blogs and i love it! I will be a regular now. I always read the book page in the observer[ my favorite part of the paper] I would love to win this book. Thanks for letting me try, veronica mackinnon

Regina said...

Visited Wyoming once and was impressed by its natural beauty. Would love to win this book as nonfiction is one of my favorite book categories.

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net