Sunday, April 11, 2010

Giveaway: The Cradle by Patrick Somerville



The Cradle by Patrick Somerville


Reading Group Guide


Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.


Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.


Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.


Thanks to Valerie @ The Hachette book group I have a copy of this one to giveaway!
-To enter please answer the question: Do you belong to a book club? If you don't, would you join one?
-leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win
-Open to US and Canadian residents only
-No po boxes please
-Ends April 30th

34 comments:

  1. I used to belong to a book club and would love to be part of one again.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  2. I'd like to read this!

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I dream of a local book club. Alas, I am not part of one.

    (not an entry)

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  4. This sounds like a great book! And yes, I do belong to a book club. It's what got me back into reading a few years ago.

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  5. I don't belong to a book club but would like to join one
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  6. No, I'm not a member of a book club! I don't think we have any around close. I've been reading good things about this book. I'd love to win it.

    I follow on google.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.
    I used to belong to a book club years ago. It kind of fizzled as people got busy. I would join one again if the opportunity came about.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  8. No, I don't belong to a book club. I don't know of any around here.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

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  9. Count me in!

    Kelsey
    krae991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. No, I don't belong to a book club. I am not sure if I would join one b/c I have 2 kiddos and it would be hard to follow a schedule to read
    mstlee2000 @ hotmail.com

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  11. I don't belong to a book club, and unfortunately don't have time for one :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. no, i don't belong to a book club...thanks for the chance to read this book.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  13. I belong to a couple online book clubs. I have tried to find a book club in my area but there doesn't appear to be any. I was hoping to start one, and have posted ads on kijiji and craigslist but have not had much luck!

    I would love to win a copy of this book. It is on my "to read" list. It sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks

    lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

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  14. I don't belong to a book club (other than the B&N First Look club), but I have considered it.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I don't belong to a book club - I don't know where to find one. And if I did - would I have the time! I wish!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  16. I have a group of friends that we all share the same books then get together and chat about them, so unofficially, yes.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  17. I don't belong to a book club. I might join one, but I really like to pick my own books.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. At one time I did belong to a book club,but now I work so much that I wouldn't have the time to get involved.
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

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  19. I have never been in a book club but I think I would enjoy it. I guess I need to look into joining one......
    I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. I would LOVE to win it!! Thanks for the chance!!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  20. I teach and the only book clun in my small town meets during the day...looking forward to retirement! lol

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  21. I don't currently belong to a book club. I am part of a couple on line but none in my area. Would love to be part of one though.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

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  22. I unfortunately am not part of a book group but I would love to be in one! I have had the hardest time finding one in my area (Land O Lakes, FL). Thanks!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  23. No I don't belong to a book club. But I would like to if I could find one in my area. This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  24. I don't belong to one, but I bet it would be fun to join one.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  25. I wish I had time to belong to a book club!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  26. I do belong to a book club and I love it you get exposed to books that you may not normally read, it stretches your mind.

    Please enter me inn this giveaway. I am a follower of your blog.

    copperpenny12(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. So far my book club includes 2 of us. We are looking to join a larger group.
    red_handed99@yahoo.ca

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  28. I don't belong to a book club but I bet it would be fun!

    dlhaley[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. I belong to an online book club and I enjoy it.
    No pressure.
    I would love to win this book.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I do belong to a book club with a bunch of girls in my area. We are a small group...but we like it that way.

    Thanks for the chance. This looks really good.
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  31. dgkirkwood@yahoo.comApril 29, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    I do online book club discussions and belong to a mystery book club - which is very interesting indeed.

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  32. I don't belong to a book club at this time... I would happily join if I could find one that was purely concentrated on books rather than gossip and drama.

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  33. I don't belong to a book club, but I'd be open to trying one.

    Please enter me in this giveaway!

    familyhistree at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  34. I don't belong to a book club. I would love to join one with others around my age.

    Desiree
    carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

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