Thursday, November 14, 2013

Europa Challenge Giveaway! - And Welcome Librarians!

It's giveaway time! Welcome to our new readers. We hope you enjoy what you find here and come back often!

Europa Editions is offering three lucky winners one of the following books:

Saving Mozart, by Raphael Jerusalmy. 
"Raphaël Jerusalmy’s debut novel takes the form of the journal of Otto J. Steiner, a former music critic of Jewish descent suffering from tuberculosis in a Salzburg sanatorium in 1939. Drained by his illness and isolated in the gloomy sanatorium, Steiner finds solace only in music. He is horrified to learn that the Nazis’ are transforming a Mozart festival into a fascist event. Steiner feels helpless at first, but an invitation from a friend presents him with an opportunity to fight back. Under the guise of organizing a concert for Nazi officials, Steiner formulates a plan to save Mozart that could dramatically change the course of the war."

Everyone in their Place: The Summer of Commissario Riccardi, by Maurizio de Giovanni. "Book three in the Commissario Ricciardi series. Naples 1931. Together with his indefatigable partner, Brigadier Maione, Ricciardi, a man driven into solitude by his paranormal “gift” of seeing the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths—a talent that also makes him a highly effective investigator—is conducting an investigation into the death of the beautiful and mysterious Duchess of Camparino, whose connections to privileged Neapolitan social circles and the local fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to explode."
A Long Way from Verona, by Jane Gardam.
"Jane Gardam’s  marvelous stories of young girls on the threshold of womanhood—God on the Rocks and Crusoe’s Daughter—have delighted her many readers. These “modern classics” (The Independent) are now joined by another novel that is equally fresh and vivid, comic and touching.
Jessica Vye introduces herself on the first page by announcing, “I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal, having had a violent experience at the age of nine.” Jessica’s “violent experience,” a prescient prediction of her future, colors her school days and her understanding of the adult world around her, as does the war raging in Europe. It’s a time of rationing and restrictions, of uncomfortable dresses, restrained essays, and dusty tea shops. Young Jessica has been told by a revered author that she is “beyond all possible doubts” a born writer. The proof being her refusal to conform, her compulsion to tell the absolute truth, and her dedication to noting her experiences. This she knew. What she doesn’t know is that the experiences which now enrich and sustain her talent will one day lead to a new and wholly unexpected reality."

To enter:
Please fill out the form below. Do not leave a comment on this post as your entry. You must be a subscriber to the Challenge blog and have a U.S. mailing address. The contest is open to the U.S. only. That's it. You don't have to be a participant (but you can sign up to do the Challenge if you want).

One entry per person please! :-)

The contest is open for one week, from today, November 14, until midnight Friday November 22.

Winners will be selected using and notified via email as soon as possible. Winners have 48 hours to reply with a U.S. mailing address, or I will select another winner. 

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Good luck!