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:
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."
"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."
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The contest is open for one week, from today, November 14, until midnight Friday November 22.
Winners will be selected using Random.org 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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