Saturday, June 27, 2009

An opportunity to read Rachel DuPree's personal history for yourself

Not long after I posted my interview with Ann Weisgarber on April 27th, she generously offered to send copies of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree for blog readers as soon as she received them from her publisher. I happily accepted.

So now I have three new paperbacks sitting on my bookshelf, and each awaits a reader. All you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post saying why you'd be interested in reading it.

If you didn't catch my earlier interview with Ann, click the link above for details. Deadline is Thursday, July 2nd. The names of the three winners will be drawn on Friday. International entrants welcome.

And the best news of all: At the time of the interview, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree had yet to be picked up by an U.S. publisher, despite its South Dakota Badlands setting and classic American themes. I was very pleased to learn that this has changed. I got the chance to meet Ann at the HNS conference two weekends ago, and while speaking as part of the "debut novels" panel, she announced that it had been acquired by Viking US. Publication will be next summer. Congratulations, Ann, and thanks for providing copies for Reading the Past visitors!

Good luck to all the entrants!

19 comments:

  1. I'm interested! I found your interview with the author intriguing and would like to read the book.

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  2. I would love to read this book. I visited the Badlands several years ago. Such a desolate, yet beautiful and interesting area!
    Enjoyed your interview.

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  3. I learned about Ann's book and her path to getting published when her husband sat next to me at the HNS conference. He promised to introduce me later. Two sessions after that, this wonderfully nice lady sat next to me. It was her! I looked her book up later and knew this was something I'd love to read.

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  4. I am interested in reading this book because it has such an unusual setting.

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  5. I have heard great things about this book.
    Please enter me to win. Mariag

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  6. Enjoyed the interview and would like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  7. I can't believe it's not published by any US company. It seems odd given what the book is about!

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  8. michelle7:12 AM

    I would love to read this book, it sounds intriuging and I haven't been able to find it here in Australia yet.

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  9. I would love to read Ann's book. I heard her speak at the HNS Conference and found her dedication and determination so inspiring! I would love to be able to recommend her book to others.

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  10. It sounds like a really good book. I was really sad when I found out it wasn't published yet in the United States. I would love to read it now rather than wait for it to be published next summer.

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  11. I would love to win this. I remember reading your interview and added this to my TBR back then.

    I love historicals and especially ones with racial issues and over coming adversity. It sounds like a winner.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Hi! Just posted this on Win A Book for you.

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  13. Thanks Bridget - but the contest is over :) Winners were announced yesterday.

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  14. I'd love to be entered.
    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  15. I would like to enter The Personal History of Rachel DuPree giveaway.

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  16. Bev Mastroianni9:55 PM

    Me too! Me too! I've been keeping my eye on this one waiting for it's arrival! Please add me to the list

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  17. Congratulations Ann on getting a US publisher.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me

    elizascott2005 at yahoo dot co dot in

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  18. oops, forgot to give the reason. I just read a book called Secret Daughter which is a memoir of a bi-racial child. It interested in African American history and also left me wanting to explore that well. Love the interview by the way.

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  19. Sounds like a very unique setting and premise. I'd love to give it a read!

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