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Giveaway: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser...

August 11, 2009
the lost dogNext up on the giveaway block: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser...

About the book:
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.



(Don't mind the cover on this--it's from the hardcover. The giveaway is for the paperback...)

Giveaway!!
Thanks to Hachette, I have up to 5 copies for you.
Rules:
-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment and share: Have you been to the Australian bush, or would you want to go? I've never been, but one of these days I really should go visit the multitude of cousins I have on that continent... =)
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- Every 10 people entered gets another copy thrown into the hat, so tell everyone!
-- Do it all before 6:00pm CST August 24th. Good luck!

61 comments:

Nan said...

I'd love to be entered in this giveaway.

I've never been to the Australian bush. I think I would like to go sometime.

I follow you through google reader.

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Wanda said...

I haven't been to the Australian bush ... yet!! This is something I would love to do someday, though.
Please enter my name in your draw.
Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I have never been to the Australian Bush. What an experience that would be. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Madeleine said...

I have never been to Australia so the next best thing is travel from my armchair

madeleine444[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I've never been, but would love to make a trip to Australia and NZ in the next ten years. Maybe this one will provide me with a little inspiration!

sara
ihpie at yahoo.com

Beth said...

I've never been, and I'm not entirely sure I'd want to. One of Australia's cities maybe, but not the bush!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a follower.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I would love to go to Australia.
It seems to be a place that would
be fun to visit. However, at 71,
the Bush would not be somewhere I
could go. A visit to some of the
opal mines -now there's a great
idea. This book sounds as if I would like it. Please enter me and
thanks for having the drawing.


jeanereads{at}sbcglobal[dot]net

Irene Yeates said...

Almost made it to Australia, but our son and his fiancee (lives in Australia), broke up. No wedding, no trip. Boo hoo.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Irene Yeates said...

I am a follower ala Google and via e-mail.

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Debbie Rodgers said...

Have never been there, but I'd like to someday, although it's not on the top of the list. (Maybe after reading this book?)

Debbie Rodgers said...

I follow

Laney4 said...

I've never been out of North America. Would love to visit Australia -- anywhere -- but would require too much time away to do it justice.
seytype [at] at hotmail [dot] com

Laney4 said...

I'm a follower.
seytype [at] at hotmail [dot] com

Laney4 said...

I subscribe by email.
seytype [at] at hotmail [dot] com

afineday said...

Never been to Australlia and not sure if I want to go, it's such a loooong flight to get there.

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afineday said...

I subscribe by email. Thank you for the giveaway!

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FOKXXY said...

I have never been there. But I would like to go to Australia! Thank you.

ssummer(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue said...

I've never been to Australia. I wish I had cousins there to visit!! Thanks for sharing it.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I've been to anywhere in Australia, but one of these day I'd like to get down there and visit some of my friends there.

I'm also a follower via Blogger.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

ccqdesigns said...

Australia and New Zealand are the last two continents my husband and I have left to visit. I had an expat assignment in Australia, but had to turn it down and never managed to get there. It is still on our list though.

I am a loyal follower via google reader.

I tweeted at ccqdesigns. I also have my foot in a cast right now Drey, so I am reading a lot!

rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I have never been to Australia or the Australian *bush* but I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand generally and see those countries!

Thanks for the contest!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow on Google Reader (and twitter).

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Kat Bryan said...

I have never been to the Australian bush and I'm not sure I'd want to as they have some of the harshest weather around. I would like to visit other areas of Australis, though.

I'm a follower.

winterset AT peoplepc.com

Cindy said...

I have never been to Australia, but would love to go someday!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow your blog on Google.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

This is a great giveaway! I would love to win a copy of this book! It is on my Must Read List!

I subscribe by email also.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Cindy said...

I follow you on Twitter. My username is Soccermom213

I just tweeted about your giveaway!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hello! All posted at Win a Book for you.

Brenda said...

Hello I would love to read this book!

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DarcyO said...

I haven't been to the Australian bush. I'd love to go sometime. This book sounds terrific. Count me in!

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

DarcyO said...

I follow.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Serena said...

I'd love a chance to read this book. Sounds like a great one...and it has a dog on the cover.

I have never been to Australia, but it is on my list of places to go.

I follow in google reader.

Where in Australia would be the Opera House for starters and Ayers Rock.

Serena said...

oops forgot the email

savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

ANovelMenagerie said...

320 Followers! That's so cool!

I'd love to enter. I've seen the contest in a couple of other spots... but, when I saw it in yours... I thought... AHA! Must enter here!

Sheri
Follower
Subscriber
Loyal Reader
Lover of Your Blog
From A Novel Menagerie

clenna said...

I have never been to Austraia but I would love to visit.

clenna said...

I follow

ossmcalc said...

I have never been to Australia but it is on my "bucket list."

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I follow.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3258566941

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Faved on Technorati.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I subscribe via email.

Thank you,

Christine
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Kat Bryan said...

Posted on my blog here - http://kat-bryanscorner.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveway-lost-dog.html

winterset AT peoplepc.com

Beth said...

I have never been, but would love to!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Sandra K321 said...

I visited Australia, but the closest I got to the bush was a Koala and Wildlife rescue Park.

Sandra K321 said...

I subscribe to your feed.

Lee P said...

Are you kidding! I'd love to go to Australia (and the Australian bush) This sounds like such a good book. Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee P said...

I follow your blog.

chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

ColleenFL said...

The book looks interesting. I'd love to go to Australia someday.
I'm a follower.

Karen H in NC said...

I have never been to Australia but I would love to visit...maybe someday!

+1 I am a follower

kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

I've never been to the Australian Bush. Don't think I want to go.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Rusczyk said...

I want to go... by reading the book! Can't afford it any other way, but maybe someday. Roos are cute.

lisarusczyk (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

would love to visit australia.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

i'm a follower :)

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

One of the few places I have not visited is Australia, it certainly is on my "bucket list"! Thanks for the chance to win.

lingeorge said...

I absolutely would love to visit all of Australia. But it is very unlikely that I could ever afford it.

I follow

lag123 said...

I would love to go to the Australian bush

lag110@mchsi.com

lag123 said...

I am a new follower.

lag110@mchsi.com

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