Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Lost Dog

I'm authorized to give away 5 copies. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

The Lost Dog
by Michelle de Kretser
Trade paperback publishing date: 8/13/2009
Publisher: Back Bay Books

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.

About the author:
Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer.

The Hamilton Case, her second novel, received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region), and the Society of Authors’ (U.K.) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award in Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book.

The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction.

Article: Michelle's motivation for her newest novel


  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • Bonus Entries: If you blog or twitter about this giveaway or link to it in other ways (ie facebook, myspace etc), send me a link to the post or page and your name will be entered again for each case. Meaning, you can blog and tweet for two extra entries. (Multiple tweets will not gain you further entries as I do not wish to encourage twitter spam.)
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST Saturday, August 22, 2009. I will select the winners with a random sequence generator using www.random.org.
  • I will announce the winners in a post as well as notify by email. Winners must respond with their mailing info within two days or forfeit. In which case I notify the next entry in the sequence generated by random.org.
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Also, for those of you winning the same title in more than one contest, be aware that Hachette may not deliver multiple copies of a single title to a single address.

26 tell me a story:

Madeleine 7/28/2009 3:42 AM  

I would love to win this book,


Unknown 7/28/2009 7:00 AM  

I am interested in this drawing. :)


Joseph 7/28/2009 10:14 AM  

Please enter me in your contest. Jos. from josephsreviews.wordpress.com/; e-mail: josephsreviews@gmail.com

Bridget 7/28/2009 11:18 AM  

No need to enter me; just posted this on Win A Book.

Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) 7/28/2009 12:33 PM  

This book sounds really interesting; thank you so much!


Lesley (aka Upper West Side Writer) 7/28/2009 12:35 PM  

I also Tweeted about this contest:


Thank you so much!


Marian Perera 7/28/2009 12:45 PM  

Michelle was born in Sri Lanka but emigrated? Same here, except I eventually ended up in Canada. Please enter me in the contest!

Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

Pam 7/28/2009 1:21 PM  

Count me in please!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Beth (BBRB) 7/28/2009 1:54 PM  

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Jessica ( frellathon ) 7/28/2009 2:24 PM  

I'd like to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks.

Lee P 7/28/2009 2:44 PM  

Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in

chinook92 AT gmail DOT com

Katrina 7/28/2009 6:15 PM  

I would like to read this book.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

tetewa 7/29/2009 2:43 PM  

Count me in, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

wheresmyrain 7/29/2009 4:17 PM  

sound like a good one,yes please
wheresmyrain at yahoo dot com

Luvdaylilies 7/29/2009 8:56 PM  

I would really enjoy this book~thanks for hosting!
Luvdaylilies AT bellsouth dot net

Dawn M. 7/31/2009 1:41 AM  

I would love the chance to read this book. Please count me in. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Debs Desk 8/01/2009 6:57 PM  

Please include me in your giveaway.

Glenn,  8/03/2009 4:48 AM  

I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

glenn_pessano AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous,  8/03/2009 8:05 PM  

The Lost Dog looks quite interesting and I would love to win a copy.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Belinda M 8/03/2009 9:32 PM  

Please include me in your giveaway

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Marjorie/cenya2 8/10/2009 4:22 PM  

A great review and I would love to
win this giveaway.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

ccqdesigns,  8/15/2009 10:51 AM  

I have been reading foreign authors or books in foreign locations all year so The Lost Dog was on my wish list. I would love to read it.


ccqdesigns,  8/15/2009 10:53 AM  

http://twitter.com/ccqdesigns/status/3331163202 Here is my twitter link.


Anonymous,  8/15/2009 1:55 PM  

Please accept this as my entry... Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya AT shaw DOT ca

CherylS22 8/18/2009 4:10 PM  

Please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Anonymous,  8/22/2009 12:18 PM  

this sounds great
please count me in ...thanks


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