Monday, January 11, 2010

Giveaway: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker


Thanks to the lovely folks at Hachette Books I am giving away three copies of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. This book has gotten raves all over the internet and I am very excited to read it myself. But you don't have to wait to see what I think about it, you can have you very own copy.

Amazon describes it thusly:

Baker's bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving's Garp, Anne Tyler's relationship savvy and the plangent voice of Margaret Atwood. In an upstate New York backwater, Truly, massive from birth, has a bleak existence with her depressed father and her china-doll–like sister, Serena Jane. Truly grows at an astonishing rate—her girth the result of a pituitary gland problem—and after her father dies when Truly is 12, Truly is sloughed off to the Dyersons, a hapless farming family. Her outsize kindness surfaces as she befriends the Dyersons' outcast daughter, Amelia, and later leaves her beloved Dyerson farm to take care of Serena Jane's husband and son after Serena Jane leaves them. Haunting the margins of Truly's story is that of Tabitha Dyerson, a rumored witch whose secrets afford a breathtaking role reversal for Truly. It's got all the earmarks of a hit—infectious and lovable narrator, a dash of magic, an impressive sweep and a heartrending but not treacly family drama.

Hachette has formed a discussion group for the book on Good Reads, where readers will be able to talk with the author herself from Jan. 24-Feb. 7.

You can also listen to a live interview (and call in with questions) with Tiffany Baker on Jan. 27 at 1:30 pm EST on www.blogtalkradio.com/grandcentralpub.
A great book premise and an accessible author too. You can't beat that!!!

To enter to win a copy, leave a comment below with your e-mail address included so I can contact you for a physical address should you win. No PO boxes. Residents of the US and Canada are eligible. Contest closes on Monday January 18th with winners posted the following day.

38 comments:

  1. I would love to win this one! It's actually been on my wish list since it came out in hardcover, but I still haven't had a chance to read it. Please enter me!

    jonitathebookchick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I have been hearing quite a lot about this book and would love to read it. thanks for hosting and please enter me -

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  5. Please enter me in the giveaway...I would love to read this!

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  6. Would love to read this book. Please add my name to the others. Linda/CT

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  7. This is on my wishlist - I'd love to win it.

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  8. This sounds interesting. Am I a winner?

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  9. Little Giant of Aberdeen County has been on my wishlist forever!

    Enter me :-)

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  10. Oooh I'd love to win a copy of this!

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  11. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time--I'd love to win a copy!

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  12. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway!

    christinezeg(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I would love to win this book!
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  15. This one is on my wish list. Please include me.

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  16. this sounds wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  17. Yes please, sounds like a great read.
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  18. This looks like a great book!
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  19. I love this book cover- it's so intriguing. Also, after reading the description, I'm even more intrigued. Thanks for the heads up on this one.

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  20. I, too, would love to read this book. Thank you for this very nice giveaway and please count me in.

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  21. Another great Winter afternoon read. Thanks for the chance

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  22. I would love to win; it sounds like a really unique story. :)

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  23. The local claim to fame here is being (or at least being very near) the birthplace of giantess Anna Swan. http://thehumanmarvels.com/?p=64

    Somehow, this book just seems fitting. I'd love to win!

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  24. I've tried every giveaway to get this and not succeeded yet. Here's hoping. Thank you for entering me.

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  25. i've been reading alot of great reviews of this book. count me in
    pksanddancer@yahoo.com

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  26. Please enter me, Kristen! Thank you!

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  27. Sounds interesting. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  28. I have really been wanting this! Please count me in.

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  29. Count me in, for sure!

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    ~Hannah

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  30. The description makes the book sound like one I would like. Thanks.
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  31. I would love to read this book....thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. This looks great! Please enter me!

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  33. I have heard good things about this book and would like to read it. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  35. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  36. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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    Sarah E

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  37. I'd love to join in too!

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  38. I have heard a lot about this book and would enjoy winning and reading a copy. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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