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.