Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Katie Crouch in North Carolina and a giveaway

Do you live in North Carolina? Author Katie Crouch, whose books are set in South Carolina, will be in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas in two weeks to promote her latest book: Men and Dogs.

From Booklist via amazon:
Following her embraced debut, Girls in Trucks (2008), Crouch offers another southern tale in which Hannah Legare finds herself back in her hometown, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, as her marriage, business, and life in San Francisco crumble. She soon begins to puzzle over an old mystery: her father Buzz’s mysterious disappearance more than 20 years earlier. Hannah retraces old ground, hoping to glean insights from the recollections of her mother, stepfather, brother, and family friends. Yet most residents of the town prefer to remember Buzz fondly, and view his disappearance during a routine fishing expedition as a tragic accident. Hannah, however, is still haunted by her father’s absence and the thought of the family dog drifting alone in the boat. Her quest to discover her father’s true fate provides clues to Hannah’s current problems, including her trouble being faithful to her husband, even as she realizes she may find information she never wanted to know. At least she will finally begin to piece together her own story.

Ms. Crouch's North Carolina appearances are:

May 25th, 7pm
Park Road Books in Charlotte

May 26th, 7pm
Regulator Books in Raleigh-Durham

May 27th, 7pm
Barnes and Noble, Cary Commons, in Cary

I know I plan to be at the Park Road Books event (even though it is my anniversary) and thought that if anyone else was going to be in the area, we could meet and maybe catch dinner, if we find time amongst all the book browsing (since I am congenitally unable to go into a bookstore without shopping).

And if a fun author opportunity isn't enough, Henry at Hachette Book Group has offered to let me host a giveaway of Men and Dogs. I have three copies of the book to giveaway to folks with a US or Canadian address (sorry no PO boxes). To enter, just leave a comment below. Entries will close at midnight on May 24th.

While you gear up for the event, check out Katie Crouch's author website. I suspect that her canine assistant probably isn't making the southern leg of her tour, but she does have one gorgeous dog. Go look!


  1. Great giveaway, please count me in.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for this awesome chance to win! Please enter me!

  3. It's too bad that I don't live around you (or even in the same country!), because I'd love to go to dinner and shop for books with you!!!!

    For now I'll have to settle for entering to win "Men and Dogs". I really enjoyed "Girls in Trucks", so I would absolutely love to read this one. Thanks for the entry!


  4. I really like the storyline and would love to win and read this novel.
    I follow by email and google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  5. I'd love a chance to win this book as it was my WOW pick a while back. Thanks for the giveaway...

    bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com.

  6. I'd love to win this book.
    Love & Hugs,

  7. I'd like to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  8. Sounds like a great read. Please include me.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  9. As a former charlottean, I wish I could be at Park Road Books - I have spent many hours roaming that store!!

    I would love to be entered into the giveaway.

    I am actually thinking of starting a blog - would love for you to send me some tips and hints.

  10. A new author for me. Please enter me and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    tbranco AT hughes (DOT)net

  11. Looks like a memorable book.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  12. Wish I lived in NC! But I'd still love a chance at reading the book thanks!


  13. Please include me! Thanks

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  14. Please count me in! How great you will be able to make one of the appearances, I bet that will be fun.

  15. I am totally excited for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  16. My test of a good novel is dreading to read the last chapter ~ Thomas Helm

    Please enter me in your contest!


    shawneeheights at hotmail dot com

  17. please count me in...thanks :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

  19. Sounds like a wonderful book, and I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  20. This sounds like a great story. Would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please!

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com


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