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Giveaway: Charlotte Street

October 23, 2012

Charlotte Street, by Danny Wallace, is being released today and, thanks to Harper Collins, I’m thrilled to have a copy to give to one US reader!  About the book:

 Jason Priestley (no, not that Jason Priestley) is in a rut. He gave up his teaching job to write snarky reviews of cheap restaurants for the free newspaper you take but don’t read. He lives above a video-game store, between a Polish newsstand and that place that everyone thinks is a brothel but isn’t. His most recent Facebook status is “Jason Priestley is . . . eating soup.” Jason’s beginning to think he needs a change.

So he uncharacteristically moves to help a girl on the street who’s struggling with an armload of packages, and she smiles an incredible smile at him before her cab pulls away. What for a fleeting moment felt like a beginning is cruelly cut short—until Jason realizes that he’s been left holding a disposable camera. And suddenly, with prodding and an almost certainly disastrous offer of assistance from his socially inept best friend Dev, a coincidence-based, half-joking idea—What if he could track this girl down based on the photos in her camera?—morphs into a full-fledged quest to find the woman of Jason’s dreams.

About the author:

Danny Wallace is a British writer, producer, and award-winning journalist whom GQ (UK) calls, “One of Britain’s great writing talents.” The man who gave us Yes Man (basis for the Hollywood motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel) makes a grand foray into fiction with Charlotte Street, a sweet and sharp romantic comedy about finding love, growing up, and making your own fate that fans of the novels of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls are going to adore. With this charming, slightly twisted comic novel about an endearing loser’s convoluted plot to turn a brief chance meeting into a once-in-a-lifetime love affair, Wallace proves he has ample heart to go along with the humor.

Thanks to Harper Collins, I have a copy of Charlotte Street to give away to one lucky reader.   To enter to win a copy of CHARLOTTE STREET, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open to US residents only– one entry per person, please.  I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EST Tuesday, November 6, 2012.   Winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.  Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2012 1:45 pm

    I don’t think I’d heard of this one until today. Looks interesting…

  2. October 23, 2012 2:06 pm

    Oooooh, a search for the woman he loves. How romantic.:)

  3. Beth Hoffman permalink
    October 23, 2012 3:10 pm

    I’ve had this on my radar ever since I heard about it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. October 23, 2012 4:32 pm

    I’m tempted to try to win this, but I hesitate to leave my address in cyberspace.

    Thanks, Kathy.

  5. October 23, 2012 4:55 pm

    Interesting. I shall put it on the pile. Thanks.

  6. October 23, 2012 5:57 pm

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Kathy! I’ll add this to my blog’s sidebar.

  7. October 23, 2012 6:01 pm

    P.S. Excellent trailer! :)

  8. October 23, 2012 7:22 pm

    I wasn’t sure if I wanted this until I saw the mention of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls. Yes, please! Sounds great!

  9. October 23, 2012 9:07 pm

    I just finished this one and I have to say that it was fabulous!!! Definitely an author to watch. Good luck to all!

  10. therelentlessreader permalink
    October 23, 2012 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy, this sounds like a good one!

  11. October 24, 2012 7:17 am

    Sounds good! I always wonder why when authors use names that are just like famous [sic] names and it happens quite often!

    • October 24, 2012 11:37 am

      Sometimes I wonder if authors do this to add a sort of insta-description? For instance, when we first read Jason Priestley an image of the actor pops into our brain, conciously or subconciously, and then as the author describes the character we adjust our initial image…. just a thought =)

  12. zibilee permalink
    October 24, 2012 8:30 pm

    I really like the sound of this book. It seems like it would be a fun and light read that I would really enjoy. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win!

  13. bookingmama permalink
    October 24, 2012 10:34 pm

    This reminds me that I wanted to read it!

  14. November 1, 2012 2:55 am

    This sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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