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Giveaway: Pioneer Girl

January 16, 2015

Pioneer Girl

One of my favorite books of 2014, Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen (@bichminhnguyen), will be released in paperback on January 27 and, to celebrate, Penguin is allowing me to give a copy away to one lucky reader.

About the book:

Bich Minh Nguyen’s previous books—the acclaimed memoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner and the American Book Award–winning novel Short Girls—established her talents as a writer of keen cultural observation. In Pioneer Girl, Nguyen entwines the Asian American experience with the escapist pleasures of literature, in a dazzling mystery about the origins of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House on the Prairie.

Lee Lien has long dodged her Vietnamese family’s rigid expectations by immersing herself in books. But now, jobless with a PhD in literature, she is back at home, working in her family’s restaurant under her mother’s hypercritical gaze—until an heirloom from their past sends Lee on a search for clues that may lead back to Wilder herself, transforming strangers’ lives as well as her own.

In my review, I said,

I thought Pioneer Girl had it all – great characterization, a wonderful story, and fabulous writing.  It’s a smart, clever book that had me googling the Wilders and Little House on the Prairie.

To enter to win a copy of PIONEER GIRL, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open to those with a US address only – one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EDT Friday, January 23, 2015.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.


14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2015 7:27 am

    Don’t count me in. Like the sound of this one. I do so like a cross cultural mix!

  2. January 16, 2015 7:56 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. January 16, 2015 9:28 am

    I keep wanting to try this author!

  4. Patty permalink
    January 16, 2015 10:31 am

    I have read about this book. It sounds delightful!

  5. January 16, 2015 12:03 pm

    good luck

  6. January 16, 2015 5:02 pm

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

  7. January 17, 2015 2:08 am

    I must have missed your review! Adding this one to the TBR – it sounds like such a good read!

  8. Beth F permalink
    January 17, 2015 7:00 am

    I’ve been meaning to read this!

  9. January 17, 2015 12:42 pm

    I remember your review of this one – you make it sound so good! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  10. talesofwhimsy permalink
    January 17, 2015 1:21 pm

    Sweet! I would love this for the girls’ library.

  11. January 17, 2015 2:10 pm

    Thanks Kathy–I’ve been really curious about this one!

  12. January 18, 2015 5:38 pm

    This one has been on my wishlist for a while now! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  13. jilllora permalink
    January 18, 2015 9:25 pm

    That cover! It is the cutest!!

  14. bookingmama permalink
    January 24, 2015 9:37 am

    Awesome giveaway!

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