Sunday, April 5, 2009

Closed Giveaway: Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch

Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to giveaway 5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch in April.

Summary: Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

Giveaway Rules:
* open to USA and Canada residents only - no P.O. Boxes
* the giveaway is open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 22
* winners will have until Saturday, April 25 to send me mailing information or a new winner will be selected
* if you do not include an email address in your entry, I must be able to find it in your profile. Without an email address, I cannot contact you for your mailing information and your entry will not count.

How to Enter:
* Leave me a comment telling me why this book interests you or something else book related
* Let me know that you Follow or Subscribe to my blog for an additional entry
* Let other people know about this giveaway by posting it on your blog, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. and post the link for another entry

Visit Katie Crouch's website for more great info about Girls in Trucks. Also look for my review of this book, coming soon.