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Friday, July 11, 2008
July Pay It Forward Book Exchange
My book for this month is Summer in the Land of Skin by Jody Gehrman. Everyone has a summer that changes them forever. Synopsis from Barnes and Noble:
X marks the spot for Bellingham, Washington on Anna Medina's self-discovery map. Twenty-five-year-old Anna — restless, famished and emotionally numb — is following the long-cold trail of her father, a celebrated luthier, whose death has always haunted her. She has tracked his former business partner to a sailboat on Bellingham Bay, determined to pry from the old man the secrets of their guitar-making trade, and maybe a few answers about her father. Anna catches an echo of her musical father in Arlan, guitar player for a local band. Soon she's living on his sofa, hanging out with his girlfriend — having friends for the first time, even. And if Anna's new friends do drugs, read her journal and leave open a few to many bedroom doors, who's to say they aren't real friends? And if Anna has feelings for Arlan, whose to say where her loyalty lies?
During a single summer's worth of days, gin-soaked and colored with longing, Anna rediscovers her senses, shut down since her father's death, and finds that the only way to get free of her past is to embrace it.
Jody Gehrman teaches writing at Mendocino College in northern California. She has a weakness for fine guitars and the people who play them. Summer in the Land of Skin is her debut novel.
Here are the rules to enter. Yes, there are some rules!
If you win this book you must host a giveaway on your blog. If you don't have a blog then you will give the book to a local shelter, library, etc.
You do not need a blog to participate. If you don't have one just please leave your e-mail so that in the event you should win I can get a hold of you.
You need to leave a comment to this post by Saturday, July 26 by midnight. I will randomly draw a name on Sunday, July 27 and post the winner here. Also, I will contact the winner by e-mail or blog.
Please click over to Overwhelmed with Joy to see the many other book exchanges happening this month.