Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts: Giveaway (7/1) CLOSED

Monday, May 11, 2009 Posted by Dina N


* Update: Check out my new review! *
Book Information

The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments... to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.



Praise for Made in the U.S.A.
"A heartbreaking tale about love, loss and survival that will stick with the reader long after the last page is turned." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Gripping...unflinching...Letts's best work since her stunning debut novel." --- Associated Press

"Heartfelt...Letts is at the top of her game." --- Dallas Morning News

"Deeply moving and entertaining."--- New York Post

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have FIVE copies of Made in the U.S.A. to give away!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

For extra entries, you can do one or all of the following - please leave a separate comment for each:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
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  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name;
  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
  • add my blog to your Technorati favorites (click on link or see right sidebar);
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is July 1, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

119 comments:

  1. janetfaye said...

    I would love to enter!

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  2. janetfaye said...

    The last book that I enjoyed reading was The Secret Life of Bees.

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  3. janetfaye said...

    I follow.

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  4. janetfaye said...

    Subscribed.

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  5. janetfaye said...

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  6. janetfaye said...

    2. I blogged:
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  9. JaMean said...

    I need a new good book. I really enjoyed 'Where the Heart Is.' This would be awesome!! :)

  10. JaMean said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was 'Sliver of Truth' by Nora Roberts. :)

  11. auntrene said...

    Ok, I promised I would never say this,,,, Pick Me, Pick Me.. this is one of my all time favorite authors. This book sounds great.
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  12. auntrene said...

    I follow your blog, Thanks!

  13. nightdweller20 said...

    I would like to enter as well :)

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  14. nightdweller20 said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine. Great YA read!

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  16. nightdweller20 said...

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  17. Debbie said...

    I've never read a Billie Letts' - but this looks perfect for summer reading.

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  18. Debbie said...

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  19. Debbie said...

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  20. Wanda said...

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  21. Jackie B. said...

    Sounds like a good read. Please enter me.

  22. Jackie B. said...

    I subscribe via email.

  23. Jackie B. said...

    i enjoyed reading Marley and Me.

  24. Jackie B. said...

    I just entered the Testimony giveaway.

  25. Shauna said...

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  26. Anonymous said...

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  27. Carol said...

    I read WHERE THE HEART IS and loved it! I would like to read this book, too!
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  28. Carol said...

    I just finished reading What The Dead Know by Laura Lippman and really enjoyed it.

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  29. Carol said...

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  30. Carol said...

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  31. Carol said...

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  32. Michelle E. said...

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  34. Michelle E. said...

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  35. Pardon My French said...

    Have entered the "Smart Mama's" giveaway but can't see my comment so I can't cut and paste, lol. I recommended "Robbing the Bees" by Holley Bishop, though.

  36. Nicole said...

    I loved 'Where the Heart is'. I would really like to win this new book.

  37. Nicole said...

    Another recent book I read and enjoyed was 'The Richest Man in Town' by W. Randall Jones. I actually read it for a review and giveaway on my blog.

  38. Nicole said...

    I entered 'Testimony'

  39. Esme said...

    I really enjoyed 3 weeks with my brother.

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  40. Madeleine said...

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  41. Terra H. said...

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  42. Terra H. said...

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  43. Terra H. said...

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  44. Terra H. said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.
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  45. Terra H. said...

    I follow your blog.
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  46. Terra H. said...

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  47. LoveMyCoffee said...

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  48. LoveMyCoffee said...

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  49. Marjorie said...

    I love this author. Thanks!

  50. Marjorie said...

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  51. Chelle said...

    I'd love a chance to win this book. The last book I enjoyed reading... Well, I'm currently reading "Burning Skies" by David J. Williams, and it seems pretty good. "The Boelyn Inheritance" by Phillippa Gregory was pretty good too.

  52. A Reader said...

    Would love to read this.
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  53. A Reader said...

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  54. A Reader said...

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  56. A Reader said...

    Entered How Not to Look Old.
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  57. NRNMG said...

    Loved Where The Heart Is and I want to read this book too!

  58. Theresa N. said...

    The book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett was a wonderful read.
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  59. Theresa N. said...

    This sounds like a very interesting book.
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  60. etirv said...

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  61. Lisanne624 said...

    Sounds like a great read!

  62. ewalsh said...

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  63. ewalsh said...

    Following your blog.

  64. ewalsh said...

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  65. catsnbooks12 said...

    This is the only Billie Letts book I haven't read so hope I win a copy. And thanks for the chance.

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  66. catsnbooks12 said...

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  68. catsnbooks12 said...

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  71. Patricia said...

    Sounds like a sad story, but one worth reading.

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  72. Bingo said...

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  73. ossmcalc said...

    I would love to enter the drawing for such an interesting book.

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  74. ossmcalc said...

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  75. Searcher said...

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  76. Searcher said...

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  77. Searcher said...

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  78. Searcher said...

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  79. Lesley said...

    I would love a copy--thanks!

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  80. Lesley said...

    The last book I enjoyed was Anna Karenina.

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  81. Lifestooshort said...

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  82. budletsmom said...

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  83. budletsmom said...

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  84. budletsmom said...

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  85. budletsmom said...

    I have entered many of your give aways.

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  86. budletsmom said...

    I really enjoyed Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy and fun quick summer beach read.

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  87. Sandra K321 said...

    You seem to have all of the books that I have on my summer wish list! Please enter me.

  88. Sandra K321 said...

    I follow your blog via Google.

  89. Sandra K321 said...

    I just finished reading Sonata for Miriam, which I would recommend.

  90. Sandra K321 said...

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  91. Sandra K321 said...

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  92. ossmcalc said...

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  93. ossmcalc said...

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  94. ossmcalc said...

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  95. ossmcalc said...

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  96. Anonymous said...

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  97. Anonymous said...

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  98. Anonymous said...

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  99. catss99 said...

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  100. catss99 said...

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  101. catss99 said...

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  102. catss99 said...

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  103. catss99 said...

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  105. catss99 said...

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  110. Carolsue said...

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  113. Upper West Side Writer said...

    I would love to win--thanks!

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  114. Upper West Side Writer said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Anna Karenina--thanks!

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  115. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  116. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  117. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  118. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  119. Upper West Side Writer said...

    I entered your Julie and Julia giveaway--double thanks!

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