The Way Home by George Pelecanos: Giveaway (7/19)

Friday, June 26, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Are you a George Pelecanos fan? If you have not read any of his books - and you like suspense and thrillers - definitely check out his work! He is the author of 14 crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C. Pelecanos has received numerous awards for his work. Esquire Magazine calls him "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world".

I am running a giveaway for his latest book - The Night Gardener. Several Pelecanos books are on my to-read list this summer, and I'd like to introduce to you one of them - The Way Home, with a chance to win an audiobook copy!

Book Description

Christopher Flynn is trying to get it right. After years of trouble and rebellion that enraged his father and nearly cost him his life, he has a steady job in his father's company, he's seriously dating a woman he respects, and, aside from the distrust that lingers in his father's eyes, his mistakes are firmly in the past.


One day on the job, Chris and his partner come across a temptation almost too big to resist. Chris does the right thing, but old habits and instincts rise to the surface, threatening this new-found stability with sudden treachery and violence. With his father and his most trusted friends, he takes one last chance to blast past the demons trying to pull him back.


Like Richard Price or William Kennedy, Pelecanos pushes his characters to the extremes, their redemption that much sweeter because it is so hard fought. Pelecanos has long been celebrated for his unerring ability to portray the conflicts men feel as they search and struggle for power and love in a world that is often harsh and unforgiving but can ultimately be filled with beauty.


The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away THREE copies of The Way Home audiobook!

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;
  • follow my blog (see right sidebar);
  • subscribe to my feed by e-mail (see right sidebar);
  • 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 this giveaway - or any of my current giveaways - to a Mr. Linky and let me know where to find it - you get two entries for every giveaway that you help promote, leave a separate comment for each;
  • 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 19, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Three 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!

98 comments:

  1. Carlene said...

    Last book that I read and enjoyed was A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
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  2. Carlene said...

    I am a follower.
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    Carlene
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  3. Carlene said...

    I entered your giveaway for Off Season.
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    Carlene
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  4. fredamans said...

    Thank you for the entry.

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  5. Patti said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Secret Life of a Vampire.

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  6. Patti said...

    I am a follower.

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  7. Patti said...

    I have entered several of your other drawings.

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  8. Patti said...

    I am subscribed to your email list.

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  9. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Enter me please.

  10. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I last read Confessions of a Shopaholic.

  11. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I follow.

  12. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    I sub.

  13. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Blogged:
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  14. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Blogged:
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  15. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Follow on Twitter (gordy93)

  16. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Tweeted:
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  17. I am Lee-Ann... said...

    Entered the Cemetary Dance giveaway.

  18. Searcher said...

    Please enter me to win.

    Thank you, LooseEnds AT Snet Dot Net

  19. Searcher said...

    I am currently reading The Night Gardener and am enjoying it so far..George Pelecanos builds very detailed characters.

  20. Searcher said...

    I am a follower!

  21. Searcher said...

    I have also entered the Scarecrow giveaway.

  22. JenniferB said...

    I love books, especially audiobooks, I listen to them going to/coming from work while in the car

  23. JenniferB said...

    I read The Shack by William P Young really liked it

  24. JenniferB said...

    subscribed with email

  25. JenniferB said...

    following your blog

  26. JenniferB said...

    following on twitter
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  27. Shelly said...

    Olivia Joules by Helen Fielding

  28. Shelly said...

    follower

  29. Shelly said...

    email subscriber

  30. Shelly said...

    twitter follower - phxbne

  31. Shelly said...

    entered Julie and Julia

  32. Carol said...

    I would love to read The Way Home! I always enjoy his books!
    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

  33. Carol said...

    Mating Rituals of the North American Wasp was good.
    Carol M
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  34. Carol said...

    I follow your blog.
    Carol M
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  35. Carol said...

    I subscribe by email.
    Carol M
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  36. Carol said...

    I follow you on Twitter-CarolAnnM
    Carol M
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  37. Carol said...

    I entered The Night Gardener giveaway.
    Carol M
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  38. Terra H. said...

    I've never read any of George Pelecanos books. I'd like to read this one. Thanks.
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  39. Terra H. said...

    email subscriber
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  40. Terra H. said...

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  41. Terra H. said...

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  42. Terra H. said...

    I entered your Made in the U.S.A. giveaway.
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  43. LoveMyCoffee said...

    I loved a Painter From Shanghai! I would read this book again.

    I subscribe by google reader.

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  44. Toystory said...

    I love this type of book, but I don't think I have ever read anything by this author... would love to give him a try!

  45. Marjorie said...

    I am a subscriber and would enjoy reading this book. My favourite so far this year is Still Life by
    Joy Fielding.

  46. Marjorie said...

    I am an email subscriber, and love your site. this is an awesome giveaway.

  47. Esme said...

    I just finished Jansten's Gift today-and loved it.

    Last week was Shanghai Girls-excellant

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  48. Julie said...

    My husband would enjoy reading this-he likes suspense novels.

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  49. Julie said...

    I am a email subsriber

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  50. Julie said...

    I am a follower

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  51. Julie said...

    I entered the "Tamed by a Laird" giveaway

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  52. Julie said...

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  53. Allison said...

    Please enter me, thanks!
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  54. Allison said...

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  55. Allison said...

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  56. Allison said...

    I subscribe.
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  57. Allison said...

    I entered How to Score
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  58. A Reader said...

    I just finished Hollywood Car wash & loved it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. A Reader said...

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  60. A Reader said...

    Follower (liane66)

  61. A Reader said...

    Posted on my blog under current giveaways. http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

  62. A Reader said...

    Entered Knight of Desire giveaway.

  63. DarcyO said...

    The last good book I read was Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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  64. DarcyO said...

    I follow.

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  65. Sue said...

    I'd like to read this. Thanks for sharing~

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  66. Sue said...

    I entered the One Scream Away giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  67. Sue said...

    I entered the Moon Looked Down giveaway.

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  68. Sue said...

    The last book I read that I really liked was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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  69. Sue said...

    I entered The Imposter's Daughter giveaway.

  70. gahome2mom said...

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  71. gahome2mom said...

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  72. gahome2mom said...

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  73. gahome2mom said...

    Last book read was God Will Do The Rest by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito.

    I have a giveaway on my blog. :)

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  74. Paula Myers said...

    I like a good thriller! paulajomyers@yahoo.com

  75. Paula Myers said...

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  76. Debbie said...

    Please enter me.

    I just finish The first 48. It was ok.

    Thanks!

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  77. Debbie said...

    I follow via Google Reader

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  78. Mama Snow said...

    This book looks even more exciting to me. I hope I win!

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  79. Mama Snow said...

    Lat book I read was The Host and once I hit the halfway ,ark I loved it. I still like the Twilight series the best though!

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  80. Mama Snow said...

    I follow on Twitter!
    Mama_Snow
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  81. Mama Snow said...

    Can I count it if you added it on my Mr. Linky?
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  82. ChristyJan said...

    Please enter me

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  83. ChristyJan said...

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  84. ChristyJan said...

    I'm a NEW follower

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  85. ChristyJan said...

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  86. ChristyJan said...

    I also entered your CEMETARY DANCE giveaway

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  87. JenniferB said...

    last book I enjoyed was the shack by william young

  88. JenniferB said...

    following your blog

  89. JenniferB said...

    I am subscribed with email

  90. JenniferB said...

    following on twitter
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  91. JenniferB said...

    entered the juror audiobook giveaway

  92. Risingsouth said...

    I would love to win this.

  93. Risingsouth said...

    The last book I read was "The Clan of the Cave Bear".

  94. Risingsouth said...

    I am a subscriber.

  95. Risingsouth said...

    I entered your Cemetery Dance giveaway.

  96. Mommy Jones said...

    I'd love to win this book. thanks

  97. Mommy Jones said...

    I just read Water for Elephants and loved it.

  98. Mommy Jones said...

    I subscribe!

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