My Name Is Will by Jess Winfield: Giveaway (7/31) CLOSED

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Posted by Dina N

* Update: See how to get extra entries here and here! *
Book Description

A Tale of two Shakespeares...

Struggling UC Santa Cruz grad student Willie Shakespeare Greenberg is trying to write his thesis about the Bard. Kind of...

Cut off by his father for laziness, and desperate for dough, Willie agrees to deliver a single giant, psychedelic mushroom to a mysterious collector, making himself an unwitting target in Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs.

Meanwhile, would-be playwright (and oppressed Catholic) William Shakespeare is eighteen years old and stuck teaching Latin in the boondocks of Stratford-upon-Avon. The future Bard's life is turned upside down when a stranger entrusts him with a sacred relic from Rome... This, at a time when adherents of the "Old Faith" are being hanged, drawn, and quartered as traitors.

Seemingly separated in time and place, the lives of Willie and William begin to intersect in curious ways, from harrowing encounters with the law (and a few ex-girlfriends) to dubious experiments with mind-altering substances. Their misadventures could be dismissed as youthful folly. But wise or foolish, the bold choices they make will shape not only the 'Shakespeare' each is destined to come... but the very course of history itself.



The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of My Name Is Will!

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The deadline to enter is July 31, 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!

110 comments:

  1. fredamans said...

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    I love Shakespere, so this looks like an interesting read for sure.

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  38. Ammie said...

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  43. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  44. Upper West Side Writer said...

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  60. Debs Desk said...

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  73. gahome2mom said...

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  77. Paula Myers said...

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  106. Michelle E. said...

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