The Lost Dog: Giveaway (8/17) CLOSED

Monday, August 03, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

About the Author
Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer.

The Hamilton Case, her second novel, received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region), and the Society of Authors’ (U.K.) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award in Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book.

The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction.


The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of The Lost Dog! To enter, comment below and tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading. Once you have fulfilled this mandatory entry, here are some ways you can get an extra chance to win:

  • 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 tweet about this giveaway – feel free to copy and paste: "Enter to Win One of Five Copies of The Lost Dog at Just Another New Blog! Giveaway ends 8/17 http://bit.ly/J1rbe @aitmama" - you can do this once a day;
  • digg, stumble, etc. this giveaway using the Share / Save buttons below this post - one entry for each;
  • subscribe to my blog or become a follower - it counts if you already are, one entry for each;
  • add my link to your blog roll or my button to your sidebar - one entry for each;
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did - you get one extra entry for each giveaway you enter.
The deadline to enter is August 17, 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!

144 comments:

  1. gahome2mom said...

    I also have read Sweetwater Run by Jan Watson. I give it 5 stars too. :)

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  2. gahome2mom said...

    I signed up for The Blue Star giveaway.

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  3. gahome2mom said...

    button Book Worm listed LHD
    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  4. gahome2mom said...

    subscriber
    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  5. fredamans said...

    Thank you for the entry.

    Still reading Anne Rice - The Servant of the Bones....

    freda.mans@sympatico.ca

  6. fredamans said...

    I blogged the giveaway.

    http://www.fredamans.blogspot.com

  7. fredamans said...

    I am a twitter follower and tweeted this giveaway.

    http://www.twitter.com/fredalicious

  8. fredamans said...

    I am a subscriber and follower.

    Freda Mans

  9. fredamans said...

    Your button is on my blog.

    http://www.fredamans.blogspot.com

  10. fredamans said...

    I also entered the Blue Star giveaway.

  11. ccqdesigns said...

    I would love to win this book. I have been reading a lot of books based in Australia or written by Australian authors and this is on my wish list!
    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

  12. ccqdesigns said...

    I follow you on google reader.
    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

  13. ccqdesigns said...

    I tweeted at ccqdesigns. Hope noone else enters though :-)
    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

  14. ccqdesigns said...

    You know I enter all your giveaways, I just won Off Season from you and can't wait to read it!!!
    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

  15. Sandra K321 said...

    I enjoyed reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Sandra K321 said...

    I follow your blog.

  17. dor said...

    The last book I read was The Secret. I loved it and took along some great stuff from it.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  18. dor said...

    I subscribe by email.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  19. DarcyO said...

    I read Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  20. DarcyO said...

    I subscribe with Google Reader.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  21. DarcyO said...

    I entered The Blue Star giveaway.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  22. enyl said...

    I'm a mew subscriber to your blog. enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

  23. enyl said...

    I've enter the giveawqay for The Juror
    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

  24. Mommy Jones said...

    I just read Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohnjlian (sp?) - - author of Midwives. It's good, but not as good as Midwives which is fabulous.

  25. Mommy Jones said...

    I subscribe!

  26. Debbie Rodgers said...

    Would be terrible to lose my dogs. Would like to read this!

  27. Debbie Rodgers said...

    I subscribe to your blog

  28. Marjorie said...

    I am a follower and would love to win this giveaway.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  29. Emily said...

    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

    I entered the Blue Star giveaway!

  30. Emily said...

    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

    I've already mentioned one book in another comment, so another book I just finished was Catch 22. Another good read.

  31. Shelly said...

    enjoyed Testimony by Anita Shreve

  32. Shelly said...

    email subscriber

  33. Shelly said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3138582823

  34. Shelly said...

    entered Blue Star

  35. Emma said...

    The Lost Dog sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.thank you.

  36. Cindy said...

    A good book that I am reading right now is Angels in My Hair. I am also reading My Sister's Keeper. Both are inspirational books in their own way.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

  37. Cindy said...

    I follow your blog on Google.

    This sounds like a great book and I would love to win!

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

  38. Cindy said...

    I also subscribe by email.

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

  39. Cindy said...

    I follow you on Twitter. Username is Soccermom213

    I tweet often about your blog and giveaways and will do so again today!

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

  40. Cindy said...

    I have entered several of your giveaways!

    I have entered contests for:
    One Scream Away
    The Juror
    Mouse Warmer
    Romance Package books
    Blue Star

    Cindy
    Socmom213@aol.com

  41. etirv said...

    Last book I enjoyed: Christie Kelly's Every Night I'm Yours.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. etirv said...

    Follower and subscriber!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  43. etirv said...

    Also entered The Juror giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  44. etirv said...

    Also entered One Scream Away giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. etirv said...

    Also entered Mouse Hand Warmer giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  46. etirv said...

    Also entered The Blue Star giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. etirv said...

    Also entered Romance Package giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. etirv said...

    Also entered The Lie giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  49. Ninja Fanpire said...

    The last book I read was called Silverwing and it was by Kenneth Oppel. I enjoyed it and want to finish the other two books in the series.

  50. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Linked to contest on Blog post: http://ninjafanpire.blogspot.com/2009/08/contests_03.html

  51. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Following on Twitter


    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/NinjaFanpire/status/3164368703

  52. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Following Blog

  53. Ninja Fanpire said...

    On Blogroll: http://ninjafanpire.blogspot.com/

  54. Ninja Fanpire said...

    The most recent book I read was called Silverwing and it was by Kenneth Oppel. I enjoyed this book and would like to finish the series.

  55. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Linked to contest on Blog post: http://ninjafanpire.blogspot.com/2009/08/contests_03.html

  56. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Following on Twitter

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/NinjaFanpire/status/3164448809

  57. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Following Blog

  58. Ninja Fanpire said...

    On Blogroll: http://ninjafanpire.blogspot.com/

  59. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Also entered the The Lost Dog: Giveaway

  60. Ninja Fanpire said...

    Also entered the The Blue Star: Giveaway

  61. Anita Yancey said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Death Angel by Linda Howard. I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  62. Anita Yancey said...

    I am a subscriber!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  63. Anita Yancey said...

    I entered your giveaway for One Scream Away.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  64. Allison said...

    The last book I enjoyed was The Story Sisters

    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  65. Allison said...

    I entered to win:
    One Scream Away
    The Blue Star
    The Lost Dog
    Coconut Oil
    Romance Package
    both parenting books
    The Lie
    So into you
    and How to Tame a Modern Rouge.

    thanks!
    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  66. Allison said...

    I'm a follower

    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  67. Allison said...

    and a subscriber!

    allygotts567 at hotmail dot com

  68. nfmgirl said...

    The last one that I completed and enjoyed I think was The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  69. nfmgirl said...

    I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  70. nfmgirl said...

    I have your button on my blog

    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/

  71. nfmgirl said...

    I also entered the Tame a Rogue contest

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  72. ChristyJan said...

    One of the last books I enjoyed reading was WOLF TALES VIII by Kate Douglas

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  73. ChristyJan said...

    I follow

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  74. ChristyJan said...

    I subscribe

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  75. ChristyJan said...

    I entered:

    + ONE SCREAM AWAY
    + SO INTO YOU
    + HOW TO TAME A MODERN ROGUE
    + THE BLUE STAR
    + MOUSE HAND WARMER
    + ROMANCE PACKAGE
    + THE LIE

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  76. ChristyJan said...

    I also entered:

    + PARENTING BOOKS I
    + PARENTING BOOKS II

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  77. ossmcalc said...

    I enjoyed reading the children's book Poppy and Ereth.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  78. ossmcalc said...

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/statuses/3173904653

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  79. ossmcalc said...

    I subscribe to your blog.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  80. ossmcalc said...

    I am a Follower.


    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  81. ossmcalc said...

    I entered the giveaway for One Scream Away.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  82. ossmcalc said...

    I entered the Giveaway for The Blue Star.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  83. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was "Santa Olivia" by Jacqueline Carey :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  84. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    1 - Blogged
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  85. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    2 - Blogged
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  86. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  87. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Saved on Delicious
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  88. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Shared on Facebook
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  89. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Stumbled
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  90. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Faved on Technorati
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  91. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Your blog and button are in my blogroll
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  92. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered The Blue Star giveaway :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  93. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered the Two Great Summer Reads giveaway :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  94. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered the So Into You giveaway :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  95. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I also entered the How to Tame a Modern Rogue giveaway :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  96. nfmgirl said...

    I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/3193434416

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  97. nfmgirl said...

    I blogged it:
    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-08-08-09.html

  98. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for the book The Lie.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  99. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for the book The Lie.

    thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  100. ossmcalc said...

    I also entered the giveaway for the book So Into You.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  101. Wanda said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was The Constant Gardener by John Le Carre.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  102. Wanda said...

    I am already a follower of your blog.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  103. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  104. cherdon said...

    Last book I enjoyed reading was The Bee Keeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

    Awesome giveaway..thanks


    cherdon@sympatico.ca

  105. cherdon said...

    I follow you on twitter

    ID - iamcherdon


    tweeted


    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3219824635


    cherdon@sympatico.ca

  106. cherdon said...

    Subscriber

  107. cherdon said...

    Follower

  108. cherdon said...

    Entered How To Tame A Modern Rogue

  109. cherdon said...

    Entered The Blue Star

  110. catss99 said...

    i just read john and patsy ramseys book on jonbenet

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  111. catss99 said...

    i subscribe
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  112. catss99 said...

    i follow
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  113. catss99 said...

    i entered the mouse warmer contest
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  114. catss99 said...

    i entered the Lie giveaway
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  115. catss99 said...

    i entered the blue star contest
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  116. Rue said...

    I recently finished Kathy Reichs Devil Bones and enjoyed it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

  117. Shelly said...

    8/10 tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3231880568

  118. etirv said...

    Entered So Into You giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  119. etirv said...

    Entered How to Tame a Modern Rogue giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  120. etirv said...

    Entered Seduce Me giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  121. etirv said...

    Entered Dark Hunger giveaway.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  122. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  123. cherdon said...

    daily tweet


    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3248678781

  124. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  125. etirv said...

    Entered parenting Books giveaway Part I.

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

  126. catss99 said...

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3281883985


    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  127. cherdon said...

    daily tweet


    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3290094596

  128. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  129. catss99 said...

    aug 14 tweet

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3302199689

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  130. fredamans said...

    Daily tweet

    http://www.twitter.com/fredalicious

  131. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  132. cherdon said...

    daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3321549773

  133. ChristyJan said...

    I also entered the following giveaways:


    + Yoplait Whips! Gift Bag

    + Seduce Me

    + Dark Hunger


    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  134. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  135. cherdon said...

    daily tweet


    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3344894408

  136. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

  137. catss99 said...

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/3357168961

    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

  138. cherdon said...

    Very last tweet

    http://twitter.com/iamcherdon/status/3360392944

  139. fredamans said...

    daily tweet

    http://www.twitter.com/fredalicious

  140. ChristyJan said...

    I entered the Coconut Oil giveaway

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  141. ChristyJan said...

    and the $15 Amazon Gift Card giveaway

    hawkes(at)citlink.net

  142. Shelly said...

    tweet 8/17http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/3364068891

  143. Shelly said...

    entered Amazon

  144. Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Following on Twitter and Tweeted
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Related Posts with Thumbnails