Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Posted by Dina N
Testimony has been widely praised as one of Shreve's most compulsively readable works of fiction. The mass market edition came out today! To celebrate, Hachette Book Group are offering you another chance to win a copy of this remarkable book.
In case you missed my review, I am re-posting it below.
Testimony centers around a sex scandal in an exclusive New England private school. Like a stone thrown in a placid lake, the incident affects many lives.
Testimony is an engrossing read, similarly to a detective story or a thriller, although the scandalous event is revealed at the very beginning of the book. The author introduces the voices of many people, both participants and observers, each adding a different nuance to the narrative. It seems as if the reader is peeling a layer after layer, as yet another veil is removed and we learn more about the events before and after the scandal. The incident which sounds initially straightforward is not as simple as it seems. Ms. Shreve, a master storyteller, makes the reader a witness and a juror, leading us to question our perceptions of the blame and the morality of all players in this drama.
Testimony reminds us how small actions can have far-reaching results and one misstep can ruin many lifes, forever changing the world of those affected. I highly recommend this book - it is engaging and impossible to put down.
Thanks to publisher Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for five (5) copies of Testimony by Anita Shreve!
To enter, please comment below what's the last good book you've read.
You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
- follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 5 copies of Testimony by Anita Shreve! #Giveaway ends 9/15 @aitmama #win #contests #books http://tinyurl.com/2f35j82" – you may do this once a day;
- go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per household. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information, review copy, giveaway prizes and image courtesy of the publisher. No compensation was provided for this post.