Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard Giveaway


The beguiling fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She is used to flying under the radar-a sidekick, a third wheel, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent.

Luckily, she has a best friend, a similarly undiscovered girl with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged.
In time, their friendship is tested-- by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.

With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant and unforgettable.

GIVEAWAY
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63 comments:

  1. I would love to read it, it sounds really good.
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  2. I am a gfc follower.
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  3. thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Ooohh... I really like the sound of this one. Please enter me!

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  5. I'm a follower!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. This sounds like a great book! I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks

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  8. +1 follow on gfc

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds great.
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  10. I am a follower.
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  11. Sounds great. Count me in please.

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  12. I am a GFC follower

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  13. Great giveaway I read about this one somewhere and thought it sounded great.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. Fantastic giveaway :)

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  16. +1 gfc follower

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  17. It looks like an interesting story.
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  18. Sounds like a good book. Thanks!
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  19. GFC Follower
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  20. Sounds great! Please include me!

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  21. I am also an old GFC follower!


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  22. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  23. Please enter me for this book. I thought that was funny that "fudge" cannot be said with an English accent. When I finally get to the U.K. I will ask my friends over there to say "fudge"!

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  24. This sounds like a really interesting read!

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  25. I would love to read this! :)

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  26. I am a public follower of Minding Spot! :)

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  27. great giveaway
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  28. Count me in!

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  29. Hi! This sounds like a great book to read and it takes place in the decade I was born in the 70's. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! :)

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  30. I'd love to enter, please!

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  31. I'd love this.

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  32. This book looks very intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  34. I'd love this one! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  35. I follow

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  36. This book sounds interesting. I would love to read it to see how it ends. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  37. Follow on GFC(Anita Yancey).

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  38. This sounds interesting! (:
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  39. Following via gfc (tearyeyedstars)
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  40. Sounds like a wonderful book about coming of age and finding oneself through the turmoils of adolescence. I would really, REALLY love to read this book. Please accept this as my mandatory entry. Thank you!

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  41. I follow your blog via GFC under Swedish Mamas. Thank you!

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  42. Since becoming a fan of Hatchette Book Group, I have been introduced to many new authors through it's website. I can never get enough of reading. My husband can't stand how many book I constantly purchase. He just doesn't understand...unless he was a reader himself. I do hope I can become the lucky winner and recieve this book. :)
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  43. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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  44. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect.
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  45. This sounds like a book I would love.

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  46. I follow with GFC

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  47. This sounds like a good read.

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  48. I follow on GFC. (mamie316)

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  49. I just wonder if that's Zanesville, Ohio.

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  50. This sounds like an interesting coming of age type of story. I always enjoy reading those kinds of books. Please count me in for the contest. Thanks.
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  51. I'm following on GFC as Melanie L.
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  52. I'd really like to read this!

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  53. I would like to read this work.

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  54. I'd love to give it a read. :) Sounds good.

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  55. I would love to win this book, it looks like a great comming of age book.
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  56. I follow on GFC as Tracy Taylor
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  57. i would love to win
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  58. Your review made me really want to read this, thank you-
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  59. Oh, I really want to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Sunds like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

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