The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Between now and Wednesday June 25th, you can hop to more than 30 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary (non)fiction or something close to that. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.
I’ll be giving away two novels.
I thought long and hard over what book to give away. Of course my first venture into blog hop giveaway-land HAS to be a Willa Cather novel. And since we’re approaching the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I, I thought it only fitting to giveaway One of Ours, Cather’s WWI novel which is loosely based on her cousin who died in the war. (Cather’s The Professor’s House is also considered a WWI novel.)
Cather interviewed many veterans of the war while writing One of Ours and knew some personally. She received a huge amount of fan mail praising the book, from civilians and veterans, and although its critical reputation has been on a bit of a roller-coaster ride, to this day people who read it usually love it (unless they’re expecting a repeat of My Antonia or O Pioneers!). This novel is not all about the war, though. The main thrust is about the struggle of a young man who never feels like he belongs, never really has a sense of connection until…well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. I’ve written about One of Ours here and here.
But I decided I also wanted to giveaway The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara because I’m hosting a read-along of this novel in July. Now, if you should win this book please do not feel obligated in the least to participate in the read-along. I just thought it would be fun for someone to win the book and then have a read-along to participate in if they chose to.
The Killer Angels is considered by some to be the best novel written about the American Civil War. You can see my post about the read-along here.
Not only are both of these novels about wars, they both also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, One of Ours in 1923 and The Killer Angels in 1975.
To enter-to-win one of these books, simply state which one you’d like to win in the comment section below. Feel free to say you want to win both! I’ll use random.com to pick the winner(s).
- Anyone can enter, you do not need to have a blog to enter.
- You have until midnight on June 25th to enter.
- Open internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to your country (see here).
- I’ll email the winner(s) and they’ll have 48 hours to reply. If they don’t, I’ll move on to a new winner. (When you leave a comment be sure to have a linked account where I can reach you or provide your email in the comment section.)
- Multiple entries will be deleted.
Be sure to check out the other blogs on this hop, and good luck to you!