Thursday, April 2, 2009

Giveaway: Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch



Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

If you would like to win a copy of Girls in Trucks, leave me a comment here. You must have a US or Canada mailing address, no P.O. Boxes, please. I will randomly draw five winners and each will receive a copy! Please leave your email address if it is not included in your ID. Enter thru midnight eastern on April 16. Good luck!

40 comments:

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Jayme said...

I would love to win this book! I keep coming across it at the library but I never seem to pick it up!

Thanks!
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MJ said...

I'd love to read this.

Stephanie said...

The drawing is on my daughter's birthday, so maybe she will be my lucky charm!
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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Marie said...

I'd love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks.

Cheryl S. said...

Would love to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
Cheryl
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NotNessie said...

I really want this book... hope I win!

Vanessa
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Molly said...

I am so enthralled with the cover/title of the book --- it seems so mismatched to me and has truly peaked my interest.

Please enter me in the contest!

Janel said...

This book sounds wonderful. Please enter me!

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nfmgirl said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Linda said...

This sounds like an interesting book; please include me in the giveaway. Thanks.
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Mom of 5 Boys said...

sounds terrific! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Crystal said...

I would love to get this!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Okay, I'll take the plunge and let you enter me for this one! It's teasing me just too hard...

Thanks, too, for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

ann marie said...

Thanks for the giveaway I would also like to get my hands on this book.

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Jake said...

please enter me into this giveaway.

thanks,
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carolsnotebook said...

I've been seeing this everywhere and would love to be entered.

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Kristi said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

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traveler said...

I am captivated with this book. Thanks for the chance.
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Shauna said...

I would l♥ve to win this! Please count me in! ♥ HUGS ♥
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itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!

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Dawn M. said...

I would love to win this book. Please count me in. :0)

Thanks!
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Kristen said...

I'd love to win this one. Please enter me.

Kristen
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principessa said...

Great book. Thanks for this chance. Looks unique.
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Irene Yeates said...

Please enter my name in this great giveaway. Thank you!!

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I've wanted this one for quite a while - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Lisa said...

Oooh...This one looks good. I've seen it around a couple of blogs and I would love to win a copy. thank you!

Annie said...

This book looks wonderful; I'd love to win this!


Thanks


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olympianlady said...

Please include me in the drawing. This book sounds really good. Thanks!

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Pam said...

I've heard great things about this book. Thanks for the opportunity to try to win it!!

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Marie said...

I really want to read this book, I've heard great things about it!

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squiresj said...

Enter me to win. This book looks interesting.
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Tea, Thyme and Cozies said...

would love to be included in your giveaway, please. thanks so much
Michelle
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Tasses said...

I really want to read this one! Please enter me in the contest.

canadiangiveaways said...

enter me please!

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

I would love to win, please enter me in this wonderful book giveaway.
Looks great.
Thank you for hosting it! :-)

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-Bobbie

ruth said...

Thanks for this giveaway. It would be great to enjoy this unique book.
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Book Spot said...

I would really love to win this book :)

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northernmama-northerngirl said...

I love a good "woman's epic tale"! Hope I win...I'm a book fanatic:)
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