Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser


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.

I have five copies of this interesting novel to give away to five lucky winners! To enter just leave me a comment here. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win. Want to earn extra entries? Here's how:

+1 Become a follower (current followers who enter will automatically get this)
+3 Subscribe via Feedburner
+3 Fave this blog at Techorati (just click the little green box at the left)

If you do any of these please leave me a separate comment to let me know. Winners will be drawn at random. Enter until midnight eastern on August 12. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Thanks for visiting! And a big thanks to Valerie at Hachette for providing the books!

84 comments:

katie said...

I would love to be entered. I am already a follower.

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please
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throuthehaze said...

Im a follower
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throuthehaze said...

subscribe via feedburner
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throuthehaze said...

technorati fave
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WilowRaven said...

Please enter me :)

I'm already a follower.

Thanks!

Marjorie said...

I am a follower and would like to win this book, sounds good.

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Pam said...

I'd love to win this.

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Pam said...

Follower

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Pam said...

technorati fave

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Rebecca Cox said...

I am a sucker for any dog story or any story set in Australia. Put them together and I am in heaven!

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Rebecca Cox said...

I subscribe via google reader. Wish i knew what Technorati? was. New stuff every day. Guess I can't do it all. Have to work sometime....

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks
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MJ said...

I'd love this.

I follow

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I would love to read this book. I am a follower in igoogle.

Upper West Side Writer said...

I would love to win this book; thank you!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I just became a follower--thanks!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I also subscribed via FeedBurner; thank you again!

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Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted about this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Upper West Side Writer said...

And I favorited you on Technorati, where my username is uwsreader. Thank you so much!

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wheresmyrain said...

sounds like something I would love to read. please enter me.
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Jenny N. said...

Sounds like a nice book.

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Janel said...

Sounds like an interesting plot. Please enter me!

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Janel said...

I am already a follower :)

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Janel said...

I also subscribed in Feedburner.

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etirv said...

I want to read this book, thanks!

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etirv said...

Already follow!

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etirv said...

Google reader subscriber!

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ChristyJan said...

This sounds like an interesting read.

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ChristyJan said...

I follow

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Beth said...

I would like to be entered.
+3 for being a subscriber
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Sue said...

I'd love to have this. Thanks for sharing~

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Kat Bryan said...

The book has quite the mix of story lines and characters. It sounds interesting and different.

Kat Bryan said...

I'm a subscriber.

Bianca said...

I'm a follower!
Please enter me. :)

Bianca
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh please enter me. I'd love to try my hand.

-lauren
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Suzanne said...

Would love to read this!

Rose Red said...

I'd love to have a chance at this book. It looks like a great summer read!

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Rose Red said...

I'm already a follower on Blogger (rubymoon/Ally)

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Rose Red said...

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#1

Rose Red said...

Faved you on Technorati!

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MoziEsmé said...

I would love to read this! I am a follower...

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Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Beth said...

I'm a current follower.

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Amber said...

I would love to be entered please.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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bermudaonion said...

Please enter me! I subscribe in Google Reader and I just faved you on Technorati. Thanks! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Patricia said...

What an interesting story - a combination of animal tale, old age, and wilderness. Please enter my name in the giveaway contest. Thank you.

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windycindy said...

What a complex and interesting sounding book! I would appreciate being entered in your contest.
Many thanks, Cindi
I am already a follower of your blog!
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windycindy said...

I am subscribed to your feedburner via my Google Reader Page!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

You are favored on my Technorati Page! Many thanks, Cindi
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Rebecca N. said...

I would love to be entered for this. This book sounds like nothing I've ever read. Thanks!

Rebecca N. said...

I follow!

Rebecca N. said...

I subscribe 1

Belinda M said...

Long time follower



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Sandra K321 said...

This sounds like an enjoyable book.

I already subscribe to your feed via google.
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Anonymous said...

I love stories with animals in them and this one sounds fabulous, please enter me!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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I follow.

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Katrina said...

I would love to read this.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I would really enjoy this book~thanks for hosting!
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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this.

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Anonymous said...

Just the book I need to read inbetween classes! Please count me in for the giveaway.

LoveMyCoffee said...

Please enter me. I am a follower.

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Pam said...

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Debs Desk said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I subscribe.
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Shawna said...

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This book looks so good count me in to the winning pile ;o)

Shawna said...

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I fav'ed you on technorati

Rose Red said...

Your feed goes to my Google Reader. Reading there from rubymoonstone/gmail.

contact email:

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got called away and forgot to return.Sorry!

Rose Red said...

Your feed goes to my Google Reader. Reading there from rubymoonstone/gmail.

contact email:

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#3

got called away and forgot to return.Sorry!

Rose Red said...

Faved! Technorati Tech name: rubymoon

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#2

got called away and forgot to return.Sorry!

Rose Red said...

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got called away and forgot to return.Sorry!

Lerrgoo said...

count me in

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Patricia said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway for The Lost Dog.
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Gwendolyn B. said...

Please throw my name into the hat! Thanks for the chance.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Technorati Faved!

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Esme said...

You have to love a story about a dog.

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Esme said...

I follow.

thanks

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