Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BBAW Giveaway #4: Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

Spring 1938. After nearly two years in prison for the crime of stealing his own grain, Ukrainian immigrant Teodor Mykolayenko is a free man. While he was gone, his wife, Maria; their five children; and his sister, Anna, struggled to survive on the harsh northern Canadian prairie, but now Teodor—a man who has overcome drought, starvation, and Stalin's purges—is determined to make a better life for them. As he tirelessly clears the untamed land, Teodor begins to heal himself and his children. But the family's hopes and newfound happiness are short-lived. Anna's rogue husband, the arrogant and scheming Stefan, unexpectedly returns, stirring up rancor and discord that will end in violence and tragedy.

Under This Unbroken Sky is a mesmerizing tale of love and greed, pride and desperation, that will resonate long after the last page is turned. Shandi Mitchell has woven an unbearably suspenseful story, written in a language of luminous beauty and clarity. Rich with fiery conflict and culminating in a gut-wrenching climax, this is an unforgettably powerful novel from a passionate new voice in contemporary literature.

~Synopsis from the publisher

I have two copies to give away, courtesy of Harper Collins (thank you, Kyle!!). Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address. To enter, just leave me a comment here that includes your email address. Enter through midnight eastern on September 21. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Anyone who already follows, subscribes, or has faved at Technorati still gets the extras, just mention it in your comment! Thank you for visiting and entering!!

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Be sure to check out all of the fantastic giveaways going on this week to celebrate BBAW! Click the link or the button on the top left to see the ever growing list!

88 comments:

renee said...

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Kira R. said...

Count me in please.

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I am a follower.

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Pam said...

I've been wanting to read this book. Love the cover.

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fitz12383 said...

Please include me in this giveaway. THanks!

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elnice said...

This sounds like a deep, heart-wrenching story. Grab your tissues!
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elnice said...

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Amanda said...

Wow, another book about other cultures that I must add to my list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Linda said...

This book sounds like one that will really "get to me" -- distressing yet inspiring. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Kaye said...

Hi Carey, I have given you an award so please stop by when you get a chance. Have a great week and happy reading!

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Beth F said...

I'd love to win this one. Thanks so much for hosing this great giveaway. THe reviews of the book have made me want to read it.

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Nely said...

I'd love to win this.

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pixie13 said...

Please accept my entry. Thanks.

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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to be entered! I subscribe in Google Reader and you are one of my faves in Technorati. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

cgmanley said...

Thanks for the contest!


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Sandra K321 said...

I really have not read anything from this time period in Canada and this sounds like a great book.
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carol said...

I can't imagine doing time for stealing your own property. Sounds like an interesting book. Please enter me.

Diana said...

please enter me!

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!
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Tina said...

Enter me please...

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me - thanks!
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Jennifer said...

This book sounds like a brilliant read! I have not been back to Ukraine since 1990.

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Zibilee said...

Ooh! This sounds like a great book, and one I'd be really interested in reading. Please enter me in this giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

I am also a follower of this blog.
I added your blog as a favorite on Technorati.

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Sue said...

I'd love a chance to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Please count me in! I'm already a follower too!
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Stacie said...

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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I am fascinated with this exceptional novel and this story sounds amazing. I am a subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to be entered.

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Amy said...

I'd love to read this book. I like the cover of the book. It reminds me a little bit of your head banner although your banner is more beautiful.

Please enter me in your contest.

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Amy said...

I tweeted thia giveaway at http://twitter.com/Amestir/status/4062163304.

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about your contest here.
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Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great read!
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Nicole said...

Sounds like a good book.
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Lisa said...

I just finished a book about immigrants from Iceland that settled in Canada. Would love to read another version of that same experience from a different angle.

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cpullum said...

This book looks like it will keep me on the edge of my seat!
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Carol said...

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Carol W. said...

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Amanda said...

I'd love to win this! And I'm a follower. Thanks!

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