Friday, October 2, 2009

Giveaway: The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton


Preston Clearwater has been a criminal since stealing two chain saws and 1,600 pairs of aviator sunglasses from the army during the Second World War. Back on the road in postwar North Carolina, now a member of a car-theft ring, he picks up hitchhiking Henry Dampier, an innocent twenty-year-old Bible salesman. Clearwater immediately recognizes Henry as smart but gullible, just the associate he needs--one who will believe Clearwater is working undercover for the F.B.I.; one who will drive the cars Clearwater steals as Clearwater follows along in his own car at a safe distance. Henry joyfully sees a chance to lead a dual life as a Bible salesman and a G-man.

During his hilarious and scary adventures, Henry grapples with doubts about the Bible's accuracy, and we learn of his fundamentalist upbringing, an upbringing that doesn't prepared him for his new life. As he falls in love with the captivating Marleen Green and questions his religious training, Henry begins to see he's being used--that he is on his own in a way he never imagined.

~Synopsis from the publisher

For more information, please visit the author's website, he has several events planned for October in North Carolina that sound like fun! Check it out if you are nearby. This one would be a great choice for your book group! The reading group guide is here.

Valerie at Hachette Book Group has provided five copies for me to give away (Thank you, Valerie)!! To enter, leave me a comment here. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes) and will be drawn at random. Enter through midnight eastern on October 26th. 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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61 comments:

Julie P. said...

I'd love to win this one!

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I'm also a follower!

holdenj said...

I think this relationship between Henry and Preston is going to prove to be very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm a follower!

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Jaime said...

Please enter me
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I am a follower
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I subscribed via feedburner +3
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rubynreba said...

Please enter me.

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Stacie said...

I`m a follower.

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Pam said...

This one sounds like a lot of fun!

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Diana said...

Sounds interesting!

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edmontonjb said...

This looks like a good read. Please e nter me.
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MJ said...

I've been wanting this one.

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Marjorie said...

I am a follower and I would love to win this book.

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traveler said...

thanks for this great giveaway. It interests me and looks unique. I am a subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

susan.byerly said...

This sounds like a great read! Count me in.
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I'm a follower.
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mindy said...

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Bridget said...

Just blogged about this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Just.Me said...

This one sounds like a fun read!

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Anonymous said...

Love Clyde Edgerton!

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Jessica said...

This sounds like a really great character driven book. Count me in please.

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AmandaSue said...

I'd like a chance to read this book thanks!

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Deedles said...

I'd love to add this to my book collection.

Susan said...

He is a wonderful writer. Thanks.

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Pricilla said...

Sounds very interesting
I now follow and I subscribed in my google ready by feedburner
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Carol said...

I'd love to win this. I subscribe through Google Reader.

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Zibilee said...

This looks like a really fun read. Please enter me in the giveaway, and thanks for hosting it.

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I am also a follower of this blog.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, Edgerton is a funny guy! I'd love to read this book - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm a Follower!

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Haleyknitz said...

enter me plz!

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Mia J. said...

This sounds really good. I would like to read it.

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southernmatrix said...

I would love to win this book!! I am a follower....

Carol said...

I'd love to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Kristen said...

I'd love to win this one.

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Terra said...

This sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.
Please enter me to win.
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Jen - devourer of books said...

I'd really love to win this, I already subscribe to your feed.

Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower too.

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Sue said...

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Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

This looks like great Southern fiction which I really love a lot. Thanks for the chance!

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Ken said...

Enter me please!

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Esme said...

do enter me please

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Mishia said...

I'd love to enter. Thanks!

Mishia said...

I follow.

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a book I'd be interested in reading. Please enter me. Thanks!

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I am a subscriber!

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Winning Readings said...

Would love to read this!

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Winning Readings said...

I'm a follower (moziesme)
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Winning Readings said...

And we posted about this at Winning Readings:

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Sharon said...

This looks like it will be very interesting...I hope I win!




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slangdon said...

I LOVE CLYDE EDGERTON! I am going to an event tomorrow to see him in person. I am really looking forward to it. My favorite book is Raney. But, I haven't read his new one and that is why I would like to win it. Please enter me.

Sandi
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I subscribe via Google Reader
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Stacey said...

following via google reader, thanks!

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Tamara said...

This looks like a very interesting book. I would love to read it.

pixie13 said...

Looks like a good read. Please accept my entry. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the possibility.

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