Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giveaway: Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby

Another wonderful book that I reviewed last year, Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby, is out this month in paperback. I really enjoyed this one! (Click here for my review). And I have five copies to give away!

Theodore Mead Fegley has always been the smartest person he knows. By age 12, he was in high school, and by 15 he was attending a top-ranking university. And now, at the tender age of 18, he's on the verge of proving the Riemann Hypothesis, a mathematical equation that has mystified academics for almost 150 years. But only days before graduation, Mead suddenly packs his bags and flees home to rural Illinois. What has caused him to flee remains a mystery to all but Mead and a classmate whose quest for success has turned into a dangerous obsession.

At home, Mead finds little solace. His past ghosts haunt him; his parents don't understand the agony his genius has caused him, nor his desire to be a normal kid, and his dreams seem crushed forever. He embarks on a new life's journey -- learning the family business of selling furniture and embalming the dead--that disappoints and surprises all who knew him as "the young Fegley genius."

Equal parts academic thriller and poignant coming-of-age story, LIFE AFTER GENIUS follows the remarkable journey of a young man who must discover that the heart may know what the head hasn't yet learned.

~Synopsis from the publisher



The Reading Group Guide will soon be available here and find out more about the book and the author at her website.

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 28th. 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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104 comments:

Nicole said...

Sounds like a good book.

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I've never heard of this one before but it sounds interesting.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I've not heard of this one before! Thanks for the recommendation and the giveaway.

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Linna said...

I'm interested in this book. I would love to read it. :D

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I would love to win this book thanks
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edmontonjb said...

This book sounds interesting.

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LuAnn said...

I have a nephew who is a genius. He was doing fractions in kindergarten, so he's in a special school. So this would be a fun book to read.

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David Johnson said...

Sounds interesting, thanks.

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sounds great thanks

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Madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I'd certainly be interested in reading this. The whole story is unique in that it isn't chick lit but rather "dude" lit. lol

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Sandra K321 said...

Please include me in your drawing. This sounds like it might be an interesting book.

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I subscribed to your blog via Google a while ago and I just became a follower, although I still don't understand the difference.

Nicole said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to read it!!

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abfantom said...

This sounds like an interesting book that I'd like to read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this up at Win a Book for you.

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Chad Sayban said...

It really does sound like a great book. Count me in.

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Please enter me.

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This sounds like a book I'd like to read!

I'm also a follower.

I went back and read your review and commented on it.

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Sounds facinating. count me in.

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Zibilee said...

This definitely sounds like a book I would be interested in reading. I think one of the most interesting things about the premise is going to be discovering what the circumstances are that prompt him to leave everything behind and start such a drastically different life. Great review. Please enter me in this giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

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etirv said...

I would like to be entered, always been fascinated by geniuses and prodigies!

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Please enter me - thanks!
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J.T. Oldfield said...

I'd love to be entered in this!

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Sunnyvale said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

AmandaSue said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway.

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Diane said...

This sounds like a great book. I follow;

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Becca said...

Please enter me.

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Margie B. said...

This one was one my reading list but I never found it at the library.



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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Nickolay said...

This looks like a great Fall read

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Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a good read. It must be hard to be really smart and not have, what...common sense, the ability to interact with people?
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I would very much like to read this book. Thanks!

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chromiumman said...

love to win a copy, this sounds great

Lentil said...

Interesting themes --I'd love to see how she gets inside the boy genius's head!

MoziEsmé said...

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

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mindy said...

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Dawn M. said...

This sounds like a great read. Count me in, please! :0)

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Tamara said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!

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Joannie said...

This book sounds fascinating - much like the life of my husband. I'm hoping to read this book!!
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sarah Pekkanen said...

this one sounds terrific - I have a son who adores math so I'm especially interested!

mabelilly28 said...

Sometimes I wish I was born a great "genius," however, what agony comes with a great gift.

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sweetsue said...

This sounds interesting-I have always been interested in geniuses.
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Sounds like a very interesting book.
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Amy said...

This sounds like a great book &, for some reason brings to mind the saying "The grass isn't always greener".

Thank you for another great giveaway!

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I commented on your great review!

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Erica G said...

This sounds good. The premise sounds different from anything I have ever read. Thanks!

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Jaime said...

Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway
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Stacey said...

My nephew is crazy smart like this - college at 15, at 17 he's tutoring calculus and chemistry to university students. I worry about his social skills but he's a nice boy.

Sounds like an interesting story.

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looks very good and now want to read what happens to him! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Stephanie said...

I have not heard of this one, but it certainly sounds interesting. The pressure to do well when you're labelled a genius can certainly be overwhelming.

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Karrie said...

sounds like a book I would read, thankyou for the chance to win it

Anonymous said...

I know that I will love the Illinois setting of this book, since that is where I live.

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Anonymous said...

What a fun book! Thanks for the possibility!

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Andria said...

It sound like a good book. Thank you.

Mary said...

I hadn't heard of this book until reading your synopsis. It sounds like something that would be a very highly emotional and satisfying read.

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sounds like a really good book!

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Susan said...

There isn't much I don't like to read about and this book sounds so interesting. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Sounds like a good book

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FDP 4 Life said...

great book i would love to win!

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sherri419 said...

I am always looking for great new reads and this sounds like one! Thanks for the chance!

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I would love to win this. I am always looking for a good book! Thanks!

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Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

cherdon said...

I find these books so very interesting. Please enter me. Thanks

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Atreau said...

Sounds like a great book.

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I left a comment on your review.

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Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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