Monday, November 7, 2011

Book Giveaway: Love and Shame and Love by Peter Orner

I have two copies of this book to giveaway. The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and no PO boxes. Please leave a comment below or email me to enter. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you. The winners will be chosen on November 18.

Alexander Popper can't stop remembering. Four years old when his father tossed him into Lake Michigan, he was told, Sink or swim, kid. In his mind, he's still bobbing in that frigid water. The rest of this novel's vivid cast of characters also struggle to remain afloat: Popper's mother, stymied by an unhappy marriage, seeks solace in the relentless energy of Chicago; his brother, Leo, shadow boss of the family, retreats into books; paternal grandparents, Seymour and Bernice, once high fliers, now mourn for long lost days; his father, a lawyer and would-be politician obsessed with his own success, fails to see that the family is falling apart; and his college girlfriend, the fiercely independent Kat, wrestles with impossible choices.

Covering four generations of the Popper family, Peter Orner illuminates the countless ways that love both makes us whole and completely unravels us. A comic and sorrowful tapestry of memory of connection and disconnection, Love and Shame and Love explores the universals with stunning originality and wisdom.


  1. Count me in! This sounds like a good read. Thanks!


  2. Sounds interesting. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for offering this book contest. I would like to enter my name in the draw. Thanks!


  4. Sounds like an interesting book, I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.


  5. Please enter me as this book fascinates me greatly. many thanks. RUTH. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. It looks like a good story.
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