Sunday, September 5, 2010

"The Good Daughters" Giveaway

That's right!
TNBBC is proud to announce that William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing has given me the opportunity to give away 2 copies of Joyce Maynard's new novel "The Good Daughters".

Here is the Goodread's description of the book:

"They were born on the same day, in the same hospital, into families that could hardly have been less alike. Ruth is an artist and a romantic, with a rich and passionate imaginative life. Dana is a scientist and realist whose faith is firmly planted in what she can see or hear or touch. Yet these two very different women share the same struggle to make sense of their place in a world in which neither of them has ever truly felt she belonged. Told in the alternating voices of Ruth and Dana, "The Good Daughters" follows these birthday sisters as they make their way through the decades, from the 1950s to the present. Master storyteller Joyce Maynard chronicles the unlikely ways the two women's lives intersect - from childhood and adolescence to first loves, first sex, marriage, and parenthood; from the deaths of parents to divorce, the loss of home, and the loss of a beloved partner - until an unavoidable moment when a long-held secret from the past alters everything."

In order to win a copy of this novel:

1- Simply post a comment to this thread telling me why you want to read this book.
2- Include your email address or a way for me to contact you so we can notify you if you win.

This giveaway is available to residents of the US and Canada only(Sorry folks, the books are not being shipped by me)and will end on September 13th. Upon it's close, I will choose two winners at random, emailing the winners and announcing them here on my blog.

Good Luck!!


  1. I'd love to read this book because I'm intrigued by the relationship of sisters. My sister and I are 2 years apart and we used to be really close. Then when high school hit we grew so far apart and grew into such different people. We fight like crazy but we are always there for each other when we need to be.

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  2. I have been looking at this book for a while. I have three sister . We as sisters have always had good relationships between us. I am always drawn to books about sisters.
    I feel sorry for my daughter as she has no sisters only a very special brother. So she does not know the bond between a sister.

  3. It sounds intriguing. I'm wondering which "sister" I will relate to most. :)

  4. I have had this on my "to read" list after reading a review on I am also have a sister and am interested in the complex relationships of family.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!


  5. Hey guys, thank for the interest in the book! I have not read it, but it appears to be about two women born to separate families, but in the same hospital on the same day. So they aren't true sisters. Still, it sounds like an interest read, doesn't it?

  6. I want to read this book
    1. Because it's written by a woman, and that's sort of my thing
    2. Because I want to see if I'm right about the "long-held secret from the past."

    You can contact me at my email:

  7. Hi...I would love to read this book because I have a sister that is 3 yrs. younger than me and I think I would pass it on to her after I read it. Then it might go through our other sisters...the 2 that live in California. / Jamaie

  8. I'd like to read this because I like to read about different types of families, I have no sisters, but I am a sister.

    rayuhmac [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. Who doesn't want to read a book with a surprise secret from the past? Intriguing!

  10. Lori -- How do you always get your hands on the most interesting books?? I was just reading about this book in one of those promo brochures that is trying to lure me into joining the Literary Guild with 6 books for 99 cents!

    Anywho, I don't want to state the obvious answer to what first caught my eye about this book (perhaps the mention of a certain Granite State as the location, at least of the hospital)...and I'm confused by some of the above posts, because I thought the synopsis I read said the girls were neighbors, born on the same day at the same hospital, but not related.

    The reason I would love to win a copy (and if I don't win, will probably buy a copy anyway) is this whole idea of two girls who bond over not belonging reminds me of a relationship between myself and one of my friends...and I'm curious as hell to find out what the "long held secret that will rock their worlds" is:) Here's hoping I can win & find out soon!!

    My email address is:

  11. I would like to read this book because I enjoy reading books that explore women's relationships. Also, I have a suspicion about the "long-held secret from the past", and I'd like to see if it's correct.

    My email address is:

  12. I too would like to read this book. I love books that explore family and relationships.
    I'm also curious about how you manage to get a hold of all the books that you do. And of course the one's that aren't giveaways but are reviewed on your blog. You must spend 11 hours a day on your computer between GR and your blog.
    I hope that I win and thanks for the opportunity. My email is

  13. Missed it by a day! I really thought today was the 13th!!!

  14. Karen, I am sorry, the giveaway ended yesterday and winners have been announced. While I don't spend THAT much time online, I do find myself on the PC more and more every day. I enjoy being able to work with the authors and publishers to help get the word out about their novels... and to give some of my followers a freebie to support them!!!

    It's all in a hard days work (well, if you can call this work :))