Sunday, April 3, 2011

"The Bird Sisters" Giveaway

TNBBC is giving away copies
of the book that everyone on Twitter
has been dying for!

have agreed to give away 10 copies of the Bird Sisters
to US and Canada residents.

Here is the description from Goodreads:
When a bird flies into a window in Spring Green, Wisconsin, sisters Milly and Twiss get a visit. Twiss listens to the birds' heartbeats, assessing what she can fix and what she can't, while Milly listens to the heartaches of the people who've brought them. These spinster sisters have spent their lives nursing people and birds back to health.

But back in the summer of 1947, Milly and Twiss knew nothing about trying to mend what had been accidentally broken. Milly was known as a great beauty with emerald eyes and Twiss was a brazen wild child who never wore a dress or did what she was told. That was the summer their golf pro father got into an accident that cost him both his swing and his charm, and their mother, the daughter of a wealthy jeweler, finally admitted their hardscrabble lives wouldn't change. It was the summer their priest, Father Rice, announced that God didn't exist and ran off to Mexico, and a boy named Asa finally caught Milly's eye. And, most unforgettably, it was the summer their cousin Bett came down from a town called Deadwater and changed the course of their lives forever.

Rebecca Rasmussen's masterfully written debut novel is full of hope and beauty, heartbreak and sacrifice, love and the power of sisterhood, and offers wonderful surprises at every turn.

In order to snag a copy, you must:

1 - Post a comment here telling us what your favorite bird is and why, be a resident of the US or Canada, and leave me a way to contact you. If your comment is missing any of this information, it will be considered ineligible.

2- Agree to participate in a group read book discussion that will run during the month of May over at TNBBC on Goodreads. Rebecca Rasmussen has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her.

By commenting, you are agreeing to read the book and join the group discussion at TNBBC on Goodreads (the thread for the discussion will be emailed to you at the first of the month).

It's first come, first serve so the first 10 commenters who agree to the above term will secure a copy for themselves for the group read.

The contest ends when the last copy has been claimed.
* please note that I moderate comments before they are posted so it may appear that there are copies available before I publish them.

So don't hesitate!

However, if you are not a winner, no worries. You can purchase a copy of the novel or simply join in on the discussion to ask Rebecca questions about the writing and publishing process... All are welcome!


  1. Yay, first! My favorite bird is a pigeon. I find them so charming with their coos and city living. And they get such a bad rap; they're sort of the underdog of the bird world.

    You know how to contact me, I think. :)

  2. Canada

    My favorite bird is a chickadee. They are just adorable.

    Yes, I would love to participate in a group discussion in May.

    littleone AT shaw DOt ca

  3. My favorite bird is the cardinal. Why? Because I'm from Virginia!

    Excited to read the book.

    You can reach me through my website or on Twitter @ellenfbrown.

  4. Spring Green, WI, is still a lovely town.
    My favorite bird is the cardinal. We saw two fighting it out for territory a few days ago; our neighborhood male won again. He and his mate hatched their family last year in a bush directly in front of our den window; oh, we loved watching them! It's a glorious bird with a lovely song.

  5. I'm in! I have a US address!
    I love kingfishers!
    Can't wait to read this book!

    - Rena (renarossner at gmail dot com)

  6. My favorite bird is the Western Blue Jay. I love seeing that blue flash of color in a world of green, brown and greys.

  7. My favorite bird has to be a penguin, because they are always dressed up, in their tuxedos.

  8. Hi! I hope I'm not too late to snag a copy of this book. I've been patiently waiting to read if for what seems like forever now!

    Here's proof that I'm eligible to enter:
    1. My favorite bird is the hummingbird. I've been struck by their speed, grace, and beauty since seeing one up close on a vacation to Aspen, CO.

    2. I live in the USA!

    3. graceonorato at gmail dot com

    Thanks, Grace

  9. Ooh, I'd LOVE a copy! I've been dying for The Bird Sisters to come out. And would of course participate in the discussion. :) My favorite bird is the hummingbird; I think they're just beautiful and love the way they flit around, always on the move like they've got somewhere they need to be.

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Some people have not posted their contact info. But it looks like only one copy is left...

  11. Ok 8 copies are claimed.
    Marc is ineligible because he did not leave a way for me to contact him.

    2 copies still to go!!

  12. @Tnbbc mod my email address is
    But, my comment was also linked to my gmail account. Thanks,

  13. Ooh! I hope I'm not too late! My favorite bird is the flamingo. That vibrant pink is one of my favorite colors! I live in the US and I'd love to participate in the book discussion at Goodreads.

    masterninja AT law-school-ninja DOT com
    or on twitter @lawschoolninja

  14. ahhh Marc, you're back in!!

    When I clicked on your comment, it told me the webpage was not valid (??)

    Law School Ninja - you got the last copy.
    Emails will go out later today to get your shipping info

    Thanks everyone!!!

  15. Thank you,
    I can't wait to read it.

    Best regards,