Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Giveaway: Damascus

TNBBC has the incredible honor of hosting a mid-month Author/Reader discussion with Joshua Mohr 
and you know what that means......!!

In order to stimulate discussion,
We will be giving away 10 domestic copies of his newest novel 


(domestic means US residents only)
(sorry, international followers!)

It's 2003 and the country is divided evenly for and against the Iraq War. Damascus, a dive bar in San Francisco's Mission District, becomes the unlikely setting for a showdown between the opposing sides. 
Tensions come to a boil when Owen, the bar's proprietor who has recently taken to wearing a Santa suit full-time, agrees to host the joint's first (and only) art show by Sylvia Suture, an ambitious young artist who longs to take her act to the dramatic precipice of the high-wire by nailing live fish to the walls as a political statement. 
 An incredibly creative and fully rendered cast of characters orbit the bar. There's No Eyebrows, a cancer patient who has come to the Mission to die anonymously; Shambles, the patron saint of the hand job; Revv, a lead singer who acts too much like a lead singer; and Owen, donning his Santa costume to mask the most unfortunate birthmark imaginable. 
 Damascus is the place where confusion and frustration run out of room to hide. By gracefully tackling such complicated topics as cancer, Iraq, and issues of self-esteem, Joshua Mohr has painted his most accomplished novel yet.

The contest will run through September 27th. 

 Here's how to enter:

 1 - Comment here stating that you would like to receive a copy of the book.

 2 - You must be a resident of the US and leave me a way to contact you.

 3- Agree to participate in a group read book discussion that will run during the middle of October  through the middle of November over at TNBBC on Goodreads. Joshua Mohr has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for him. 

 *If you are chosen as a winner, by accepting the copy 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 by the 15th of the October).

 Winners are chosen randomly 
and will be announced here and via email on September 28th. 

 Good luck!

51 comments:

  1. I would love to receive a copy! This book sounds really interesting. Looking forward to the discussion.

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  2. I would love to get a copy!!!! These are always so much fun! THX!!!

    donnafig26 AT gmail DOT COM

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  3. I would love to win a copy.I will join in the discussion.I live in the U.S.
    colleen_bernardo@comcast.net

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  4. I would love a copy. I will join the discussion and live in the U.S. abbey.s.fox AT gmail DOT COM

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  5. I would love to get a copy!

    blake@cfu.net

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  6. I am interested in a copy of this book and would be happy to participate in a discussion.

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  7. Sorry my email address is 09mlp@williams.edu

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  8. I would like a copy and will participate in the group discussion. I live in the U.S. Thank you!
    slconnor08@gmail.com

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  9. I would love a copy of Damascus, and I am looking forward to what should be an enlightening discussion with Joshua Mohr participating. I live in the US and my contact info is: katherine.feigel@gmail.com

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  10. I'm abroad right now, so I won't participate. Wishing you lots of fun though!
    Christa

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  11. Sounds like an interesting read and I'd love to be part of a discussion with the author. Contact me at katherine.maddox AT e-maddox DOT com. Thanks!

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  12. Hi there, I would love to participate in this discussion. I am a resident of the US, and I can be reached at my_ewen@yahoo.com.

    Many thanks!
    Amy

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  13. I'd love to get a copy! Speaking to an author about what they were thinking when they write is always a great treat!

    Kellie (Definitely a US Resident)
    kellie (at) brabec (dot) com

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  14. Damascus sounds like a really interesting book; I'd love a copy, and to participate in the discussion. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Jessica M.
    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. Damascus sounds really interesting, and I would love to get a copy. The discussion for the book should be really enlightening, as it sounds like Mohr touches on a lot of hot topics all in one book; I'd enjoy talking with my peers and with Mohr through the discussion. Aaaannnnd, I live in the US. =) Thanks!

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  16. I would love to receive a copy! Looking forward to the discussion.

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  17. would love to participate.lomazowr@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to read the book. Thanks for the opportunity. =) dsafford001@yahoo.com

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  19. Damascus sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  20. The book sounds promising. I'd love to read and it sounds like it would be a great book to discuss. I'm a US resident and my e-mail is rs_athlete1@hotmail.com

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  21. I would like to receive a copy of this book and would love to be part of the group discussion

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  22. I'd love a copy and to participate! I am a US resident. My email is eproper at gmail.com.

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  23. Count me in. robert.john.stuart@gmail.com

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  24. Would love to read it and talk about it.

    sarahabein at gmail dot com

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  25. I would positively squeal with joy if I get to read an advance copy of Demascus, and would really enjoy being a part of a group discussion.
    Pick me! Pick me!!
    Rippingoffthebandages at G mail dot calm

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  26. it would be so wonderful to receive a copy of this book and i'd thorougly enjoy being part of the group discussion!

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  27. From the description I read, I know that I will devour this book. powerfm2@cox.net

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  28. Thanks, I'd love a copy. My email is oliviaboler@me.com, and I live in the US of A. ;)

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  29. Damascus sounds fascinating- would love to read and participate :)

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  30. Have read Termite Parade and would love a copy of Damascus. You can reach me via the contact info listed on my blog. Thanks for offering this giveaway!
    http://mysocalleddenver.blogspot.com/

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  31. Having been lucky enough to win a book and participate in a TNBBC dicusssion before, I am even more excited to do it again!
    Thanks - I would love a copy of Damascus.
    lesliemcwilkins@yahoo.com

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  32. Loved Termite Parade, and ready to love Damascus too. Congrats Josh, Sign me up! --> ituttle (at) tuttle (dot) com

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  33. I'm definitely interested. This sounds great!

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  34. I would like to receive a copy of damascus..mdeniseangel@hotmail.com

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  35. I would like to participate please!
    kuribosboots AT gmail DOT COM

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  36. I would like to receive a copy and participate in the discussion. I am a US citizen. You can contact me by phone. (707) 643-3776

    emerald420 @ hotmail.com

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  37. This would be a great variance from my recent reads. Would love to receive copy and participate in group discussion (I need to get back into these anyways). I live in the US. Thanks.
    joleneleanne1 (@) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. I would love to receive the book, and would be delighted to actively participate in the discussion following. Looks like a good read, sounds like fun!
    kimberly(dot)anneATlive(dot)com. :)

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  39. Me, me, me!
    I'd love to participate.
    amberscottbooks@gmail.com

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  40. The book sounds interesting. If I win a copy I will be glad to read and join the discussion. Contact me by e-mail: lrugg1224@aol.com

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  41. Sigm me up! For the book and the discussion :)

    Our book club just finished Termite Parade -
    http://andnowwithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/09/book-notes-termite-parade.html

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  42. Forgot to include my email - melisamct@yahoo.com

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  43. Oh my wow, I would absolutely love to get a brand new copy of this book! I live here in the U.S. as a resident of good ol' Wisconsin. This book sounds very interesting. My father would love this book as well! I have never participated in a discussion group before, but I would love to. You can contact me at natashaotella@gmail.com...

    =D

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  44. I love that book clubs enable readers to be introduced to interesting reads that one may not normally be drawn to. "Damascus" sounds like one of those books, and I would be honored to receive a copy. My email is jessicayaoo@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  45. I would love to get a copy of the book and participate in the conversation - jlienert at hotmail dot com

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  46. This sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to particiapte in a group discussion. Please enroll me for a copy of the book. I live in Florida and my email is annamarie57@aol.com. Thank You

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  47. I would love to read Damascus and participate in a discussion on it. It's a topic I know and remember well- I helped to organize a walkout at my high school when the war started... I am not sure if you can contact me directly simply if I sign in with my blogger profile, so my email address is tracycwilkins at gmail

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  48. Good luck to all - I can't participate (I'm Canadian) - but the book sounds very interesting and hope you all enjoy the group discussion.

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  49. Wow! Look at all of these entries!

    Ok, if you had an email address in your comment, your name was thrown into the hat... the randomly selected winners are:

    Anon= Colleen_Bernardo@comcast.net
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    Kellie Brabec
    Jessica M
    Olivia Boler
    Ian
    The Wild Hare
    Amber Scott Books
    Yaozer
    Joey

    Congrats to the winners! Remember that by accepting these copies you are agreeing to participate in the author/reader group discussion of Joshua Mohr's novel starting on Oct 15th and ending on Nov 15th.

    Be on the lookout for an email... we need your shipping address!

    For those who did not win a copy, please be sure to pick up a copy when the book goes on sale in October and join us here - http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/663524-damascus-giveaway - heck, Joshua Mohr would love to hear from you even if you DONT have the book!!!!

    Thank you all so much for your interest, and keep an eye out, another great book will up for grabs soon!

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