Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Giveaway: Boleto

Since July 2010, TNBBC has been bringing authors and readers together every month to get behind the book! This unique experience wouldn't be possible without the generous donations of the authors and publishers involved. 

TNBBC and Graywolf Press are at it again!
We are partnering up to bring you next month's Author/Reader Discussion.

In June, we will be featuring Alyson Hagy and her upcoming release

In order to stimulate discussion, 
Graywolf Press is offering 10 copies, domestically
(sorry, international folks!)

Here's the Goodreads description:

An unforgettable story of men and horses, the American West, and the dream of a ticket out.
Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit. He sees his chance with a beautiful quarter horse, a filly that might earn him a reputation, and spends his savings to buy her. Armed with stories and the confidence of youth, he devotes himself to her training -- first, in the familiar barns and corrals of home, then on a guest ranch in the rugged Absaroka mountains, and, in the final trial, on the glittering, treacherous polo fields of southern California.
With Boleto, Alyson Hagy delivers a masterfully told, exquisitely observed novel about our intimate relationships with animals and money, against the backdrop of a new West that is changing forever.

This giveaway HAS BEEN EXTENDED and will run through May 12th.
Winners will be notified here and via email on May 13th.

Here's how to enter:

1 - Leave a comment stating why you would like to win a copy.

2 - State that you agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from June 15th through the end of the month. Alyson Hagy has agreed to participate in the discussion and will be available to answer any questions you may have for her. 

 *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 before the discussion begins). 

 3 - You must leave me a way to contact you (email is preferred). AND you must be a resident of the US!!!!

Good luck!


  1. I love Graywolf Press's books! They really have some great books! This book sounds like no exception! I'd love to read and discuss it!
    I'm in the US!

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  3. It is such a shame that i am a UK resident, as i am an ardent equestrian who is an avid reader of equestrian literature & i spend many hours reviewing and commenting on books on Goodreads. I shall take a look still at the discussion, as it certainly will be of much interest - the best of luck! Xx

    From: Miss. Lucinda Fountain
    Email: lfountain1@hotmail.co.uk

  4. 1 - I would enjoy winning this book because haven't read a good "horse centered" book since The Horse Whisperer.

    2 - I will definitely agree to participate in the group read book discussion that will run from June 15th through the end of the month. Talking with the author is such a rarity so it would be an honor to discuss this animal related book with it's creator.

  5. I love to read all different genres and I love to talk/blog about what I have read!

  6. I need a good Western to read!

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    1. I am a big fan of westerns. Of course I will participate in the discussion.Lomazowrz@gmail.com

  8. Would love to read this.

  9. What a great looking book! I love books about horses and would love to participate in the discussion. dsafford001@yahoo.com

  10. I've decided to extend the contest through Saturday because 4 of the commenters did not follow the rules for entering. If you are one of the 4, you still have time to repsond with the requested information ....

  11. I would like to win a copy for 2 reasons: it sounds like a GREAT read, and I haven't been active on goodreads for awhile and this would be a great way to kick start that!

    I am always looking for a good discussion and am willing to participate. Any chance at dialogue with an author is bonus!!

    I am a US resident and my email is kollegegurl@juno.com

    Thanks for the great opportunity.

  12. Boleto sounds fantastic -- I'd love to win a copy because it sounds like a great read and I always seem to love books I read that are from Graywolf. I really enjoyed the other TNBBC discussions I participated in too, so I'd definitely be interested in doing another! My email address is jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com


  13. OK folks! Thanks to everyone who entered.

    Winners did not need to be chosen randomly in this case, since not everyone commented with the required information. (Gasp!) Better luck to those in the future!!

    Winners of Boleto, and expected participants in our June discussion with author Alyson Hagy are:


    Congrats to you!!! Email coming to request your shipping address so you can get your copies!

    Thanks again everyone! Check back next month for another great giveaway.