Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Giveaway: Little Century

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.  

I am excited to bring you next month's Author/Reader Discussion!

We'll be reading and discussing 

In order to stimulate discussion, 
Farrar, Straus, Giroux have agreed to give away 7 copies 
 US and Canada residents only.
(sorry, international folks!)

In the tradition of such classics as My Ántonia and There Will Be Blood, Anna Keesey’s Little Century is a resonant and moving debut novel by a writer of confident gifts.

Orphaned after the death of her mother, eighteen-year-old Esther Chambers heads west in search of her only living relative. In the lawless frontier town of Century, Oregon, she’s met by her distant cousin, a laconic cattle rancher named Ferris Pickett. Pick leads her to a tiny cabin by a small lake called Half-a-Mind, and there she begins her new life as a homesteader. If she can hold out for five years, the land will join Pick’s already impressive spread.

But Esther discovers that this town on the edge of civilization is in the midst of a range war. There’s plenty of land, but somehow it is not enough for the ranchers—it’s cattle against sheep, with water at a premium. In this charged climate, small incidents of violence swiftly escalate, and Esther finds her sympathies divided between her cousin and a sheepherder named Ben Cruff, a sworn enemy of the cattle ranchers. As her feelings for Ben and for her land grow, she begins to see she can’t be loyal to both.

Little Century maps our country’s cutthroat legacy of dispossession and greed, even as it celebrates the ecstatic visions of what America could become.

This giveaway will run through August 10th. 
Winners will be notified here and via email on August 11th.

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 September 15th through the end of the month. Anna Keesey 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 - Your comment must have a way to contact you (email is preferred). AND you must be a resident of the US or Canada!!!!

Good luck!!!


  1. I would love to win because it looks like a really interesting novel.I will join in the discussion.

  2. Oh this sounds soooooo good! You always suck me in with these great books!!! :) I of course would love to discuss and am in the US!!

  3. I'd love to take part. It's a book I've wanted to read and I haven't taken part in a discussion since Duke Haney's book so it will be nice to be in another.


  4. I've been following your blog for awhile & this is my first time entering to be part of a book discussion. I'd love the opportunity & this novel sounds like an interesting read!


  5. I would love an opportunity to discuss this book. I am always interested in reading new books and historical fiction is a "new to me" genre. Even better that I would be able to discuss with the author. WHat a treat. My e mail is Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. I love historical fiction and this sounds like a good one! I would love to join in on the discussion.

  7. This book sounds really good and something I'm very much interested in reading. Would love to have this as the first book I'm able to take part in a discussion on this board.

  8. This book looks really good and I would love to win a copy and discuss it with others. Thanks for the opportunity! =)

  9. I just joined the book club last week and am hooked already after reading Sharp Objects and starting Watership Down. I am so excited to get out of my reading rut and to read Little Century and to join in the discussion!

  10. This does sound like it will be an interesting book to read and be a great source for a discussion. I'll also participate of course. Thanks :-)


  11. I love seeing how different authors handle the period they write about--and I am writing a novel set in the 1930s as we speak. It would be fabulous to get to discuss how the book works with others. I'm always up for a discussion! Best contact is via twitter: @ashleyhopeperez

    Thanks for hosting such a fabulous giveaway!

  12. It's pick-the-winners time! If you didn't win, please don't fret! I give away new Author/Reader books every month. Congrats to:

    Ashley Hope Perez
    Nicolle (culturejaunt)
    Ashley Marie (amarie.k0788)
    Anon (vshouldt)
    Mad Guru (Jdunkle)
    Karly+Chris (Karlyw742)
    Colleen (Colleen_bernardo)

    Emails will be sent out momentarily! Look forward to seeing you during the discussion that kickstarts on September 15th!!

  13. I would like a copy of Little Century because I loved it. I want to place it alongside other favorite books, like Jump-Off Creek and A Sudden Country. These are books that I think of as "Little House books for grown-ups." Not sure if this give-away is still going on but I hope so.

  14. Emily, I am sorry but this giveaway ended over a month ago. In my giveaways, I state the date in which the giveaway ends, if you ever have a question. Typically they do not run for more than one week. Have no fear, we do giveaways like these once a month. Keep your eyes out!