Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Giveaway: How To Get Into The Twin Palms

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'm excited to be partnering with Two Dollar Radio 
to bring you next month's Author/Reader Discussion book!

We will be reading and discussing

In order to stimulate discussion
Two Dollar Radio has agreed to give away 10 copies
to US residents only

Here is the Goodreads description
It was a strange choice to decide to pass as a Russian. But it was a question of proximity and level of allure. Russians were everywhere in Los Angeles, especially in my neighborhood, and held a certain sense of mystery. I had long attempted to inhabit my Polish skin and was happy to finally crawl out of it. I would never tell my mother. She only thought of them as crooks and beneath us. They felt the same about us, we were beneath them. It had always been a question of who was under whom.
Anya is a young woman living in a Russian neighborhood in Los Angeles, struggling between retaining her parents’ Polish culture and the American-ness she was submerged in growing up. She decides to blaze a new path, and attempt to assimilate within her adopted community, epitomized by the exclusive club the Twin Palms. It is Anya’s goal to gain entrance to this club.
How To Get Into the Twin Palms is hilarious and deeply moving, providing a humorous twist on the typical immigrant tale of belonging.

This giveaway will run through October 8th. 
Winners will be notified here and via email on October 9th.

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 November 15th through the end of the month. Karolina Waclawiak 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). 

Good luck!!!


  1. Hi! I truly enjoyed the discussion for Little Century & would love to participate in this months! And this one sounds like it might echo a little Jonathan Safran Foer, who I love :) I'm excited

  2. I like to read books about different cultures, families, and immigrants and would love to win this book and participate in the discussion. My email is

  3. I would like to read this book because it has been buzzing around goodreads and I would like to see what it is all about. I will gladly participate in the book discussion in november. After all part of the pleasure of reading is discussing what you read with others. My e-mail is

  4. Hi there! I would love to read this book. Why? Well, two reasons... 1. I've really been reading a lot of Russian historical fiction lately, and I've become very interested in the culture, history, and country in general. 2. My daughter's name is Anja (another form of Anya), so I'm always a sucker for a book with characters of that name. If selected, I would have no problem joining the discussion. My email is Thank you for your consideration. :)

  5. I also loved the discussion for Little Century and would love to participate again.

    This sounds like an interesting take on passing for a different culture as well as how prejudices are built against others. If I win, of course I will participate.




  6. I have been wanting to read this ever since you and IB gave it such glowing reviews. Joining the discussion would give me a reason to read it sooner rather than later. Pick me! Pick me!

    hlindskold (at) btweenthecovers (dot) com

  7. Ooh. This sounds really good. I like change of identity sorts of stories. Would definitely participate in the discussion.

    sarahabein at gmail, if you choose me.

  8. I would love to read a copy of this book and to participate in the discussion.
    Chelsea Raak

  9. This looks like an interesting one. I would love to win a copy and would definitely participate in the discussion in November.
    Donna Safford

  10. I would love to win a copy and participate in the November discussion because reading and talking about reading keep me sane! Email is

  11. 10 copies to giveaway + 10 comments = CONGRATS!!! everyone wins!!!!
    Email me your shipping addresses, everyone :)