Friday, August 7, 2009

Freebie Friday: The Lost Dog Giveaway (ends 8/21)

Summary by Publisher: Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

Giveaway Rules: Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away FIVE copies of The Lost Dog!

To enter leave a comment with your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.
Only one entry per household.
You must be 18 years of age or older.
NO P.O. Boxes for the winner’s mailing address.

The contest ends on August 21, 2009.


  1. Looks like a very good book.

  2. I have heard good things about this book.Wish I qualified to enter.

  3. Hi! cyderry AT yahoo DOT com


  4. Oh, I'd like to enter this contest. Thank you for hosting it. =)

    lindanmc (at)

  5. We are always reading so please enter me in this:
    zemeks (at) sbcglobal DOT net.

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  7. Please add me to the giveaway


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  8. I'd love to read this -- thank you for the chance to win a copy!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway, I have read some good reviews of this book!
    gibbylet21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. I'd like to enter too. Thanks.


  11. I would love to enter!
    Thank you!

  12. I have hear some buzz about this book and wouldlove to read it.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  13. Great contest. Would love to read this book, please enter me.

  14. I love dogs and cats. A lost pet hurts. I would love to read this book. I listened to "The Art of Racing in The Rain" and "Marley And Me." I would like to read this one too.


  15. I am so curious about this book, I like the cover design and would enjoy reading the ideas as they are woven into a described in the review....

  16. This looks like a wonderful book, I'd love to read it. My email address is:

    bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. Sounds like a nice read, please enter me!

    jjsweep (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. I'd love to win this book!

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

  19. The book sounds interesting. I would love to win it.

    sheila (dot) cohen (at) comcast (dot) net

  20. Thanks for the chance.
    sonyasparks at gmail dot com

  21. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. I'd love to win a copy of this book!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  23. I have winners. As soon as I hear back from the winning entries I'll post the names.