Monday, 13 April 2015

Giveaway #470 : Win 2 x The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry books - closed - winners Sarah Franks, Sarah Spencer


Published by Abacus, paperback, 21st May 2015, £7.99
ABACUS PAPERBACK OF 2015 and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

‘This is a book full of joy and warmth: you leave feeling better than you did at the beginning.’
Emerald St

‘Delightful! I read [it] in one sitting. This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love - love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory’
Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child

A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, is despondent after losing his beloved wife and witnessing the ever-declining number of sales at his small, quirky bookstore. His prized rare edition of Tamerlane is stolen, and just as he thinks things can’t get worse, someone leaves a baby at his store with a note attached to her, asking him to look after her. Baby Maya is a burden A.J. does not want but when the time comes, he finds it impossible to hand her over to child protection services, instead choosing to care for her himself.

Suddenly, the children’s section is overflowing with new titles, and the bookstore becomes home to a number of local book clubs. Business has never been so good and A. J. finds himself an essential new part of his long-time community. Gabrielle Zevin’s enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books - an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

First published in 2014, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry has been given a new cover and a new name - you can read my review of the original book from last year here.

The publishers have kindly offered to send a copy of the book to two Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.

UK only. Closing date : 27/4/15


T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

Other giveaways you may be interested in :

Giveaway #468 : Win a Tree Fu Tom - Tom Saves The Day DVD - closing date 20/4

64 comments:

  1. Despite having a pile of books next to my bed, truthfully, the last book I read was "Elmer on Stilts" last night to a sleepy three-year-old!

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  2. Leave me a comment below and tell me what the last book you read was........Dean Kootz - The City...............oooohhhh creepy

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  3. james patterson sail i couldn't put it down

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  4. I had to enter this as I just love the sound of the book, thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

    I'm a new GFC follower

    Thea @  Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. This last book I read was The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski which I finished just last night...... and tonight I start the sequel The Winner's Crime!

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  5. Elizabeth Hinds13 April 2015 at 22:24

    It was One Day by David Nicholls :) Amazing book!

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  6. Modi Effect by Lance Price
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  7. The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan

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  8. I'm reading a book about Jack the Ripper at the moment

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  9. Karl Pilkington's 'The Moaning of Life'

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  10. A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

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  11. I just finished A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi

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  12. The last book I read was called Diary of a Broken Heart by Karen Campbell.

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  13. The Others by James Herbert, super creepy!

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  14. Just read a novel about the Spanish Conquest of the America's called War God by Graham Hancock

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  15. I am just reading Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell

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  16. The last book I read would be one of my toddler's books. She loves reading, just like her parents.

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  17. Currently reading Dorothy Koomson The Girl From Nowhere

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  18. The last book I read was mr men mr tickle

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  19. Entered and Jack Kilbourn-Afraid... But I'm just starting the Harry Potter series again <3

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  20. Just recently finished Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla, now on to California by Edan Lepucki. (Yay books!) I have entered also! :)

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  21. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting by Lyn Grabhorn. Entered.

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  22. The last book I read was The Chimp Paradox - a great and easy-to-read book (even kids could understand it) for managing your feelings so that you don't make rash decisions, or be aggressive towards someone because your emotions overtake your reasoning.

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  23. The parent agency with my daughter

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  24. Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haigh

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  25. The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis

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  26. Im reading flowers in the attic

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  27. It was a Kathy Reichs book but I can't remember the title.

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  28. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho...amazing :) x

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  29. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

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  30. I have entered with fingers crossed many thanks

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  31. I have entered! I can't remember the last book I read!

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  32. I have entered - I just finished reading "The Invisible Line"

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  33. David Mitchells "The Bone Clocks"

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  34. The last book I read was Welcome Home by Margaret Dickinson.

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  35. Entered. I am re-reading Testament of Youth at the moment. A great read 3:)

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  36. Last book I read was the streets autobiography :)

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  37. I've entered this competition.

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  38. Last book I read was Dodger by Terry Pratchett - have read it before but love it

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