Saturday, May 2, 2009

Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of No One You Know by Michelle Richmond

One of my favorite reads from last year, Michelle Richmond's NO ONE YOU KNOW, is coming out in paperback on May 19th. To celebrate, Michelle is offering a signed paperback copy to one of my readers!

I reviewed this last July and you can read my review here.

Or here's the summary:
All her life Ellie Enderlin had been known as Lila’s sister. Until one day, without warning, the shape of their family changed forever. Twenty years ago, Lila, a top math student at Stanford, was murdered in a crime that was never solved. In the aftermath of her sister’s death, Ellie entrusted her most intimate feelings to a man who turned the story into a bestselling true crime book—a book that both devastated her family and identified one of Lila’s professors as the killer.

Decades later, Ellie is given a notebook that Lila carried everywhere, a piece of evidence not found with her body. She explores the mysteries of Lila’s notebook, filled with mathematical equations, and begin a search that has been waiting for her all these years. It will lead her to a hundred-year-old mathematical puzzle, to a lover no one knew Lila had, to the motives and fate of the man who profited from their family’s anguish—and to the deepest secrets even sisters keep from each other. As she connects with people whose lives unknowingly swirled around her own, Ellie will confront a series of startling revelations—from the eloquent truths of numbers to confessions of love, pain and loss.

A novel about the stories and lies that strangers, lovers and families tell—and the secrets we keep even from ourselves—Michelle Richmond’s new novel is a work of astonishing depth and beauty, at once heartbreaking, provocative, and impossible to put down.

All you have to do to enter is answer one of the following questions in the comments by May 19th at 11:59 PM CST:

1. Ellie, the narrator of NO ONE YOU KNOW, is a coffee buyer, and the author happens to be a coffee addict. What's one thing you couldn't give up?

OR

2. NO ONE YOU KNOW is a novel about sisters, but it's also about storytelling. What's one story that you and a sibling or parent remember very differently?

For a second entry (leave a separate comment) link to this contest on your blog (sidebar is ok) or a social networking site and tell me you've done so.

This contest is for the US and Canada only.

116 comments:

BN Book Blog said...

Neither of us could give up books or chocolate!

Beth & Nathan
bnbookblog@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I could never give up napping during the day. It feels so good and I need it.

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/04/28/book-giveaways-0427-0503/


Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

MJ said...

Coffee !!!! Just ask my co-workers. :)

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

Those are two great questions! One thing I could never give up is reading! I couldn't answer the second question because my sister and I don't remember much of anything the same way. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

harmonybookreviews said...

I could never give up my friends. Or, if that's too deep of an answer, I could never give up cookies&cream smidgens from GH.

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I could never give up music!

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I couldn't give up peanut butter!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

I'm pretty sure I'd have a very, very hard time living without Internet access and my computer. (Can't have one without the other! :)

mindy said...

actually my biggest vice is coffee followed by bargain shopping so it would have to be those thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

emmyreader said...

Sounds like a good book! You have an award! come check out my blog!

Melanie said...

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to give up travelling. There's no other thrill quite like it.

NotNessie said...

I could never give up chocolate. I keep trying, but it just won't stick.

Katie said...

Books! and Mountain Dew.
bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

Diana Dang said...

I can't give up on mangas. Definitely not.

I have also linked this to the sidebar of my blog: www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

Genevieve said...

What's one thing you couldn't give up?

Orange juice! I need orange juice to function. It's the best drink ever.

caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

Genevieve said...

I linked the contest in my sidebar:
http://caprubia.blogspot.com/

caprubia(at)gmail(dot)com

PJ Hoover said...

My shower. Love. It.

AmandaSue said...

I couldn't give up lip balm! My lips feel really dry and weird without it on. I have tons and tons of different kinds and flavors and I'd be lost without them! :) Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Julie P. said...

I couldn't give up Diet Coke!

bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

bridget3420 said...

I can't give up Dr. Pepper!

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Posted contest on my sidebar:

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

Iryna said...

I could not live without books (duh). But if that's too obvious without then a flushable toilet.

I linked this on my sidebar.

blackink.creampaper@gmail.com

Iryna said...

Ooops. Forgot to leave a separate comment for the sidebar thing.

Good luck everyone!

Linda J said...

I couldn't give up books. No way, no how. Of course, you probably already knew that!

Sharon said...

Sounds a very good book not so much an addict but I could give it up but it would be very hard my twice monthly movie and buttered popcorn. Thanks for the giveaway

sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

Liyana said...

I don't think I can give up my lappy WITH internet connection. It makes me stay connecxted to everyone everytime!

Kristi said...

I thought I would take choice 2 - Our family's house burnt down when I was 7 (sisters were 11 and 14) and of course we all remember where we were and why we were there differently. What they say caused it - when we all actually found out, etc. It is kind of fun to see what actually "sticks" in each of our minds.

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Alyce said...

I couldn't give up chocolate. I have a little bit each day.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carrie K. said...

I'm supposed to give up caffeine - I'm headache prone - but I am having a really hard time!

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Reader Rabbit said...

Chocolate, for sure is one thing I can't give up. Same with reading.
:)

Jesse. said...

Reading, of course! ;D And knitting. Those are the only activities that keep me sane!

Thanks for the chance to win. :D

Valerie said...

I cant give up the internet haha
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Renee G said...

I couldn't give up books or tea. (Nor would I want to. )

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

ANovelMenagerie said...

Tea, wine, sushi, blogging... and not in that order.

liane66 said...

I wouldn't give up my Starbucks lattes and Riccola mints
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

AllyKatt said...

It's a toss up between the internet and taking an afternoon nap. When my computer crashed for a month it was interesting as I saw how really addicted I was to it. Count me in for a chance at this book. It really looks great!

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Thao said...

Great contest. Good luck to everyone who enters : )

Lana said...

Great contest, as usual, Lenore!

I know you've probably been inundated, but there's an award waiting for you here!

wdebo said...

I could never give up on books and Taiwanese Dramas!!

Wdebo :)

electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

wdebo said...

I added your contest to my sidebar!!

http://www.theelectricalbookcafe.blogspot.com/

Wdebo :)

electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

maya ganesan said...

One thing I couldn't give up? Books. Or...chocolate, yeah.

maya ganesan said...

Oops, I forgot to leave my email address. :)

poet.1234 [at] gmail [dot] com

purplg8r said...

I couldn't give up books OR popcorn!!

purplg8r said...

And I blogged about the contest here

purplg8r said...

oops..my email is purplg8r@aol.com

BUSY BEE said...

I can't give up my diet pepsi!! The caffiene!

thanks for the giveaway!

Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted on Win A Book.

Cheryl S. said...

I could never give up my computer!

Thanks,
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cuileann said...

I could not give up the...alphabet. I know we're all bookworms here, though, haha.

Cuileann said...

Also tweeted:
http://twitter.com/cuileann/status/1681968957

Dan said...

I couldn't give up my laptop with internet access.

grumpydan[at]netzero[dot]com

BrandiRae said...

I have to say, I don't think I could give up coffee. I figure there are worse things I could be addicted to!

Beth Kephart said...

I would not give up my son's text messages.

There was an incident with dogs that frightened me to death. I wasn't laughing. Others were. The story is remembered differently.

(thank you for your earlier comment on my just letting it be itself for now hair)

Staci said...

I honestly could not give up chocolate/caffeine/and books!! I have this book in my pile to read but if I won an autographed copy that would be wayyyyy coooool!!!

Debs Desk said...

One thing I could not give up would be my dogs. I love them and they make me happy. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

robin_titan said...

one thing I wouldn't be able to give up would be music, I am honestly addicted to it. :) I LOVE IT!

hmm..then there's books... hehe

Amber said...

I could never give up dark chocolate. My parents and I remember basically every time that I got in big trouble very differently. I remember my position as the victim while my parents remember me as reckless and irresponsible. Haha, I guess it depends who you ask.
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaway-roundup-may-2.html

Kat Bryan said...

If anyone asked what I couldn't do without I would think my computer but in reality, it's books. I've read all my life and can't imagine not.

Belinda M said...

I can't give up bingo..I love going and have been since I was a teenager. I go with my mother and it is "our" time

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susan said...

I couldn't give up books.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. I cant give up books, cats, wine, chocolate, my finance...

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Lalaland said...

Er...probably mangos...

I blogged about it.
http://faladidadida.blogspot.com/2009/05/no-one-you-know-by-michelle-richmond.html

ttt1612 AT yahoo DOT com

scottsgal said...

I couldn't give up my 2 springer spaniels - they make me smile everyday

msboatgal at aol.com

Janel said...

I'd have to say coffee too! Even when I get heart burn, I still can't live without it!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

tattwo said...

I don't think I could give up sweets. Thanks for the giveaway.

Nora said...

I'm going to have to go with chocolate!

Nora
wishonstars13@hotmail.com

Nora said...

Linked here: http://noraatnow.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

I could never give up my kittehs.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

alexandrea said...

Even though I'm allergic I couldn't give up owning cats - I've had anywhere from 1-3 ever since I was 5, and they are well worth the constantly stuffed nose!

Holly said...

It looks like a neat book. I'd have a really hard time giving up chocolate. A cliche, I know. But true!

Erin A said...

I am a coffee addict as well. There is no way I can give it up. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I couldn't give up my children! LOL! Ok, that wasn't exactly what the question was looking for. I couldn't give up reading or the Internet.

momof5boys at gmail dot com

a real librarian said...

I could never give up books or my cell phone!! thanks for the chance to win!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Marie said...

Besides books, I could never give up chocolate!

marielay@gmail.com

Vera said...

I could never give up books!

vvperesk(at)gmail(dot)com

Luvdaylilies said...

I could never give up Diet Mtn. Dew!

Thanks so much for a great giveaway and good luck to everyone=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Jessica Kennedy said...

My sister and I remember a lot of situations differently!

One in particular is the time she spit in my mouth! I was so mad I held her down and spit right back in her mouth. She, to this day, doesn't think she spit in my mouth and is disgusted about being spit on. I say oh well! Blech. She was younger than me. :)

Jessica Kennedy said...

I posted this contest on my blog just click Contests at the top!

Laina said...

Two words. Wild cows.

Laina1312@gmail.com

Laina said...

I put a link here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2009/05/may-4th-2009.html

writemeg said...

I could never give up writing! That probably sounds silly, but it's the outlet I value above all others. Oh, and giving up caffeine would really be awful, too!

Thanks for the chance!

writing.meg [at] gmail.com

Ashley said...

I couldn't give up chocolate! It's one of my addictions :)

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks.

Ashley said...

I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

gaby317 said...

I could never give up my escapist activities - cable tv, surfing the net, and reading books!

gaby
mrolapus at yahoo dot com

Icedream said...

I can't give up my iced mocha lattes. (and I have tried!)
Thanks for the chance.

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

tsslug said...

giving up friends is a no-no.
God bless!

tsslug7@yahoo.com

jwx4 said...

I couldn't give up my diet dr. peppers.
jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

Belle said...

Definitely couldn't give up my morning coffees (two of them)!

♔ jessica.marie said...

I could NEVER give up my Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I am completely and totally obsessed ;)

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

debbie haupt said...

Well the only thing I think I could NEVER give up is reading. I'm an addict plain and simple.

debbie haupt said...

Here's my second entry. I've posted an ad for your contest and blog on B&N.com book clubs romantic reads.
Thanks!!

Anita Yancey said...

The one thing I can't give up is chocolate. I love it. Please enter me for this book. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Zibilee said...

I have to say the 2 things I couldn't live without are books and hot green tea. Please enter me in this contest, I would love to win this book!

Heather M said...

Books and my Daughter! Couldn't live without them! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

Jackie B. said...

I think it might be impossible for me to give up my computer and the internet!

Juicebox.mom said...

Coffee and ice cream...it's a tie

Karla said...

Reading!

RockCity said...

I've tried, believe me, but I can't give up carbs!

Melanie said...

I just blogged about this contest;
http://melanies--musings.blogspot.com/2009/05/current-contests-may-08.html

Thanks for the chance!
melanies--musings@live.com

gaby317 said...

I've posted a link to this contest on my blog's sidebar.

thanks!

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Carlene said...

I could never give up my walk in the park each night. Well I try to go each night. Please include my name in your giveaway.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Wanda said...

I, too, am a coffee addict and could never give it up. I've tried a few times but only lasted for about a day.

Llehn said...

I can't give up chocolates!

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbie said...

I could never give up reading!!! OMG! I can'e even imagine it!

Debbie

clenna said...

I can't give up coka cola - I know it's stupid but I love that drink!
clenna@aol.com

shelburns said...

I'd have a hard time giving up Sonic's Diet Coke w/Cherry

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Mrs. Wishard said...

Basically my sister and I remember EVERYTHING differently. I always wonder how 2 girls who shared a bedroom for 18 years can remember so much so differently...its weird!

quelleheure4 said...

I just couldn't give up my Diet Coke. I've tried!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1853228679

SarahChristine said...

i could never give up reading all together,if i was told i couldnt read another book my whole life i might just go bonkers

sarah christine

pinktooth2(at)yahoo(dot)com

SarahChristine said...

i tweeted about it at

http://twitter.com/simply16

sarahchistine

pinktooth2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Book Spot said...

I wouldn't give up my dogs...or the ability to have them. They're too much fun and I love them too much not to have them around :)

(or writing or books but my dogs keep me company with writing and reading so...)

Lenore said...

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you!

Julie said...

I would never give up Pepsi, reading, or my dogs! I also put your giveaway on my blog, thanks:)
http://julyso4463.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Ooops! SO sorry, I didn't look at today's date:(