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?
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.