May 1, 2009

Giveaway: Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts

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Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home.


I'm not gonna lie, I loved WHERE THE HEART IS. Sure, it's a little hokey (and won the Oprah enjoyment kiss of death), but it's a book my grandmother, mother, sister, and I could all enjoy. That's rare. (We all have crossovers, but a crossover with all four? My sister's especially hard since she likes those weepy, cancer patient, lover dies at the end books. Spare me.) Therefore, I'm happy to have the chance to giveaway a different Billie Letts book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

So here it is: I've got five copies up for grabs. How do you get one?

A. Live in the USA or Canada and can get stuff at an address that's not a PO box.
B. Leave a comment on this post before Memorial Day.
C. Tip the balance in your favor with extra entries: follow my blog, post about the contest, buy one of Billie Lett's other books.

I'm not even going to make you do anything special in your comment this time. Aren't I a sweetheart?

57 comments:

  1. Enter me! I'm already a follower.
    bball11kt@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Enter me, please!

    skerry[at]infionline[dot]net

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  3. I can't wait to read this book it sounds really good and I LOVED where the heart is! Thanks for the chance.

    And I'm a follower!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  4. you're taking comments on this book giveaway till September 7th (Labor day)--did I read that right? Wow,you should have a lot of comments by then.It's only May 2nd now. Thanks for the chance to win.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  5. Please enter me! =) I follow ya and I have posted it to the sidebar of my blog! ^^

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  6. Enter us! We follow!

    Beth & Nathan
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  7. I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  8. @AllyKatt: Thanks for catching that! I meant Memorial Day.

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  9. The premise of this sounds amazing, already a follower =)

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  10. Wow it sounds so cool! Please enter me!!

    I blogged about this on my sidebar

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

    And I'm a follower!!

    Wdebo :)

    electricalbookcafe@yahoo.com

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  11. I love this author! I so want to win!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  12. I follow you on Blogger
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  13. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  14. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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

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  16. I'd love a chance to win this book. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  17. I'm a follower

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  18. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  19. I am a new follower

    "Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Fun:
    CoolCanucks.ca"

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  20. sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  21. This is on my TBR list - please count me in

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  22. You are most certainly a sweetheart! I'd love to be entered! And I am a new follower!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Whoa, this one sound really good and if you, your mother, and sister can enjoy it I'm sure it'll be the same for me (except it would be sisters in my case hehe) :)

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  24. book looks wonderful
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  25. looks like a cool book, please enter me thanks

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  26. I love this author.


    patricjames@hotmail.com

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  27. Please count me in, would love to give it a read. Thank you.

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  28. I enjoyed WHERE THE HEART IS.



    mjgroesbeck@yahoo.com

    my roommate referred me.

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  29. Sounds like a good read.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  30. This book is very popular at our library. The waiting list is very long. 233 and counting.


    jimmyrug@hotmail.com

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  31. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. I've heard good things about this book, and it looks really interesting. Please enter me!

    I'm a follower.

    Jenna

    jennapomme@yahoo.com

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  34. I am really intersted in reading this. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I haven't read anything by Billie Letts yet - "Made in the U.S.A." seems like a good place to start. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  39. This sounds like a interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  40. I love her books!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I would love to read this.

    Thanks so much,

    Darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  42. I would love to read this.

    Thanks so much,

    Darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  43. Love this title, love the auther also. thanks for the giveaway.

    ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. I've heard great things about this book and would love to read it. Thanks.


    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  45. Please enter me!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. I've only ever read one work of Letts' and you guessed it..."Where the Heart is." I'd love to read another work by her!

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  47. I've never read a Billie Letts' but this looks like perfect summer reading!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    my.newsletter (at) netbundle (dot) ca

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  48. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  49. I love finding new authors to read so this would be great!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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

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  51. Throw my name in the hat - thanks for the book giveaway.

    glenn_pessano (at) yahoo.com

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  52. I would love to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower.

    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

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  53. I'd love to be entered if its not too late. I loved Where the Heart Is too.

    And I'm already a follower.

    Thanks,

    Carrie
    poptart675@att.net

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