I would like to thank everyone again for entering to win a book from my blog’s Literary Blog Hop Giveaway. I ended up with 87 entries this time around, which is highly impressive in my opinion. I am posted the winners below, as well as a little bit about each book that the winners have selected. Book overviews are taken from the Barnes & Noble website.
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Winner: Sam at Tiny Library
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.
Winner: Hira at The Chronicles of an Enamored Soul
On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old Realtor, had three goals—sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.
Interwoven with the story of the year Annie spent captive in a remote mountain cabin—which unfolds through sessions with her psychiatrist—is the second narrative recounting the nightmare that follows her escape: her struggle to piece her shattered life back together, the ongoing police investigation into the identity of her captor, and the disturbing sense that things are far from over.
Still Missing is a shocking, visceral, brutal, and beautifully crafted novel about surviving the unsurvivable—and living to bear witness.
Thank you again for all entries. Look for more giveaways in the future.
To my regular readers, I will be back with more 30 Day Challenge posts this week.