It’s not too late to vote for your favorite book published in 2011 (and enter to win 10 free books)! Even though that contest is still going strong, we’re going to give away two more books on the blog this week.
As Megan Fishmann writes in the December issue of BookPage, Ann Beattie’s Mrs. Nixon is “part historical biography, part imaginative fiction, part writing manual . . . Beattie creates introspective, revealing narratives of how Pat Nixon might have reacted to a specific incident, or what she might have thought during a specific event. She weaves in actual dialogue from the former president and his wife, so at times, the reader cannot tell what is real, or what is imagined by the author.” (By the way, we gave you a head’s up about this book back in August, so it may sound familiar!)
Another favorite book featured in the December issue of BookPage (in fact it’s the Top Pick in Nonfiction) is An Autobiography by Agatha Christie. Here’s a preview from Catherine Hollis’ review: “Reading Agatha Christie’s autobiography is like sitting down to tea with an especially chatty, good-natured auntie; one would never suspect her of slipping arsenic in your drink. The Queen of Crime, it turns out, was also a gifted and engaging memoirist, and readers who missed out on the 1977 publication of An Autobiography will be delighted with its reissue, timed to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Dame Christie’s birth.”
Interested? Here’s how you can win these books . . .
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the name of a book or author that you’re thankful for.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 6 pm CST on November 25. The winner will receive copies of Mrs. Nixon by Ann Beattie and An Autobiography by Agatha Christie. This prize must be shipped to a North American address.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.