February 15, 2009
Last year, Harper Perennial started an "Olive Editions" series of modern classics that fit in your back pocket and are budget priced ($10 list, $8 at Amazon). The first three editions in the series are The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, and Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran-Foer.
Yesterday, as I cleaned out our library/spare bedroom (a Valentine's present for my wife), I found these three volumes tucked into the corner. I had meant to give these away last fall, but the holidays made a blur of my plans. So, in the spirit of a clean and happy house, I am giving these away.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post, and either name the book you are currently carrying around with you, or a book you wished could fit in your pocket.
The winner will be chosen at random late Wednesday evening, and will receive the first three books in Harper Perennial's Olive Reader series:
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