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July 25, 2009

Contest - Win Two of 2009's Finest Short Story Collections

Summer is in full swing, and as people take vacations, I am often asked to recommend books for the beach, mountains, and plane trips. My first inclination is always to recommend a good novel, but this year's wealth of quality short story collections has changed that. Plus, short story collections are much easier to pick up and put down...

Petina Grapah's An Elegy for Easterly captures modern day Zimbabwe with insight and humor, and Jean Thompson's Do Not Deny Me is yet another example of why she is one of my favorite authors. Both of these books are at home in the classroom, living room, or on the beach.

To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with the book you are currently recommending for summer reading.

The winner will receive the following two short story collections:

Do Not Deny Me, by Jean Thompson
An Elegy for Easterly, by Petina Gappah

The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (July 31st).

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous and ongoing contests at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)

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