Sunday, May 22, 2011

Richard Yates Giveaway ~ Easter Parade and Disturbing the Peace

 

I discovered another truly great literary fiction author in Richard Yates (1926-1992).  I was first exposed to Yates with Revolutionary Road, his debut novel. A sad story, but wonderful in it's own way.  I finally got a chance to read his book, The Easter Parade  earlier this month. It was wonderful, and, because I liked it so much I ordered several more of his books. I also read and reviewed Disturbing the Peace this month (another good book).  I just love the way he writes about less than perfect lives, and mid-century America.

So many of you commented on how much you'd like to try his work, I wanted to giveaway my (2) recent reads. BOTH are in great condition, and will go to one lucky winner (US and International). Drawing will be on the last day (31st) of May.
  • Leave a comment with your email to enter
  • GOOD LUCK!

41 comments:

  1. I'd love to be entered. Thanks very much for the competition.

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  2. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I will post this in my blog's sidebar.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks, Diane!

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  3. Hi Diane, I'm so happy you're doing this giveaway. That's very generous of you. I'd love to give it a shot. I've read Revolutionary Road and loved it.

    teh(dot)alice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I haven't read any of his books, but you make them sound interesting. I'm in. emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. I never heard of this author, but from the way you describe your experience with his books, I feel like I want to read them, too!
    Would love a chance to win them!

    evieseo(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm your old GFC follower

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  6. H-thanks for offering this great giveaway-I would love to at last read my first Yates

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  7. I have always wanted to read Yates, but just haven't gotten around to it yet!

    megan(.)nobert(at)gmail(.)com

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  8. I'd love to win. Just in time for summer with a couple of good books under my arm. My email is newzink at columbus dot rr dot com

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  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I've read some of Yates' works and want to try more of his books.

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  10. I read Revolutionary road and enjoyed it so naturally I'd love to win a copy of Easter Parade and Disturbing the Peace!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Thanks so much for this! I've been really curious about this author! I'd like to enter the giveaway.

    ReadingOnARainyDay AT gmail DOT com

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  12. What a great giveaway! I would love the chance to read these books, as I have been wanting to read another by Yates for a long time. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  13. If you give away this book you'll hardly have any left...heehee!

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  14. I'm in!!

    playing.librarian@gmail.com

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  15. please enter my name lomazowr@gmail.com

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  16. Please enter me too. I have Yates on my wish list.

    freedomacres94atfrontiernetdotnet

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  17. I've got Revolutionary Road on my shlef. I'll have to get to it sooner rather than later since you seem to enjoy them so much. No need to enter me.

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  18. I would love to be entered as well.

    history_buff(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks and have a good Sunday!

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  19. Oh yes - Loved 'Revolutionary Road' by Yates. Would love to get some of his other works, so count me in.

    hrududu AT hotmail DE

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  20. Could you please enter my name in this drawing? Thanks!

    lynne2011(at)ymail(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for the chance.
    bookquoteratgmaildotcom

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  22. Oh Diane, you're too sweet! This is a fantastic giveaway, thank you! Please include me :o)

    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Oh thank you for the giveaway and throw my name in the hat. Never read his books although I do want to read Revolutionary Road as I really liked the movie. Very sad but good.

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  24. I just read Revolutionary Road a few months ago and thought it was an awesome read. Would love to have more by this author.

    mybeachlife at gmail dot com

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  25. Wow...were you reading my mind about how much I want to read his works??? I have Revolutionary Road and after your posts and JoAnn's I've been thinking I need to read his other books too!!

    stacijoreads@gmail.com

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  26. Awesome giveaway!! I very much want to try Yates and it would be a great win.

    jennies (at) verizon (dot) net

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  27. Awesome giveaway!! I very much want to try Yates and it would be a great win.

    jennies (at) verizon (dot) net

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  28. I haven't read any novels by Yates, but I read his Collected Stories-they are stunning. Disturbing, but incredibly well written. So, enter me! lisaalmedasumner@gmail.com

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  29. I hope I win!

    bookishchatterATgmailDOTcom

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  30. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. What a great giveaway - please enter me!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. I'm another one who has never read Yates. Thanks for having a giveaway.

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  34. I haven't read Yates but does sound like an author I would like to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  35. How lovely of you to so generously post this giveaway. I'd love to read Richard Yates and would be very pleased to be entered in your giveaway.

    Cheers!
    Jennifer
    thimbles3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. The exponentially expanding canon of "truly great literary authors" is ultimately staggering and mind-blowing. I once thought, "if only I could read the winnners of the Pulitzer Prize". Later I thought, "if only I could read the works of the winners of the Nobel Prize for literature". Still later I thought, "if only I could read the Harvard Classics, or the Great Books". I have completed none of those series. Life is too serendipity, and I am too undisciplined. Thank God. In the final analysis you read one book at a time. One of these Yates books would be a very good serendipitous find.

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  37. I have not read this author. His works sound interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  38. I'd love to read these titles.

    leonelescota AT gmail DOT com

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  39. I almost missed this post! I'd love to be counted in. Thank you so much for sharing.


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  40. You have piqued my curiosity about Yates, so please enter me.

    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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