Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Time for a Giveaway - A Book I Loved!

It's been a while since I did a giveaway, and yesterday came across my like-new hardcover copy of Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay.  In case you haven't read this one, it's really very very good.  Want to throw your name into the hat and try to win?  Look at the awesome dust jacket.


A profound novel about the nature of faith and motherhood that “begins as the small mystery of one woman’s vision (or delusion) and explodes into a deeper story” (The Washington Post).

Mary-Margaret O’Reilly is seemingly a harmless enough young woman, ready and willing to help out Father Diamond in the Sacred Heart church in Battersea. She may not be very bright, and she is sadly overweight, but she can certainly clean, and is very good with children.

It is the statue of Jesus on the cross Mary-Margaret is especially drawn to, and one day she decides to give Him a thorough and loving cleansing. But then moments later she lies unconscious, a great gash in her head, blood on the floor. Word gets out that she has witnessed a miracle and soon a full-scale religious mania descends on the quiet church, and everyone, from Father Diamond to his small but loyal band of parishioners, is affected by it. After recovering, Mary-Margaret returns to the church, and obsessively, back to the statue of Jesus. He has told her things, things she must act on, and urgently. The act she decides on is a shocking one, making The Translation of the Bones a riveting story of passion gone tragically wrong.
  • US and International entries eligible
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    • Drawing will be held on Sunday, September 16th - 2012
    • Good Luck Readers!

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

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  2. looks interesting.

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  3. sounds interesting!!

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  4. The beginning reminds me a little of the painting in Italy where a woman tried to restore it and the painting ended up looking like a monkey. That would probably make an interesting novel too. Thanks for offering a giveaway.
    Ann
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  5. Oh, this sounds absolutely fascinating, and one I will find hard to put down. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! coffeeandabookchick {at} gmail {dot} com.

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  6. I am captivated with this unique novel.Thanks for this feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. A unique and fascinating book. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. The cover and short intro grabbed me.

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  9. This looks great - would love to check it out!

    Thanks :)

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  10. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  11. This one sounds so captivating....thanks!

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  12. Ooh, this sounds good! My email is rinnreads[at]gmail.com =)

    Rinn

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  13. it sounds like a book i'd like to read. my e-mail is chyde121(at)gmail(dot)com thanks

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  14. That sounds intriquing and the fact that there's a big uh oh in it means I must enter for a chance to win a copy! Contact me at simcarter@prodigy.net.
    Thanks Diane!

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  15. Thanks for opening this up to outside the USA :-) Book sounds interesting and I so often like the ones you recommend, so I'm eager to read this.

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  16. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. You always have the best books!

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  18. This one looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. thanks for giveaway!lomazowr@gmail.com

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  20. Sounds like an intriguing read! I have heard lots of good things about it!
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  21. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway, Diane!

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  22. I read your review of this one and thought it sounded fantastic, so I would love to be considered for the giveaway. This book is high up on my wanted list, so I am so excited that you are offering up a copy! Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  23. I want to see what act Mary Margaret decides upon.

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  24. thanks for the chance to read one of your favourite novels

    karenk
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  25. THE TRANSLATION OF THE BONES looks fascinating. Yes please!!

    Cheers!!

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  26. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  27. Here's my comment!!

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  28. An enticing lead-in to the story! Would love to read it!

    Karen
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  30. Faith and motherhood...things I'm very much interested in. I would love to win a copy! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Zara Alexis
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  31. This sounds like a captivating story. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  32. I'm not entering because I've already read it. But I have to say it was a very interesting book!

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