Friday, May 2, 2014

Quick Giveaway - Shotgun Lovesongs - Nickolas Butler

Shotgun Lovesongs; Nickolas Butler 
Thomas Dunne Books/Macmillian - 2014

I have an extra ARC of Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler (this copy is unread).  If you'd like a chance to win it, just leave a comment with your email and I'll draw a winner on Sunday evening. Good Luck!  (international entries are eligible for giveaway)

Description - 
Welcome to Little Wing.

It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends—all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town—it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own or struggling to do so.

One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on, with varying degrees of success. One trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star. And then there’s Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives.

Now all four are brought together for a wedding. Little Wing seems even smaller than before. While lifelong bonds are still strong, there are stresses—among the friends, between husbands and wives. There will be heartbreak, but there will also be hope, healing, even heroism as these memorable people learn the true meaning of adult friendship and love.

Seldom has the American heartland been so richly and accurately portrayed. Though the town may have changed, the one thing that hasn’t is the beauty of the Wisconsin farmland, the lure of which, in Nickolas Butler’s hands, emerges as a vibrant character in the story. Shotgun Lovesongs is that rare work of fiction that evokes a specific time and place yet movingly describes the universal human condition. It is, in short, a truly remarkable book—a novel that once read will never be forgotten.

If interested, you can read my review here.


  1. Thank you for making it open to all. Much appreciated. Please throw my name in the hat!


  2. I have been chasing this book for quite a while! Thanks for the chance.

  3. Same here! Please enter me.
    I've been hearing comparisons to The Interestings, a book I loved.

  4. Thanks for this fascinating giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I have heard a great deal about this novel. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. They sing those songs at weddings down here in the South too.

  7. Thanks for the chance!

    ann [dot] m [dot] vuong [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. Would love to win! I was just looking at this on a Midwest Connections sheet for April! Thanks!

  9. This sounds appealing to me, Diane. I like books without a lot of action. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thank you so much!


  10. Yes please. I like the sound of this.


  11. I always enjoy these reviews, thanks Diane. Thanks also for your comment on my recent post about Lu, which gave me a good chuckle. I think I will do the same shortly :)

  12. I've picked up two different books today and lost interest in them. I think I need a new one, so I'd love to win. The cover is a definite draw.

  13. This book sounds good. I love the cover...I can't help it, I do judge a book by it's cover. Love to win.


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