Apr 22, 2009

Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch Giveaway

Hatchette Group has graciously offered 5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch for U.S./Canada residents.

About the Book:

Sarah Walters, the narrator of GIRLS IN TRUCKS, is a reluctant Camellia Society debutante. She has always felt ill-fitted to the rococo ways of Southern womanhood and family, and is anxious to shake the bonds of her youth. Still, she follows the traditional path laid out for her. This is Charleston, and in this beautiful, dark, segregated town, established rules and manners mean everything.

But as Sarah grows older, she finds that her Camellia lessons fail her, particularly as she goes to college, moves North, and navigates love and life in New York. There, Sarah and her group of displaced deb sisters try to define themselves within the realities of modern life. Heartbreak, addiction, disappointing jobs and death fail to live up to the hazy, happy future promised to them by their Camellia mothers and sisters.

When some unexpected bumps in the road--an unplanned birth, a family death--lead Sarah back home, she's forced to take another long look at the fading empire of her youth. It takes a strange turn of events to finally ground Sarah enough to make some serious choices. And only then does she realize that as much as she tried to deny it, where she comes from will always affect where she ends up. The motto of her girlhood cotillion society, "Once a Camellia, always a Camellia," may turn out to have more wisdom and pull to it than she ever could have guessed.

Check out this video and this podcast.

Giveaway Details:

5 copies of Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch for U.S./Canada residents. No P.O. Boxes.

1. Leave a comment here about one of your latest obsessions.

2. Spread the word about this giveaway on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. and leave a link and comment here about it.

3. Refer someone to the giveaway and have them mention your name for a third entry.

Deadline is April 29, 2009, 11:59 PM EST.

***Giveaway Reminder***

Don't forget to enter The Traitor's Wife giveaway, here and here. Deadline is Tonight at 5pm.

Don't forget to enter the Keeper of Light and Dust giveaway, here and here. Deadline is April 28 at 11:59 PM EST.


Anna said...

I added this to my sidebar to help spread the word. No need to enter me, though.

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Thanks, Anna!

Linda said...

I'd love to read this book. My ongoing obsession is reading, mostly historical fiction, but also southern women's fiction. My current obsession is obtaining, and reading, the Morland Dynasty by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.

Darlene said...

No need to enter me Serena. Posted this one and Keeper in my sidebar.

Serena said...

Thanks, Dar!

Care said...

Well, I'll enter! and I will tell you that I can be obsessed with PIE. Today, I will be baking an Apple pie to celebrate my husband's birthday. :)

Jeannie said...

I recognize the cover- a gal in my gym class is reading this.

Let's see- one of my latest obsessions is to try to be the healthiest person I can be. I work out daily and I know the nutritional content of everything I put in my mouth.

I'll blog about your giveaway in a just a moment. And I'll refer somebody. You know I'm good for it. :D

Anonymous said...

I've seen this in a lot of places, but haven't won it yet, so I'd like a shot here :)

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Bridget said...

Just posted this on Win A Book.

pamwax said...

Jeannie told me all about your book give away. Thanks Jeannie and thank you Serena for the give away

nfmgirl said...

I'm currently obsessed with trying to break my obsessions, or create new ones.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My latest obsession is cleaning out all the random stuff out of my kitchen cupboards - the stray bottle of weird extract I used once, the three spoonfuls of cocoa powder in a container, etc. Trying to use up everything that's still good and toss the rest so I can start fresh.


Bookfool said...

This is so ridiculous, but my current obsession is with pickles. I cannot get enough of them and when the jar runs low, I declare a Pickle Emergency. Whoever is out running errands has to grab a jar.

I've been trying and failing to win this book, so I'm going to make it easy for you to find me!

bookfoolery (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

i've seen this book around the way and am really interested in reading it!

my latest obsession? book blogging (to the detriment of my life blog!). i try to keep the content on both fresh and topical...but it's not always easy.

thanks for the giveaway! (hachette seems to be tres generous with their ARCs and giveaways. that's great!)

Ladytink_534 said...

I believe I'd really like this one!

Okay my very latest obessions is watching at least a video clip or a trailer of each Oscar winner and nominee ever awarded. Right now I'm in 1941 and just finished listening to When You Wish Upon a Star that year's best original song.

Yep, I know I'm odd!

CherylS22 said...

My latest obsession is these blogs! I just learned of them a few months ago & keep finding new ones through links. I'm eventually going to have to whittle my bookmarks down because I have been spending way too much time on the computer!


traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. My obsession is reading outside in the sunshine and warmth.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great giveaway, Serena! My only other obsession besides reading is vacations! My husband and I love to travel and we spend TONS of time trying to figure out what we'll do on upcoming trips.

Chris said...

I have been obsessed with photography lately. My own and others.


Julie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My constant obsession would have to be cleaning..I am a self proclaimed neat freak. After that of course is reading!


Tia said...

the twilight saga.

i'll admit it. obsessed. way, way obsessed.

tiafairy (at) gmail (dot) com

bloggytreasures said...

My latest obsession is The Real Housewives show on Bravo.

bloggytreasures said...

I tweeted:http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1638147416

Zia said...

Would love to be entered for this. My current obessions, silly little internet games.


Unknown said...

I'm obsessed with Nail polish! I can't stand having my nails bare! And I seem to always be touching them up since they chip!

Margay Leah Justice said...

My latest obsession is Twitter. I have to check it all the time because people I follow post so often, it is never static.


Margay Leah Justice said...

Tweeted about the contest here:


Told you I'm obsessed with Twitter!


Dixie said...

I'd love to read this. I am obsessed with handbags-they are taking over my closet-someone please stop me from pushing that bid button on ebay.


Dixie said...



VioletReads said...

At the moment (partially due to BEDA) I'm obsessed with reading and reviewing. A friend and I have also recently developed a VERY unhealthy obsession with donut shops shaped like giant donuts. We're chasing down as many of them in the area as we can find. Last week we went to a drive-thru donut!

squiresj said...

I would love to win this book. I have read so much about it. I look forward to reviewing it too.
jrs362 (at) hotmail (dot) com

The Brunette Librarian said...

Please enter me! Thanks :) Would love to read it!


Lyoness2009 said...

Would love to read, please count me in! :)

lyoness2009 AT hotmail.com