Thursday, April 22, 2010

Giveaway: 3 Copies of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

Courtesy of Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville to giveaway. I just received my copy of this book and I'm looking forward to reading it. Here's a summary:

Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

The Cradle sounds like it would make a great book to discuss with book clubs. There are many themes to discuss including marriage, parenthood, family and more.  There is a Reading Group Guide with an essay by Patrick Somerville, suggested questions and topics for discussion and a list of Patrick Somerville's "Most Influential" books.

Check out these additional links:

View a video about The Cradle

Author Essay-The Cradle

Patrick Somerville's Website


I have 3 copies of The Cradle by Patrick Somerville to give away. To enter:

  • Open to US & Canada only (No PO Boxes), the publisher will send the book directly to you.
  • Leave a comment. Make sure to include your email address so that I can contact you in case you win! Otherwise, I won't be able to include your name in the drawing.
  • Giveaway ends, May 14, 2010. I'll use to choose a winner.

 Good Luck!


  1. I would love to win one of these!!

  2. I'd love to read this one. thanks for the giveaway :)


  3. I've read many good reviews on this one. I'd love to have a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I would love to win this - the story sounds very interesting.

  5. Would be great, thanks!


  6. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  7. Thanks for hosting the giveaway Bonnie. I would love to win =)

  8. This book is on my wish list and I would love to win and read it.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  9. I would absolutely love to be entered. Thank you so much for the chance.


  10. I've had this on my wish list since it was mentioned in Bookmarks - would love to win a copy!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  11. It sounds like Matthew Bishop has embarked on a journey of self-discovery.

  12. no need to enter me, doll (dratted PO Box and all). I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  13. It sounds like a very intriguing read. I'd love to win!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  14. Looks like a great read! Please sign me up to win a coy :)

    baileythebookworm at gmail dot com

  15. Well, can you tell I am new to this? Forgot my email address in the last post.

    Please enter me in the drawing for The Cradle. Sounds interesting.


  16. I would love to read this.


  17. Please sign me up for this.

    thank you.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  18. I can't wait to read this book, thanks for entering me into this giveaway!.


  19. I've been hearing a lot about this one. Would love the chance to read it. :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  20. This book sounds interesting and a new author to boot! Please enter me in the drawing.

  21. Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


  22. Please count me in thanks!


  23. Sounds really good. I love the fact that Matthew is willing to go to so much trouble for his wife. Please enter me. Thanks!


  24. The reviews on this book rells me that this book is a must read and to win the book would be great.

  25. Want to know Marissa's secret...I like Joni forget to post my email in last comment! Marie-Louise ;o)

  26. I'd love to win this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  27. This book sounds great. I Would love to have it to read this summer at the pool.

  28. Please include me! Thanks

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  29. I would love to read this book. Please enter me and thank you for the giveaway.

    debraldufek AT hotmail DOT com

  30. This does look like a good book for a book club. Thanks for the giveaway!
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com


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