Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GIVEAWAY: In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard

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In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard looks like a fantastic friendship and coming-of-age read set in the 1970s. I've read a couple of books this year that are in the literary fiction genre but are also young adult cross-overs (The House of Tomorrow, All That's True) due to their teen narrators and I've been really liking them. In Zanesville novel sounds like another great YA cross-over read. Here's the blurb:

The beguiling fourteen-year-old narrator of IN ZANESVILLE is a late bloomer. She is used to flying under the radar-a sidekick, a third wheel, a marching band dropout, a disastrous babysitter, the kind of girl whose Eureka moment is the discovery that "fudge" can't be said with an English accent.

Luckily, she has a best friend, a similarly undiscovered girl with whom she shares the everyday adventures of a 1970s American girlhood, incidents through which a world is revealed, and character is forged.

In time, their friendship is tested-- by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls who stumble upon them as if they were found objects, and by the first, startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.

With dry wit and piercing observation, Jo Ann Beard shows us that in the seemingly quiet streets of America's innumerable Zanesvilles is a world of wonders, and that within the souls of the awkward and the overlooked often burns something radiant and unforgettable.

Looks and sounds good, yeah? This book doesn't come out until April 25 but thanks to Anna and Little, Brown and Company, I can giveaway a copy of In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard to two lucky readers.

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