Thursday, May 14, 2009

Into The Beautiful North...

Hey Chickadees!

I've got 2 winners to announce today so make sure you scroll down to see if you're one of them!




Into the Beautiful North

by Luis Alberto Urrea



Nayeli is a 19 year old girl working at a small taco shop in her very small town in Mexico. Little by little she has watched her whole life as the men leave the town to go north to American to find work, leaving her home defenseless and vulnerable to banditos.


After watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli hatches a scheme to go north and recruit her own seven men "Seite Magnificos" to protect her home from the drug lords who plan to take it over.


This story is rich with characters you will not forget! I loved Nayeli and her snarky Aunt Irma, who is also running for Mayor. It also has this funny, feel good quality to it that left me happy, and wanting to know more.


I have one copy to give away courtesy of Miriam at Hatchette Books!


To Enter Please Leave a Comment! Winner will be chosen Thursday May 24th!!


Winner of NINE LESSONS by Kevin Milne

is

CHERYL


Winner of THE WAY HOME

by George Pelacanos

is

CHRIS


I'll be sending you an email, please respond with your address!!

That's it for Today!


READ ON CHICKS!!


47 comments:

Kaye said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in. florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Jeanne said...

Wow this sounds like a great story. I'd love to win me a copy Amy. 'fingers crossed'

Book Lady said...

this sounds like an awesome story!

melissa

Mishel said...

I've seen this around a lot. I'd love a chance to win it!

Thanks Amy,

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Bridget said...

Sounds like a nice book; no need to enter me though. Just posted this on Win A Book.

Wanda said...

I'd love a chance to win this one, thanks!

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nightdweller20 said...

Sounds like a good read. I've seen it around too, so I'd like a shot :P

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.
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Sara said...

I liked HUMMINGBIRD so I have high expectations for this one. Please count me in. Thanks!

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MJ said...

I'ne been wanting this one.Please count me in.


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tetewa said...

Sounds good, count me in!

Kitten22 said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Carlene said...

I would love to have my name entered for your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
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Dixie said...

I'm in. Sounds like a great book.

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tina werner said...

love a chance to win! thanks!!!

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tina werner said...

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bridget3420 said...

Count me in:)

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Just.Me said...

I love to read books that have colorful characters like the snarky Aunt Irma.

Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win this. Thanks
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gahome2mom said...

I am looking for books on my blogger reader. I almost forgot about Friday Free Book at your blog. :)

Happy TGIF!

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Irene Yeates said...

Would love to read and to win this one!! Please enter my name. Thank you.

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LuAnn said...

The town where I live is 70 to 80 percent Hispanic and many of them originally came here as migrant workers. This book would definitely add to my understanding of their lives!

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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I would love to win this one. It sounds great!

Mary said...

It sounds like a really good read. I'd love to read it.

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Tink said...

Sounds like a great book!

Wanda said...

This looks like the kind of book I enjoy reading. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Kelly said...

Sounds good! I'd like a chance!
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Valeen said...

This sounds like a wonderful read! Please enter me!

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Belinda said...

This sounds inspiring.
Thanks!
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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Sarah said...

This one sounds different!

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Valerie said...

looks good
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Amber said...

I love Luis and cannot wait to see him at the Printer's Row Literary Festival in Chicago this June! Would love to win this book and read it beforehand so I can discuss it with him.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Deedles said...

Sounds like a great read.

Alicia said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Jessica said...

Sounds like another good one

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jwx4 said...

Looks great. Enter me, please.
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Carolyn said...

Still reading, but hooked on Linda Howard right now, starting my 2nd book by her.
I was able to hit another library book sale on Friday, and was able to pick up more of Linda's books. I think I am pretty set for Summer reading. LOL

sharon54220 said...

I would really like to win this book. Please enter me.

Thanks.

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LittleEagle said...

Would love to win this for great summer reading. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah Z said...

I like stories with great characters in them!
Thanks
Sarah
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Marie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds great!

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Deborah said...

Imagine the courage needed for a young lady to travel to a foreign land to find seven willing heros-to-be! Sounds like a great read. asthenight at gmail dot com

Nickolay said...

Sounds like a neat book. Thanks for the chance

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A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Alexa said...

Sign me up to win!
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esther said...

Sounds like a great book.