Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Giveaway: The Astral By Kate Christensen Ends 6/26

Another Giveaway here at The Cottage!  This giveaway is for TWO copies of The Astral By Kate Christensen and the deadline to enter is June 26th.  And I would like once again to thank Liz at Doubleday for making this giveaway possible!

Product Description (From the Publisher)

From the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author of The Great Man, a scintillating novel of love, loss, and literary rivalry set in rapidly changing Brooklyn.
The Astral is a huge rose-colored old pile of an apart­ment building in the gentrifying neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For decades it was the happy home (or so he thought) of the poet Harry Quirk and his wife, Luz, a nurse, and of their two children: Karina, now a fer­vent freegan, and Hector, now in the clutches of a cultish Christian community. But Luz has found (and destroyed) some poems of Harry’s that ignite her long-simmering sus­picions of infidelity, and he’s been summarily kicked out. He now has to reckon with the consequence of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures (and perhaps oth­ers) and find his way forward—and back into Luz’s good graces.

Harry Quirk is, in short, a loser, living small and low in the water. But touched by Kate Christensen’s novelistic grace and acute perception, his floundering attempts to reach higher ground and forge a new life for himself become funny, bittersweet, and terrifically moving. She knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of men—and she turns them into literary art of the highest order.

To enter, you must be a follower of The Cottage Bookshelf (new followers are always welcome) and simply, leave a comment on this post to be considered for the drawing.

For an additional entry, post this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and leave a comment with a link to your post.

Please note this particular giveaway is only being offered to US residents and winning copies will be shipped directly from the publisher.  Winners will be announced here on June 27th at which time the winners will have 48 hours to contact me (just use the "email me" button located here in the upper right sidebar).



  1. yet another great giveaway Kimberly! thank you! c",)

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  5. I also did a blog post about your blog and this giveaway.

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  7. Thanks :)
    Sounds like a great read. I enjoy books about marital relationships.



  8. I just finished the novel and I loved it almost despite myself. The blurb does make it sound pretentious, but it's very beautifully written and even surprising in places.

    I wrote a full review here:


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