Thursday, June 16, 2011

Giveaway: THE UPRIGHT PIANO PLAYER BY David Abbott(Ends 6/30)

We have another Giveaway here at the Cottage Bookshelf!  Thank you once again to Liz at Doubleday for making this opportunity possible!  Available for this giveaway are TWO copies of The Upright Piano Player By David Abbott.

Product Description: (From the Publisher):
An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive.

“David Abbott’s The Upright Piano Player is a wise and moving debut, an accomplished novel of quiet depths and resonant shadows.” —John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Commoner and Reservation Road

Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son is strained to the point of estrangement, and on the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random violent act which soon escalates into a prolonged harassment.

As his ex-wife's illness becomes grave, it is apparent that there is little time to redress the mistakes of the past. But the man stalking Henry remains at large. Who is doing this? And why? David Abbott brilliantly pulls this thread of tension ever tighter until the surprising and emotionally impactful conclusion. The Upright Piano Player is a wise and acutely observed novel about the myriad ways in which life tests us—no matter how carefully we have constructed our own little fortresses.

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 July 1st at which time the winners will have 48 hours to contact me (just use the "email me" typewriter button located here in the upper right sidebar).



  1. Would love to read this! Love your blog. Donna

  2. Oh, this looks ever so good. I always love visiting your blog.

    I'm visiting is It's Almost Friday.

    I hope your day is full of joy.

  3. HOW ADORABLE your blog is...I love the header. I see you have Georgia Bottoms and Silver Girl on your 2011 Reading List...I have read both and they are both very good.

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  4. looks like a great read!

    visiting via the hop.
    i am now following you and hope you can stop by.

    nice to meet you and hope you're having a great day!

  5. hi Kim! count me in. thanks for the opportunity! c",)

  6. a happy follower.
    raige at live dot com

  7. Also did a blog post about your blog and this giveaway.

  8. Love your blog. I also love to read, and look forward to reading your reviews of new books. Thanks!

  9. I want to read this book so bad! Thanks for the opportunity!!


  10. Looks like a great book. Please enter me.

    I am a follower.

    silversolara AT gmail DOT com


  11. I follow your blog mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  12. Thanks -- sounds like a great read :)



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