Book Giveaway – Buffalo Lockjaw


Contest open April 7 – 14, 2009

It is my pleasure to give away an Advance Reader’s Edition of Buffalo Lockjaw, by Greg Ames (read my review of the book).

Buffalo Lockjaw was released March 31st through Hyperion and is Greg Ames’ debut novel. His stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and websites, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007, Open City, McSweeney’s, The Sun, Fiction International, Pindeldyboz,, and Other Voices. He also received honorable mention in the 2003 Pushcart Prize Awards and in the 2004 Best American Nonrequired Reading. To read more about Greg Ames and his work, please visit the author’s website.

To enter the giveaway:

  • U.S. and Canada mailing addresses ONLY please.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to read the book.
  • Enter by 5:00pm PST April 14th

One name will be drawn on April 14th and announced on my blog. I will also send an email to the winner. You must respond within 5 days with your snail mail address or I will choose another name.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

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    • Sandra on April 7, 2009 at 15:17

    I would really like to read this story. My best friend’s mother was recently diagnose with Alzheimers and they have been experiencing some of what the book talks about. Although the book is a novel, fiction teaches us empathy by letting us examine people’s lives and those who surround them. I would like to see what he has to say about this subject. Thank you for entering me.

  1. I’ve just posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

  2. I would like this book because I liked your review, and it sounds great, and I am not put off by ‘direct, sometimes unnerving prose.’
    thanks Wendy for hosting this giveaway.

    • Kathy on April 7, 2009 at 15:36

    I’d like to read this book after reading your review. My parents are both in their 80s, but thankfully neither one of them suffers from dementia. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Just wanted to give you an award, Wendy.

  4. I would like to read this because Alzheimers is something I find so difficult to comprehend.

    • Jenny on April 7, 2009 at 15:57

    This sounds great! I just finished a book that was written partly from the point of view of a woman with Alzheimer’s, and it was painful but fascinating. That’s part of the reason – also because I’m dead curious what “direct, sometime unnerving prose” means. 🙂

    • Lu on April 7, 2009 at 17:19

    I would love to win this one 🙂

    • Carla Pullum on April 7, 2009 at 18:30

    Wow great review! Sound like this book will keep me on the edge of my seat!

    • Amber G on April 7, 2009 at 18:42

    This looks like a sad, but deeply powerful book. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
    Please enter me!

  5. Looking forward to reading this book, the review sound so interesting and down to earth.

  6. I’d like to read this.

  7. Is it stupid to say I love the cover art? Plus, I’m trying to read more new-to-me authors this year, and this seems like a great chance, since it looks like a great book. Please enter me. Thanks!


  8. There have been several elderly members of my family who have had alzheimer’s. I can only imagine how scared the person diagnosed with it must be.

    • Stephen on April 8, 2009 at 03:04

    The book sounds very interesting, I would love to read it. Enter me please. 🙂

    Rattlesnake2021 AT aol DOT com

    • ALLY M on April 8, 2009 at 05:01

    I want to learn more about Alzheimers from a first person perspective. I think this book will give me the information I need. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    • ruth on April 8, 2009 at 05:50

    I am captivated with this wonderful novel. My father-in-law had Alzheimers way back before they even knew about it and it was a great burden for a newly married couple to shoulder.

    • Staci on April 8, 2009 at 06:22

    I recently read Still Alice which deals with Early-Onset Alzheimers and having witnessed my grandpa’s descent into dementia I think I may have a little empathy for the characters and their feelings. I also feel that now I’m 40 and my parents are getting older, this scenario could possibly happen in my own life.

  9. Yes, please, sign me up. Why? Because I usually like books that you like! And it sounds like a fascinating, albeit difficult, subject. Thanks Wendy.

    • Barbara on April 8, 2009 at 07:37

    My mother has severe dementia so I would love to read this book. Thanks for offering it!

    • Teresa W. on April 8, 2009 at 07:47

    I’d like to be included, count me in!

    • Kristi on April 8, 2009 at 09:50

    I just finished reading your review and would like to read it based on that alone! I don’t really have any experience with the situations you describe in the book – but with all relatives aging, it may happen at some time.

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

    • mindy on April 8, 2009 at 13:36

    i would love to read this because it looks fascinating thanks for the giveaway

    • MJ on April 8, 2009 at 14:18

    I’d love to read. My Mom just passed away andI can really relate.


    • Robert Moseley on April 8, 2009 at 15:28

    Sound like this book will keep me on the edge of my seat!

    • Indigo on April 8, 2009 at 15:31

    Alzheimers is one of those fears, haunting the recesses of my mind as I get older.

    As a child I watched a great aunt subscumb to this disease. Fear, that it may be me someday in her place has always been prevalent.

    I would love to read this book, simply to see how it effects someone so close to it, who struggles to hang on to who he is in the midst of it. I can deal with the sometimes crude aspects of the book. I tend to be that way myself at times.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this drawing! Indigo

    • Deborah R on April 8, 2009 at 17:39

    I have parents who are approaching that time in their lives when they’ll need care and I hope I’ll be strong enough to accept that with the same love and joy that they brought me into the world with. Thanks for a chance to win another’s look at this time between parents and child.

    • MMW on April 8, 2009 at 18:53

    Love book giveaways. Please enter me. This book sounds interesting.

    • Melissa on April 9, 2009 at 06:54

    I’d love to win a copy of this book – my local library has not ordered any copies! I can also relate as I cared for my mom and her affairs before her death from breast cancer in 2001 and I was only 24. She was only 47.

    Thank you,

    • chris swan on April 9, 2009 at 10:28

    WOW sounds like a interesting book. Iwould love to win. Thanks

  10. The title alone makes me want to read it! Thanks for hosting the contest. 🙂

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

    • Debbie on April 11, 2009 at 15:21

    Please include me in your giveaway.

    • Sandra K321 on April 12, 2009 at 17:48

    I haven’t heard of this author before and I would like to read this since it is his first novel.

    • jennifer cecil on April 14, 2009 at 11:20

    Include me, please.

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