Giveaway – The Singer’s Gun

The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel
ISBN 978-1-936071-64-7
287 pages
Unbridled Books (May 2010)

Thanks to the generosity of Unbridled Books, I have not only a beautiful finished copy of The Singer’s Gun, but also an unread Advanced Reader’s Edition. I have decided to give away my ARC to one lucky winner.


The Singer’s Gun is a literary mystery which I very much enjoyed (read my review).

Read an excerpt.

From the publisher’s website:

Emily St. John Mandel follows up her electric debut with a spellbinding novel of international crime, false identities, the depths and limits of family ties, and the often confusing bonds of love. Taut with suspense, beautifully imagined, full of unexpected corners, desperate choices, betrayals and half truths with deadly consequences, The Singer’s Gun explores the dangerous territory between one’s moral compass and the heart’s desire.


Emily St. John Mandel was born on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, in 1979. She studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York. She lives in Brooklyn.

Her debut novel Last Night in Montreal was published to great success (read my review). The Singer’s Gun is Mandel’s second published novel. To learn more about Mandel and her work, visit the author’s website.


  1. Because I have committed to being an Angel for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon and will soon be shipping two books internationally, I regret that I need to restrict THIS giveaway to U.S. addresses ONLY.
  2. Contest is open until 5:00 pm PST on May 14, 2010.
  3. To get ONE chance to win my unread ARC of The Singer’s Gun, simply leave me a comment on this post.
  4. To get TEN chances to win, make a donation in ANY AMOUNT to Relay for Life through my sister’s page (all donations go directly to the American Cancer Society to help in the battle against cancer) and then leave me a comment telling me you did it (if you have already made a donation to this event because of my post a week ago, just let me know you did it and you get 10 entries in the giveaway).  To understand why this is so important to me, visit my post about my sister and her recent battle with colon cancer.
  5. I will chose a winner using on by May 15th and announce it here on my blog; I will also email the winner at that time.


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  1. Please enter me.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. The middle school that I teach at has a very active team and our event is the 21st.

  3. I would love a chance to win a copy of this book, so please do enter me in your giveaway!! Thanks so much for being generous with your ARC!!


    • Kay on May 7, 2010 at 18:14

    I’d love to enter. And, I made a donation last week. I was so honored that you let us know about this so I could do so. Your sister is a tough woman and I mean that in the best way. 🙂

    • Margie on May 8, 2010 at 03:14

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please include me.

    • anne on May 8, 2010 at 07:19

    Thanks for this great giveaway. I read this author’s first novel and loved it so this would be a pleasure to enjoy.

  4. Please consider me entered! I have been hearing such GREAT things about this book!

    • Sara on May 8, 2010 at 13:49

    I loved her last book. Please enter me for this giveaway.

  5. No need to enter me, darling. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  6. I really want to read the author’s first book and it’s been on my list forever it seems. I would so love the opportunity to win this one!

  7. Please enter me in the giveaway – I read an excerpt of this via the Email Book Club and was quite intrigued.

    I also just made a donation to your sister’s Relay for Life team and wish her all the best.

    • Wendy on May 9, 2010 at 18:06

    Thanks to those who have already entered!

    Jayme: I wish your team all the best!!

    Kay and Florinda: Thank you for your generosity and well wishes for my sister…you have both earned 10 chances to win the book!

    • Sheila on May 10, 2010 at 02:33

    Sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    • Barbara S. on May 10, 2010 at 03:44

    Your review makes this book sound so fascinating. I love mysteries so this adds another lure for the book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    • Aths on May 11, 2010 at 13:35

    I hope I’m not too late! Please enter me too. 🙂

    • Liz on May 19, 2010 at 17:20

    I’ve been cruising the web looking for something interesting to read. I just finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, and it was so satisfying that I need to follow it up with another good story. Literary mysteries are my thing, so I’d love to read The Singer’s Gun.

    • Wendy on May 20, 2010 at 06:54

    Liz: This is a good one…hope you’ll like it! I have yet to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle…but someday!

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