Giveaway: The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummins

The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummins
ISBN: 978-0451229489
384 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade (June 1, 2010)

The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins is one of the hot new books talked about at BEA this year. I have this one sitting patiently on my bedside table and hope to get a review of it up by mid-month. In the meantime, the publisher has been kind enough to offer THREE copies for giveaway here on my blog! In addition, I am offering my Advance Readers Edition of the book (since I picked up a finished copy at the BEA). So there are FOUR BOOKS up for grabs!


The Outside Boy is set in 1959 Ireland and follows young Pavee Gypsy Christopher “Christy” Hurley as he travels with his father from town to town with all their worldly possessions in their wagons. When Christy’s father decides to settle down in one town in order to allow Christy to attend mass and receive proper schooling, the boy discovers the pain of being an outsider. A long buried family secret and an old newspaper photograph may change everything…

Cummins’ debut novel has been receiving excellent early reviews.


Born in Spain, Jeanine Cummins was raised in Maryland and later spent several years living in Ireland. Eventually Cummins moved to New York City where she entered the publishing industry and  found success with her writing. Her first book, A Rip in Heaven, was published in 2004 and was a surprise bestseller. Read more about Cummins and her work by visiting the author’s website.

Listen to the author talk about the book:


  • The contest is open from June 3 – 10, 2010…three finished copies will be offered for those with a U.S. OR Canada postal address (copies coming direct from the publisher); an Advance Readers Edition will be available to one person, open internationally (which I will send out).
  • Leave me a comment by 5:00 PM PST on June 10th to be eligible to win. Be sure to tell me what country you are from!

That’s it – easy right? Good Luck!!

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    • Lindymc on June 3, 2010 at 06:02

    This sounds like a great story. I recently read a couple of novels in which gypsies played a role, and I became very interested in their stories. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I live in the USA.

    • jess on June 3, 2010 at 06:21

    I would love to read this!

    Barney’s Book Blog


    • Teresa on June 3, 2010 at 07:46

    I’d love to read this.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com


    • Serena on June 3, 2010 at 09:10

    no need to enter me since I have a copy from BBC. I just wanted to pop over to tell you I put the giveaway in my sidebar!

    • Sarah E on June 3, 2010 at 09:14

    Please enter me in this giveaway!


  1. Oh, I would love the chance to be entered in this giveaway! The book sounds wonderful!



  2. Thanks for the terrifc giveaway. Those long buried family secrets will get you everytime 🙂


    • karenk on June 3, 2010 at 14:31

    please count me in…thanks 🙂
    (from the USA)

    • Sand on June 3, 2010 at 15:54

    I’ve finally decided to stop waiting for our little downtown library branch to find the books you recommend. Here I am, from CA, USA, hoping I win this book! Hugs!

    • Paula on June 3, 2010 at 15:56

    Sounds like a wonderful book that I would love to read! I’m from NH, USA

    • Margie on June 3, 2010 at 16:01

    Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway and for making it possible for overseas entrants! I am from Sri Lanka and really appreciate this.

  4. I am from the US. This book has been generating a lot of buzz lately. Thank you for the giveaway!

  5. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway! I am from the USA 🙂

  6. I’m from the US and this book sounds fantastic-fingers crossed!

    • Debbie F on June 4, 2010 at 04:46

    I’m from Maryland too! I would love to read this. I always wanted to go to Ireland. Maybe one day I will but for now I just visit thru books! Thanks!

    • Tanya on June 4, 2010 at 05:01

    One of my favourite childhood books was The Diddakoi by Rumer Godden, this books sounds wonderful, I’d love to have a copy. I’m from Canada

    • debp on June 4, 2010 at 05:19

    I am from the US, I would love to read this book.

    • Rachel on June 4, 2010 at 13:04

    I’d love this book! Please enter me, it sounds great 😉

    • Rachel on June 4, 2010 at 13:05

    OOH I’m from the US! Sorry!

  7. I would love this book , it sounds very interesting . I’m from Jamaica. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. No need to enter me — just letting you know that I posted this on

    • avalonne83 on June 5, 2010 at 04:59

    Great giveaway!

    I’m from ITALY.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

    • ellie on June 5, 2010 at 07:30

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks. I live in US.

  9. This sounds like a wonderful novel! Enter me please…(from the United States)

    • jicesce on June 5, 2010 at 14:22

    would love to win this. thanks for hosting.

    i’m from the us.

    • Esme on June 5, 2010 at 19:20

    Thanks for the giveaway-I am in the US.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

    • Dawn M. on June 5, 2010 at 21:59

    This sounds like a great story. Would love the chance to read it. Count me in, please!

    I’m in the US.

    Thanks! :0)

    • Teddy on June 5, 2010 at 22:05

    This is one I I really want to read. It sounds so good and a change of pace.

    I live in Canada.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

    • Tina on June 6, 2010 at 09:15

    from the US. This one looks like a winner.

    tbranco(at)hughes (dot)net

  10. What a fascinating story this sounds like. Enjoyed the video. Please enter me in the contest.

    • Lynne on June 6, 2010 at 14:28

    Would love to read this book, Wendy. Thanks for the chance.


    moellermom5 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Jenna Wood on June 6, 2010 at 23:22

    Thanks for the chance!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    • Nicola on June 7, 2010 at 06:20

    I really want to read this one. Nicola from Canada.

    nicolama at cogeco dot ca

    • Sheila on June 7, 2010 at 06:33

    Sounds like a great read—please enter me to win! (I’m from the USA)

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  11. Love your blog! Please enter me in your giveaway for The Outside Boy. It looks like a good read. Thank you!



    • Nancye Davis on June 8, 2010 at 22:09

    This sounds like a great book! Please include me! I live in the US.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  12. This sounds good and I’d love to read it! I’m from Malta (Europe).

    Thanks 🙂

    • Arch on June 9, 2010 at 11:57

    I haven’t heard of this author till now, but this story sounds like an interesting one. Please enter me for the giveaway.



    • ET on June 10, 2010 at 12:18

    Would LOVE to win one or several copies of this book…I’d like to suggest it to my book club! Thanks for the offer.

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