The Outside Boy, by Jeanine Cummins
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!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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:
ENTER TO WIN A COPY of THE OUTSIDE BOY
- 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!!