Safe From the Sea – GIVEAWAY

Safe From The Sea, by Peter Geye
ISBN 978-1-60953-008-2
241 pages
Unbridled Books (October 2010)

Thanks to Caitlin at Unbridled Books, I not only received an Advance Readers Edition (ARE) of this extraordinary book, but I also have a beautiful hard cover edition for my permanent library. I’ve decided to share my ARE with one lucky winner here on my blog. First, let me tell you, this is a wonderful, literary novel which I loved (read my review). But, don’t just take my word for it. Check out the Unbridled Books page about this book to listen to the author read from his novel, read an excerpt yourself, and check out the fantastic early reviews of the book.

This is how the publisher describes Safe From The Sea:

Set against the powerful lakeshore landscape of northern Minnesota, Safe from the Sea is a heartfelt novel in which a son returns home to reconnect with his estranged and dying father thirty-five years after the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat that the father only partially survived and that has divided them emotionally ever since. When his father for the first time finally tells the story of the horrific disaster he has carried with him so long, it leads the two men to reconsider each other.

Meanwhile, Noah’s own struggle to make a life with an absent father has found its real reward in his relationship with his sagacious wife, Natalie, whose complications with infertility issues have marked her husband’s life in ways he only fully realizes as the reconciliation with his father takes shape.

Peter Geye has delivered an archetypal story of a father and son, of the tug and pull of family bonds, of Norwegian immigrant culture, of dramatic shipwrecks and the business and adventure of Great Lakes shipping in a setting that simply casts a spell over the characters as well as the reader.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (from the Publisher):

Peter Geye received his MFA from the University of New Orleans and his PHD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of Third Coast. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and continues to live there with his wife and three children. This is his first novel.


  • Entries limited to mailing addresses in the United States (sorry, but financially I have to limit where I am mailing books right now)
  • For one entry, simply leave me a comment on this post telling me you would like to be entered.
  • For four extra entries, make a one time donation (in ANY amount) to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (please use the button for Reading for a Cure when you donate), in order to support my year long project READING FOR A CURE. Then come back and tell me you did this in a SECOND comment on this post.
  • Enter no later than November 16, 2010 by 5:00 PM PST. I’ll randomly pick one winner to win a gently used ARE of this novel and will post the winner’s name here on my blog by November 17th.


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  1. I love Northern Minnesota and would love to read this story. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Amy on November 8, 2010 at 12:06

    I really enjoyed your review and would love to win a copy of this fascinating story. I always appreciate the opportunity to support a new author, too!

    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Lori L on November 8, 2010 at 12:10

    Your review was wonderful! Safe From the Sea immediately went on my wish list based on your review, Wendy, and I’d love to win an arc.

  2. I would love to win this one – have had it on my to-read list from the first review I read.

    • Staci on November 8, 2010 at 17:05

    I would love to win this one especially after reading an awesome review of this one at Bookfan.

    • zibilee on November 9, 2010 at 06:39

    Ok, so I am entering now because I thought I had this book on my shelf, but I was mistaken. I would love to read it, so please do enter me!


    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

    • Debbie on November 10, 2010 at 01:29

    Please pop me in the draw, looks like a great read.

    • Aik on November 10, 2010 at 07:06

    I’d love to enter!

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

    • ellie on November 10, 2010 at 18:50

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Your review captured my interest.

    • Moridin on November 10, 2010 at 22:06

    I would like to be entered.

    • JHS on November 11, 2010 at 18:08

    I would love to read this.


    jhsmail at comcast dot net

    • karenk on November 11, 2010 at 19:29

    i’m intrigued by this subject matter…thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel 🙂

    • Aubrey Fick on November 12, 2010 at 11:14

    I would love to be entered to win– looks like a great read. Thanks!

    • Ruthie B on November 15, 2010 at 20:39

    Please enter me. I would love to read this. Thanks.

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