Book Giveaway Day at The Armchair BEA

Today is book giveaway day at The Armchair BEA – visit the dedicated blog to get links to all the great giveaways being offered around the blog-o-sphere.

I am giving away  books ALL WEEK LONG here in celebration of the BEA and reading – so make sure you come back every day through Friday to enter (some giveaways are worldwide while others are restricted to US/Canada). All giveaway winners will be chosen randomly on Saturday, June 9th after 5:00 pm PST.

So, in case you missed it…check out these posts to enter for the first two days of giveaways here on my blog:

  • The Sunday Salon post for giveaway of The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans (US/Canada; book bloggers only)
  •  Introductions First post for giveaway of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (worldwide; don’t need to be a book blogger to enter)


The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos (Advance Readers Edition)
ISBN 9781451633924
368 pages
Simon & Schuster (June 2012)

This debut novel illuminates a seminal yet little-explored moment in Greek history: the 1967 military coup d’état, which ushered in a seven-year period of devastating brutality and repression. One family’s stories of love and resistance play out against the backdrop of this turbulent period. The publisher writes: “Set in Athens and Paris, The Green Shore is an ambitiously told and transporting literary tour de force that delves into a momentous episode in the history of a distant country. The stories of these unforgettable characters sear our hearts and make us understand not only this place, but also what it means to be human, in a new way.

Natalie Bakopoulos holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, where she now teaches. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ninth Letter, and Granta Online and has received an O. Henry Award, a Hopwood Award, and a Platsis Prize for Work in the Greek Legacy. She is a contributing editor for the online journal Fiction Writers Review. Each summer she teaches creative writing at the Aegean Arts Circle in Andros, Greece. The Green Shore is her first novel.

  • This contest is open to everyone WORLDWIDE but you must be a book blogger to enter. Please be sure to leave your link to your blog in the comment form. No link, no entry.
  • Entries must be received by 5:00 pm PST on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.
  • One winner will be randomly chosen and their name announced on this blog by Sunday, June 10th, 2012.


  1. For ONE entry, comment on this post; leave a link to your book blog on the comment entry form.
  2. For a SECOND entry, visit the book’s Facebook Page and “like” it…then come back and tell me you did it (again, be sure the link to your blog is on the comment entry form).

Please leave ONLY one comment for each entry! Thanks!

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    • Pamela on June 4, 2012 at 20:28

    This book sounds very interesting! I would love to read this.

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    My link is

  2. Liked and shared on the FB page.

    • Alyce on June 4, 2012 at 22:01

    This book and author are new to me as is the history of the coup.

  3. Sounds like an interesting book. My Introduction

  4. Not famliar with this book but an interesting subject

  5. Done and done (both ways to enter). Great giveaway–thank you!

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS – Come enter my giveaway! Thanks!

  7. That book sounds great. I don’t know anything about that period.

  8. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Donna on June 5, 2012 at 06:12

    Hi! I’m just checking out everyone’s giveaways and trying not to pick up to many new books.

    Girl Who Reads

  9. This sounds really great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Kate on June 5, 2012 at 06:22

    I love books set in Europe and the synopsis of that book sounds amazing.

    Also, I liked it on facebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    • Marie on June 5, 2012 at 07:39

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway and happy Armchair BEA!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds interesting. I enjoy Greek history. 🙂

    Here’s my Armchair BEA Best of 2012 post and my giveaway post for today!

    • Jenna on June 5, 2012 at 09:16

    Wow, thanks for all the opportunities to win! So glad to meet you through ArmchairBEA

    • Jenna on June 5, 2012 at 09:17

    I liked the book on fb

  11. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you have a great Armchair BEA week! Feel free to visit me at Stiletto Storytime if you get the chance. I have loved meeting new bloggers but I have “known” you for some time in the book blogging world!

    Stiletto Storytime

  12. I “liked” The Green Shore on Facebook!

    Stiletto Storytime

  13. This looks like a great book! Thanks for hosting!

  14. Sounds like a really interesting story!

    • Megan on June 6, 2012 at 16:12

    I love a good book about those lesser known historical events, all the better to learn about them. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  15. This one sounds “novel” (pun intended).

  16. Thanks for this, it souns like a really interesting book!

  17. Awesome giveaway!
    Stacy’s Books

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