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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!


  1. June 4, 2012    

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


  2. June 4, 2012    

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    My link is


  3. June 4, 2012    

    Liked and shared on the FB page.

  4. June 4, 2012    

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

  5. June 5, 2012    

    Sounds like an interesting book. My Introduction

  6. June 5, 2012    

    Not famliar with this book but an interesting subject

  7. June 5, 2012    

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

  8. June 5, 2012    

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS – Come enter my giveaway! Thanks!

  9. June 5, 2012    

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

  10. June 5, 2012    

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

  11. June 5, 2012    

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

    Girl Who Reads

  12. June 5, 2012    

    This sounds really great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. June 5, 2012    

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

    Also, I liked it on facebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  14. June 5, 2012    

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

  15. June 5, 2012    

    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!

  16. June 5, 2012    

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


  17. June 5, 2012    

    I liked the book on fb

  18. June 5, 2012    

    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

  19. June 5, 2012    

    I “liked” The Green Shore on Facebook!

    Stiletto Storytime

  20. June 5, 2012    

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for hosting!

  21. June 5, 2012    

    Sounds like a really interesting story!

  22. June 5, 2012    
  23. June 6, 2012    

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

  24. June 6, 2012    

    This one sounds “novel” (pun intended).

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

  26. June 7, 2012    

    Awesome giveaway!
    Stacy’s Books

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