Since I have an awful habit of buying books instead of getting them from the library, I end up with tons. I read through about one a week and while this may not work out for my bank account, it might work out for you! I have decided to do a giveaway with the books I've read. Maybe a little review or some words about the book, comments left by a few individuals, and one lucky winner. For my first installment of On The Bookshelf... I present our first book, A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore.
This fictional novel is about a young woman, Tassie, who looks for a babysitting job while she is away at college. She finds a job, and along with it, a complex couple who are in the process of adopting a little girl. Throughout the book, you learn more about Tassie through her relations with this family, a boy she starts seeing, and the family she left behind. The book takes place a little after 9/11 and touches on the "people are out to get us" mindset, mixed race cultures and families, and class divisions. Overall I thought it was a good book. I think you will enjoy it too!
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment with something you are looking forward to this holiday season, your name, and email. On Sunday I will pick one person to win the book!