Saturday, May 25, 2013

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! True Believers by Kurt Anderson

You may or may not have noticed that I have been putting up more giveaways that usual. I have been seriously trying to weed my bookshelves. (Can you tell I work in a library?) I am finding books that, for whatever reason, I will probably never get read. That doesn't mean that they aren't good books, they're just not for me, right now. So I decided to feature them here and give someone else a chance to win the book and read it. 


True Believers


In True Believers, Kurt Andersen—the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Heyday and Turn of the Century—delivers his most powerful and moving novel yet. Dazzling in its wit and effervescent insight, this kaleidoscopic tour de force of cultural observation and seductive storytelling alternates between the present and the 1960s—and indelibly captures the enduring impact of that time on the ways we live now.

Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968—an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than forty years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret—as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions.

As junior-high-school kids back in the early sixties, Karen and her two best friends, Chuck and Alex, roamed suburban Chicago on their bikes looking for intrigue and excitement. Inspired by the exotic romance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, they acted out elaborate spy missions pitting themselves against imaginary Cold War villains. As friendship carries them through childhood and on to college—in a polarized late-sixties America riven by war and race as well as sex, drugs, and rock and roll—the bad guys cease to be the creatures of make-believe. Caught up in the fervor of that extraordinary and uncanny time, they find themselves swept into a dangerous new game with the highest possible stakes.

Today, only a handful of people are left who know what happened. As Karen reconstructs the past and reconciles the girl she was then with the woman she is now, finally sharing pieces of her secret past with her national-security-cowboy boyfriend and activist granddaughter, the power of memory and history and luck become clear. A resonant coming-of-age story and a thrilling political mystery. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads


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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  2. Interesting time period

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  3. Interesting giveaway. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  5. Sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to read this :)

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  7. Loving these giveaways for books and discovering new authors.

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  8. Thank you for another awesome giveaway!! Love your giveaways!!! And your blog of course!!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway!

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