We are coming to the end of the school year, and with it comes the final push of homework and concerts and doctors’ appointments and ceremonies and everything else, and I find myself counting down the days: Only eight more days in which I may have to fish an unidentified object out of the bottom of a lunch box. Only seven more day where we have to get up at o’dark thirty. Etc. I dream of the slower pace of summer, and dusky evenings on the porch, reading a good book.
Now, I already read Backseat Saints right when it came out in hardcover, because 1) Joshilyn Jackson is a dear friend of mine and 2) she writes a mean novel. But for the beach or whatever, paperbacks are better, and guess what! Saints just came out in paperback.
Here’s what Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, said about it:
Backseat Saints will pull you in and won’t let you out until the last page. Raw, tangy and funny, it is an enthralling peek into the secret sorority of mistreated women. Follow the journey of one courageous, witty woman who decides, I’m not going to take this anymore. I love reading about smart, flawed and ultimately wise women, like Rose Mae.
And the AJC reviewer called it “a sizzling hunk of Southern Gothic.” In other words: this is a can’t-put-it-down read, perfect for your next escape, be it literal or just figurative.
I have five copies of Backseat Saints to give away! Want to win one? Of course you do!
First go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 for a chance to win. I’ll select five winners via random number generation, though you will have to supply your own sweet tea.