Thursday, April 19, 2012

Giveaway Hop: Showers of Books ~ April 20th to 25th

showers blog hop

Welcome to the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop!  Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & One A Day Y.A. 

We have one book on offer for giveaway for a US address. This is short story collection for literary fiction lovers. You do not need to be a reader or follow to enter this giveaway, just fill our the Google form completely and you’re set to go!


The Tiger’s Eye: New & Selected Stories ~ by Gladys Swan.

Stories have been selected from the six previous collections of short fiction I have published written over the past four decades. The collection deals with characters who stand at the edge of or outside the social order, wrestling with their various predicaments, trying to find a place for themselves, a way to live.

About the Author:   Swan is the author of three novels and six short story collections. The stories in this collection represent the work of over thirty years of writing and include the very best of this writer and visual artist’s stories.

She has published two novels, two which were nominated for the PEN Faulkner. The Tiger’s Eye: New & Selected Stories is the most recent of her seven collections of short fiction. Her paintings have been used for the covers of three of her books and for those of other writers as well as for several literary magazines.

Praise for Gladys Swan

“Gladys Swan’s stories feel as though they were written in a different time, when words mattered more than they do now, and stories were made to last and made to live. I have been an ardent fan of her work for many years now, and this collection proves yet again what an incredible gift she is to the land of letters.”—Brett Lott, author of Ancient Highway

“I’ve long been an admirer of her work, and now, in The Tiger’s Eye, we have her best and richest stories. There’s gentle humor in her writing, bittersweet honesty, and the hard-won wisdom that only the finest fiction achieves. The American short story has no finer practitioner.”—W. D. Wetherell, author of A Century of November

“A wide variety of settings adds brilliance to important themes: the irresistible powers of memory, the confusions of exile, genuineness and falsity in art, the integrity of loneliness. Every situation is seen in an ironic light, yet every character is fully respected. Each paragraph is rewarding and the whole of the collection is a rich trove. Such precision of observation, such fineness of intonation! Uncannily good.—Fred Chappell, author of Ancestors and Others: New and Selected Stories

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This hop is now closed. Come back soon for our next offer and blog hop coming at the beginning of May!

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