22 May 2011
GIVEAWAY: A Gate At the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
I am cleaning out my bookshelves and therefore giving away my copies of some of the books that I have read over the last few years. So if you would like my once-read copy of "A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore, please leave a comment with a recommendation of one of your favourite books. Genre and topic doesn't matter as long as it is a book that you love :-)
I will pick a winner of the give-away at random on Tuesday May 24th.
Here is a description of the book from amazon.com:
Tassie Keltjin, 20, a smalltown girl weathering a clumsy college year in the Athens of the Midwest, is taken on as prospective nanny by brittle Sarah Brink, the proprietor of a pricey restaurant who is desperate to adopt a baby despite her dodgy past. Subsequent adventures in prospective motherhood involve a pregnant girl with scarcely a tooth in her head and a white birth mother abandoned by her African-American boyfriend—both encounters expose class and racial prejudice to an increasingly less naïve Tassie. In a parallel tale, Tassie lands a lover, enigmatic Reynaldo, who tries to keep certain parts of his life a secret from Tassie. Moore's graceful prose considers serious emotional and political issues with low-key clarity and poignancy, while generous flashes of wit—Tessie the sexual innocent using her roommate's vibrator to stir her chocolate milk—endow this stellar novel with great heart.