The Lost Dog Giveaway

5 Copies of The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser
to be given away!!!

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.
Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.
Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.

About the Author: Michelle de Kretser is a Sri Lankan who has lived in Australia since 1972. She has taught literature at Melbourne University and worked as an editor and reviewer. The Lost Dog is her third novel.

HOW TO WIN A COPY! 5 total to give away!

1- To enter you must leave a comment and tell me something about your dog or another pet. If you don't have a pet tell me why not. Leave email address at least once with enteries. Leave separate comments for each entry.(1 entry)

2-Follow my blog (1 entry)
3-Put my button on your blog (5 entries)
4-Follow me on twitter @susieqtpie (2 entries)
5-Tweet the Giveaway (1 entry per day and leave comment here when you tweet)
6-Enter any of my COFFEE 2 Weeks of Reviews and Giveaways starting Aug 1st-15th (leave entry at the contest and come back here and leave a comment) (5 entries)
7- Put my Coffee Review/Giveaway button on your blog (5 entries)

ENDS AUGUST 10th, 2009
*Thanks to Hachette Book Group for the book giveaway! Books are mailed straight from them and are only available for U.S. and Canada residents and no P.O. boxes.

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