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May 15, 2012

Malarky Giveaway. Because you really have to read it.

I have this problem wherever books are being sold, I always think it’s kind of rude not to buy one. So this is how I ended up in possession of a spare copy of Anakana Schofield’s Malarky after attending her book launch tonight. Her reading was wonderful, the novel’s opening and its most terrible, hilarious, devastating sex-scene. I love this book so very much, and I’m not the only one– over here, the book is celebrated by the likes of Lynn Coady, Annabel Lyon, Jenny Diski and ME (which is the best crowd I’ve ever hung out in). Malarky has been chosen as one of Barnes and Noble’s Summer 2012 Discover Great New Writers selections.

“If Hagar Shipley met Stella Gibbons…” is how I called it in my review. “Malarky is a journey beyond the limits of love, an equally sad and hilarious portrait of motherhood.” I finished with, “This is a book that will leave you demanding more of everything else you read.” And it has.

So now I’d like to send you a copy. Leave a comment below before Saturday for a chance to picked in a draw, postage paid by me because I want you to read it this much. And yes, of course, the book is autographed.

UPDATE: And the winner is Julia, whose comment number was randomly selected by a toddler from a sunhat. And now the rest of you should track down copies of your own. You won’t be sorry.

17 thoughts on “Malarky Giveaway. Because you really have to read it.”

  1. Tricia Dower says:

    I’d REALLY like this book, Kerry. I’ve been reading the rave reviews and, not that I’m too cheap to buy a copy because I will, but mostly I want YOURS and an autographed one. Thanks a bunch. Tricia

  2. Krista says:

    I’m intrigued! I enjoy reading books about motherhood if they are good and honest. I must admit I haven’t read a book since March but would put down my magazines for this one:-)

  3. Steph says:

    May I be entered? Your high praise and review make it even more desirable! That it’s signed is a bonus!

    Also, and this has nothing to do with your post and giveaway, but it reminded me: have you received Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, yet? If not, let me know and I’ll check up.

  4. Melissa Fetherstonhaugh says:

    Love the word “malarky”! Love your blog! Love that I am now entered!

  5. Aidan says:

    This would be so fantastic to win, because A) it looks wonderful and I’ve been hearing such good things about it, and B) my TBR piles are so out of control I’m under a self-imposed book buying ban and am therefore not allowed to get it for myself!

  6. Wow it sounds like a fantastic read! Intriguing for sure- thanks for sharing.
    Take care!


  7. Jennifer says:

    I would so love to win this book. I have been chomping at the bit to read it but my 2012 book buying ban is wreaking havoc with these plans!! Thanks for offering your extra copy!!!

  8. Malarky sounds like a great adventure and I love the title. Your reviews always win me over too.



  9. Julia says:

    Me! Me! Me! Then again, after your review, I’ll probably buy the book anyhow. But still. Me! Me! Me!

  10. Sarah says:

    This would be such a wonderful treat! I’ve been wanting to read this book and getting it from you would make it all the better! 🙂

  11. Julie says:

    I’ve been hearing such good things about “Malarky,” and I’d love to have your extra copy!

  12. Pearl says:

    I could use a good novel.

  13. Deanna says:

    I’m always on the look out for a good book! Hagar Shipley is one of my favorite characters, to have this compared to her, it MUST be good!

  14. Heidi says:

    Me too please! Sad and hilarious portrait of motherhood sounds good to me.

  15. Lucy says:

    I love prizes but I love getting things in the mail even more! Thanks Kerry for combining the two with a third love, books!

  16. Jen says:

    I’d love to be entered (if it’s still on time!). Anything Lynn Coady celebrates is okay for me.

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