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Thursday, March 21, 2013

QUICKIE GIVEAWAY: Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

I know we're about to head into Fairy Tale Fortnight and the massive amount of goodies to be had, but before we do, I've got a few non-fairy tale things to toss your way. A little Spring cleaning before every thing gets coated in fairy dust.
Today's goodie for you is a a copy of Being Henry David! I am terribly remiss in posting this, because I actually meant to offer this up at the beginning of March. (But as you know, my brain has been eaten by fairy godmothers, so... better late than never, right?!)

Check it out:
Seventeen-year-old "Hank" has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything--who he is, where he came from, why he's running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David--or "Hank"--and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of--Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.

Cal Armistead's remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.

Thanks to the people at Albert Whitman Teen, I have a finished copy of Being Henry David to give to one lucky read in the US or Can. Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter. Ends March 24th.  GOOD LUCK!!
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Cal Armistead has written extensively for radio, newspapers and magazines, including The Chicago Tribune, Shape Magazine, Body & Soul Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Chicken Soup for Every Mom’s Soul, and others. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine, works at an independent book store, is a voice-over actress, sings semi-professionally, and lives in a Boston suburb with her amazing husband and a dog named Layla. Being Henry David is her first novel.


  1. I'd really like to read this. It sounds good!

  2. I'm totally intrigued by this!! Can't wait to check it out!

    thanks for the giveaway!


  3. I *love* amnesia stories! I love getting small glimpses into someone's past and trying to figure out the big picture. It's like a challenge and I just can't get enough of them.

  4. The premise sounds really cool, doesn't it? I'd love to get more into it. Thanks.

  5. This book sounds so interesting, I would love to get my hands on a copy!

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  7. Would love to read this book!

  8. I would love to read this book. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Loved this book, and Cal is a lovely person. I'm so happy her first novel seems to be doing well!

    Side note, if anyone is in the greater Boston area, she is coming to my library (Gleason Public Library in Carlisle) for a talk and signing on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

  10. Wow, what an intriguing premise. I like the idea that a teen (a person who I would naturally think of as trying to figure out his identity) has to LITERALLY figure it out.

  11. Ooh, thanks for the info, Tahleen! =)

  12. I've actually read it before. I really enjoyed the story line! It was a very original book. I would love to own a hard copy :)


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