A while ago, MacLehose Press kindly sent me a paperback copy of Accabadora by Michela Murgia and Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart. Since I previously received hardback copies of both books for review, I have decided to offer the paperbacks for giveaway after consultation with the publisher.
Two weeks ago I gave you a chance to win Accabadora. That giveaway was won by entrant number 4 (out of 6), congratulations Zibilee!
Solitary, nostalgic Liz Crane returns to her family’s now-deserted farmhouse to study the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly.
A rich family history – all the anecdotes and blarney of successful Irish immigrants – is now tainted with sadness. Her cousin Amanda, a gifted military strategist, has been killed in Afghanistan, a loss foreshadowed by the earlier disappearance of her charismatic father.
Reflecting on the fragility and transience of human life and relations – mirrored in the Monarchs’ restless flight – Liz finds that love is there to be found where you least expect it.
You can read my opinion on the book here. I felt it was a “beautifully executed story, tackling themes in an interesting way and in prose that I am sure many will love.” Unfortunately, I did not feel a deeper connection beyond appreciation for its beauty and the craftmanship of Urquhart.
I am offering you the chance to see if you’ll like this one. If you want to enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Sanctuary Line, all you have to do is leave a comment before the 10th of April. Make sure your comment includes a valid email address (either in the details section or in the comment itself) so I can contact you in case you win. The contest is open internationally.
I will email the winner after April 10.