Monday, February 20, 2012

Giveaway - 'May the Road Rise Up To Meet You' by Peter Troy

To read my review Click Here

Synopsis on back of the book:

An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War.

Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth-century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature—famine, war, love, and family—as it introduces four unforgettable characters. Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom.

All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of the characters, and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles.

About the Author: Peter Troy is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State, where he is at work on his next novel.



Thanks to the wonderful folks at Double Day, I am giving away 2 copies of  'May the Road Rise Up to Meet You' by Peter Troy.

Rules to be eligible for giveaway:
1. Open only to US residents
2. Please leave either your email address or a link to your Goodreads profile so I may get in contact with you to get your mailing address. No P.O. Boxes, please. If uncomfortable about giving out such information on my blog, please feel free to email me your information at
3. Become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already.
4. Winner must be 18 years old or older. Only one book per household per winner.

Winners will be randomly chosen. Books will be sent directly from the publisher. Giveaway ends February 28th, midnight eastern time. Winners will be posted on my blog and notified by email or message posted to them via Goodreads. Winners will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Good Luck!

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  1. Sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  2. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    sarie101 at webmail dot co dot za

  3. This book sounds very interesting. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for having this giveaway.



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