2010 at 9am Posted by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
On a warm spring day last April, I sat on my back porch, soaking up the rays, and plunged headfirst into a story surrounded by snow, ice, and the harsh Wisconsin winter. That story was Robert Goolrick’s A Reliable Wife, and I loved it.
Next Monday, February 1st, Fountain Bookstore (with a little help from yours truly) will kick off their #FountainReads Twitter Book Club with a discussion of A Reliable Wife beginning at 6pm EST. All are welcome to participate (whether you live in Richmond and shop at Fountain or not) by following the #fountainreads hashtag. I recommend using Tweetchat so you won’t have to dig through your Twitter stream to follow the discussion.
(For the uninitiated: go to www.tweetchat.com, sign in with your Twitter username and password, and enter fountainreads into the hashtag search box. You’ll be redirected to a page that shows you every tweet using the #fountainreads tag, so you can follow the conversation without having to follow all of the participants. But you’ll probably want to go ahead and follow the moderator @rvabookchik [Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain Bookstore] and @fountainbkstore for official store news and announcements. As a bonus, Tweetchat inserts the hashtag for you, so you don’t have to remember every time you respond.)
Win a personalized, signed copy of A RELIABLE WIFE
Author Robert Goolrick will appear at Fountain Bookstore on Thursday, February 11th at 6:30pm, and I can hardly contain my excitement. I have an extra copy of A Reliable Wife with its snazzy new cover to give away, courtesy of the publisher. One lucky winner will receive a paperback edition of A Reliable Wife signed with the message of his or her choice.
Here’s how to enter:
The action in A Reliable Wife begins when main character Ralph Truitt places the following personal ad:
“Country businessman seeks reliable wife. Compelled by practical, not romantic reasons.”
So tell me: if you were to place such an ad, what would it say?
- Entries must be 25 words or fewer. Entries that do not answer the contest question will be excluded.
- Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
- Contest closes next Friday, February 5th, at 11:59pm EST.
- Winner will be chosen randomly.
- Winner will be contacted by email and must respond with details of desired personalization by Tuesday, February 9th, or a new winner will be chosen.
- The personalized, signed copy of A Reliable Wife will be sent out to the winner Friday, February 12th.
Update: Comments are now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Sandy of You’ve GOTTA Read This!