Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Pass The Book: The Second

It's Pass The Book day today and I've got a novel for you. When I was choosing, I knew it had to follow our rule - good to look at and lovely to hold in your hand - and so I turned to Persephone who take out-of-print books, make them beautiful and sell them in their elegant London shop.


Some of you may have heard of this one: it was made into the film "Without A Trace" and it's about a little boy who goes missing. It deals with loss and longing - dark at times, very dark - but warm, still, and with a ...
No I won't give it away. I'll just give you a couple of opening lines instead
"You could hardly get to age thirty-four without learning something about loss. By thirty-four you're bound to have lost your Swiss Army knife, your best friend from fourth grade, your chance to be centre forward on the starting team, your hope of the Latin prize, quite a few of your illusions, and certainly, somewhere along the line, some significant love"
I'm not giving anything else away.

Same rules as before, all the details are on the Pass The Book page. Leave a comment if you'd like it (all newbies welcome, doesn't matter if you weren't in last time) and I'll draw a name a week from today.

21 comments:

humel said...

Oh, it's bee-yoo-tiful! :-) And sounds most interesting, too. Thanks for the chance to read it too, Sian! xx

Carmen said...

I've seen people mention Persophone books and often wondered what they were. For some reason I thought they were out of print classics. Doh! This sounds a fab read - trying to think if I've seen the film now, don't think I have.

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds a really interesting book,Sian.

Jools said...

Thanks for giving me a new source of reading material, have now added Persephone books to my favourites :D

Would love the opportunity to be able to read it, the little snippet drew me in!

debs14 said...

That's the kind of snippet that makes you want to read more, I would love the opportunity to read the whole book, so definitely would like to be included in the draw for this one!

Ruth said...

Oooh, now this sounds interesting. And I'll be checking out Persephone very shortly.

Clair said...

That's such a good introductory paragraph. I would love to read the whole thing, so count me in.

I've been dying to try something new!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Ooooh. I definitely want in on this one - the book is so beautiful; I'd love to hold it in my hands.
Rinda

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh im intrigued
Jo xxx

Liberty :) said...

didnt join in last time but i really love the sound of this book!

Amanda said...

A beautiful looking book and sounds an interesting read too :)

alexa said...

Not heard of Persephone books before, Sian, and will be off to Google shortly. Oh, the book sounds ... poignant, perhaps a little wistful ... And may not have a happy ending. But I'd be honoured to be in the queue to read it.

Rachel B said...

Ooh you tease! Lol, sounds great though. It would be good to read at bedtime again - the knitting has by far taken over!!!!

Amy said...

Oooh, yes please - I'd love to be considered!

Karen said...

Don't put me in the drawing as I've already read it, but had to say she's one of my favorite authors, though it's been awhile since I've read one of her novels. Makes me wonder if there's one out there I haven't read.

scrapchick said...

Oh it is a pretty book! I saw the movie and I know I won't be able to handle the book, I honestly can cry watching Bambi, lol, so I'm not commenting to be in drawing...just stopping by! :)

Kirsty.a said...

I haven't read it and I'd love to. I wasn't in last time, so I'd like a clarification of the rules, please, but I'd love to be in the draw

SarahLP said...

This looks like a great read.. although I know I'm sure to cry my eyes out, I'd love the chance to read it!

Cheryl said...

Sounds interesting Sian I seem to recall those lines very vaguely but don't know where from or why x

Scrappi Sandi said...

This sounds an awesome novel!...& so attractively bound too!

I will post 'Pass the Book-Book One-Stage Two' tomorrow!

Isn't this fun?!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Ooops! Almost forgot!!

I wanted to say thank you for your kind words re my 'wedding anniversary' post!

:)

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