Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giveaway of We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Contest has ended, and The Winner is:

#67 - Kelsey


There were 93 entries!!!


It is nearly impossible to adequately describe how breathtaking, moving, intoxicating, and rich in character and moments We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel by Matthew Thomas is, how effortless the read (Simon & Schuster, August 2014). 

This book is a major literary achievement and a testament to the talent of this debut author. 

We Are Not Ourselves tells the story of Eileen Leary, who, from the time she was nine years old and taking care of her alcoholic Irish immigrant parents in their tiny apartment in Woodside, Queens, has dreamed of rising above her station.

Joshua Ferris, bestselling author of Then We Came to End, calls it “A masterwork… an anatomy of the American middle class in the twentieth century. It’s all here: how we live, how we love, how we die, how we carry on… It’s heartening and humbling to read a book this good.”

We Are Not Ourselves is a great American novel—a novel about longing and loss and immigration and family and faith and love and the American Dream—and as such, has already been recognized as an Amazon Best of the Month, Apple iBookstore Best of the Month, IndieBound Indie Next List Selection, and a First Edition Club selection at a handful of passionate independent bookstores.

You can win a copy of this book by entering the giveaway here.  Only ONE entry per person please.


Contest ends on August 28.


  1. Thanks for stopping, and best of luck in the giveaway.

  2. Thank you Elizabeth. I'm happy to take a chance here because I've had this on my wishlist and heard only good things about it. Have a great day!

  3. Wonderful, Rita.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This sounds AWESOME! Thanks for offering a copy for giveaway :)!

  5. You are welcome, Colleen.

    Thanks for entering.

  6. Curious. I tried to read this book a few weeks because it sounded right up my alley, but I put it down almost right away. Didn't resonate with me at all, but the more I read other reviews of it, the more I think I need to try it again.

  7. Thanks for your input, As The Crow Flies and Reads.

    I hope you give it another try. It is so long, I am afraid to start it. :)

    It does sound good.

    Thanks for stopping.

  8. always nice to see you by our page hope you are doing well, and love the giveaway

    big hugs

  9. Thanks for the giveaway Elizabeth. I've had my eye on this book lately.

  10. Great to see you entered, Pat.

    Thanks for stopping and commenting.

  11. Thanks, Gilligan and Maryanne.

    Nice to see you stopping by my blog too.

  12. Glad I discovered your blog.i have been reading raves about this book.

  13. So glad you stopped by, Rhonda.

    Please stop by again.