Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Giveaway The False Friend by Myla Goldberg

Book Description:
From the bestselling author of Bee Season comes an astonishingly complex psychological drama with a simple setup: two eleven-year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods. Only one comes out . . .
Leaders of a mercurial clique of girls, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their three followers. One after­noon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia blocked out how it happened.
The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted, though neither she nor her abductor was ever found. Celia’s unconscious avoidance of this has meant that while she and her longtime boyfriend, Huck, are professionally successful, they’ve been unable to move forward, their relationship falling into a rut that threatens to bury them both.
Celia returns to her hometown to confess the truth, but her family and childhood friends don’t believe her. Huck wants to be supportive, but his love can’t blind him to all that contra­dicts Celia’s version of the past.
Celia’s desperate search to understand what happened to Djuna has powerful consequences. A deeply resonant and emotionally charged story, The False Friend explores the adults that children become--leading us to question the truths that we accept or reject, as well as the lies to which we succumb.

Thanks to Double Day I have 2 copies to Giveaway!!! Here are the rules.

  • You must be a follower to participate

  • Leave Me a Comment on THIS post with your e-mail (no e-mail you can't win)

  • US Residents only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Double Day will be sending the copies to the winners

  • You have 24 hours to respond if you are contacted as a winner, if you miss the deadline, a new winner will be chosen and contacted.

  • Contest is open until October 20, 2010

  • Winners will be chosen using a randomizer


  1. This sounds really interesting, and I love the cover! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

  2. Would love to win!

    GFC - bunkercomplex


  3. This sounds great. Please count me in.

    GFC follower.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  4. Publicly following Ashley's Bookshelf with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I would love to read The False Friend :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  5. I follow!

    nomfreebies AT hotmail DOT com

  6. Cool giveaway! Following (:


  7. new GFC follower

    the trials and tribulations of girlfriends at a young age. . this book sounds very interesting.


  8. It sounds like a good story.

    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  9. a new follower.This book sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

  10. Thanks so much!

  11. I am an old GFC follower.

    headlessfowl at jteers dot net

  12. I am a follower and would love to read this!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  13. This is on my TBR list.


    Nancy (amusingmother)
    ntaylor228 at yahoo.com

  14. I'm a new follower. Sounds like a good book.

    undermyappletree at gmail dot com

  15. Love psychological thrillers! I'm a follower.

    dawhittemore22 at gmail dot com

  16. This sounds like a book I would like. Please count me in. I am a follower. Thanks!

  17. I am a follower of this blog.

    Myra is a new author to me and her writing sounds sensational and eerie. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Sure hope I do.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  18. The giveaway is over (and I'm late posting about it! Sorry!!) and I'm going to go Randomize the entries.