Monday, September 15, 2008

Book Giveaway: Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin (adult fiction)

Nearly a year ago, Joshua Henkin's Matrimony was the first book I purchased for Winter Break reading. This is a ritual for me. I make lists throughout the semester of the books I most want to read when I'm not re-reading Tolstoy, Nabokov, or Nachalo: When in Russia.

Matrimony is a New York Times Notable Book and has just come out in paperback. Joshua Henkin will send one Big A little a reader a signed copy of Matrimony. Your task is the following: Send me a two-to-three sentence explanation about why you in particular want to read a great adult novel based on the central theme of marriage. Funny is good. I'll post the winning entry a week from today.

Josh is Book Group friendly and Matrimony is a fantastic book to read with a group. Need proof? Check out his essay over at Books on the Brain. He's also been visiting the litblogs these past two weeks and I've particularly enjoyed his posts at The Elegant Variation. 24 posts in all! Don't miss "What Gets Taught in a Creative Writing Class?," "My Favorite Writing Exercise," and "Present-Tense Fiction Redux." Good stuff for writers.

Want to know more about Matrimony before entering the contest? Joshua Henkin talks all about the book here:

Joshua Henkin's home on the web.