3 copy giveaway: The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn


Thanks to the genorosity of W. W. Norton & Company Publishing and in honor of today's release, I have 3 copies of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn up for grabs!

Giveaway is open to US entries ONLY. Giveaway ends on March 9th. To enter, please leave a comment along with your email address.

Giveaway Rules:

* One entry per person.
* If you've already won this book on another site, please let me know so that others have the chance.

SYNOPSIS:  An astonishing novel that removes Emily Dickinson’s own mysterious mask and reveals the passions and heartbreak of America’s greatest poet. What if the old maid of Amherst wasn’t an old maid at all? Her older brother, Austin, spoke of Emily as his “wild sister.” Jerome Charyn, continuing his exploration of American history through fiction, has written a startling novel about Emily Dickinson in her own voice, with all its characteristic modulations that he learned from her letters and poems. The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil. We meet the significant characters of her life, including her tempestuous sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert; her brooding father, Edward; and the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, who may have inspired some of her greatest letters and poems. Charyn has also invented characters, including an impoverished fellow student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, who will betray her; and a handyman named Tom, who will obsess Emily throughout her life. Charyn has written an extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

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51 comments:

  1. Please enter me! I have always thought Emily Dickinson had a secret life!
    kghobbs@gmail.com

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  2. This looks great. You always give me new books to add to my wish list. Thanks

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  3. This looks cool-I don't know that much about Emily Dickinson but I have liked the poetry I've read of hers. Please enter me!

    stephaniefleischer889 @ gmail.com

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  4. Please enter me,
    thank you
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  5. This sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  6. This sounds fascinating - I would love to be entered! My email address is laarlt78(at)hotmail(dot)com. Thanks!

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  7. Ooh, I'm all over this one! I'd love a chance to win.

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  8. This sounds like it will be a really interesting book!

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  9. This sounds so intriguing, and has such a racy cover,too. Please enter me.

    Are you enjoying The Scarlet Lion? I really liked it.

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  10. I would love the chance to win this book, and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  11. Looks great!!! I love ED and just saw interviews about this book last wk, so it's already on my wish list!

    please enter me: japmap@yahoo.com

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Please, please, please...count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. I would love to win this one!

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  15. Hell yeah. Sexin' up Emily Dickenson! ;)

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  16. I've always found Emily Dickinson to be a very intriguing historical figure so I would love to read this. Count me in.

    ~Briana
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  17. This one sounds intriquing!! Please enter me for it.

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  18. I have always loved Dickinson's poetry. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. The more quiet and simple a life one seems to lead, the more certain some are that there is a hidden you in there somewhere. Sounds like a great book.

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  20. Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

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  21. Would love to be considered for the book!

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  22. I've got a feeling this is ging to be a great read. Please enter me.

    Marie
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  23. I've been wanting to read this book!

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  24. Count me in! This sounds like a great book, and I would love to win it!
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  25. Please enter me! I'd love to win this! Thanks!

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  26. Dickinson is one of my absolute favorites. I am so happy you have this contest. I would love to win this. It is already on my wishlist. Please please pick me. LOL

    Wisteria
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  27. I'd love a chance! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  28. Please please please! I want to read this - really, really want... Anything Emily is a good thing. (Generous one...)

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  29. This sounds so interesting!! I'd love to enter the contest!!

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    Thank you!!

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  30. This one looks great.

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    Thanks!

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  31. Heck yes please!

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  32. I'd love a copy of this one! "I'm nobody..."

    Kiki
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  33. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  34. What could be better than to delve into a "secret life".

    Thanks for the contest.

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    Keta Diablo

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  35. Pleae enter me for this.

    Thanks.

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  36. Emily was a great poet but also a very private person. Having seen a movie on her just recently I would love to read a romanticized account of her life. Please enter me in this giveaway

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  37. Please enter me to win a copy! I have always wanted to know more about one of my all time favourite poets.
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  38. I named my daughter Emily partially because of her poems :D
    Thanks for the opportunity to read this book!
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  39. I love Emily Dickinson, so fingers crossed extra hard for this one! msmainon at gmail dot com

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  40. Please include me in your giveaway. Many thanks :)

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  41. Please count me in; thanks!

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  42. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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  43. I've always had the impression Emily Dickinson was a quiet, mysterious person...so not so meek and mild! Please enter me in your giveaway so I may be lucky enough to see who the real Emily was!

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  44. This sounds so interesting. Sign me up, please!

    Oregon Kimm
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  45. Thanks for this great giveaway. This book sounds intriguing.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. What a great giveaway! Sounds like a fabulous book!

    Thanks for the entry!

    Wendy
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  47. I love Emily Dickinson's poetry & I'd love to read this book. Please count me in!
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  48. This looks so interesting, especially to someone who lives so close to E.Dickinson's hometown! Enter me please!

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  49. This sounds fantastic! I would love to read it! =)

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  50. I'm an Emily fan and would love a chance to win this book. Please enter me too.

    Rob
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  51. I would love to win a copy of this book, Amy. Thank you for the opportunity!

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