Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Giveaway: Nonfiction books from Crown

The Crown Publishing Group has five new, top nonfiction titles up for grabs for five lucky readers of this blog. 

Here are the titles:

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
By Sheri Fink | On sale Sept 10, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheri Fink's landmark work of narrative nonfiction re-creates the world of a hospital ravaged by post-Katrina floodwaters and examines the central question of what doctors and other caregivers owe their patients in the best, and worst, of circumstances.

Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
By Tom Kizzia | On sale July 16, 2013

A New York Times bestseller!

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness—and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. 

The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker's Journey
By Lawrence Osborne | On sale July 23, 2013

Celebrated travel writer Lawrence Osborne's globe-trotting odyssey of inebriation and highly literate meditations on the role that alcohol plays in cultures throughout the world.

Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
By Jessica Alexander | On sale Oct 15, 2013
An eye-opening and intimate memoir about life as an international humanitarian aid worker in the field in Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and Haiti.

SocialWhy Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
By Matthew DLieberman | On sale Oct 8, 2013

A groundbreaking book, based on original neuro research, which reveals that the human brain's greatest strength is its passion for social networking.

To enter this book giveaway, just leave a comment and pick which book you would like to win, along with your name and e-mail address. Only open to US and Canada residents.

This contest ends next Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013. Good luck!


  1. These are some amazing books. I think Five Days at Memorial interests me the most but it's difficult to pick one book!

    Thank you for a great giveaway

    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Great giveaway. Social sounds fascinating. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Pilgrim's Wilderness interests me very much. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. wow all of these books sound good. It is times like these that I wish I had a pill that had the restorative powers of sleep but you got to stay awake 24/7 :) This is a great giveaway thank you. I would love The Wet and The Dry. Chocolatemint515@aol.com is where you can find me

  5. As a health care worker - non clinical- very interested in Five Days. Thank you for this opportunity.


  6. Over the past two years I've had the blessing of participating in four humanitarian trips, (2 in South America, 1 in Central America and 1 in Africa.) I'd love to be in the running for "Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid" by Jessica Alexander. My email is: mrchibolin@gmail.com

  7. Oh, what a pity that entries are only open to US and Canada...I would love to read "Chasing Chaos" and "Social"!

    Love the new theme...


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