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Win The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins


Ireland, 1959: Young Christy Hurley is a Pavee gypsy, traveling with his father and extended family from town to town, carrying all their worldly possessions in their wagons. Christy carries with him a burden of guilt as well, haunted by the story of his mother's death in childbirth. The peripatetic life is the only one Christy has ever known, but when his grandfather dies, everything changes. His father decides to settle down temporarily in a town where Christy and his cousin can attend mass and receive proper schooling. But they are still treated as outsiders.

As Christy's exposure to a different life causes him to question who he is and where he belongs, the answer may lie with an old newspaper photograph and a long-buried family secret that could change his life forever...

(2) lucky winners will receive The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins.
courtesy of Penguin Group

Other details:
  • US mailing addresses only.
  • Contest ends 8/15/10, at 9 p.m. PST.
Remember, you must complete the form to be entered. If you have any questions about this contest, see my contest policy, or contact me and ask away.

4 munch(es) :

Vidisha said...

Great review!!!


kjovus said...

Thank you.

misskallie2000 said...

I would love to win this book. It does sound like a very good book. I have always liked to read about the gypsy people and their travels.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Meredith said...

Thank you!

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