Friday, December 03, 2010

Heidegger's Glasses Giveaway

Earlier this week I posted my review of the historical fiction novel Heidegger's Glasses by Thaisa Frank. You can read it here. Now thanks to the publisher I have the awesome opportunity to give someone else a free copy. The summary of the book from Goodreads is:
Heidegger’s Glasses opens during the end of World War II in a failing Germany coming apart at its seams. The Third Reich’s strong reliance on the occult and its obsession with the astral plane has led to the formation of an underground compound of scribes –translators responsible for answering letters written to those eventually killed in the concentration camps.

Into this covert compound comes a letter written by eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger to his optometrist, a man now lost in the dying thralls of Auschwitz. How will the scribes answer this letter? The presence of Heidegger’s words--one simple letter in a place filled with letters--sparks a series of events that will ultimately threaten the safety and well-being of the entire compound.

Part love story, part thriller, part meditation on how the dead are remembered and history is presented, with threads of Heidegger’s philosophy woven throughout, the novel evocatively illustrates the Holocaust through an almost dreamlike state. Thaisa Frank deftly reconstructs the landscape of Nazi Germany from an entirely original vantage point. 
In order to enter to win a copy of Heidegger's Glasses there are three things you can do:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what your favourite time period to read about is
2) Subscribe to In The Next Room by Google Friend Connect
3) Spread the word of this giveaway on your own blog and leave a link for me to check

Please leave a separate comment for each entry as well as your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. The contest will run until December 19th at midnight MST. You will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail and claim your prize. Unfortunately this giveaway is limited to Canada/US only, no PO boxes.

CONTEST CLOSED- congrats Elizabeth!

19 comments:

  1. My favorite time period to read about is early America. I also enjoy reading about medieval times. Please enter me in the giveaway! This book sounds great! JDQ1175@aol.com ~ Let Them Read Books

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  2. I generally prefer books set in the 21st century, which I know is pretty broad, but there were so many life encompassing discoveries and advancements, as well as horrendous conflicts that almost every decade is interesting. Certainly any book set in WWII would fit that description, so I'd love to win a copy!
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  3. I'm a follower too!
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  4. Hm ... time period wise, I am a little odd. I like steampunck Victorian best. So it's more of an imagined time period, I think.

    I also like dystopian futures - so again, sort of made up. :)

    Thanks for the contest!

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  5. Follower on GFC! :)

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  6. My favorite time period is 1800's.

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  7. Follower on GFC!!

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  8. I love to read books about WWII. I think this is my dad's fault because he loved that kind of history so much. Looks like a great book. Crossing my fingers!

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  9. My preference right now is contemporary fiction otherwise I love book set in the early 1900's or just after WWII.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I'm a GFC follower of your blog!

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  11. Love historical fiction...please enter me, thanks.

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  12. Just discovered your blog via your enthusiastic comment on FB about the upcoming TLC tour for Half in Love by Linda Gray Sexton (I'm also super excited about that tour.)

    Anyway, one of my favourite time periods to read about is WW2. I also really enjoy novels set in Victorian England. Please enter me!

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  13. I love either ancient egyptian or victorian.

    Vivien
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  14. GFC follower

    Vivien
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  15. I love reading books set in the future.

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  16. I love anything, from prehistoric to scifi, but maybe my fave era is "now", current age.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  17. I would have to say that my favorite time period is still the Elizabethan era or thereabouts, but I do love reading abut other times as well - it seems that you always learn at least one thing new! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I vollow via GFC as jewelknits!

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