Tuesday, March 22, 2011

{giveaway} Win a personalized, signed copy of You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon!

Author Siobhan Fallon has graciously agreed to give away a signed, personalized copy of You Know When the Men are Gone to one randomly chosen reader of this blog!

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{th}ink is giving away a signed copy Siobhan Fallon'sYou Know When the Men are Gone to one lucky winner. This giveaway is open worldwide. Entries must be received by April 1 and the winner will be announced April 5. For a chance to win, you must do the following:

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1. Answer the following question in the comments to this blog entry: What is the most interesting thing you learned from Siobhan's Q&A section on her website?

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  1. Fallon's book sounds really interesting, and I love short stories, so I'd love to win her book!

    I was interested to learn a little about base life in Fallon's QA, especially how it just empties out when soldiers are deployed. That's the kind of daily reality that I don't usually think about. It's almost easier to imagine the soldiers at war than the families left at home.

  2. The comment about the sprinkler system valve. It might not be the most "significant" bit about her, as a whole, but it makes her human. It also brought tears to my eyes, because I have been in her shoes....mine wasn't a sprinkler valve though.

  3. This book is definitely on my "to read" list.

    I know so little about military life and what interested me most was Fallon's comments on the impact a deployment takes on the local business community. That is something I have never really considered and it must be difficult maintaining continuity and economic stability for business depending on military personnel.

  4. I loved the "how you met your hubby" answer. I love how military relationships allow you to ebb and flow, and get to relearn your partner thru letters and emails. My husband and I met each other online, so emails were a bit part of our courtship too.

    I also bought the e-version of this book and would LOVE a signed hard back copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Thanks {th}ink for hosting this giveaway, and thanks to you readers above for taking a look. You are all wonderful :)

  6. The most interesting thing I learned? Fallon's purpose in writing the book. She says, "I hope [readers] come away with a new understanding of military families...I wanted to capture the reality of this small portion of society that deals daily with war...everything in their lives is heightened by the stress and threat of deployments." There are a number of initiatives that help us remember/honor/support those who are serving in our military, but how often do we really think about those who are left here at home -- to wait, to worry, to cope?

  7. I don't think that the family left behind is in the minds of much of the public. We know the soldiers are giving of their time and sometimes their lives, but we often forget about the wife and children--also the parents. Many lives are affected when soldiers are deployed.

  8. Hey there!
    You are all awesome, thank so much for taking a look at You Know When the Men Are Gone.
    Thanks especially to Erin for coming up with this give-away, and yippee to Roz for winning! I'll mail book out soon from Amman, Jordan (I need to figure out how to get postage online, etc).
    Again, thanks so much to everyone.
    All the best,
    Siobhan Fallon