BOOK GIVEAWAY: Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

GLOW ENTER TO WIN! The Literary Hoarders are hosting a book giveaway for Jessica Maria Tuccelli’s stunning debut novel, GLOW.

Here at the Literary Hoarder’s we love, love, love our southern fiction! So we are very pleased to have this opportunity to host a giveaway for one copy of the paperback version of this book. (This contest is open to US entry only.) The paperback cover is absolutely wonderful! Now you may have the chance to own it!

From Jessica’s (beautiful) site:

Lushly conceived, cinematically detailed, and epic in historical scope, Glow announces an extraordinary new voice in Southern fiction.

October 1941. Eleven-year-old Ella McGee sits on a bus bound for her Southern hometown. Behind her in Washington, D.C., lie the broken pieces of her parents’ love story—a black father drafted, an activist mother of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent confronting racist thugs. But Ella’s journey is just beginning when she reaches Hopewell County, and her disappearance into the Georgia mountains will unfurl a rich tapestry of family secrets spanning a century.

Told in five unforgettable voices, Glow reaches back through the generations, from the eve of World War II to the Blue Ridge frontier of 1836, where slave plantations adjoin the haunted glades of a razed Cherokee Nation. Out of these characters’ lives evolves a drama that is at once intimately human and majestic in its power to call upon the great themes of our time—race, identity, and the bonds of family and community.

While the contest is going on, Penny plans to be reading along. Just viewing the varied components and the description about the book on the web site has her very excited to get to it! Jessica even posts a Glow Family Tree! You can find that here.

(Personally, if a family tree is depicted, and it is told in multi-generational voice, you know this is going to be some good reading! Also, last year the Literary Hoarders read a great number of southern fiction debuts and all ended up on our very favourite lists! So yes, excitement is building here for Glow!)

An interview with Jessica is also available on site as well as a excerpt to preview.

Please enter by leaving a comment below. Let us know why you want to read (and win!) GLOW! You have until Saturday, April 13th to enter.

Winners will be randomly drawn from the comments provided below. The book will be mailed (to a US address only) direct from the publisher to you, if chosen.

Good Luck!

Please read a few notes of praise, written for GLOW (The Literary Hoarders have read all of the books mentioned and by the authors noted below to all very high praise as well!):

Ladies’ Home Journal”Fans of The Help, this one’s for you: A tale of ghosts, slavery, racism and redemption wrapped up in an epic testament to the power of maternal love.”

Hillary Jordan, Author of Mudbound and When She Woke “With Glow, Jessica Maria Tuccelli has brought our Southern past to visceral and gorgeous life. Prepare to be drenched in the fierce humanity of her characters, bewitched by the powerful music of their voices and seared by the beauty and tragedy of their stories.
Amy Greene, Author of BloodrootGlow is a beautifully wrought debut novel about magic, nature, history and the undying bonds of mother love. Jessica Maria Tuccelli is a remarkable new writer to watch.”
(Jessica Maria Tuccelli)