image003Our February Book Club selection is The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens. This hardcover book is coming out in February so you can’t even get a copy at bookstores yet. However, we have several copies to giveaway to Manic Mommies. Once again, the giveaway and book club conversation will be handled by our hostess Mari. She will close the contest and select the giveaway winners by random on Friday, January 8.

This is our first book that we are getting before publish date (exciting!). To be entered for the giveaway email Mari directly: Mari[DOT]Partyka[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Book synopsis: Mary Gooch was once young and slender and carefree. But with each passing year she’s accumulated an excess of pounds and a warehouse of worries and has become stuck in the run of her small-town existence. Then, on the eve of her 25th wedding anniversary, her handsome husband does not come home. Shocked out of her inertia, Mary boards a plane for the first time in her life in pursuit of him across America, discovering a boundless supply of human kindness in unexpected places – runaway children, single mothers, taxi drives, migrant workers, and bitter relatives. With a surge of energy that she hasn’t felt in years, Mary fights for her husband and starts to see a new world bursting with possibilities for change, happiness, and fulfillment. Accustomed to hiding behind hunger, worry, fear, she’s forced to look up from the pavement in her new surroundings, astonished by how the shift in perspective has let in the light.

Too read Mari’s Q&A with author Lori Lansens visit the Manic Mommies book club blog.

To read Mari’s review of The Wife’s Tale, visit her blog, Bookworm With a View.

Stay tuned for details on the book club date and chat with the author.

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31 Responses to Manic Mommies Book Club Giveaway: The Wife’s Tale

  1. Shauna Hepner says:

    I think the book sounds amazing. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to read it!
    Count me in for the draw please!

  2. Lynn Nelson says:

    Sounds like a great story!! Can’t wait to read and share it!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  4. Rose Schlick says:

    A good time to start my lucky streak, right?

  5. Mary Rogers says:

    Sounds like a great read. Would love to win a copy, if I don’t I guess I will have to wait to go and buy a copy :)

  6. Vickie Patton says:

    I am a very avid reader and this is one of the few books I haven’t read. Would love to recieve a free copy. Thanks

  7. tanya gerald says:

    i have seen many women of my mom’s age that could use this kind of shake-up. can’t wait to read it :)

  8. Laura P says:

    Looks like a good read!

  9. Colleen Coppedge says:

    Would love to read this book and pass it on to my book club!

  10. Wendi says:

    This sounds like a good book.

  11. Melissa B says:

    Sounds like a great read!! Can’t wait to read it.

  12. Adrienne says:

    Looks like a good read!

  13. carmen says:

    sounds like a good one.

  14. Andrea F. says:

    sounds like a great read !

  15. Leigh-Ann says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  16. Donna says:

    Sounds good. Putting my name in the hat.

  17. Theresa Vance says:

    Count me in Mari!! I’m behind in my reading but would love to read this book!

  18. Mari says:

    All, Just a reminder to send me an email, rather than commenting here. I don’t have contact information to let you know who won if I do not have an email.

    This is a great book and I look forward to discussing it with Lori in February with everyone.


  19. Marisa Janovsky says:

    Please add me to the drawing. It would be a wonderful birthday present a day late if I win. I would love to read this book and then donate to our small library. I know many women in our town of 2,100 in North Dakota that would benefit from this book. Please, Please pick my name from the drawing.


  20. Amy says:

    pick me pick me!

  21. Amy Duprey says:

    This looks like a great read!!! Always looking for something new to read besides Thomas the Train….LOL!

  22. Amy-Sue says:

    I’d love to read “The Wife’s Tale”! It sounds good. :)

  23. Heather Hegge says:

    I would love to read this book!! It sounds great! Thanks for giving us this chance to win the book!


  24. orit Avraham says:

    I would love to read this book.

  25. Lisa says:

    This book sounds awesome! I would love for you to enter me into the drawing. Thanks a bunch and God bless!

  26. Adriane says:

    Help me keep my resolution to read daily!

  27. Mystica says:

    I sent an email and then found this comments column! If the email was superfluous, please count me in here.


  28. Sounds like an awesome book, please enter me in the giveaway. I also sent an e-maol.

  29. Mari says:

    The winners were notified today. If you didn’t win a copy of this book, please try again next month. We will be reading a very funning book (which is available today, if you want to read it early).

    Congratulations to: Angie S, Osheta, Lacy J, Amy, Carissa, Janet, Shelle, Randy Teri, Jennifer C, Andrea T, Kim, Julie C, Christy L, Dale, Emily, Rose, Kim I, Jill W, Sarah C, Sharon, Vicki, Amy H, and Adriene

  30. Jilleen says:

    Oh, I can’t believe I miessed this posting. I was on the look for it, and some how just missed it. Rats, will look for in the store.

  31. Sia says:

    I’d love this book! Please pick me!!!