*The Brightest Moon of the Century* shines on the first day of spring!

Happy Spring, everyone!  We’re down to one small snowbank at the end of the driveway, and I can see fresh green shoots from perennials pushing their way through the (very muddy!) ground … I think that “out like a lamb” will apply and we’ll have a gorgeous spring after our tough winter!

Seems like a good day for giving away books!

First up are the winners of Christopher Meeks’ novel The Brightest Moon of the Century.  The novel includes seven black and white photos that give a sense of the era and the settings in the book.  In the giveaway post I asked your thoughts on photos/illustrations in books.  I found the range of responses to be interesting; most like photos that enhance (not dictate) our interpretation of the book, and many mentioned maps and genealogical charts as being useful references.

I used to pick two winners, they are:

  • #4 Dan who said: I feel that photos and graphics enhance memoirs, biographies and other true stories. I recently read “Schulz and Peanuts” and I thought the insertion of the comic strip helped understand where the artist in that period of his life.
  • #15 Kim V thought: I like to go back to review, again and again. the pictures as I’m reading through a book. They really enhance the story.

Congratulations to the winners!  Please send me your mailing address and I’ll get the book in the mail to you.

Books are popping up like crocuses (croci?) around here … Stay tuned for another giveaway announcement!

6 comments to *The Brightest Moon of the Century* shines on the first day of spring!

  • Congratulations to the winners and Happy Spring!

  • Congrats to the winners!

  • Hey Dawn. I’m having a party at my blog!! I’ve got 9 books to raffle plus B & N gift cards!!!

  • Congrats to the winners!

  • I’m in Minnesota today to give readings on “The Brightest Moon of the Century” over the next two days. It’s where the book starts, and where, borrowing a computer, I’m reading that two people have won copies of my book here. Congratulations–and may you enjoy the story. Thank you, Dawn, for reviewing “The Brightest Moon of the Century,” for liking it so well, and for buying two copies to give away. Winter here feels like it ended twenty minutes ago–shadows of snow on the north side of trees, a temperature just above freezing, and not one bud out yet. Life is ready to burst forth like your crocuses–any day now. It’s what I’m feeling with my book, too, where people who read it have enjoyed the predicaments, the insights, and the humor, and they’re giving it to friends. The book is finding its spring.

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