Valerie, at Hachette Book Group, has kindly given me five copies of this book to giveaway to five lucky readers!  This is our first giveaway contest, and we are very excited, especially as this sounds like a great book.  

More about:  Made in the USA by Billie Letts (Information provided by Hachette Book Group)

"The bestselling author of WHERE THE HEART IS returns with a heartrending tale of two children in search of a place to call home.

Lutie McFee's history has taught her to avoid attachments...to people, to places, and to almost everything. With her mother long dead and her father long gone to find his fortune in Las Vegas, 15-year-old Lutie lives in the god-forsaken town of Spearfish, South Dakota with her twelve-year-old brother, Fate, and Floy Satterfield, the 300-pound ex-girlfriend of her father.

While Lutie shoplifts for kicks, Fate spends most of his time reading, watching weird TV shows and worrying about global warming and the endangerment of pandas. As if their life is not dismal enough, one day, while shopping in their local Wal-Mart, Floy keels over and the two motherless kids are suddenly faced with the choice of becoming wards of the state or hightailing it out of town in Floy's old Pontiac. Choosing the latter, they head off to Las Vegas in search of a father who has no known address, no phone number and, clearly, no interest in the kids he left behind.

MADE IN THE U.S.A. is the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming story of two gutsy children who must discover how cruel, unfair and frightening the world is before they come to a place they can finally call home."

 Contest Information and Guidelines:
The Facts
The giveaway starts today, April 21st and will run through Tuesday May 12th.  We will use a random number generator to determine the winners at that time and notify them via email.  Please provide us with your email as it is the only way we have to get in touch with you!  We will also post the winners here on the site.  The contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.  Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to P.O. Boxes.

To enter, simply leave a comment to this post.  You can get an additional entries by:
1.  Post this giveaway on your blog.  Please provide me with a link to the URL.
2.  Become a follower or subscriber, or just let us know if you already are.

Good luck!
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45 Responses
  1. Please enter me!


    I love the look of your blog, by the way!

  2. sharon54220 Says:

    I would love to be entered in this contest.

    Nice looking blog.


  3. tutu Says:

    Enter me please


  4. Indigo Says:

    Please enter me for this drawing. I love Billie Letts writing. I've read another book of hers "Shoot the Moon". Thanks! Indigo


  5. Indigo Says:

    I'm also following you on Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo


  6. Anonymous Says:

    I've just read my first Billie Letts book and would love to read more. Thanks for the chance to win a free book :)

  7. Dree Says:

    Please enter me! Your rating system is exactly how I rate books on Facebook and Goodreads. But you wrote much better descriptions than I could hope to!

    Dree Morris, LA, on goodreads

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I have been wondering if Billie Letts was going to come out with anything after Where the Heart Is. Now I know. Please enter me in this contest. I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader.

    I love the look of your blog! Beautiful.

    msmazzola at gmail dot com

  9. Carol Says:

    I really enjoy books by Billie Letts. Thank you for the chance to win this one!

    I'm a subscriber.

    Carol M
    mittens0831 AT aol.com

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I would very much like to win a copy of this book. It looks sooo interesting. Please add my name to your draw. Thanks.

  11. Stephanie Says:

    I would really love to win this book!! I read her other book, and this one sounds great as well! Thanks!

    stoland at ameritech dot net

  12. Debs Desk Says:

    Please include me in your giveaway.

  13. Luvdaylilies Says:

    This looks like a book I'd enjoy, please enter me in the giveaway!

    Best of luck everyone!

    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  14. runner04 Says:

    Enter me please, this looks like an awesome book.

  15. nhoran Says:

    i loved her last book, so I look forward to reading this one. Even if I don't win, I'm happy to have been introduced to your blog.

  16. mindy Says:

    sounds like a great read thanks for the giveaway

  17. Bingo Says:

    Please enter me. Thanks!

  18. How exciting for a contest! I have always read since I was a little girl. I am now 22 and wish that I would have written down every book that I read. Just to see how many out there I have read so far. But sadly I didn't. :) I am happy that I am finding all of these book blogs!!
    My e-mail is toddntrisha@verizon.net
    I am a follower and you are also added to my google reader!! Thanks for the chance!

  19. scottsgal Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book - please count me in

    msboatgal at aol.com

  20. Margot Says:

    I'd love to read this book. My email adedress is margot.peckATgmailDOTcom. Thanks for offering.

  21. Anonymous Says:

    I'd love to be entered -- thanks!

    writing.meg [at] gmail.com

  22. Anonymous Says:

    I'd love to read this
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

  23. Oh! I forgot about this one. I meant to request it. Yikes - please include me. It sounds like a wonderful book, and was one that I wanted to share with my niece when I was done reading and reviewing it. I just loved Where the Heart Is - and didn't she also do Fried Green Tomatoes? Oh - such fond memories.

    :) Thanks for the great contest!!

    wbarker at hotmail.com

  24. Nicole Says:

    I would love to read this!! Her books are great!!


  25. malleycc Says:

    WOw sounds like a great book. I would love to win.

  26. techyone Says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  27. Samantharae Says:

    This book sounds very interesting for me.
    Would love to be entered.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  28. sue14625 Says:

    your blog makes me feel like i am in a book how cool is that giveaway is great also enter me please this sounds like a great rainy day or beach read

  29. Deborah Says:

    I haven't read anything by Billie Letts yet - sounds like "Made in the U.S.A." would be a good place to start. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. asthenight at gmail dot com

  30. Lady Roxi Says:

    I would love to read this.



  31. ellie Says:

    Billie Letts is one of my favorite writers. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  32. Jennifer Says:

    This sounds like an interesting book, thanks for the giveaway!


  33. Tiffany819 Says:

    I would love a chance to win! Thank you!!

    Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

  34. Ashley Says:

    Please enter me!

    +1 I posted this on my sidebar.

  35. bison61 Says:

    please enter me in the contest

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  36. Billie Letts, yay! Put me in for two chances, I just subbed to your blog. Thanks, twinsanity at comcast dot net

  37. Anonymous Says:

    Been trying everywhere to get this!

    jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

  38. janetfaye Says:

    I would love to enter!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Tami Says:

    I would love to be entered in the contest please.

    tami.winbush @ gmail.com

  40. Jess Says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    barney's book blog

  41. Ashley Says:

    I became a follower.


  42. Cheryl S. Says:

    Please count me in - Thanks!


  43. Hilarie Says:

    The giveaway is over. Thanks to all who entered and for your great comments. I will announce the winners shortly.

  44. Debbie Says:

    I've never read a Billie Letts' but this looks like perfect summer reading!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    my.newsletter (at) netbundle (dot) ca

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