Monday, August 2, 2010

Book Giveaway-Stiltsville

I am hosting a book giveaway, Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel from August 2nd to August 15th.
I wanted to read the book because of my connection with Miami. I enjoyed reading about the sight,sounds and smells of the Miami beat. The story takes place from the 60's to the 90's.  Her writing style is poetic of the surrounding of the area.

The story is about the relationship of two people falling in love. Their marriage,  how their marriage matured to the older years.  I liked the connection of the story line and how the author intertwined it with the current events that was happening in the Miami area. The best part was how Miami developed as a character in the book.

If you ever wanted to go to Miami or ever lived in Miami or just wanted to escape to the tropics then this novel you will enjoy.

The giveaway coins ides with the release of the book on August 2.
 The drawing will be August 15th.

First, write a comment on my blog and write the details about the
contest and link it to my blog.
 2) for a second entry tell me what book that you like that you felt the character was a place.
Good Luck.

Susanna Daniel was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she spent much of her childhood at her family’s stilt house in Biscayne Bay. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
Her stories have been published in Harcourt’s Best New American Voices AnthologyOne StoryEpoch, The Madison Review, and
Susanna lives with her husband and son in Madison, Wisconsin, where during the long winter she dreams of the sun and the sea, and of jumping off the stilt house porch at 

This is a picture of one of the homes in Stiltsville. You can scroll a few posts below and find a few more. You will also find a interesting video there as well. If you want to dig more research do a google search.


Debbie F said...

This sounds wonderful. Please include me! I am presently reading Susan Wiggs series Willow Lake. Willow Lake is so much a part of the stories that without it the books just wouldn't work. I love books located in settings that lend to the stories in big ways. thank you for the review.

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. I never knew there was a p[lace like this near Miami.


Mary Ann said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

I grew up in Fla *sigh* reminds me of home ... just LOVE the ocean!

Please count me in and thank you so very much :D

One Thousand White Women: Book Review

One Thousand White Women By Jim Fergus I have been looking forward to reading, One Thousand White Women. S...