Collection Giveaway Project 2012: What You Can Win Here

Because the stories in Binocular Vision are set in Massachusetts. And Europe. And Israel.

Because the characters in Binocular Vision are Jews. And non-Jews.

Because Binocular Vision spins stories about war. About families. About history. About things that are timeless.

And because its author does this all so beautifully. And–dare I say–so quietly?

For all of these reasons, I am proud to offer a free copy of Edith Pearlman’s superb story collection, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books, 2011), as my selected Collection Giveaway Project title.

The Collection Giveaway Project (CGP) is one way that the team at Fiction Writers Review will be celebrating Short Story Month through the month of May. And you have all month to comment on this post, right here, to be eligible to win a copy of Binocular Vision.

Comment as you wish–perhaps tell us about another collection we might enjoy, and if you’re participating in the CGP by offering up a collection (or two), please tell us where we can find *your* post. On May 31st, I’ll use a random number generator to select a winner who will receive a copy of Binocular Vision. A “runner-up” will receive a copy of my own story collection, Quiet Americans. (Winners may choose to gift their copies to another recipient if they already own the books.)

Sound good? Let the giveaway begin!

UPDATE (5/31): Thank you all for taking part! And congratulations to Anca (who has won a copy of Binocular Vision) and Kizzy (who has won a copy of Quiet Americans). I will be in touch with you shortly via email. Thank you once again.

15 thoughts on “Collection Giveaway Project 2012: What You Can Win Here

  1. Bet says:

    I would love to be entered for the draw!

    One of my favorite short story collections is Irene Nemirovsky’s: David Golder, The Ball, etc.

  2. Kizzy says:

    I love how you say, “And because its author does this all so beautifully. And–dare I say–so quietly?”

    It sounds like a wonderful read and I would love to win a copy. If I won your book, that would be great too!


  3. What a fun giveaway. I just finished Siobhan Fallon’s collection of linked short stories, You Know When the Men are Gone – so powerful.

  4. I’m hooked. Please enter me, too.


  5. What a lovely, generous thing for writers to do for each other. Please, count me in.

  6. Cara Holman says:

    Binocular Vision sounds like a great collection, as does Quiet Americans.

    The latest collection that I read (and would recommend) is “Bear Down, Bear North”, a linked collection of stories about a family of Alaskan homesteaders, by Melinda Moustakis. These stories really evoke a strong sense of place, and are great if you have any curiosity at all about the Alaskan wilderness.

  7. Leslie says:

    Yes please

  8. Colleen says:

    Binocular Vision seems like the perfect partner to your own beautiful and quiet collection. I’d love to be entered to win. As for a recommendation, I am slowly reading Alice Munro’s books, beginning with her first. So I’d suggest any of her early story collections. Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You is the last I read. She’s so good and has something particular to say about women and our relationships.

  9. yuko nakanishi says:

    I would like to be entered for the draw as well.
    Your description of your CGP Binocular Vision is wonderful.


  10. Shaun Hunter says:

    Please put my name in the hat, too!

    I’ve just finished a wonderful new short story collection by a fellow Alberta writer: “Western Taxidermy” by Barb Howard (Newest Press, 2012). I agree with the cover blurb: “Smart, funny, disturbing and sad, these stories will raise the hackles of your imagination.”

  11. Lovely! Count me in.

    I’m reading Mavis Gallant’s The Cost of Living, which is really excellent. Gallant is one of my favorite authors. I also just read Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Birds of a Lesser Paradise – lots of great stories there too.

  12. I stumbled upon your website and found your giveway. What a wonderful surprise and a gracious offer. Please add my name to your lottery. I have nothing to recommend at this time. Instead of adult literature, I am surrounded by a pile of multicultural picture books. After teaching in India, I am exploring multicultural literature in conjunction with writing about my adventure.

  13. Sophie S. says:

    I really enjoy Edith Pearlman’s short stories and would love to be entered!

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