Friday, October 08, 2010

Giveaway Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona

  "The award-winning author of The Four Seasons retells The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus and Penelope's daughter.

With her father Odysseus gone for twenty years, Xanthe barricades herself in her royal chambers to escape the rapacious suitors who would abduct her to gain the throne. Xanthe turns to her loom to weave the adventures of her life, from her upbringing among servants and slaves, to the years spent in hiding with her mother's cousin, Helen of Troy, to the passion of her sexual awakening in the arms of the man she loves.

And when a stranger dressed as a beggar appears at the palace, Xanthe wonders who will be the one to decide her future-a suitor she loathes, a brother she cannot respect, or a father who doesn't know she exists...

About the Author

Laurel Corona is a professor of humanities at San Diego City College and a longtime resident of Southern California. She is the author of The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice, along with numerous works of nonfiction".  
YAY! I am beyond excited to celebrate the release of Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona and to let you know if you did not catch it when it first went up here is the link for the cool guest post Laurel wrote for Historically Obsessed. Thank you Laurel and I loved the wonderful read.

Now for the giveaway,

 Open to US  and Canada this time. Up for grabs  is a beautiful paperback copy!
For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.

For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, thanks, and please let me know in the comments. You're eligible for the extra entry as well.

For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word.

Giveaway will end on October 16rd at midnight.

Good luck to everyone I know one lucky reader is going to be very happy with this one.

For more on Laurel Corona
Penelope's DaughterFour Seasons, The: A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice
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  1. I follow!

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  2. I'm a follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. This book sounds awesome! I loved well known stories told from an unlikelyt perspective :)

    I am a follower

    I tweeted, heres the direct link:

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  4. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. Tweeted

  6. It looks like a fascinating story.

    I am a follower.

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  7. I follow you as well!


  8. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I am a follower!

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  9. I'm a follower!!

    Thanks for the giveaway

  10. Thank you for including me.

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  11. I found you through giveaway scout! Love the blog and now I am following. Please enter me in the contest.

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  12. Did I read Odysseus and Penelope? Count me in! I love that story although I kinda hate Odysseus as much as I like him.


  13. All I remember of these legends is the story of the Trojan Horse. I'd love to read this novel. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. I have always been obsessed by The Odyssey. I provides a true peak into the life of the ancient hellenes and their attitude to women, social class, life after death and family relationships. I cannot wait to read Ms. Corona's interpretation of this family.

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  16. I am glad to see someone write this story from the women's perspective. Men go off to great battles and adventures. The women must stay home and hold the family's life and household together. It takes strength and courage to do both.

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  17. This one looks amazing!! I just left a comment on your review, but got an error message, so just in case-I have always been a fan of Helen too! And I loved your review!!

    +1 I'm a follower

    +1 tweeted here:

    Thank you!!

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  18. I'd love to read it. I'm a follower.
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  19. Thank you for the giveaway -- I'm so eager to read this one! I'm a follower and I tweeted.

  20. Thank you for the giveaway -- I'm so eager to read this one! I'm a follower and I tweeted.

  21. Wow this one I am sure has peaked a lot of interest. I too found the story line very unique it seems like it always about the men and what they do but not this time around. This one is for all the ladies and I really did enjoy the story. Helen was tangible in the read and I have to say thank you to Laurel for making her real to me. I am tallying the winner and will be sending out the email shortly, good luck everyone and thank you for entering.


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