April book of the month

Win a copy of Salvage by Jane F. Kotapish

Calling to mind Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones and the earlier fiction of Margaret Atwood, this electrifying international debut takes us on an exhilarating, disturbing, darkly witty journey through the passages of hidden memory.

After witnessing a horrific accident, a thirty-seven-year-old woman flees her fast-paced life in New York City and buys a Victorian house in the Virginia countryside, seeking recovery through solitude and stillness. Yet, as she confronts the quiet of her own company, she finds herself entertaining an old childhood obsession. As she watches her own mother, poised on the cusp between eccentricity and madness, she must decide what she will be able to recoup from that childhood, and what she is capable of throwing away.

Written from the point of view of its unnamed protagonist, Salvage captures the subtle and sometimes disastrous ways in which mothers and daughters find and lose one another, time and again.

Coming next month
The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Enter to win one of 10 copies of Salvage, courtesy of McClelland & Stewart Canada.

Contest begins: April 11, 2008, 3:00 P.M. EST.
Contest closes: April 14th, 2008, 11:59 P.M. EST.

A random draw will take place at Chatelaine’s offices on April 15th, 2008. The winner will be contacted via email address. Click here for contest rules

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