This weeks giveaway has a lengthy title: There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers

“Love them,­ they’ll torture you; don’t love them, ­they’ll leave you anyway.”

After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas—The Time Is Night,Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends—are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy’s famous dictum, “All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art

Thanks to the Publisher, I am ecstatic to be able to offer a copy of THERE ONCE LIVED A MOTHER WHO LOVED HER CHILDREN for your enjoyment! Giveaway is for one paperback copy.

Giveaway runs 11/27/14 to 12/4/14

Winners will be announced 12/5/14.

(how to enter)

On this blog you must leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway.  Your comment MUST include your email so I can contact you….if you do not enter an email in the comments your entry will be void. Winners will be notified by email the day after the giveaway closes and have five days to respond, it not another winner will be chosen. 


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  1. carlrscott

     /  November 27, 2014

    Just the title of this book is enough to grab me. The author is new to me but her work certainly sounds Russian. Thanks for the chance to win and discover a new author.
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  2. Kara S

     /  November 27, 2014

    Hello and thank you for this gratitude-inspiring giveaway opportunity; you had me hooked & cooked once I read these words in this post: “Together [the works in this volume] confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art.” Adversity into art? Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about, as it were.

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  3. Would love this book 🙂

    Following you via email, facebook and twitter
    Also shared on facebook

    and twitter

    Thanks for the chance!


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