The title of this post is a double entendre ~ of course, it’s Labor Day here in the States, but I’m also offering a giveaway of a copy of Joyce Maynard’s novel entitled Labor Day. This is a moving, emotional coming of age tale about a young man, his relationship with his mother, and a mysterious stranger who comes into their lives one Labor Day weekend and changes everything. ( My complete review is here.)
To enter, just leave a comment here telling me what you’re doing on this Labor Day holiday. (*offer limited to United States and Canadian readers please)
I’m taking a little Sea Escape (well, actually a lake escape). Some dear friends of ours have a lovely old home on Lake Huron, and they’ve graciously invited us to spend the weekend with them. It’s a little chilly here in Michigan this weekend – very fall-ish weather, indeed. So I’ll be packing a hoodie along with a copy of Leaving Before It’s Over (which I hope to finish) and Barefoot, which I just won in a giveaway sponsored by Natalie (Coffee and a Book Chick).
And in honor of my personal “Sea Escape”, I’m also giving away a hardcover copy of Lynne Griffin’s novel by the same name, which I reviewed here. Same rules apply: just comment and tell me what you’re up to this long weekend.
As we officially say goodbye to summer, I extend my best wishes for a happy autumn to all my dear, bookish friends.
And, as always, happy reading.