When I looked at my bookshelves to find something to offer up, my eye fell on the historical novel Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (author of The Handmaid's Tale). Alias Grace uses as a starting point a true story from 1843 of a young Canadian housemaid convicted of murdering her employer and his mistress. Through the voices of several characters, Atwood reveals Grace's history and the ambiguous events leading up to the murders. The book is driven by one question throughout: did Grace really commit the murders? It's been quite awhile since I read it, but if my memory serves it is a rich, detailed novel well-suited for late-night reading.
Here's how the Pay It Forward book exchange is played:
- All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a name on April 15.
- If you're the lucky winner and you have your own blog I ask that you, in turn, host a drawing to give a book away for free to one of your readers. It can be something new you purchase for the occasion or a used favorite off of your shelves. If you're a non-blogger who has won the book, please consider donating a book to your local library or shelter after you're done with it.
The Pay It Forward Book Exchange is designed to encourage people to read, to share good books, to possibly get you out of your reading comfort zone, and to get fun stuff in the mail instead of just bills. So just leave a comment by April 15 if you'd like to be part of this drawing!