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March 29, 2009

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Julie P.

This book sounds like one that I'd love. I grew up in the south and have always appreciated southern fiction. Books that deal with race are always fascinating to me. My favorite book is TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; and I recently read THE HELP and loved it!

Darby Lohrding

I always enjoy books that involve race relations, one of my fave's is To Kill a Mockingbird". You can learn so much from these books about people and their attitudes towards one another. My Dad's Mom, was very strick in her views of blacks and whites and I can only imagine that this is what fed my interest from the time I was a little girl!
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Deb

I am reading a wonderful nonfiction book right now called "Slavery By Another Name," about the way Blacks were treated in the South for decades after so-called emancipation. I loved The Secret Life of Bees and this sounds like it would be another great novel describing the terribly inequitable conditions that existed in the South in our lifetime.

Sara

I am always on the lookout for books that might be useful in my future classroom, and this sounds like it would be a great addition. I think it is extremely important for todays youth to understand the past, and books are a great accessible way for them to do that. I'd love an opportunity to win!

bridget3420

I like to read about things that I haven't experienced. I grew up knowing that the color of someone's skin defined who they were about as much as eye color. I never understood how one person could believe they were better than another based on something they were born with.

annie

This fascinating novel is such an important part of interesting history. Even though I am not from the South I believe that this book would be intriguing.

Nicole

I would love to read this one because the race relations in this book seem to be similar to one that I visited during the summers when I stayed with my grandfather, and now I am curious to know what the secret connection are.

Ti

I read Cane River for my book club a few months back and was disappointed with it overall. Everyone in my book club loved it so I was definitely the odd man out. I just didn't feel there was enough tension to pull me through the story. Even knowing that it was based on actual events didn't help.

This one sounds a bit different. From the blurb, it seems as if there will be a lot more conflict and I need that to hold my interest.

Lisa

Loved "The Secret Life of Bees" so any book that compares to that sounds great.

Andrea Vrtikapa

I'd love to read The Air Between Us -- it sounds right up my alley!

Dawn - She Is Too Fond Of Books

The Booklist review connection to THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES got my attention! Another great book that takes place (mostly) in the south is Bonnie Glover's GOING DOWN SOUTH.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Kathy

I've spent most of my life in the South and love books set here. This one sounds fabulous - I'd love to read it.

Rusha Sams

I've been a Southerner all my life and an English teacher as well. My students and I have pondered the themes of prejudice, local government, and family relations in numerous books, and The Air Between Us sounds intriguing for its true "Southerness"! Thanks for telling us about this new book!

Gail Wood

I loved the Secret Life of bees and this sounds like a fabulous book too. The inter-relationship of people, their feelings, and their quests always make wonderful reading.

Julie E.

This book sounds great, but the thing I'm most interested in is the fact that they solicited and then published reading-guide questions from booksellers! My fellow book-group members and I have often been frustrated by the questions in the back of books; oftentimes they are silly, obvious, or answered with a "yes" or "no"--none of which is actually helpful to a book club discussion! I'd be interested to see if the winning bookseller did a better job.

Gwendolyn B.

I love Southern literature, and I loved SECRET LIFE OF BEES. I've got THE BEST BAD LUCK I'VE EVER HAD by Kristin Levine on my nightstand. I think THE AIR BETWEEN US will mesh nicely with that.
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Wendy Kinsey

The title caught my eye.....it reminded me of the Space BETWWEN US which is one of my all time favorite books.I would love the chance to read this book.

Gina B.

I love Southern fiction. This book sounds great.

Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

I love books about the underlying connections between disparate groups...I adored To kill a mockingbird as a child and have since reread it a number of times. i would love to be entered into this giveaway for another southern novel.

Melanie

Sounds like a great book. And the reference to Secret Life of Bees has me intrigued.

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