Some small (very small) thanks

We have renamed the Secrets of Eden, Rock and Roll, Paperback Book Tour: It is now Snow-Pocalypse 2011. There has been snow, sleet, ice, hail, and all manner of rain.

But even in the worst of the blizzards and ice storms, there have been readers, and for that I am grateful beyond words. Truly: A thousand thanks.

Now, a number of you (seven) have asked whether there will be a free book giveaway, the way there was for the hardcover last year. My answer? Why not!

So, here’s the drill: If you want a chance to win a free, signed and personalized copy of either Midwives, The Double Bind, or Skeletons at the Feast, simply visit this facebook link and post the following on the wall of the Secrets of Eden facebook group:

“I will go to a store or order on-line a copy of the new Secrets of Eden paperback before dinner on Saturday night, February 12.”

Then purchase a paperback copy of the novel on-line or in a bricks and mortar store before you have dinner that night: Saturday, February 12. That’s it! You’re on your honor to really buy one.

If you already own Secrets of Eden in any format, simply post the following on the facebook group wall:

“I have already bought my copy of Secrets of Eden.”

Later this month, we will randomly select five names from the posts, and those five winners may choose which of the three titles listed above they would like, and we will mail them the signed and personalized book.

That’s it: In the next three days, either buy the book or tell us you have.

Regardless, thanks so much for being a part of the rock and roll book tour. It has been an absolute joy to meet so many of you!

Off to St. Louis now. Thanks again for your faith in my work.

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of nineteen books, including his forthcoming novel, The Sleepwalker. His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, The Guest Room, and The Double Bind.