03 March 2015

Today's Read & Giveaway: The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene

The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher GreeneI'm doing a little something different this week by featuring a book that I loved and reviewed last year. The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene has just come out in paperback, and I'm celebrating by sharing the opening sentences and by holding a giveaway.

He arrives at the park by walking down Central Park West and then entering through the opening at West Seventy-seventh Street. This is in the winter. It is early morning, and the sun is a little more than an orangey haze behind heavy clouds in the east. Light snow flurries fill the air. There are not many people out, a few runners and women bundled against the cold pushing strollers.

He walks down the asphalt drive and when he reaches a path with a smal wooden footbridge he stops for a moment, and it is there somewhere, a snatch of memory, but he cannot reach it.
The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christoper Greene (Picador, 2015, p. 3 [paperpack])

Quick Facts
  • Snapshot blurb: A beautifully written look into a man's soul and how he copes with an increasingly cold marriage, a life-changing event, and the almost inevitable loss of the small, safe world he's hidden in.
  • Review: See my bullet review from last year.
  • Extra: You must watch this incredibly moving video from the author (warning: grab some tissues)

Thanks to Picador, I'm happy to be able to spread the word about The Headmaster's Wife by offering two of my readers with a U.S. or Canada mailing address a copy of the newly released paperback. All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is to fill out the form. I'll pick a name using a random number generator on March 11. Once the winners have been confirmed, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good luck!


Sarah's Book Shelves 3/3/15, 8:23 AM  

I've heard good things about this one, but haven't gotten a chance to read it yet.

rhapsodyinbooks 3/3/15, 8:49 AM  

Sounds maybe depressing!

Catherine BookClubLibrarian 3/3/15, 8:55 AM  

This one has been on my wish list since it came out in hardcover. I love those opening lines, as well as Manhattan's upper west side. I can't afford to live there, but I do visit often.

My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/03/first-chapter-first-paragraph-96.html

sherry fundin 3/3/15, 9:37 AM  

Thanks for the sharing the release news and the giveaway.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Kay 3/3/15, 9:50 AM  

I've read good things about this book, although it does sound a little bleak. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

Nadia A 3/3/15, 10:08 AM  

Sounds like such a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Literary Feline 3/3/15, 11:06 AM  

I can see why you loved this book. It does sound good!

My first thought after reading the intro was how I know exactly what he means about having the memory right there, but somehow being unable to get to it.

kelley jensen 3/3/15, 11:21 AM  

This sounds like a really good book. I always enjoy seeing what you are reading. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 3/3/15, 11:23 AM  

I loved this one, Beth! The cover reeled me in...and then I stayed for the interesting characters and story.


bermudaonion 3/3/15, 1:13 PM  

Julie loved this one too and sent me her copy. I need to make time for it!

Running N Reading 3/3/15, 1:31 PM  

I would love to read this one; I remember, when the book was released, being very intrigued and wanting to read it. Thanks for the reminder; can't believe it's already in paperback!

Tribute Books Mama 3/3/15, 3:28 PM  

Sounds like a good read.

Laura Thomas 3/3/15, 5:38 PM  

I like it. The writing reads as if spoken aloud. I want to read more.

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/03/teaser-tuesdays-104-demon-energy/

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} 3/3/15, 11:17 PM  

This definitely sounds like an affecting read; thanks for hosting a Giveaway too! :)

Kim@Time2Read 3/4/15, 12:27 PM  

I've been seeing this one around a lot. Love that beautiful cover and the story sounds good, too!

Margot 3/4/15, 1:17 PM  

That was an amazing video to watch. It moved me and now, of course, I MUST read the book. I was so impressed with him, the author. I'm glad you shared this.

Carole 3/4/15, 5:27 PM  

Hi, looks like a fab book! How about adding your post to the Books You Loved collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

Daryl 3/6/15, 10:12 AM  

intriguing ...

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