I'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.—The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christoper Greene (Picador, 2015, p. 3 [paperpack])
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.
- 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!