Thursday, December 22, 2011
Where's Alice Bliss?
What Is Where’s Alice Bliss? (This info is from the Where's Alice Bliss website.)
Where’s Alice Bliss? is a campaign to send copies of the novel Alice Bliss to as many countries and U.S. states as possible. Through www.bookcrossing.com, copies of Alice Bliss will be registered and tracked as they travel around the world, passing from one reader to the next. Your bookcrossing ID (BCID) allows you to follow your book wherever it goes. It’s like a passport enabling your book to travel the world without getting lost. Once your book is registered, you will leave it in a public place (or give to a friend) with a note inside for someone else to find, read, and pass on, like a modern-day message in a bottle. You will be part of an international movement encouraging readers to read, register, and release books for others to enjoy!
About the book:
When Alice Bliss learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. When he ships out, Alice is faced with finding a way to fill the emptiness he has left behind.
Matt will miss seeing his daughter blossom from a tomboy into a full- blown teenager. Alice will learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love, all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and take care of her precocious little sister, Ellie. But the smell of Matt is starting to fade from his blue shirt that Alice wears everyday, and the phone calls are never long enough.
Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving coming-of-age novel about love and its many variations--the support of a small town looking after its own; love between an absent father and his daughter; the complicated love between an adolescent girl and her mother; and an exploration of new love with the boy-next- door. These characters' struggles amidst uncertain times echo our own, lending the novel an immediacy and poignancy that is both relevant and real. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a transforming story about those who are left at home during wartime, and a teenage girl bravely facing the future.
Are you interested in receiving my copy of Alice Bliss? Just fill out the form below. Sorry, this is only currently available for bloggers with a US address due to the price of shipping. If enough bloggers are interested, I would like to keep it going from one blogger to the next. Since I would like to help Alice Bliss get to states she has not yet traveled to, you will be given priority if you live in one of those states. Click here to see which states Alice Bliss has not yet been to. (I live in one of these!)
What would you have to do? Just read it and pass it on!
Sorry! My copy is no longer available. It was sent to Ashley at The Bibliophile's Corner. You can follow the journey of this copy of Alice Bliss through Book Crossing.