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Book of the Week Giveaway: Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives, by Brad Watson

aliensEach week we give away several free copies of a featured novel or story collection as part of our Book-of-the-Week program. Last week we featured Picking Bones From Ash, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Lucy Biederman, Thea Burgess, and Brian Boyle. Congratulations! Each will receive a copy of the book, signed by the author.

This week we’re featuring Brad Watson’s Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives. Stories in this collection have appeared in such places as The New Yorker, Granta, The Idaho Review, The Greensboro Review, Ecotone, and The Oxford American.

In the opening of his review of Watson’s new book, Tom Bennitt writes:

There are no zombies or vampires in this collection, but there are plenty of folks who act like they’re either dead or from another planet. And, yes, many of Watson’s characters are “aliens”—not green creatures with large heads, but alienated, isolated, people who wander through life without an anchor, who don’t feel the pull of gravity.

If you’d like to be eligible for this week’s drawing (and all future ones), please visit our Facebook Page and “like” us. As we did last week, we’ll be giving away three, signed copies of this title. To everyone who’s already a fan, thanks for supporting this project. What we want to do is not only find ways to expand our readership, but also to put books we love in the hands of readers.

So please help us spread the word!

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