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Book of the Week Giveaway: Picking Bones from Ash, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

1 Picking Bones From AshAt the end of August, Fiction Writers Review launched a Fan Page on Facebook. The goal is threefold: to introduce new readers to FWR, to create an informal place for conversations about writing, and to give away lots of free books.

Each week we’ll give away several free copies of a featured novel or story collection as part of our Book-of-the-Week program. All you have to do to be eligible for our weekly drawing is to be a fan of our Facebook page. No catch, no gimmicks. And once you’re a fan, you’ll always be automatically entered in our subsequent drawings.

Last week we featured Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, by Ethan Gilsdorf, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Jacob Paul, Aik Chien, and Zachary Cole. Congratulations! Each will receive a copy of the book, signed by the author.

This week we’re featuring Picking Bones From Ash, by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. In the introduction to her FWR interview with the author, Lee Thomas writes:

As a child attending antiques fairs and visiting galleries with her father, Marie Mutsuki Mockett soaked up the behind-the-scenes details of the latest fakery or debate over the authenticity of a piece of Japanese porcelain. The dealers presumed the little girl hovering around the edges couldn’t follow their highly technical verbal sparring. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Mockett explores that idea of access to another world – be it the antiques trade, or Paris or a Buddhist temple in the remote countryside of Japan – in her debut novel, Picking Bones From Ash (Graywolf, 2009).

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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