Good Reading : October 2008
OCTOBER 2008 ı goodreading 11 book trivia TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these conditions. 2. The promoter is Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd. 3. Entry is open to all residents of Australia. 4. Entries must be made between 01/10/08 and 31/10/08 and be sent to Good Reading Magazine, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001 or entries can be made at www.goodreadingmagazine.com 5. The draws will take place on 1/11/08. 6. Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. 7. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 8. Any change in the value of the prizes between the publishing date and the date the prizes are claimed is not the responsibility of the promoter. 9 Winning entries will be those that are judged to have the correct or best answers. 10. The winners will be notified by mail and their names will be published in the December issue of Good Reading and on the Good Reading website during November 2008. Barbara Samuel has ‘made her way by writing since she was 18’. Her latest novel, The Lost Recipe for Happiness, is soon to be released in Australia. It has been called ‘utterly magical and fantastically sensual ... a haunting ode to food and forgiveness’. Elena Alverez is haunted by ghosts from her past. Twenty years ago she barely survived an accident that killed her first love. Her back, broken in four places, still troubles her to this day, along with the question of why she survived. The only thing that eases the pain is her other love, cooking. While Elena has carved out a career as a gifted chef, happiness has eluded her. So when she is offered the chance to run her own restaurant, any doubts about the enigmatic owner or the brilliant but troubled sous chef are quickly cast aside for the opportunity of a lifetime. This is a celebration of the healing power of love – and good food. HarperCollins will send an advance bound proof copy of The Lost Recipe for Happiness to 50 interested readers willing to fill in a questionnaire about the novel once they’ve finished it. If you would like to express interest in receiving a copy, write your name and address on the back of an envelope and mail it to ‘Lost Recipes Offer’, GPO Box 3835, Sydney NSW 2001, or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com – be quick, because the offer ends on 31 October and the first 50 entries drawn will be sent a proof copy. This month, 15 lucky readers could each win a copy of Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah, valued at $19.99. Hayaat is a 13-year- old girl whose grandmother is dying. She lives with her family in a two-bedroom flat in Bethlehem, and she is convinced that a handful of soil from her grandmother’s ancestral home in Jerusalem will cure her. Her journey into that land might only be a few kilometres, but could take a lifetime to complete. To enter, tell us where Hayaat’s grandmother’s ancestral home is. Write your answer, your name and your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Where the Streets Had a Name Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com This month, 10 ucky readers could each win a copy of The Given Day by Dennis ehane, valued at $32.95. is Boston, 1918, and anny Coughlin, son of Captain Thomas Coughlin, is Police Department Royalty. Danny is in charge of the predominately Italian neighbourhoods of the North End. Meanwhile, Luther Lawrence is on the run. He flees to Boston and begins work as a personal driver to the Coughlin household. Eventually Luther resolves to return to his wife and son but first he must settle some scores. To win a copy, just tell us the name of Captain Thomas Coughlin’s son. Write your answer, your name and your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Given Day Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter online at www.goodreadingmagazine.com This month, six lucky readers could each win a pack of four novels by James Grippando valued at $92.96. James Grippando claims pithily that ‘twelve years as a trial lawyer taught me a thing or two about telling stories’, which might go some way to explaining the thriller writer’s success. His latest novel Last Call, is the seventh in the series featuring Miami criminal defence lawyer Jack Swyteck. To enter, tell us the name of the defence lawyer in Last Call. Write your answer, your name and your contact details on the back of an envelope and mail to ‘Grippando Competition’, GPO Box 3835 Sydney NSW 2001 or enter at www.goodreadingmagazine.com Wonderland Tim Burton’s cinematic adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland is set for release in 2010 and will star 18-year-old Australian actor Mia Wasikowska as Alice and, it is rumoured, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Filming started in September in Devon, England.We understand the movie will be a combination of live-action and performance-capture computer-generated animation (as seen in the recent release Beowulf). Burton, famous for his darkly comic movies such as Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice , has said of the book, ‘The stories are like drugs for children. It’s like, “Whoa, man”. So I think it’s an interesting challenge.’ The mind boggles when tying to imagine Burton’s Wonderland. SNEAK PEEK OFFER!