Mid-Winter’s Eve Giveaway Hop {‘Elephant Girl’ Book Giveaway}

This giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Oasis For YA and there are over 250 other blogs participating. You can find other blog giveaways to enter here.


The week of Thanksgiving I attended a wonderful, intimate dinner hosted by Chicagonista. We got together to enjoy each other’s company and share what we were thankful for while we enjoyed delicious food from Bella Luna. We also learned a little bit more about the book Elephant Girl and got to skype with the author of the book, Jane Devin. I had heard this was a “must read” and I’ve only started reading the book and am understanding why people are saying that. I was just going to give away a credit to Amazon for this hop but I really think everyone should  read this book so I am offering a copy of it instead.

Information from the back of the book:

Written in three distinct voices—child, teen and adult—Jane Devin takes readers on an intimate, imaginative and often harrowing life journey. Born unwanted and raised without love, the child-author invents a rich inner life to see her through years of trauma. Leaving home at 16, the teen-author struggles to find happiness and a sense of place in a world that feels confusing and unfamiliar. Then, years after stumbling into an adulthood mired in tragedy and broken dreams, the woman-author finds herself at a crossroads. The choice she ultimately makes is as stunning as it is brave.Told in unflinching and often lyrical prose, Elephant Girl goes beyond a singular life story to speak of powerful, universal truths and the ability of the human spirit to redeem itself.

From the soul of a broken child and the heart of a resilient woman comes a story about turning imagination into possibility and scars into art. – Rosie O’Donnell, Talk Show Host


One reader will win a copy of Jane Devin’s Elephant Girl


(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you do)

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this book

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Giveaway ends December 27, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a copy of the book and dinner but all thoughts are my own. Giveaway prize will come from Amazon.com.)


  1. This sounds like such an interesting story I would love to read it.

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  4. I would like to win this book because it seems like one my sister may enjoy. [email protected]

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  6. Gena Durbin Carrico says

    I love to read and this book sounds very interesting.

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  10. jennifer dansberger jones says

    i love to read, but i have a hard time choosing a book to read.

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  13. I’dl ike to win because it sounds like a good story.
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  15. want to win because, i love reading

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  17. I would like to read this book, because I could really relate to the character in it.
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  19. This sounds like a great book
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  20. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win because this sounds like a great story and I like reading about how people overcome obstacles!

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  23. I want to win because I’m looking for a good book to read once I finish the one I’m currently reading on potty training ;)

  24. I have seen this book and thought it would be very good.


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  26. I would love to win this book. It sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

  27. I want to win because it sounds very interesting.
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  29. I like stories about people who take nothing and make it into something. Thank you


  30. I love to read and am always looking for another good book!

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  33. Sounds like a great read, especially on a cold day when you just want to stay in your pajamas.

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  36. I am a big time reader, and this book sounds like it would be a great uplifting story!

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  39. This book sounds really good!

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  41. Colleen Ruk. says

    because i love to read – and id love to read this!!

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  43. I would like to read this b/c it sounds like a powerful and inspiring memoir.
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  46. TheLovelyReader says

    This sounds like an amazing read.

    Thanks for the contest and Happy Holidays!

  47. I read the reviews on Amazon and it sounds wonderful.

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  48. The blurb sounds amazing and interesting. :)

    Thanks for the giveway!!

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  50. I’d like to read this book because it seems like something that I would really enjoy

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  52. I like the plot from Goodreads. [email protected]

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  54. Devin’s book sounds like a profound and gripping read!

  55. I follow by email and RSS!
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    Thanks for a chance to win your Midwinter’s Eve Blog Hop Giveaway!

  56. This book seems really interesting. I’d love to read it! :)

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  58. I was drawn to this story instantly by the title alone, and the summary continues to grab my attention.

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  60. This sounds like an interesting book. Do you remember that movie we were all forced to watch in public school called Elephant Man? Well – I think it was one of the best required by my middle school. I think this book might affect me as an adult as that movie affected me as a kid.
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  64. Shannon Gallagher says

    I’d love to read this book, it sounds like it would be very interesting for me and my teenage daughter!

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  65. Christine S. says

    It sounds like an interesting Book1

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  67. Brittany Boardley Renaldi says

    I need a new book to read and this one looks great!

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  70. JHollyhock (aka Jennifer) says

    I love to read stories that have a more real element to them. I know there is a large number of us that can relate.

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  72. sounds like an inspiring read
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  73. This book sounds so good and immediately draws my attention – have you seen my blog name (elephantgrace.com)?

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  76. I would like to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  77. I want to win this book and read it to find out what choices she made to become resilient.

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  80. I would like to win Elephant Girl because I have heard it is an excellent book.

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