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Velva Jean Learns to Fly - Jennifer NivenI’m giving away a free copy of Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven, compliments of Plume. If you’re interested in entering your name in the drawing, just leave a comment on this post. Wednesday, August 24, will be the last day for new entries. I will select the winners at random and notify them shortly after that date.

Note: Shipping is free, but I can only ship within the United States, so no addresses outside the U.S. please. The copy I have is a new copy but it was wrinkled a bit in the mail when it was sent to me, so it has the appearance of a used copy but it’s not. This is actually an advanced copy of the book. The actual release date is August 30, 2011. Regardless, it’s a free book, and I always love to receive free books.

Also, check back in the future as I plan to do more book giveaways in the coming months. I have a stack of books I’ve been planning to give out. I may try and do a giveaway each month if I can through the end of the year.

Book Details:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Penguin Group | Plume
  • Release Date: 8/30/2011

Book Description:

Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven’s spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring. Bristling at the limitations faced by a woman in rural Appalachia and fuelled by the memory of her late Mama telling her to “live out there,” Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope- until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot. Funny, poignant, and utterly unforgettable, Velva Jean Learns to Fly will have fans cheering all over again.

Author Profile:

Jennifer Niven is the author of The Ice Master, which was named of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Entertainment Weekly and won the prestigious Gambrinus Giuseppe Mazziotti Prize in Italy. Her second book, Ada Blackjack, was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick. Her books have been translated into ten languages. Her first novel, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO DRIVE, is based on her own screenplay, which became an Emmy Award-winning short film. She lives in Los Angeles.

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