Book Giveaway - Matrimony by Joshua Henkin

Monday, October 06, 2008

Author: Joshua Henkin
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage


It's the fall of 1986, and Julian Wainwright, an aspiring writer, arrives at Graymont College in New England. Here he meets Carter Heinz, with whom he develops a strong but ambivalent friendship, and beautiful Mia Mendelsohn, with whom he falls in love. Spurred on by a family tragedy, Julian and Mia's love affair will carry them to graduation and beyond, taking them through several college towns, over the next fifteen years. Starting at the height of the Reagan era and ending in the new millennium, Matrimony is a stunning novel of love and friendship, money and ambition, desire and tensions of faith. It is a richly detailed portrait of what it means to share a life with someone-to do it when you're young, and to try to do it afresh on the brink of middle age.

About the Author

Joshua Henkin is the author of the novel Swimming Across the Hudson, which was selected by the Los Angeles Times as a notable book of the year; his short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in many journals and newspapers. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn College, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn; visit him online at



The Prize

The Author has kindly offered to send an AUTOGRAPHED copy of this New York Times Notable book to one lucky reader of this blog!

To Enter

Just leave a comment at this post (WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) telling me why you'd like to read this book. Simple!

Deadline   Midnight CST of October 27th.

Eligibility  US only.

Good luck!
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23 People said

  1. I would love to have this book. I have been reading about this on every blog out there it seems. Thanks for the chance. fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail(dot)com.

  2. I would be interested to know how this story plays out in a novel covering so many years of their lives.


  3. I would love to read this. Its great reading about relationships and friendships that last through many years.

  4. I would like to read and become lost in their lives.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I would like to read this book because I have been hearing a lot of good things about it. The book sounds so interesting.

  6. I'd like to read it because I've been seeing it all over blogland and it's got my interest! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!


  7. I have heard so many wonderful things about this blog from reviews/blogs and friends, it just sounds like such a good read! And it sounds interesting because its about a couples journey through life.

  8. I have read so many good reviews on this book and have tried I don't know how many times to win a copy of this book.....please enter me in your contest!!
    Thank you for the review and your blog in general!!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  9. have seen this all over the place and really want ot read it- I have stopped reading the reviews becuase everyone tells a little something different and I want it to be a surprise mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

  10. In a world full of divorce and separations, I love to read a good book that tells how a couple makes it last for so many years.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

  11. I want to read this book because of all the good reviews I've read. It just seems like a book that you could lose yourself in.

  12. I m crazy about book lists and anything on NY notable becomes my TBR. Please include me in the draw.


  13. I would lobve to win a copy of this book! I love the fact that it spans throughout history.

  14. This book is everywhere! And not one bad review! It would be a great read and help me with my goal of branching out in the book world.

    daq_17 at hotmail dot com

  15. I too have heard a lot about this book - all good things. Since I've been married 39 years and was around when this book starts out, I think it would be an interesting read.

    catslady5 at

  16. I enjoy reading about people's relationships, this sounds very good

    tiramisu392 (at)

  17. I know this is silly--but I'd love to win this particular book (Matrimony) because I've heard about it from numerous friends of mine and I've entered no less than three other blog contests to win a copy and never have! I'd love to see what the buzz is about.

  18. The subject matter intrigues me. I'd really enjoy reading this book because of it's theme.

  19. I sounds like a book that would interest me.

  20. I want to read this because it's getting great buzz around the biblioworld :-)
    Please enter me in this contest through my Tasses email link. I have blogged about this contest on Random Wonder.

  21. I would love to read this because, at the end of the day, isn't our relationships all that really matters anyway?

  22. Thanks for offering this book one of these days i will have something to list on my Mailbox Monday.

  23. Thank you all for participating in this book giveaway. I'll posting the winner soon.
    The comments on this post are now closed.