Giveaway: Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye

Unbridled Books will release Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye in paperback on Sept. 6.  If you haven’t read this poignant and deeply riveting novel yet, you have got to check it out.  I reviewed it last year when the hardcover came out, and it has stayed with me since then.

“For a first novel, Safe From the Sea has very few flaws with only the relationship between Noah and Natalie feeling a bit confused, changing from a semi-adversarial relationship to a loving one once she too arrives in Minnesota.  Complex relationships abound in this novel and mirror the churning lake waters when storms approach, but calmer waters prevail as the family comes to terms with reality and the love they share.”

This is one of the best debut novels I’ve read in a long time.

For my US/Canada readers, I’ve got 1 copy up for grabs thanks to the publisher:

1.  Please leave a comment about what book has stayed with you long after reading it.

2.  Blog, Tweet, and Facebook the giveaway for an additional entry and leave a link in the comments.

Deadline Sept. 16, 2011, at 11:59PM EST.


  1. Christine-Team JC says

    Oh so many but one that I have read recently is Perfection by Julie Metz. Loved it!!

  2. State of Wonder by Anna Patchett was one of many great reads from this summer

  3. Of many books that have resonate with me, “Night Road” by Kristin Hannah is one of them. Many of her books do. Stories that stick in my mind are the great ones.

  4. Anita Yancey says

    A book that has stayed with me long after reading it is Gone With The Wind. I would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!


  5. Night by Elie Wiesel has stayed with me ever since reading it as a pre teen.

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  6. I have had this book on my tbr sine I read my first review of it and I have been anxiously waiting for it to come out in paperback. It’s been recommended to me so many times and I’m looking forward to read ing it very much. Thrity Umrigar’s The Space Between Us is one book that has stayed with me since I read it last year.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Serena!


  7. Harvee/Book Dilettante says

    The book and cover reminds me of a novel I read and remember very well – Island Girl, about a woman who discovers she has early Alzheimer’s and plans for the day when she can no longer function. Written by a Canadian.

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  8. Teresa Lukey says

    So many books that have left an impression on me, but a recent one that I am recommending to everybody is TO BE SUNG UNDERWATER by Tom McNeal. It is an absolutely beautiful love story.

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  11. Brittany Gale says

    A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving was one that definitely stayed with me after reading it. I love that book.


  12. I’d have to say Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbes is one that definitely stayed with me after reading. Even now, writing this, it brings back the mixed emotions I felt at the end of it. A startling book with a message that goes far beyond the words on the page. Loved it.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. Patricia Boyle says

    The book “The Help” had an impact on me. I couldn’t believe that there was such segration in the USA.

  14. I would say Atonement. I just kept thinking about how these two in love had their lives changed forever. Loved that book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. i, too, have read many fabulous books this year…one of my favourites was ‘dogwood’ by chris fabry…i loved this story.

  16. One of the most recent books that made an impression on me was “Letters from Home” by Kristina McMorris. Very well-written book about letters back and forth between soldiers and the people at home.

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  17. Great giveaway! I read The Book or Negroes last year after several friends insisted I had to read it. Although it was not a book on my ‘must read’ list, it is now a book on my ‘must re-read every 2 years or so’ list. The writer has such a personal style and I love the strong female character.

  18. bina edwards says

    worst nightmares, took me a while to read it, I had to keep stopping (And I was reading it at the camp ground in the middle of the day but was still scared lol)

  19. Loved “The Help.”

  20. So many books stay with me after reading! Probably the one that made me do things differently though would be Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.

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  21. I’ve read so many wonderful books that have stayed with me, made me think. One of the best, and a most unusual book is The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak. Thanks for the giveaway.