nothing left over

March 10th, 2010

One of my readers is having a giveaway of Momma Zen this week. Not even a new Momma Zen, but one she’s read a couple times. (Those are the best kind.) Seeing the enthusiasm people have for the leftovers gave me the idea to do something I haven’t done for a while: empty the closet. I have a load that’s drying on the line, and it’s time to make room.

Leave me a comment if you’d like to claim any of these books, held by my own grubby hands and greedily consumed by my literary appetite. I’ll choose the winners on Sunday evening, March 14 and ship them out.

Gardens of Water by Alan Drew – a stunning first novel about the cultural cataclysm between American Christians and Turkish Muslims in the aftermath of the 1999 earthquake.

How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill – decidedly latte fare, a sweet, warm, and true tale of the fall and rise of a working man.

Seeking Peace by Mary Pipher – (hardback) The bestselling author and psychologist writes about waking up on the dark side of fame, and how Buddhism saved her.

Momma Zen – a brand new one, because when you drop everything you’re holding onto, it’s always brand new.

Edited to announce winners: Bridget, Corinne, Marilyn and Jillian.

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  1. All of these books look interesting, but especially Momma Zen as I’m looking for a little peace in my role as mom (and everywhere else in my life!) Thanks!

    Comment by Ruth — March 13, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

  2. I have just started reading your columns and have already peace in your writing. It really is the simple things. I would love to have any of your books. Thank you for sharing with us all!

    Comment by Anne S — March 13, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

  3. I’m so excited for a chance to win your book, Momma Zen!!!! I have been wanting to read it for ages. As a middle school teacher, I often have to read adolescent literature instead. I would relish the opportunity to greedily peruse every page of your book. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!~

    Comment by Diane — March 14, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

  4. Hello Karen I am so delighted to see your photos and life affirming words for an ordinary woman’s life. It’s beautiful and serene and clear. I love the title of this post ‘nothing left over’.

    I heard of you from Amazon this morning. They advertised your book to me. I am heartfully glad.

    I am curious – I love the clothesline in the midst of being.

    Comment by Colette — March 20, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

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