One Great Things | March Book Giveaway!

Here at One Great Things we are (obviously) obsessed with reading & we want to spread our giddiness as far & wide as we can. One thing we want to do is share some of our favorite books with you! Every month we are going to giveaway one of our favorite books. Just tell us your One Great Things recommendation in the comments of this post or on Twitter & we will randomly choose a winner. 

This month we are giving away a copy of Leesa Cross-Smith‘s novel Whiskey & Ribbons!Screen Shot 2018-03-28 at 8.44.47 AM

The accolades for this book are too many to list here, but check them out here (& get a playlist to accompany the book)! Here is what author Alexander Chee had to say about Whiskey & Ribbons:

“Cross-Smith’s thrilling debut novel, Whiskey and Ribbons, is as immediate and compelling as music. Her three lovers tell their stories, each turning over what we think we know, creating a moving triptych on love, desire, and grief, and the unexpected families life makes for us.”

One Great Things | February Book Giveaway!

Here at One Great Things we are (obviously) obsessed with reading & we want to spread our giddiness as far & wide as we can. One thing we want to do is share some of our favorite books with you! Every month we are going to giveaway one of our favorite books. Just tell us your One Great Things recommendation in the comments of this post or on Twitter & we will randomly choose a winner. 

This month we are giving away a copy of Eloisa Amezcua‘s From the Inside Quietly from Shelterbelt Press.

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Here’s what poet Maggie Smith had to say about this book:

“In From the Inside Quietly, Eloisa Amezcua writes, “in my own mind / I’m a mirror. // I see everything // except myself.” This book holds reflection—both the noun and verb of it—at its core, from “the bottom of the pool // opal and shimmering” to meditations on language, intimacy, and the self. These poems trouble themselves with what we know and what we don’t: what a daughter knows of her mother’s difficult childhood; what a psychiatrist knows of his patients that their own families don’t know; what we know of our lovers; and what we know of ourselves. Despite all the tricks of light and shadow a mirror can play, all the tricks of distance and shape and proportion, in this stunning collection we encounter a poet who sees, feels, and writes with aching clarity.”
  

One Great Things | January Book Giveaway!

Here at One Great Things we are (obviously) obsessed with reading & we want to spread our giddiness as far & wide as we can. One thing we want to do is share some of our favorite books with you! Every month we are going to giveaway one of our favorite books. Just tell us your One Great Things recommendation in the comments of this post or on Twitter & we will randomly choose a winner. 

January Giveaway

This month we are giving away 2 copies of Devin G. Kelly‘s In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen from CCM Press.

Here’s what poet Steve Scafidi had to say about this book:

“Devin Kelly’s new book, In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen, is astounding for its grace in language, its meditative rhythms and the story of love he tells in poem after poem where ‘beauty must follow beauty.’ Kelly has an exquisite ear and in these pages we find the rhythm of being here that is music. Fathers, brothers, friends, rivers and birds fly by ‘all so close to being illuminated, so close to being gone.’ Loss haunts every word of this book and makes the poems crackle with gratitude and wonder. His faith in the imagination is praise for the world he inhabits and his poems insist we are all here together. I don’t know a book I love more.”

We love this book & want to give it to you! So, what is your One Great Things recommendation?