Join Amy Waldman to talk about THE SUBMISSION, our July Book of the Month, on Tues 31 July, 9-10pm

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Our July Book of the Month, THE SUBMISSION, is set in New York, in the aftermath of 9/11. A committee has come together to decide on the most fitting memorial to the city's dead. Claire, the only widow in the group, has fought for a beautiful garden that she feels will give healing to the bereaved. But when they open the winning envelope, they find the previously anonymous designer is an American Muslim... Anger, grief, fear, nationalism, Islam, politics - this book covers it all. It moves fast, it is fantastically diverse and it has a strong beating heart. Just like NYC.

The Guardian called THE SUBMISSION 'an exceptional debut novel about a changing America...pitch perfect' - you can read the full review here.

The book of the month page with more detail about THE SUBMISSION and our giveaway of 50 free copies of Amy's book will go live on Thursday 28 June at 10am. We'll close the giveaway after 24 hours and pick 50 names randomly, and we'll email you to let you know if your name was chosen within 48 hours.

And if you're not lucky enough to bag one of those, you can get your Kindle edition or your paperback here

We are delighted that Amy will be joining us to chat about THE SUBMISSION on Tuesday 31 July, 9-10pm. We'll be discussing the book throughout the month so don't forget to put your thoughts and questions up here before the chat. Hope you can join us...

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Jun-12 09:55:03

Just to let you know that the book giveaway won't go live at 10am because we're having a few technical problems. blush

As soon as it's live, we'll post again here and on the book giveaways thread to let you know. Apologies for the delay.

ShadeMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Jun-12 11:44:13

Thank you for your patience. The July Book of the Month page is now working. We'll keep the giveaway form live until 11.40am tomorrow. You can apply for your free book here

Devora Thu 28-Jun-12 14:22:32

I've just started reading this and am gripped so far. Great concept, tight writing. I hope the rest of the book keeps up at this level.

motherinferior Fri 29-Jun-12 17:42:07

Oi, where do I get my free book on that form? I like a freebie, moi. (Also I like books. Am quite literate and all.)

motherinferior Fri 29-Jun-12 17:42:52

Am also relieved after minor confusion with Ayelet Waldman that she isn't her, iyswim.

Devora Fri 29-Jun-12 23:29:43

motherinferior, you don't have time to be reading books. Aren't you supposed to be writing one?

Ayelet Waldman - thingy's wife - the one who wrote about preferring her husband to her children and ruffled lots of feathers?

Thingy = guy who wrote Kavalier & Clay?

motherinferior Sat 30-Jun-12 09:12:54

Yep; she went on about how fabulous his feet were.

Devora Sun 01-Jul-12 01:02:10

YOU have fabulous feet, missus. All small and dainty. I wish any part of me was dainty.

Uh-oh - must go and stop flirting with MI on open thread - I think dd is having her 6th bout of vomiting this evening.

nailak Mon 02-Jul-12 17:40:05

OMG, Im so excited!!!!

yUMMYmUMMYb Mon 02-Jul-12 17:42:39

Yipee i am getting one of The free books this month...

whensteaready Mon 02-Jul-12 18:22:58

Yes I have won a copy!
So excited I have never won anything before.
Thank you

BiscuitNibbler Mon 02-Jul-12 18:46:53

Really pleased to have won a copy of this - I can't wait to read it. Thank you!

GhouliaYelps Mon 02-Jul-12 19:14:28

this looks bloody great! thank yew!

nickname5555 Tue 03-Jul-12 02:44:29

This is the first thing I have ever won!
I'm looking forward to reading it smile

teta Tue 03-Jul-12 09:43:32

Me too!.Thanks so much.

sausagefestival Mon 09-Jul-12 17:38:39

has anyone received their book yet? I can't wait smile

nailak Mon 09-Jul-12 19:31:03

i havent, thought i missed the post and emailed mumsnet!

ProfCoxWouldGetIt Tue 10-Jul-12 09:01:51

Also not got mine yet, am in that awful space of having finished my current book, and not wanting to start another in case my book club book arrives before I finish it.

Scans kindle for short stories...

AnneOfCleavers Tue 10-Jul-12 10:17:25

Mine arrived this morning smile

teta Tue 10-Jul-12 11:28:41

Mine has also arrived today.Looks good!

Tee2072 Tue 10-Jul-12 13:38:31

Got mine today. Will try to start it later.

lasttothebar Tue 10-Jul-12 16:52:47

thank you. Mine arrived today

Belo Tue 10-Jul-12 18:57:32

Thank you! Received my book of the month. Only 40 pages to go on last months book of the month before I can start on this one. One day I will finish the book on time!!

Hope you've all received your copies by now and are getting stuck in. Feel free to put your questions up here for Amy any time, even if you're only half way through...

And if you'd like a preview taster of Amy's inspirations and writing practices, check out the speedy Q&A with Amy on The Guardian books pages

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