The results are in! I put all the contest entries into a hat . . . and pulled out . . . a rabbit!
Just kidding—I pulled out the name of one lucky winner. A hearty congratulations to Rachel Delaney, who is now—that is, who will shortly be, as soon as the package arrives through the mail—the proud owner of the novel The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante. I hope you enjoy your new book, Rachel!
I would also like to sincerely thank each of you who entered the contest. I appreciate your willingness to join the community of blog readers and share your ideas about books. Unfortunately, only one person could win; but in honor of life’s inherent unfairness, and to lift the spirits of any who feel bummed at not winning, I would like to conclude this post by sharing some quotable quotes on recovering from loss and weathering adversity. There will be more contests, friends!