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THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister

The Lost Art of Mixing

Enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy of THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister (25 galleys available as ARCs, 25 available as eGalleys on NetGalley)

National bestselling author Erica Bauermeister returns to the enchanting world of The School of Essential Ingredients in this luminous sequel.

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There's Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn't learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al's wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there's Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn't expect…

Their lives collide and mix with those around them, sometimes joining in effortless connections, at other times sifting together and separating again, creating a family that is chosen, not given. A beautifully imagined novel about the ties that bind—and links that break—The Lost Art of Mixing is a captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.

Sign up for the chance to win one of fifty (50) advance reading copies (one of twenty five (25) print galleys or one of twenty five (25) e-galleys )of THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).

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Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

Sweepstakes begins November 8, 2012. Entries must be received no later than November 12, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Winners will be selected on or about November 16, 2012.

Void where prohibited by law.

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Official Rules for the
THE LOST ART OF MIXING Galley Sweepstakes

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Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

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  1. To enter the THE LOST ART OF MIXING Galley Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), review these Official Rules and fill out the online entry form, including your first and last name, mailing address, email address, company name (if applicable) and preferred format of prize, if chosen. Entry for Sweepstakes begins November 8, 2012. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than November 12, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Limit one entry per person. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ("Sponsor"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Only online entries will be accepted.

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  1. From all eligible entries received, twenty five (25) print galley winners and twenty five (25) e-galley winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on or about November 16, 2012 by Sponsor, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.

  2. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

  1. There are fifty advance reading copies (twenty five (25) print galleys and twenty five (25) e-galleys) of THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister to be awarded (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).

  2. Entrants selected to win print galleys will receive them via postal mail, and those selected to win e-galleys will be notified via an email containing a link to access the Netgalley file. Once they receive the email, e-galley winners will have fifty-five (55) days to download the galley before their access to it expires.

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Winners List:

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