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The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

Enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy of The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (25 galleys available as ARCs, 25 available as eGalleys on NetGalley)

A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris.

1878 Paris. Following their father's sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola's naturalist masterpieceL'Assommoir.

Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labor and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde.

Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of "civilized society." In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation, if not survival, lies with the other.

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 Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00).

No purchase necessary.

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

Sweepstakes begins December 10, 2012. Entries must be received no later than December 14, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Winners will be selected on or about December 21, 2012.

Void where prohibited by law.

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Official Rules for the The Painted Girls Galley Sweepstakes

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

How to Enter:

  1. To enter the The Painted Girls 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 December 10, 2012. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than December 14, 2012, 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 Riverhead, 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.
  2. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible or incomplete. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, incomplete or illegible entries.
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Winners:

  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 December 21, 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 Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan 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.
  3. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

Eligibility:

This Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older. Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in anyway involved in the development, production, or distribution of this Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.

General:

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Winners List:

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