07 November 2008 ~ 12 Comments

Book Giveaway: What Peace There May Be by Susanna Barlow

I reviewed this book earlier this week HERE.

Want this book? I’m giving it away by random drawing:

1. Entries are taken until Noon (Central), Sunday, November 30, 2008
2. To enter, just give me a comment on this post and include your email address (spell it out if you want) or give me some other way to get in touch with you.
3. I’ll randomly draw someone’s name and contact them and mail the book right out to them.
4. Sorry, US addresses only.


Young Susanna doesn’t know anything other than the family environment that has been created for her – a system without regard for society or man’s laws. Raised in a sequestered home in a busy city neighborhood, everything beyond the front gate is off-limits.

The isolation proves to be a breeding ground for abuse, and Susanna struggles to reconcile her desire to escape and her need to belong. The book recounts six critical years in Susanna’s life as she comes to terms with her conditions.

This coming-of-age story is as much a testament to survival as it is to surrender. Pushed to the limits of her coping abilities, Susanna tries anything she can to bring about the peace that seems always out of reach.

In an impulsive moment and an act of daring she contacts a newspaper journalist and finds herself in a predicament she never before considered. That decision becomes the impetus that propels her finally to where she wants to be and to find what was always there.

In this honest memoir, the author conveys the deep struggles she must face to navigate her unusual childhood and to overcome obstacles of abuse as well as the isolation that polygamy requires. It is a journey that challenges the strength of hope and proves that the smallest acts can wield the mightiest power.


12 Responses to “Book Giveaway: What Peace There May Be by Susanna Barlow”

  1. Sarra 7 November 2008 at 9:53 pm Permalink

    Sounds fascinating.

    I’d like to enter.

    sarradee at gmail dot com

  2. Shawn Powers 8 November 2008 at 1:31 am Permalink

    I don’t want the book, but if I did, I think my preferred method of communication would be telepathy. Feel free to look for me in the 14-30 Hz (Beta) brainwave area. On the weekends I might settle down to the Alpha zone, but stress usually keeps me clear of any such relaxation.

    And don’t even bother looking for me in the Delta range. You’ll never find me there.

    Boy I’m a dork. 😉

  3. terrafreaky 8 November 2008 at 3:53 am Permalink

    It sounds like a very interesting book. I’d like to enter. terrafreaky at hotmail

  4. Bridget 8 November 2008 at 2:51 pm Permalink

    I’ve posted this at Win A Book. No need to enter me in the contest.

  5. AmandaSue 8 November 2008 at 3:39 pm Permalink

    Wow, I don’t even know how to put it into words on what I think about this book. This book sounds intrigueing but also sad, but I think the author is very brave to write about her experience. I’d love a chance to win this. Thank you.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always -at-hotmail -dot- com

  6. Sara 8 November 2008 at 3:47 pm Permalink

    Sounds like a hard but good read. Please enter me. Sararush at hotmail dot com


  7. darbyscloset 8 November 2008 at 10:01 pm Permalink

    From the write up it kindof reminds me of “Glass Castle”, which was a moving book to read.
    Please enter me,
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

  8. Stephanie 9 November 2008 at 12:33 am Permalink

    How heart wrenching. It does sound like a good read.

    daq_17 at hotmail dot com

  9. aBookworm 11 November 2008 at 8:35 pm Permalink

    The book sounds fascinating! I’ve posted this at my book review/contest blog – A Book Blogger’s Diary.

    I’m having a book giveaway too. Hope to see u there!


  10. Beawhiz 12 November 2008 at 2:29 am Permalink

    LOL @ Shaun Powers.

    Sounds like a heartwrenching book. I’d love to read it.


  11. Anita Yancey 14 November 2008 at 4:12 am Permalink

    Sounds like an interesting book. I’d like very much to read it. Please enter me.

  12. Marina 17 November 2008 at 5:39 am Permalink

    Sounds like a good one. I posted a link to this from my blog (just fyi). I can be reached at anntigone at gmail dawt com

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