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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Book Giveaway: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg

The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg
ISBN 9781250007636
672 pages
Picador (July 3, 2012)

Thanks to the generosity of Picador, we are thrilled to be able to give away FIVE copies of this book. Please read the details of the giveaway carefully to enter. We will randomly choose five winners at the end of the contest period.


  • Entrants must have a United States mailing address.
  • You do NOT need to be a participant of the Chunkster Challenge, but if you are, you will get an extra entry in the contest.
  • Contest is open from July 4th through July 20th at 5:00 pm PST. Comments will be closed at 5:00 pm on July 20th.
  • Five winners will be randomly chosen to win a finished copy of the book. Books will be mailed directly to the winners from the publisher.

Please read carefully!
  • Each comment on this post must include a legitimate email address so that we may contact you if you win.
  • To receive ONE entry in the contest, please leave a comment on this post indicating why you are interested in reading the book.
  • If you are a participant in the Chunkster Challenge, you may receive a second chance to win by leaving a second comment telling us you are a participant.
  • Receive a third chance to win by either sharing this post on Facebook OR tweeting about the contest. Leave a third comment telling us you did one of those things.
Please make sure you leave a comment for each chance (if you just leave one comment, you only get one entry).


FTC Disclosure: Book giveaways and featured book articles are NOT paid promos. Although books for giveaway will be supplied by the publisher (in most cases), The Chunkster Challenge administrators do not accept payment to host these special events.


  1. It sounds like a fascinating insight into a little known aspect of the holocaust - the workings of the Lodz ghetto. Thank you for the giveaway. jtretin at aol dot com

  2. I have tweeted about the giveaway. The URL is below. jtretin at aol dot com https://twitter.com/readsalways/status/220709190228910081

  3. The Lodz ghetto is a sad sad time.getting to read about the people in the town and the mad man who ran it really sounds interesting. Thanks for this giveaway lomazowr@gmail.

  4. I tweeted at rhondareads

  5. I'm interested because of the possibility he was NOT a collaborator, but actually saved Jewish lives. I've read other books about the Polish ghettos, but this one sounds different.

    emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com

  6. I enjoy WWII era novels; this one about this ghetto sounds esp. intereting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I love reading about WWII and am amazed how we are continually discovering new information about key events.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. It's sounds very interesting. After all these years, there are still aspects to the war to be examine and explored. And questions like these, did he collaborate or save lives, will never truely be answerd. mholles at yahoo

  9. I am fascinated with this book since it concerns an era that I read a great deal about and would appreciate this book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Thanks for this feature. I have been reading about this novel. Reading about the Nazi's and The Holocaust has always been important and necessary to me. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. I have fallen in love with anything connected with World War II. Thank you for the opportunity!


  12. I know I would enjoy reading this historical novel as it deals with moral issues of WWII which fascinate me.


  13. I am interested because of the WWII ghetto aspect. Thanks!

    akreese at hotmail dot com

  14. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. I shared this giveaway on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheila.korman/posts/336957813048074

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net


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