Book Giveaway: Signed special edition of The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Jase, who won the copy of Gay Man Seeks Same by Kim Dare!

Remember my author fan letter to Charles de Lint from a week or so ago? As a result of that post, Charles and his wife MaryAnn Harris have donated a very, very special book for me to give away to a lucky reader: a personally inscribed special edition of The Onion Girl, put out by Subterranean Press.

*pauses so we can all admire the lovely cover and I can get my fangirl squeeing under control*

“I’m not as trusting as people think I am. Sure, I see the best in people, but that doesn’t mean it’s really there.” – Jilly

The Onion Girl is set in the imagined North American city of Newford. It’s a place where magic lights dark streets, where myths walk clothed in modern shapes, where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning.

At the center of all the entwined lives of Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips – Jilly whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city’s shadows. Long a supporting character in the Newford stories, The Onion Girl is Jilly’s own story. Behind the painter’s fey charm there’s a dark secret, and a past she’s labored to forget. That past is coming to claim her now, threatening all she loves.

“I’m the onion girl,” Jilly says. “Pull back the layers of my life, and you won’t find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl.”

She’s very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop.

You can read about the background of this book at Charles’ site.


Contest Rules

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm CDT, Monday, June 14.
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  • If a winner doesn’t respond to my congratulations email within 48 hours, I will select another winner.
  • This contest is open worldwide!

“I am a fearsome Panther Princess, lurking in this tree so I can spring on my unsuspecting prey, the wily Hot Pink Furry Mouse (HPFM)!” -Mayhem

64 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Signed special edition of The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint [CONTEST CLOSED]”

  1. How lovely – I didn’t realise he was published through Subterranean Press – I just bought The God Engine from them…

    Please enter me…

    Mayhem – Me think you are a little jealous of the pretty girl on your turf…


  2. Since you loved Lint so much I do want to have a look at his books, so yeah I am in.

    And how could I resist Mayhem, looking so cute there

  3. Please enter me in the contest. And, I see Ms. May is poised to pounce in the rare terrycloth tree found only in the wilds of Minnesota.
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  4. ooohhh, I feel so guilty entering after winning the last de Lint book you offered…. but how can I resist?!?!?!?!

    Please include me… I’ll manage the guilt somehow. 😉

  5. Please enter me to win.

    I love the cover. It’s just the sort of thing I’d pick up at the library. (Because we all do judge books by their covers, even if we know we shouldn’t.)
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  6. Oh please pick me! I don’t remember why I never picked up Onion Girl at the time, but I just checked my Library Thing and I really don’t have it! If I thought it would work, I’d bat my eyes fetchingly in your direction (umm, yeah, not a skill I really have).
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  7. I’m delurking for the first time to enter the contest… what a beautiful story!! Thanks for offering it!!

  8. No need to enter me hon. Just peeking in to see my kitties for the day!
    To find Your Hindness, bows, you look majestic to day!!!!

    Hope you are having a great start to a great week honey!!!

  9. Really lovely excerpt; please enter me. And hello to the Panther Princess and her cohort.

  10. Ooo la la I’ve never heard of this author but the premise of The Onion Girl sounds intriguing.

    P.S. I can’t enter because KC received about 10 books to review *whimper*

  11. OMG–okay, of course I want to win this, but my daughter is a HUGE deLint fan–I think she just wants to worship at your feet for HAVING it, and having actually spoken to him (on the net, of course) and… hell, I’m having a fangirl moment myself…

  12. So cool! Enter me!

    And I thought maybe May was waiting for Chaos to unsuspectingly stroll past…
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  13. Please include me!

    May, is the HPFM related to the LGJBM (Lime Green Jingle Bell Mouse)? If so, it is a fearsome creature and your mom is lucky to have you there to protect her.
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  14. Don’t enter me, Chris, because we already have a copy of his regular hardback edition of this title — but I’ve got to say that this cover art is gorgeous, way better than the art on the version we’ve got (which is still very good). How wonderfully generous of his wife to make this available!
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  15. I would love to enter said contest.

    also, my kitties have “the crazy eye” tonight, so keep an eye on any knitting needles, it may spread you your kitties. 🙂
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  16. Please enter me. I am surprised that you can actually let this copy leave your hands.

  17. Ah, Linda, you are wise – it’s not ever going to touch my hands in the first place, because I’d be mightily tempted to keep such a gorgeous book!

  18. I am drooling just at the thought that I might get lucky and get this book !

    OoooHhhh !

    Thanks for opening it up to worldwide entries.

    Carol T

  19. Not entering. Just commenting on May’s pose: Nik likes to do the same thing, with the leg dangling off one side. Must be a cat thing I do not understand.

  20. Squee!! I am a big de Lint fangirl and would love to be able to add this gorgeous book to my collection. The bookshop I work un didn’t have a single one of his books before I started. I quickly remedied that though.

  21. OH MY! This giveaway is A M A Z I N G! I LOVE Charles de Lint’s books! Thank you for this great chance and for making this awesome contest international! Pleaseeeee enter me! 🙂

    Thank you!

    Giada M.

  22. that cat looks completely thrilled! 🙂

    please enter me in the contest! thanks!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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