The Cradle by Patrick Somerville – GIVEAWAY!!!

Thank you to Hachette Books for the opportunity to review this book and to give three away to my readers!

This giveaway is now closed

Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline’s sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

Only as Matt tries to track down his wife’s mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline’s trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa’s life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

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Posted on April 24, 2010, in Book Review, Book Stuff and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 73 Comments.

  1. A photo of my grandmother from her honeymoon. I adore it.

  2. I have the cradle I slept in as a child. It slept many before me.

  3. What I treasure the most is one of the few things my family was able to take out of Cuba in the early 1960’s, when Findel Castro came to power. It’s a small diamond ring that my grandmother gave to my mother (her daughter-in-law) when she got married to my father. My parents are now divorced but the love and bond between my mother, grandmother and me is unbreakable!

  4. My grandpa gave me his dog tags from when he served in WWII. This by far is the most treasured gift I have ever received, besides my son:)
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  7. I have a quilt made by my great grandmother that means the world to me.

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  9. My paternal grandfather was the first policeman in my hometown, years before I was born. My dad was a child!
    I have my grandpa’s whistle, night stick and handcuffs.
    Thanks, Cindi

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  13. My mom gave me a ring that had originally been a lovelier that belonged to my grandma. It was made into a ring for my mom for her 21st birthday. It was remade and the stones were changed for me.


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  16. I have hand made doors made by my Polish grandpa…they are so beautiful that they make me cry. I have two and my sister has two…mine are just resting on walls…one in my entry and one in my sewing room…my sister had hers made into a cabinet and they are amazing…she had hers painted black but mine are the scraping shabby chic color that the years have given them…

  17. I have a blanket made for me when I was born by my grandmother.

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  18. My cousin gave me a picture of my mom’s family from
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  20. My mother recently passed away and I brought home all her old photos, of both her and her family going back a few generations. Though they’re worn and faded, they mean so much to me.

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  22. I have a few items that I cherish. I have my great grandmother’s wristwatch. I have the last picture of my great grandfather before he died in the war. I have a ring that belonged to my husband’s grandmother’s. I could continue for at least another 10 lines, but I will leave it at that. Thanks for the entry

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  25. Wow, I have a number of possessions that I cherish, including my parents’ wedding rings, photos that have been passed down to me, various dishes and other household items including a couple of beautiful lamps.

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  26. I have two books (from 1921) given to my mother by her aunt.

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  28. I got a ring from my hubby for our tenth anniversary. I love it and never take it off.

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  31. I have a rooster ornament that Mom gave me before she passed away; I love it and have it displayed on top of the Singer Treadle sewing machine that was hers also.


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  33. I still have a bracelet given to me by my favorite aunt and uncle 52 years ago!

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    I have a cradle that my Grandmother gave me when I got married. My grandson was the 6th generation of our family to use it. It is a spindle platform rocking cradle. There is a small quilt she made for it and some old stuffed animals made of fabric and embroidered. It currently holds the old dolls and stuffed animals.

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  36. Kathleen Dassaro

    I have many of the books that my mom used to read to me. Everytime I hold one and read it to my daughter, I think of her and can hear her voice in my head. They are each a treasure and a connection between my mom and my girls.

  37. Kathleen Dassaro

    I have many of the books that my mom used to read to me. Everytime I hold one and read it to my daughter, I think of her and can hear her voice in my head. They are each a treasure and a connection between my mom and my girls.

  38. Sounds like a fabulous read!

    I have a gold ring with a large princess cut peridot- it was given to my mother for her birthday when she was 16 as a gift from her grandmother (my great grandmother). I wear it all the time and it always makes me feel close to the stunning women in my life.

  39. I am a current subscriber to your blog!

  40. i have a stuffed animal of a polar bear that my sister gave me when i was four years old and was stuck in the hospital after burning my hand.

  41. and i am a current feed subscriber.

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    I would have to say my Great Grandmother’s set of cameo brooches probably means the most to me. They are about 100 years old now.

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  45. I have a teddy bear given to me by my Uncle on my 1st birthday. He has since passed away. The Bear is 47 years old and I treasure it.

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  48. I cherish the pinkie ring that my Aunt left to me.

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  51. The Cradle sounds like a great read!
    The afghans my grandmother made are my most treasured gift.

  52. that would have been a heart my dad gave me, sadly this winter the chain broke and it was lost

  53. After my mother passed away my Dad gave me her wedding band and I cherish it.

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  56. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. My most cherished keepsake is a tiny pair of red wool mittens that was my grandaughter, Kirstie’s when she was just a baby. She is graduating from technical school and high school this year, then to college in August. She is an Honor Roll student, and going into a bio-tech career. We’re very proud of her as you may have noticed. 🙂

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  58. I have a stuffed animal that my grandmother gave me when I was young. It really means alot to me.

  59. I am a subscriber. I have a bookcase that was made by great grandfather and some of this paintings.

  60. My grandma gave me one of her landscape paintings.

  61. I subscribe with google reader.

  62. I little girl made me a refrigerator magnet with her picture in the center. I loved it! thanks

  63. I’m a follower.

  64. There are a few things that I’ve been given that I cherish: a ring, a bracelet, my family history. But the one thing that I’ve always wanted is a double-frame filled with pics of my mother and father when they were about 22 years old. My mother has told me that I can have it after she dies, but she just isn’t ready to give it up yet (despite the fact that they’ve been divorced for about 25 years). So, considering that caveat, I’m happy to wait!

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  66. I have a “ugly” basic white doll with an embroidered face that sorta looks like Casper the Ghost, whicht my Grandmother made for Nicholas to play with at her house when he was 1 1/2. It was so ugly Nanny and I giggled and giggled about it. When she died I had to have it and slept with and cried into it for quite a while.

  67. Steve Capell

    I have a milk glass that my great grandfather used when he was boy. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


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