You may recall last year I was part of the blog tour for Marie-Helene Bertino's 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas, a sweet story set on the eve of Christmas Eve. If not, you can check out my review here, and here's a bit about the book from the publisher:
2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas begins on a quiet morning in a Philadelphia apartment the day before Christmas Eve, where we meet the precocious and smart-mouthed nine-year-old Madeleine Altimari. Madeleine’s mother has recently died, and her father is still lost in his grief. Madeleine finds solace in music and aspires to become a jazz singer like her late mother, “whose voice could redirect the mood of a room.” Just two days shy of her tenth birthday, she is about to have the most remarkable day of her life. After facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine decides today is the day to find Philadelphia’s legendary jazz club, The Cat’s Pajamas, and make her debut on stage. On the same day, Madeleine’s fifth-grade teacher, Sarina Greene, who has moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with her high school love. And across town at The Cat’s Pajamas, club owner Jack Lorca discovers that his beloved venue may be closed by the end of the night due to financial woes. As we follow these three lost souls over the course of twenty-four hours, we also meet a cast of eccentric Philadelphians who surround them—from the daffy but well-intentioned coffee shop owner, Mrs. Santiago, to Ben, Sarina’s high school crush, to Melissa, the former “snake lady” exotic dancer who is Lorca’s long-suffering girlfriend and last hope for love, to Pedro, the dog with incurable ennui. With sharp wit and irrepressible spirit, Marie-Helene Bertino turns her home city of Philadelphia into a magical place where anything can happen.
The book was recently released in paperback, just in time for the upcoming holiday season, and I have a shiny new copy to give away to one of you lucky readers. If you're looking for a heartwarming and quirky read this season, this might just be the perfect one for you!
To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, December 7. Open US only.