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One Book, One Vote

Just found out that HOTEL is up for One Book, One Denver. Along with The Art of Racing in the Rain, by my pal Garth Stein (I absolutely love that book) and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, of which I hear splendid things.

If you're inclined to cast your vote, you can do so here.

And hey, if you hate all three books, you can give this guy a hug. He needs it.

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Reader Comments (11)

That guy needs more than a hug - he needs a huge roll of TP to stuff in his potty mouth. When I voted (yup, they let anybody vote) several days ago, Hotel was running a very poor third. You're up there now, and it appears to be a tight race. I have not read either, but my Dr. at the Fort suggested the story about Henrietta Lacks, but also put Hotel on her list of must reads. Doctors orders.
June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
Thanks Dave.

My agent, Kristin Nelson, is based in Denver, so I do have connection to the area. Though they didn't tell her it was a finalist. And I have family in Colorado Springs.

Thanks for voting.
June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
You got my vote, Jamie. Oh, and I left a less than pleasant comment for that Westword article author. I'm not surprised at the article of course, since the Westword isn't really known for Pulitzer-level work. But despite a history of poor articles, there was no call for the tone (or irreverence) of that article. It could have been handled a lot better.
June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stallsworth
I just checked. Hotel is the Front Runner. Perhaps you should thank that Westword reporter for the wonderful boost he gave you.
June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
As long as he spells my name correctly, it's all good.
June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Thanks Liz!
June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Well, if it's REALLY over (of course it ain't until they say it's over) you won by two umbrellas and a wrought iron fence.
June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé
I'm pretty sure I lost. But it was close, to a good friend and a great book. Thanks for voting!
June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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