Giveaway: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by: Jennifer Cody Epstein

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Publish Date: January 13, 2014

Synopsis: One summer night in prewar Japan, eleven-year-old Billy Reynolds takes snapshots at his parent’s dinner party. That same evening his father Anton–a prominent American architect–begins a torrid affair with the wife of his master carpenter. A world away in New York, Cameron Richards rides a Ferris Wheel with his sweetheart and dreams about flying a plane. Though seemingly disparate moments, they will all draw together to shape the fate of a young girl caught in the midst of one of WWII’s most horrific events–the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo.

Exquisitely-rendered, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment tells the stories of families on both sides of the Pacific: their loves and infidelities, their dreams and losses–and their shared connection to one of the most devastating acts of war in human history.

Author Bio: Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of The Gods of Heavenly Punishment and the international bestseller The Painter from Shanghai. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Self, Mademoiselle and NBC, and has worked in Hong Kong, Japan and Bangkok, Thailand. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two daughters and especially needy Springer Spaniel.

Giveaway Information: 

There is 1 paperback copy of 'The Gods of Heavenly Punishment' for giveaway!

TO ENTER: Please leave a comment with your email address. The winners will be chosen at random once the giveaway ends January 21, 2014. This giveaway is open Internationally.


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  4. I love historical fiction but haven't read much in Asian countries so this sounds very interesting. Fingers crossed I'll get to check it out :)

  5. Sounds perfect for me thanks for giveaway.

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  9. This is the way I wish all book giveaways were. I dislike having to jump through hoops with multiple ways to earn "points." Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the great feedback Beth!

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