Abraham Verghese Author Chat Sweepstakes

The Abraham Verghese/Cutting for Stone Author Chat Sweepstakes begins January 26, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on February 7, 2010.

Five (5) winning groups will each receive one (1) 30-minute phone call from the author.

• Learn more about Cutting for Stone.

• Read praise for the novel.

Official Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations

Sponsored by Vintage Books
A division of Random House, Inc. (“Random House”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter your email address for the chance to win a 30-minute phone call from Abraham Verghese to discuss his novel Cutting for Stone. The sweepstakes begins January 26, 2010, and final submissions are due by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on February 7, 2010.

Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years of age on January 26, 2010, excluding all residents of Quebec, and all Random House and employees and affiliates. Entries received from persons residing in geographic areas in which entry is not permitted will be disqualified. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Five (5) winners will each receive one (1) 30-minute phone call from Abraham Verghese. ALL WINNERS will be randomly selected.

All winners will be notified on or around February 8, 2010. The winners will be notified by email and may be required to sign and return affidavit(s) of eligibility and release of liability within 10 days of notification. A noncompliance within that time period or the return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. One prize per household. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.

Random House assumes no responsibility for any error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; communications-line failure; or the theft destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Random House is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines; computer online systems, servers, or providers; computer equipment or software; or failure of e-mail or entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to the participant’s or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials from this Web site or sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, participants are consenting to be added to Random House’s mailing lists for future promotions and for the use of their name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Random House with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

For the names of the winners, available after February 8, 2010, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: The Abraham Verghese/Cutting for Stone Author Chat Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, Mail Drop 20-2, New York, NY 10019.

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