Enter to win an autographed copy of JUMP AT THE SUN, Kim McLarin�s provocative new novel that USA Today compared to Terry McMillan�s, Waiting to Exhale, and Toni Morrison�s, Beloved.

Kim McLarin is giving away 10 autographed copies of her new novel. JUMP AT THE SUN (Harpercollins, July 2006) explores the challenges of mothering and being mothered in a complex world, witnessed through the lives of three generations. About JUMP AT THE SUN, USA Today wrote, �...her daring novel has the fire-breathing sass of Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale and the soul-searching depth of Toni Morrison's Beloved...honest and surprising and provocative...refreshing on a hot summer day.�

To enter, visit, read the excerpt from chapter 1 of JUMP AT THE SUN, and answer the following questions:

1) What is the full name of Grace�s mother?
2) On what day does Grace�s mother say she should be careful?

Send an email to with the following information:

1) Your answers
2) Name
3) Email address

Contest deadline: July 31, 2006
One entry per person. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by email. Winners will have to provide a mailing address to receive free copy. Names of winners will be posted on

Kim McLarin, is an award-winning journalist and the author of the critically-acclaimed novels TAMING IT DOWN and MEETING OF THE WATERS. She is a former staff writer for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Greensboro News & Record and the Associated Press. She is currently writer-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston and lives in Massachusetts with her two children and husband.

Reading group guide available at ISBN: 0060528494; William Morrow/Harpercollins; Release date: 07/03/2006