Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Book Giveaway


Last month I offered a copy of "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar to one of the Book Trout's loyal readers and Carolsue in the lucky winner. Congratulations Carolsue!

This month I unearthed a signed copy of Julia Alvarez' "In the Name of Salome" (NY: Plume, 2001) from our bookstore shelves and am offering it for the October book giveaway. This novel is based on the the life in Cuban exile of Camila Urena, daughter of 19th century Dominican Republic national poet Salome Urena. Alvarez has been an American citizen since her father escaped with the family following his involvement in an unsuccessful coup against Trujillo's military dictatorship. There's an interesting interview with Alvarez about the book here if you would like to learn more.

To enter the book giveaway, simply leave a comment below by midnight of October 31, 2008, Eastern Standard Time, and the winner will be randomly selected from the participants. Good luck to all.

25 comments:

Dawn said...

I love to read about people's life in other countries. It just makes me want to travel more!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I have read this book is good, but have had so many others to read I have yet to pick up a copy. Please enter me into the contest. Thnks!!


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bluebyrd said...

This book sounds fascinating! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Baba said...

I am an avid reader and would love to win this book.

Sandy said...

would love to read this book, it looks interesting

cpullum said...

Book sounds really good!!! Please enter me!!

jenna said...

Wow...the book sounds really good!
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Diana Dang said...

I would like this!

Anonymous said...

I think this sounds like a fascinating book! Please enter me in the contest. daxbooks@gmail.com

mommyjen99 said...

This book sounds like a good read.
thanks
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Alyce said...

This book sounds wonderful! I would love to win it!

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geebee said...

I'd love to read this. Please enter me, and thank you for the chance!

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Anita Yancey said...

I would love to read this book. Please enter me, and thanks!
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Steve said...

Sounds like just another refugee story to me. I'll have to be convinced it's worth the time.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a fascinating read! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! I love book stores!
Nancy
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the worstest mommy said...

This sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it!

blueviolet said...

I'll bet this is really good. Thanks for the chance to win it!
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Elizabeth

kamewh said...

This sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

Wehaf said...

This has actually been on my list for a while!

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AmandaSue said...

please enter me into the giveaway thank you!

gautami tripathy said...

Enter me too, please!

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April said...

Sounds like fun!

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Tanya said...

Would love to win an autographed copy, I'm a huge fan of her work & have a small collection of some of her books..& this would be a huge bonus :)

Tanya said...

I'm huge a fan of this author & have a small collection of her books 7 to be able to have an autographed copy..is a huge bonus :)

rb said...

I love to have an autographed copy! Please enter me. Thanks.