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.