Since I – ever so sadly – cannot attend Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in New York City this week, I’ve decided to join in on Armchair BEA again! Those of us who are participating in Armchair BEA are essentially putting together our own book blogger convention from the comfort of our own homes (or workplaces or wherever else we’ll be). You can read more about Armchair BEA here.
Armchair BEA today includes a variety participant giveaways, and I’ve decided to join in! Last summer, I moved to the United Arab Emirates, and there’s one book that’s been recommended to me over and over again: The Sand Fish by Maha Gargash. Sadly, I haven’t read it yet … but I’m giving you a chance to! I’m giving away one (1) copy to one lucky entrant. You do not have to be participating in Armchair BEA to be eligible!
About the Book:
Coming of age in the 1950s, seventeen-year-old Noora is unlike other women of the sun-battered mountains at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Though she shares their poverty and, like them, bears life’s hardships without complaint, she is also fiery and independent. Following the death of her mother and her father’s descent into dazed madness, Noora flees the threat of an arranged marriage, only to be driven back to her unwanted fate by disappointment and heartbreak. As the third wife to a rich, much older man, Noora struggles to adjust to her new home by the sea, thinking of herself as a sand fish—the desert lizard she observed in the mountains, which, when stuck in the wrong place and desperate to escape, smashed itself again and again into unyielding rocks. But then a light is shone into her miserable darkness, resulting in an unexpected passion, a shocking indiscretion, and a secret that could jeopardize Noora’s life.
This giveaway is open until 12:01am on June 6th, 2012.
- Since my blog apparently decided to “miss” the scheduled posting time, and I was out of the house, I’m posting this now! The giveaway is now open until 12:01am (EST) on June 8th, 2012.
- Open internationally, to anywhere that The Book Depository ships.
- Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter (if you have trouble with it, leave a comment and I’ll add your entry in manually).
- The winner will be contacted by email and has 24 hours to respond before I select another winner.