Giveaway – American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar – 2 Winners – Ends 1/25/12

American Dervish
by Ayad Akhtar
isbn 9780316183314
Pub. date 1/9/12

Description: Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother’s beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled.
Hayat’s father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.
Mina’s real magic may be that the Shah household, always contentious and sad, becomes a happy one. But when Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat’s heart is enflamed by the community’s anti-Semitism-and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most.

This is a well-written, thought provoking and entertaining book.

I always enjoy coming of age stories. I like to understand how people (and fictional characters) come to be who they are. This book has the usual dilemmas and interpersonal issues, but goes deeper. The author explores emotions that we all experience along with deeper issues of culture, religion and politics.

I’d recommend this book for it’s coming of age theme and for the way it humanizes broader societal issues.

HOW TO CONNECT - You can like the author on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

WHERE TO BUY - The book is available at a discount on Amazon.

PRIZE - American Dervish – 2 Winners – ARV $25

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Giveaway ends January 25, 2012 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for residents of the US & Canada only. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email notification with shipping info and claim prize – if no response, another winner will be chosen . Subject to the official rulesDisclaimer/Disclosure: Sample and prize provided by the giveaway sponsor – Only one American Dervish prize per household from any Hachette sponsored giveaway.

391 comments for “Giveaway – American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar – 2 Winners – Ends 1/25/12

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    January 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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