We’re giving away a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universewritten by Benjamin Alire Sáenz–our featured novel for February’s book group meeting!! Check out the following from L. Lee Butler at NPR:
“Two Mexican-American teens living in El Paso in the 1980s, Dante and Ari could scarcely be more different. But through their years of growing up, apart and together in the pages of this lyrical novel, they are able to become more to each other than either could have imagined. While most young adult novels are confined to a small, urgent window of time, Benjamin Alire Saenz’s book is expansive, taking in the whole of an adolescent friendship, through momentous turning points and casual disintegrations. Ari’s voice is powerful and the perspective is specifically Mexican-American without being exclusively Mexican-American. If you’re anything like me, your heart will be in your throat through the final third of the book, hoping against hope for the joy that these characters deserve with each other.”
For more on the book, read an interview with Sánez here.
I’ve been waiting all year to discuss this one with our book group! Sánez is one of our favorite authors, and from everything I’ve read, this book will not disappoint!
To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by January 26th. Everyone who comments between December 20th and January 26th will be entered in the drawing. If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.
Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting. So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!