Book Giveaway: Claire of the Sea Light

Vamos a Leer | Book GiveawayWe’re giving away a copy of Claire of the Sea Light written by Edwidge Danticat–our featured novel for the April book group meeting!! Check out the following from Goodreads:

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.

But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.

It looks like another interesting read–a great addition to any personal or classroom library. To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by March 28.  Everyone who comments between March 1 and March 28 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 in April for a chance to win May’s featured book, Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos.

Good luck!


14 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Claire of the Sea Light

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog! We’ve got you entered in the giveaway. I just finished the book and really liked it, Danticat is such an amazing writer. It does deal with some heavy themes, so I wouldn’t call it ‘light’ reading.

    • Thanks for your kind words! So glad that you stopped by the blog. Danticat is such a wonderful writer. I just finished the book, it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Good luck!

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog! We’ve got you entered in the giveaway. We’d love to hear what you think about the book if you get the chance to read it.

    • I thought it was a great book. I forget how much I love Danticat’s writing until I start reading something by her again. They’re never ‘light’ reading (I’m not sure you could write about Haiti that way), but always wonderful reading experiences. We’ve got you entered in the giveaway! Good luck!

    • Congrats AlvaradoFrazier! You’re our winner of this month’s copy of Claire of the Sea Light. We’ll be sending you an email soon to get your mailing address. Hope you enjoy!

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