#Book Giveaway: American Dervish {2 Winners}

Thursday, January 05, 2012 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.

Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.

When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act -- with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.

American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for two (2) copies of American Dervish!

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36 comments:

  1. drey said...

    I'm reading Ann Aguirre's Enclave, love it, should finish tonight. :)

  2. rhonda said...

    Proof of Love Catherine Hall

  3. shana said...

    I just finished the book Cleo.

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

  4. holdenj said...

    I'm just reading a new YA sci-fi book called Cinder.

  5. Yours to Win said...

    I just finished reading Amigoland and may read The Host next.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  6. bettycd said...

    I'm reading Dance of Dragons

  7. Barb K. said...

    I am reading the book Zorro. Great action.
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  8. Sandra K321 said...

    Just started reading Wench.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Patricia N said...

    My daughter is reading The Hunger Games for school so I'm reading it with her.
    PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

  10. Candie L said...

    I am reading the Red House: An Almost Memoir. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. andalene said...

    Seeing Ezra
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

  12. kitblu said...

    Since I just finished a novel and don't have another handy, I picked up Smarter than Jack, true stories showing how intelligent animals are.

  13. Tore said...

    I am reading the Secret Circle. Tore923@aol.com

  14. debbie said...

    I am reading the night circus.

  15. Aleksandra Nearing said...

    I'm reading the Da Vinci Cook :)

  16. Kris said...

    Right now, I'm just reading magazines

  17. Lukey Here said...

    Blackburn: A Novel
    by Bradley Denton

  18. Carol N Wong said...

    I am reading two books right now:

    'Entrapped' by Barbara Kyle and

    'Sister Queens:Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Casile by Julia Fox.

  19. corey said...

    Brushing up on my French with a French/English Firts Series book.
    coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

  20. Carolyn Colley said...

    not reading anything right now, thanks for the giveaway

  21. Rachel said...

    Currently reading Juliet, Naked
    rachel.flavin@gmail.com

  22. Anita Yancey said...

    I am reading Darkness My Old Friend by Lisa Unger.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  23. Leah Baird said...

    Jill Shalvis Simply Irresistible

  24. Connie Black said...

    I am reading Chicken Soup For The Soul Book Of Miracles
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

  25. Charity and John said...

    I am getting ready to read Who Moved My Cheese.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  26. Maureen said...

    I am going to start Heart of Steel by Meljean Brook.

  27. Margie said...

    I'm reading Proof of Heaven.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  28. RoChele said...

    I'm reading Dharma Punx by Noah Levine. Very good.

  29. ikkinlala said...

    I'm reading Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time by Richard Conniff.

  30. bn100 said...

    Iron Knight

  31. Kristie said...

    I'm reading "Plain Fear" by Leanna Ellis. It's Amish fiction with vampires. Kinda crazy, yes. But I'm intrigued. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  32. joyfulheart26@hotmail.com said...

    I'm reading 'THE HELP'

  33. Kelly Grant said...

    shadow kiss

  34. HannahAchrissmile said...

    i just finished reading the total money makeover by dave ramsey
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  35. nfmgirl said...

    I'm reading several books, but one is my book club selection The Art of Tragedy

  36. Darcie K. said...

    I am reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close!

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