Thursday, July 2, 2009

Giveaway: Day 4



The book for giveaway day #4 is The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama. I received this book twice since I received it for review and also got it from the lovely Marcia at The Printed Page. In honor of her Pay It Forward mentality with books, I'm going to send one of my copies onward through this giveaway. I'd send both but darn I loved this book too much to leave myself copyless. In any case, as this is from my own collection, the giveaway is open internationally. So one lucky winner somewhere, anywhere on the planet will be the recipient of a well-traveled and thoroughly enjoyed book.

Amazon's review says:

A thriving arranged-marriage bureau in contemporary India resides at the heart of Zama's charming debut. The customers who visit Mr. Ali's bureau—a project he began in retirement to pass the time—are mostly pragmatists: they look for mates based on height, complexion, caste, economic status and religion. As business picks up, Mr. Ali, a Muslim, takes on a young assistant, Aruna, a poor Hindu girl, who helps him formulate happy unions. While the bureau prospers, Mr. Ali and his wife contend with their headstrong son, a human rights advocate who worries them constantly, and Aruna faces her dismal home life and a handsome young client who may want more from her than lists of potential matches. Zama's strength is in showing the love that makes the matchmaking system possible, looking at the reciprocity, trust and devotion that underlie marriage. Though the dialogue can tend toward the wooden and some problems work out too tidily, Zama's delightful world of mid-morning tea breaks, afternoon siestas, picnics in mango groves and meddlesome aunties is a pleasant place to hang out.

In order to enter yourself in the giveaway for this previously enjoyed book do any or all of the following:

Leave a comment on this post.
Become a follower (or remind me that you already follow).
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One lucky winner will be chosen on July 12th. Be sure to check back tomorrow for yet another giveaway.

27 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks like another great book you are offering. Many thanks for this giveaway!

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  2. proud follower for a couple of months now!

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  3. tweeted your giveaway

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  4. I check your review and I am interested in the story. :D Please enter me.
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  5. I'm already a follower. :D
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  6. How fun does this book look and sound! Love the bright cover. What great giveaways you've been having.

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  7. Follower

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  8. This looks fun! Please enter me!

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  9. I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader).

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  10. I tweeted about this!

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  11. Sounds like a good book - please enter my name in your give-away. I'll be a follower as soon as Google gets its act together! I do follow you on Google Reader.

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  12. OOOOOOOOOOOOO....I really want this one....

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  13. I'm a follower...great blog.

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  14. Why not give it a try (despite the fact that I never win)!

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  15. Just imagine my surprise when you were offering this giveaway. I saw this book at BN yesterday. I saw the flap and wanted it, wanted it. If I don't win it at your giveaway I plan to buy it soon....I just found your blog and plan to be a follower.

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  16. This looks interesting.

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  17. I'd like to be entered. :)

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  18. I'm a follower

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  20. Looks great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. I'd love a chance to win this book!

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  25. I'd love this book! And I follow your blog. If I manage to make a post about it, I'll point you at it. So far I'm barely managing my book-a-day posts.

    Beth

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