Giveaway for the Algonquin Book Club: In the Time of the Butterflies

Today’s Shelf Awareness, one of our favorite daily reads, gives a fantastic shout out to the Algonquin Book Club. There are only two weeks left until the first event with Julia Alvarez and Edwidge Danticat! To help kick things off, we’re giving away 20 copies of In the Time of the Butterflies to those who haven’t read it and who want to tune in to the live webcast on March 21, 7:00pm EST. All you have to do is leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter. We’ll notify the winners tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Be sure to check out our Algonquin Book Club site for an original essay by Alvarez about In the Time of the Butterflies, a description of the book, bios of the author and interviewer, a reading group guide, book club tips, and some culinary treats–wine and recipe pairings related to the book, including some recipes from Alvarez and recipe favorites of the historical characters in the book.


And the winners are (drum roll, please):

From Facebook:
Lori Anderson
Tamara Young
Beth Gallagher
Colleen Turner
Robyn Walker
Kim Bigelow Willever
Jeffrey Tretin
Jana Harver
Sherrida Hibbard
Tiffany Drew

From the blog:
Anna Mills
Anne Millbrooke
Hira H.
Carmen Barrios Iannuzzi
Kristen-Paige Madonia
Vera Moore
Jada Bradley
Deborah Combass
Kristen-Paige Madonia
B J Cook

Congrats! Please email your address to michael(AT)algonquin(DOT)com to receive your copy.



32 Comments On This Post:

March 7, 2011
10:44 am
Tiffany D. says...

I would love a chance to read this book. It looks like a great read! Thank you for the chance 🙂

March 7, 2011
10:45 am
Kristen-Paige Madonia says...

So excited to hear about the launch of the book club! Looking forward to it…

March 7, 2011
10:45 am
Zeteticat says...

I have wanted to read this book for a while! I hope to read it in the next two weeks before the discussion!

March 7, 2011
10:46 am
B J Cook says...

I am looking forward to this interview. I have heard about the Alvarez book but am now putting it on my must read list. I think I may end up teaching it in my comp lit course.

March 7, 2011
10:49 am
Deborah Combass says...

I am so glad that I found this site! I have been a fan of Algonquin books for so many years — I’m a bookseller since the days of B.Dalton, on through B&N then on to the now defunct Media Play. My life has moved beyond bookselling as a career, but my love of books and literature is as strong as ever and most of my disposable income still goes to books. Thanks for such a wonderful site! 🙂

March 7, 2011
10:51 am
Ronak says...

The book looks like a good one and i’d love to read it before the discussion!

March 7, 2011
10:56 am
Jada Bradley says...

Great choices for your first book club event–excited to see a dialogue between these amazing women! I’m so glad that you are doing a webcast and I’d love to read the book beforehand.

March 7, 2011
11:03 am
Kim H. says...

I bought this book about two years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly! Then when my cousin-in-law told me she had never read it, I gave it to her when she was headed back to NY. So replacing it on my bookshelf would be fantastic!

March 7, 2011
11:17 am
Summer T says...

I would love to read this book!

March 7, 2011
12:01 pm
Ruthie B says...

Please count me in for what sounds like a wonderful book, thanks!

March 7, 2011
12:15 pm
Maegen says...

In The Time of Butterflies has been on my to read list for a long time. I definitely plan to participate.

March 7, 2011
12:20 pm
Julie P. says...

I am really looking forward to these events! I’d love to win a copy!

March 7, 2011
12:55 pm
Amy says...

In the Time of Butterflies is also on my to read list; I’d love a copy.

March 7, 2011
1:46 pm
Word Lily says...

These upcoming events sound so great! I’d love to win a copy.

March 7, 2011
1:56 pm
Jon says...

Thanks for the contest. I definitely plan to tune in March 21st.

March 7, 2011
2:51 pm
Laura says...

I would love to win a copy of In The Time of Butterflies. Please enter me and I plan on tuning in on March 21.

March 7, 2011
3:08 pm
Carmen Barrios Iannuzzi says...

I have read all of her other books and think she is fabulous! I would love a copy of In the Time of the Butterflies to add to my collection of this amazing author!

March 7, 2011
4:03 pm
Sue H. says...

I would love to read In the Time of Butterflies. I’ll be tuning in on March 21!

March 7, 2011
5:16 pm
Hira H. says...

I came across “In The Time of Butterflies” through the Algonquin Books, and immediately after reading the description, the book went on my “to-reads” list! I love books that take fact, and add fiction, in order for the reader to be able to relate to the voices of the characters. I would love to read this book, and would be extremely obliged (not to mention, psyched) to win this book.

I especially loved the author’s mention of Seamus Heaney’s poem “The Cure at Troy”, because the lines
“The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.”
are from some of my favorite lines ever written. I will, most assuredly, be tuning in on March 21st!

March 7, 2011
7:37 pm
Ann Boles says...

I would love a copy of IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES! Thank you.

March 7, 2011
9:01 pm
Wendy W W says...

I have read and re-read all of Julia Alvarez’s works and am also a huge fan of Edwidge Danticat. The voice of the Caribbean diaspora has found eloquence and passion through these authors. I am looking forward to the interview and only wish that it were happening here in New York at the Algonquin to enjoy in person!

I would love a copy of “In the Time of the Butterflies” so that I may share it with others.

Thank you!

March 8, 2011
12:25 am
Anne Millbrooke says...

In the Time of Butterflies evokes so many possibilities and the realization that we indeed live In the Time of Butterflies.

March 8, 2011
5:14 am
Anna Mills says...

Looks wonderful. I’d love a copy!

March 8, 2011
8:27 am
bonnie ragan says...

I would love to get my hands on this to read! I would love a copy!

March 8, 2011
8:38 am
MO says...

Always wanted to read it!

March 8, 2011
8:40 am
Aylin says...

I’ve never read Julia Alvarez but have heard some good things about this book and would love a copy.

March 8, 2011
4:14 pm
B J Cook says...

Thank you — I sent my address from my school email.

March 12, 2011
6:54 pm
rhonda says...

beautiful title,would love to read the book!!

March 14, 2011
10:51 am
Mary says...

Can’t wait to read this book!

March 14, 2011
4:33 pm
Leslie S says...

I am a huge fan of Edwidge Danticat’s and am so looking forward to this interview. I have just started “In the Time of the Butterflies” and would love a copy to place in our school library. Thank you for this great series of Webcasts! Can’t wait!

March 16, 2011
2:03 pm
Carol says...

I would be great to be gifted this book.

March 19, 2011
1:11 am
Susan says...

I guess it is too late, to enter, maybe next time.

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