Saturday, November 2, 2013

Giveaway: The Sleeping Dictionary by Sujata Massey

The Sleeping Dictionary
by Sujata Massey

YOU ASK FOR MY NAME, THE REAL ONE, AND I CANNOT TELL. IT IS NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT.

In 1930, a great ocean wave blots out a Bengali village, leaving only one survivor, a young girl. As a maidservant in a British boarding school, Pom is renamed Sarah and discovers her gift for languages. Her private dreams almost die when she arrives in Kharagpur and is recruited into a secretive, decadent world.

Eventually, she lands in Calcutta, renames herself Kamala, and creates a new life rich in books and friends. But although success and even love seem within reach, she remains trapped by what she is . . . and is not.

As India struggles to throw off imperial rule, Kamala uses her hard-won skills—for secrecy, languages, and reading the unspoken gestures of those around her—to fight for her country’s freedom and her own happiness.


--~ Book Giveaway ~--

WIN my review copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: November 17, 2013

TO DO:

VISIT the author's site here.

RETURN here and tell me something of interest you found there in comments.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

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19 comments:

  1. I was in India recently for the marriage of a friend of mine.
    One of the best experiences in my life!
    Of course I am trying to win this book.
    :)


    I loved the recipes with contextualization.
    It is good to eat the food and know its origin.

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  2. How interesting! Her mystery series sounds really good, too :)

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  3. Rei Shimura.
    Great name for a detective and I think that is a series I have been missing out.
    Thanks for sending me to the site and count me in!

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  4. The synopsis and cover of The Typhoon Lover.
    Great stuff right there!

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  5. Sounds lovely!!

    I found the Rei Shimura series there! Looks like a gem as well!

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  6. The author has won the Agatha and McGavity Awards. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. The mystery is unique and intriguing. The author has written a historical suspense extraordinary novel. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. The book is nominated for the Indie's next list. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  9. The Calcutta Key pamphlet handed out to American military men in 1945 particularly caught my attention. Written in the standards of the time, attempting to teach the soldiers to respect their fellow man, the same words would be seen as particularly ethnocentric now and rather insulting. Interesting how times change, isn't it? michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'm so adding this to my TBL. Thank you. :)

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  11. I liked the Indian recipes, yum!
    I thought it was the book of The Sleeping Dictionary (2003) movie but I just read that this one has just been released. Hmm I wonder if they have any similarities besides the title.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  12. I discovered there was once a pamphlet called "The Calcutta Key".
    I saved the pdf to read later on.

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  13. Loved the recipes! Gonna try some out.

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  14. The recipes. Just precious!

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  15. The recipes part is really interesting. I didn't know that curry powder is not used in Indian cooking. >_<
    Fantastic giveaway! :)

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  16. I am facinated by other cultures and so i would be interested in learning more about India, and what inspired the author to write this novel.

    Thanks for the giveaway x

    My Email is ~ lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  17. "You ask for my name, the real one, and I cannot tell."
    Reading this opening of the book was great!

    agcestrela [at] gmail.com

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  18. I found the author's recipe for Fulkopi Chorchori (Cauliflower and Peas) very interesting. Sounds like something I might like.
    denannduvall@gmail.com

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  19. The recipes are useful.
    Everything should be delicious!

    paginas DOT memoria AT gmail DOT com

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