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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ARC Arrival and Giveaway: Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji

Publisher: NAL Trade

About the book: An unforgettable novel of young love and coming of age in a nation headed toward revolution.

In a middle-class neighborhood in Iran's sprawling capital city, seventeen-year-old Pasha Shahed spends the summer of 1973 on his rooftop with his best friend, Ahmed, joking around and talking about the future. Even as Pasha asks burning questions about life, he also wrestles with a crushing secret. He has fallen in love with his beautiful neighbor Zari, who has been betrothed since birth to another man. And despite Pasha's guilt-ridden feelings for her, over the long, hot days his tentative friendship with Zari deepens into a rich emotional bond.

But the bliss of those perfect stolen months is shattered in a single night, when Pasha unwittingly acts as a beacon for the Shah's secret police. The violent consequences awaken Pasha and his friends to the reality of living under the rule of a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice from which Pasha may never fully recover.

In a poignant, funny, eye-opening, and emotionally vivid debut novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality infused in the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share: laughter, tears, love, fear, and above all, hope. (back cover)

About the author: Mahbod Seraji was born in Iran and moved to the United States in 1976 at the age of nineteen. He attended the University of Iowa, where he received an MA in film and broadcasting and a Ph.D. in instructional design and technology. He currently works as a management consultant, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. (inside book)

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! Thanks to the author, Mahbod, I have one autographed copy to giveaway to a lucky reader! Just leave me a comment with an email address to enter! This giveaway will end Sept 7th! INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!

Rooftops of Tehran
Publisher/Publication Date: NAL Trade, May 2009
ISBN: 978-1-451-22681-5
368 pages


Book Bird Dog said...

Is the give away an ARC or a "real" book?

Julie said...

sounds good :)


Debs Desk said...

This is one book, I cant wait to get my hands on. Please include me in your giveaway.

bermudaonion said...

What a great giveaway! Please enter me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

DarcyO said...

Sounds wonderful! Count me in!

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Wanda said...

I've heard a lot about this book and would love to win a copy!
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Pam said...

Sounds like the type of book I really enjoy. I'd love to be included in the giveaway (and would love even more to win it! :)

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've been wanting this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sue said...

This looks SO good. Thanks for sharing it!

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Bingo said...

I tried to get this book through Shelf Awareness and just today was told too many asked so I really want to win this one...and to think it is signed by the author...how wonderful is that? Thanks for the chance to win!

Bingo said...

oooh, I forgot my email and rather than you have to look it up when I win soon :D it is
kdhaney(AT) gmail (DOT) com

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

cqueen2 said...

sounds great count me in!!

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nfmgirl said...

I've heard so many great things about this book. I'd love a chance. Thank you!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

All posted for ya at Win a Book, doll. No need to enter me -- and keep those e-mails coming!

Hippolyta said...

I've heard positive reviews of this. Count me in.


Jonita said...

PLEASE enter me to win this one! I absolutely love any books about other cultures and this one is on my wish list! Thank-you!



Linna said...

Cool. I'd like to be entered for this book.
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Llehn said...

I would love to play please!


Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this book.

karen k

bridget3420 said...

I would like to enter.


Rebecca :) said...

I so don't need anymore books, but I have been wanting to get this one for months! I'd love a chance to win one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Winning Readings said...

I'd love a chance to read this one!

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Esme said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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avalonne83 said...

I'd really love to read this book...sounds really great!

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

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Edna said...

I'm hear trying to win a book, so please enter me.


Sandra K321 said...

I have read other reviews of this and would enjoy reading this. I really haven't read much about this part of the world and would like to read this story before Tehran became what we think of it as today.

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Carol W. said...

I've read the Amazon reviews, and the book sounds like one I'd enjoy. Please enter me in the giveaway.


fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.


I would like to read this book more than any I've seen in some time. It really looks heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time.

Kira R. said...

I would like to enter.


Andrea said...

I'd love to win please enter me

QuenKne said...

Count me in for this contest


mariag said...

I would love to win this book.
Please enter me to win.

NatalieA said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!

JoanneR said...

Thank you!

heatherzilla said...

Such a beautiful cover! This sounds like a wonderful story. Please include me in the giveaway.


Jill said...

This sounds like a Great Read! Please count me in on this Giveaway :)

Belinda M said...

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Denny, Alaska said...

This book looks like it will be an incredibly interesting read! Please enter me in the giveaway; thanks!


Lee P said...

This book looks so interesting. Thank you for this giveaway and please count me in.


Anonymous said...

need a good endof summer read..thxfor thecontest...

Heather said...

I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!


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