Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW Giveaway #3: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim



A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author’s mother, about a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in occupied Korea.

In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother—but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. When he seeks to marry Najin into an aristocratic family, her mother defies generations of obedient wives and instead sends her to serve in the king’s court as a companion to a young princess. But the king is soon assassinated, and the centuries-old dynastic culture comes to its end.

In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. As she desperately seeks to continue her education, will the unexpected love she finds along the way be enough to sustain her through the violence and subjugation her country continues to face? Spanning thirty years, The Calligrapher’s Daughter is a richly drawn novel in the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan about a country torn between ancient customs and modern possibilities, a family ultimately united by love, and a woman who never gives up her search for freedom.

~ Synopsis from the author's Website

I have five copies of this fantastic novel to give away, courtesy of Jason at Henry Holt (thank you, Jason!!). To enter, just leave me a comment here that includes your email address. The winners will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Enter thru midnight eastern on September 20. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Anyone who already follows, subscribes, or has faved at Technorati still gets the extras, just mention it in your comment! Thank you for visiting and entering!!

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Be sure to check out all of the fantastic BBAW giveaways going on this week!! Click on the link or the button in the upper left corner to join in the fun!

95 comments:

heatherzilla said...

This sounds like a great novel. I find it interesting that the book was inspired by her mother. Please include me in the giveaway.

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ccqdesigns said...

I have been waiting for someone to give away this book, I really want to read this one!

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I am a long time follower on google reader

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eMily said...

This sounds really interesting! Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway!

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bermudaonion said...

I almost started hyperventilating when I saw this giveaway!
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elnice said...

This book sounds great, please count me in!
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I am already a follower
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Pam said...

This book sounds amazing and the cover art is stunning! Please include me!

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flowerchild said...

sounds like a great read please count me in..thanks
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Riva said...

I keep reading good things about this book. Now I need to win a copy!

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I would love to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

Tina said...

Hellow fellow New England blogger....thanks for holding this giveaway.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this! :)

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Linda said...

I've never read a novel set in Korea; this book sounds great.
Please enter me in the giveaway.

And I follow through Google Reader.

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songbirdz said...

This sounds really great, I've been dying to read this! Please enter me =)
I'm also a follower, and I favorited at technorati =)
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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Jasmine said...

I have this on my wish list so crossing my fingers and toes

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Amanda said...

I've never read a book about Korean culture. I would love to win this. My address is amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

Irene Yeates said...

Oh, I think Bermuda Onion said it best. Please count me in! Thank you.

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Paula said...

I would love a chance to read this book. I am a follower.

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Jemima said...

This looks like a great book. Please enter me: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

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Susan said...

Oooooh, I'd love to read this one! I've gotcha on my Google reader and I'm heading to Technorati right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

fitz12383 said...

Please include me in this one.

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Jessica said...

This sounds like such a great book. I would love to give it a reaad. Count me in please. Thanks.
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Beth said...

The book looks so good. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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Sarah said...

I'd love a chance to win this one! I'm already a follower. sljohnson2 at eiu.edu

holdenj said...

It sounds like a good story. Please count me in. Thanks.
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I am already a follower.
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Sheila said...

Please enter me. I am already a follower, and I subscribe to your email updates.

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Zibilee said...

Please enter me in the giveaway, it sounds like a great book!

I am also a follower of your blog.

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Diana said...

Sounds awesome!
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Jennifer said...

Fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me - looks like a great book.

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Alyce said...

I would love to be entered!

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Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Sounds good.

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Cherie J said...

I am a follower.

Sue said...

I'd love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Kate said...

Sounds like an amazing novel. Please enter me.

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Esme said...

Do enter me please-this is on my TBR.

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Bingo said...

Please enter me.

I just became a follower (I thought I always was one)

What a great giveaway...thanks!

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Kaye said...

Please enter me in the drawing as I just love books set in Asia. This one looks really good.

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Marie said...

Sounds like a great read!

I am a follower.

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Sandra K321 said...

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Thanks for this great giveaway. I am fascinated with this wonderful novel. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com
I subscribe.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Please count me in.
I'm a follower.
Faved on technorati.
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Stephanie said...

This looks really interesting-my mom recently introduced me to Lisa See's books so I'm in the mood for something similar.

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Lucyinthesky said...

trying to remeber here:
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I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance.

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.

I am also a follower.

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bookbliss said...

I want to enter and I will put you on my follower list. My email is bookbliss@riella.com Thanks :)

Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about this contest here.
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Laura's Reviews said...

This novel sounds fantastic - I would love to be included in the giveaway.

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Thanks!

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I just became a follower.

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Thanks!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks.

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Lisa said...

I love that her mom inspired the author! I love to read about different cultures.

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Amber said...

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bridget3420 said...

I'd like to enter

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Carol Dirks said...

Another book on my list to read that my library doesn't have yet, so I'd love to win it.
Thanks.
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AmandaSue said...

I'd like a chance to read this thanks.

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Andrea said...

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nfmgirl said...

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Debbie F said...

Please include me!

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Jaime said...

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MUM said...

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Rebecca N. said...

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Winning Readings said...

I'd love to read this!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber ;)

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Carol W. said...

This is on my Must Read list. Please include me in the giveaway.

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Brittany said...

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Brittany said...

I'm also a subscriber!

LoveMyCoffee said...

I am so excited to see this book for a giveaway. I have this on my wish list. Please count me in.

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gaby317 said...

I've been reading about The Calligrapher's Daughter - this sounds so good!

Thanks so much for the entry.

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Amanda said...

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Amanda said...

I tweeted about this giveaway @amandawk

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I follow via google reader.

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Bev said...

Stopped by to enter one giveaway and saw the post for The Calligrapher's Daughter and just had to enter this one as well. Thanks for the chance.

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Jaime said...

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