Thursday, June 25, 2009

by Ara 13
Covington Moore Publishers, Texas

Sadly I haven't had time to read this YA novel out of the US but I am intrigued by the author's most unusual surname and also by the fact that the book won an IPPY.
IPPY—the world’s largest international book awards competition, independent or otherwise. Ara 13 competed against releases from production houses such as, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Yale, and other university presses, as well as Pulitzer finalist Dave Eggers’ production house, McSweeney’s, and Barnes & Nobles’ alliance press, iUniverse.

Ara 13’s novel was selected from 3,175 entrants representing 16 countries: Trinidad to Thailand, Croatia to Czech Republic, and France to Finland. Drawers & Booths was one of 32 books to receive the moniker, “Outstanding Book of the Year,” and Ara won a Bronze Medal as “Storyteller of the Year.”

If any visitors to my blog have read the book and would like to write a review, up to say 400 words, then I'd be glad to receive it.

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