Monday, June 6, 2011

Giveaway: The Book of Happenstance, Ingrid Winterbach

This book is a translated literary fiction novel from Open Letter.  It releases June 14, 2011.  So this giveaway is for a final copy of the book and ends on that date, when I'll publish my review of the book to this website.  Hint:  it's really good so far (I'm halfway through it).

Winterbach is from South Africa, and this was originally written in Afrikaans.  Language and translation is even a theme in the novel, although technically you could call it a crime/mystery novel.

Rules:  just be a follower of this blog and leave a comment below.  Ends June 14, 9pm Pac time. US and Canada only.  Please make sure there's a way I can get ahold of you, as some entries for the last few giveaways have not had contact info.


  1. Never read a book that has been translated from Afrikaans. This sounds like a good one... thanks for the giveaway!

    vanessanicole21 at yahoo dot com

  2. Love to win a copy of this book.

    Anne Reach

  3. Hi,

    Thank you SO much for introducing me to this book. I Googled it, and I think it would make for an extremely riveting and interesting read. Some amazing authors have come out of South Africa, and I would love for a chance to win/read this book. Thank you very much for hosting this giveaway! :D

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
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    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  4. I am really enjoying The Broken Blue Line!

    Curious about this one too now, after the teaser introduction!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer


  6. Will try, maybe will get lucky and win! Read Mary Whipple's review over on Amazon - the book sounds really good.

  7. I hate to admit my ignorance, but I didn't even realize Afrikaans was a language! But I'm always interested in what non-English literature trickles into translation, so I'd love to win this book.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  8. I realize that I am one of the people who did not leave contact info. Here is my email address:

    Thank you. Looking forward to your review.

    Anne Reach