Canada Day Book Giveaway!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

It’s Canada Day on July 1, and along with a host of other Canada-based  bloggers, I’m giving away a Canada-themed book to mark the day. Huzzah!

I’m giving away the acclaimed YA novel Karma (2011), by Calgary-based author Cathy Ostlere. Karma is a 2012 Canadian Library Honour book, a 2012 Booklist Editor’s Choice, a 2012 South Asia Book Award, Highly Commended Book, and is shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award.

About the book: Fifteen-year-old Maya and her father Amar arrive from their home in Canada into a seething moment in India’s history.  On October 31, 1984, the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was gunned down by two Sikh bodyguards, and the assassination leads to Sikh families being killed in retribution; Amar and Maya are Sikh. “Karma is the story of how a young woman, straddling two cultures and enduring personal loss, learns forgiveness, acceptance and love.”

Reviews: “With its sweeping, even soaring reach, this novel contains a range of earthly experiences and emotions as well: love and death, hatred and evil, joy and engulfing sorrow as perceived and experienced by its two beautifully drawn teen protagonists…” (from The Globe and Mail)

“In her YA debut, acclaimed adult author Ostlere offers a riveting, historically accurate coming-of age tale of gutsy survival, self-sacrifice, and love. Set during a six-week period, the novel in verse makes the most of its lyrical form with lines of dialogue that bounce back and forth in columns across the page and singularly beautiful metaphors and similes that convey potent detail and emotion.” (from Booklist)

If you’d like a spanking new copy of Karma–let me know in the comments! This giveaway runs from June 28 to July 1, and is open to US and Canadian residents. I’ll pick a winner on July 2 using Random Number Generator.

Do check out the other giveaways too! This Blog Hop is hosted by Aislynn of Stitch Read Cook, Chrystal of Snow Drop Dreams and Carmel of Rabid Reads. Please click on the linky to see the full list of participating blogs–I don’t know how to post the list here.

(All book-related information in this post is from the author’s website.)

Update: Thank you to all who entered this giveaway. The winner as picked by was #15 — Shannon of Giraffe Days.



43 responses to “Canada Day Book Giveaway!

  1. Thanks so much for participating in this year’s hop and happy (almost) Canada Day!

  2. The book sounds lovely! Happy Canada Day!

  3. Please enter me in the contest for this novel – great Canadian-themed giveaway! Thank you for doing this.
    Lisa McManus Lange

  4. Awesome! 😄 Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up!

  5. Karma sounds like a great read. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  6. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Sounds like an awesome book! Happy Canada Day.


  8. Thanks for the giveaway, this book sounds awesome!


  9. Wow. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win.

    catchingashootingstar at hotmail dot ca

  10. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  11. Really interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Oooh, not my usual kind of story but I’m very interested in this one. Thanks for spotlighting this book!

  13. I’d love to be entered for this one – thanks for the chance to win! And early Happy Canada Day 🙂

  14. Thanks for offering this giveaway. I’d love to enter. The book sounds like my kind of story.

  15. Oh I would love to read this! Thank you for such a great giveaway!

    (Toronto blogger)

  16. Thank you for being a part of the hop! 🙂 Great choice of book for a giveaway. 🙂

  17. Thank you for the giveaway! Happy early Canada Day as well. 🙂

  18. Sounds like such a lovely book to read! Thanks for such a great choice!

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. Thanks so much!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  20. Maneesha Haroon

    I am an Indian and Karma sounds like a really good book to read. Just wondering what made a Calgary based novelist write about Indians thogh 🙂
    Would love to win a copy! Thanks!


    • She says on her site that she visited India a while ago, and wasn’t able to come to terms with what she saw, till she wrote this book, and then it all fell into place. I guess you could also write and ask her directly?!

  21. Please enter me in the contest – I’d love to read a book that is vacant of inaccuracies! Thanks for doing this! -@JoyKirr

  22. I would love to read this!

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  24. This sounds like a very interesting book, and I have never heard of it before. Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Canada Day!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  25. Christina Torres-Salas

    This book looks interesting and the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

  26. AWESOME! Thank you for participating in the blog hop, and please enter me for the giveaway~

  27. Christinabean

    I’m a Calgarian and would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway! clderwee at gmail dot com

  28. So great to meet other Canadian bloggers. Happy Canada Day!

  29. I’d love to read Karma! It sound like a GREAT book! Thanks for participating in this fabulous hop!

  30. Sounds great! coldmoonviolet(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. Thank you so much for participating in this years blog hop! Hope you had an amazing weekend!

  32. Looks like a great read, thanks for the chance.

  33. Ooh, this book sounds great! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    Lauren @ Mommabears Book Blog

  34. Thank you for the chance to win! Happy Canada Day 🙂

  35. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Karma looks like a really great book 😀

    megnate at telus dot net

  37. The book sounds good. I would like to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I’m sorry I missed this – looks like a good read.

  40. Thank you to all who entered this giveaway. The winner as picked by was #15 — Shannon of Giraffe Days.

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