Title: One Hundred and One Nights
Author: Benjamin Buchholtz
Publisher: Back Bay Books (Hatchette)
Release Date: December 1, 2011
No. Pages: 320
Alone in a new city, former Iraqi expatriate Abu Saheeh has exactly what he wants: freedom from his past. But then he meets Layla, a whimsical fourteen year-old girl who enchants him with her love of American pop culture. Distracted by her stories, Abu Saheeh settles into the town's rhythm and begins rebuilding his life. But two sudden developments--his alliance with a powerful merchant and his employment of a hot-headed young assistant--reawaken his painful memories, and not even Layla may be able to save him from careening out of control and endangering all their lives. A breathtaking story of family, friendship, love, betrayal, and sacrifice, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS is an unforgettable novel about the struggle for salvation and the power of familyI just started reading this book so all I have is the first 10 pages to go on but so far, it is beautifully articulated. I am excited to read the rest. Review coming! Until then, the amazing people at Little, Brown and Company have offered to sponsor a giveaway for THREE copies! Fill out the form below. For extra entries, tweet, make comment or just be excited and let me know!