November 2014 Book Club Sweepstakes

Enter by November 30, 2014 for the chance to win up to 10 copies of The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi!
TheRepublicofmagination
A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people’s lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America.

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don’t care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels—The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others—she invites us to join her as citizens of her “Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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Entry Form

 
Enter for a chance to win: A maximum of ten (10) copies of The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi for your book club (Approximate Retail Value up to $200.00). No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older. Sweepstakes begins November 1, 2014. Entries must be received no later than November 30, 2014, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Winner will be selected at random on or about December 5, 2014. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law.  

Official Rules for the

November 2014 Book Club Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older. How to Enter: 
  1. To enter the November 2014 Book Club Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), review these Official Rules and fill out the entry form, including your first and last name, number of members of your book club (maximum of ten), mailing address and email address.  You may also opt-in to the Penguin newsletter. Sweepstakes begins November 3, 2014.  Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than November 30, 2014, 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time.  Limit one entry per person and per book club.  The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Penguin Online, a division of Penguin Group (USA) LLC (“Sponsor”).  Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.
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  1. One winning book club will receive a maximum of ten (10) copies of The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi (Approximate Retail Value up to $200.00).
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