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Giveaway: Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo

[ 109 ] March 25, 2011 |

I have 3 hardcover copies of Day of Honey to give away!

About the book

A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival.

In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. Over the next six years, while living in Baghdad and Beirut, she broke bread with Shiites and Sunnis, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body in times of war.

Reporting from occupied Baghdad, Ciezadlo longs for normal married life. She finds it in Beirut, her husband’s hometown, a city slowly recovering from years of civil war. But just as the young couple settles into a new home, the bloodshed they escaped in Iraq spreads to Lebanon and reawakens the terrible specter of sectarian violence.

Day of Honey is a brave and compassionate portrait of civilian life during wartime—a moving testament to the power of love and generosity to transcend the misery of war.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only. Deadline to enter is midnight on April 8, 2011.

Giveaway copies are provided free of any obligation by Free Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    It sounds like a great book. I would love to read it.

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    Chris N says:

    I entered the Bradwells’ giveaway.


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    Chris N says:

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    Chris N says:

    Sounds like an excellent book. It is always interesting to get this sort of insight into a place you see constantly on the news.


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    James Coyne says:

    i entered the 4 mrs. bradwells contest

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    James Coyne says:

    i follow via GFC

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    James Coyne says:

    i’m an email subscriber

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    James Coyne says:

    i love a good book

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    Susan Smith says:

    follow via GFC

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    Susan Smith says:

    Sounds like a good book

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    susan smoaks says:

    i would love to win

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    Diane Baum says:

    This sounds like an incredible read

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    Melanie says:

    I’d love to read this!

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    Dorothy says:

    Thanks for the Sweepstake.Hope I can win the Great Prize!

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    beverly mckinley says:

    i hope i win this is it okay to donate to librar when finished as i know it would teach many people.

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    I love to read non-fiction!

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    Nicole C. says:

    I would love to read this book.

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    Kim B. says:

    thanks for the contest

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    Entered the Wilton’s Pops book giveaway.

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    Rebecca Graham says:

    Sounds like a good book.

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    Shannon Baas says:

    Looks like a good book.

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    Amber says:

    I entered your The Four Ms. Bradwells giveaway

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    Amber says:

    I entered your Pops! Sweets on a Stick giveaway

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    Amber says:

    I entered your Radio Shangri-La giveaway

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    Amber says:

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    Amber says:

    I entered your Jane Eyre giveaway

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    Amber says:

    I would love to enter to win please!

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    amandasue says:

    I entered Pops! Sweets on a stick

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    amandasue says:

    I’m a follower thanks

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    amandasue says:

    Email subscriber thanks

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    amandasue says:

    I’d love a chance to read this thanks.

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    Katrina says:

    I would love to win a copy!

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    Lisa says:

    This sounds great! GFC follower

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    I’d love to read this.

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    Dionne Nelson says:

    Oh Please . . . Oh Please . . . Oh Please! I so want this book :) *crossed fingers*

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    Amy says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, this sounds good!

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    West Of Mars — Win A Book! » Blog Archive » Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo says:

    […] we’ve got three copies of a memoir about life in the Middle East. Day of Honey, it’s called, and it was written by Annia Ciezadlo. Annia. That’s a […]

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    Shana says:

    I entered the giveaway for The Baby Planner.

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    Shana says:

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    Shana says:

    This looks great!

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    Jennifer Ryder says:

    I entered The Four Ms. Bradwells giveaway.
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    Jennifer Ryder says:

    I’m a GFC follower(Jennifer).
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    Jennifer Ryder says:

    I’m an email subscriber.
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    Jennifer Ryder says:

    I’m sorry to say that I don’t know enough about this part of the world and I would like to learn more.
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    Nive says:

    GFC follower…

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    Subscribe by feed…

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    Email subscriber…

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    Nive says:

    Thanks for this giveaway…

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    GFC Follower :)

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Sounds very intersting :)

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    Stephenia says:

    i subscribe via email. thanks for the give a way

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    Stephenia says:

    It sounds very interesting to read about another woman’s experience in a country in conflict.

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    I also entered the giveaway for the book “The Four Ms.Bradwells”

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    Public follower on Google Friend Connect

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    I subscribe by email

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    Yvonne Butler says:

    I am entering for the book “Day of Honey” I hope this is the correct place, it was a little confusing. I would very much love to win this book, the review makes it so intresting. I like to read people and way of life in different people. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Carol Wong says:

    I entered the contest for “The Four Ms. Bradwells’.


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    Carol Wong says:

    I entered the contest for ‘Radio Shangri La’.


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    Carol Wong says:

    I follow this blog with an e-mail subscription.


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    Carol Wong says:

    The cover is gorgeous and the book is a rare non-political book about the Middle East. I love the phrase “her hunger for food and friendship”. I would really love to win this book.


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    Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

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    Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I am a follower.

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    Mona Garg says:

    I would lve to win this book b/c :
    . I love books set in foreign locales
    . Being a foodie, I enjoy books about well, food
    . Nice cover

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    dianad says:

    I entered One of Our Thursdays is Missing. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    dianad says:

    I am an email subscriber. Thanks

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    dianad says:

    Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    Esme says:

    Do sign me up please. I follow.

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    Karen says:

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    Karen says:

    Cool giveaway!

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    Margie says:

    follow via Networked Blogs

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    Margie says:

    entered for The Four Ms. Bradwells

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    Margie says:

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    Margie says:

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    Margie says:

    This looks like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Sandra K321 says:

    I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks.

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    I shared the giveaway via twitter.

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    Looks like a good book, definitely would like to read it!
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    debbie says:

    I am a gfc follower.

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    debbie says:

    I am a email subscriber.

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    debbie says:

    I would like to read this, it sounds really good.

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    Debbie D says:

    Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.


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