Asian Heritage Month Giveaway at The Bibliotaphe’s Closet! Ends June 1. CAN & U.S. only – CLOSED

Asian Heritage Month Giveaway

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada!

As an Asian, a cultural enthusiast, and an advocate of racial justice, I’d like to take the opportunity to host The Asian Heritage Month Blog Event at The Bibliotaphe’s Closet for the month of May.

The purpose of this cultural-specific blog event is to advocate the opportunity for all to reflect on and celebrate the beauty and diversity of various Asian cultures and its music, film, art, and literature.


In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, what better way than to host another giveaway? At the end of the month, followers of The Bibliotaphe’s Closet will have a chance to win the international bestseller and winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, the book, Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin published by Vintage Canada!

Kyung-Sook Shin

Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

Format: Trade paperback

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Page Count: 254

ISBN: 978-0-307-35920-9

Winner of The Man Asian Literary Prize 2011

From the back cover:

When sixty-nine-year-old So-Nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom?

Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Kore and a universal story of family love.


To see my review on Please Look After Mom, you can visit here.

Giveaway Rules:

  1. This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S.
  2. You must have a valid email and mailing address to qualify. No P.O. Box addresses accepted.
  3. You must be 15 years old or older to enter.
  4. You must follow my blog to enter and complete the online form below.
  5. Only one entry per person, excluding extra-earned entries.
  6. A winner will be chosen randomly.
  7. Winner must respond to notification within 48 hours to claim prize. If winner fails to claim prize, a new winner will be chosen.
  8. Contest ends Friday, June 1¸2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST
  9. For further details, please visit Zara Alexis’ Giveaway Contest Policy.

To enter, please complete the form below:


A special thank you to Vingtage Canada and L.R. of Random House of Canada for generously providing the book Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin as the prize for this giveaway.


This contest is also listed at Contest Girl. For more contests check out her site!

5 thoughts on “Asian Heritage Month Giveaway at The Bibliotaphe’s Closet! Ends June 1. CAN & U.S. only – CLOSED”

  1. Very cool! I didn’t realize it was Asian Heritage Month in Canada! haven’t heard of this book, but definitely will check it out 🙂

    BTW, how did you manage to embed the form within your post? :O I always end up just posting the link to it!

    1. I’ve been celebrating Asian Heritage Month for a few years now and heard of it through my work at the UCC. And as for the form, when you create it, click on the upper right-hand side for options and you click on embed. Copy the HTML code and paste it into your post and you’re good to go! Thanks for dropping by! 😀

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