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Book Giveaway: Tales from a Spanish Village by Richard A. Barrett

Tales From a Spanish Village

My last blogivesary giveaway is for a copy of Tales from a Spanish Village by Richard A. Barrett. I'm about halfway through this book and am really enjoying it. You'll have to wait until I finish it for my full review, but I wanted to offer it as a giveaway before the month is through. Here are some details:

About the book:
In Tales from a Spanish Village, Barrett’s remarkable, true-life adventure begins when he receives a grant from his professor to finish research on his doctoral dissertation in Benabarre, Spain. The memoir details Barrett’s adjustments to student life in a small, peasant town and chronicles his encounters with various characters and customs. It also details a first-hand look at Spain ruled by the Franco dictatorship, when he witnessed those considered to be lower class treated harshly by the police.

About the author:
Dr. Richard Barrett taught cultural anthropology at Temple University and the University of New Mexico before retiring. He is the author of two books about anthropology, Benabarre: The Modernization of a Spanish Village, and Culture and Conduct: An Excursion in Anthropology. Dr. Barrett enjoys woodworking, fly fishing for trout and collecting twentieth century art. He lives with his wife, Dottie, in Santa Fe, N.M., and Carpinteria, Calif. For more information, please visit

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This giveaway will end on Sunday, October 31 at 10:00pm Eastern time. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email, so be sure to include your email address if it's not easily accessible. The book will be sent directly from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists.


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  6. I would love to read Tales from a Spanish Village :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  10. Sounds very interesting. I read one that was similarly themed about a young man's stay in China and this sounds just as good.

  11. I would like to read this book to find out a bit more about that in Spanish history. It would be interesting to learn more about the customs of Spain.


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