Giveaway Monday: Running the Rift

Today’s Giveaway Monday book will have you talking. It’s a book that begs to be discussed because it’s a book that will stay with you. Once you meet Jean Patrick Nkuba, you’ll want to be sure everyone finds him within the new paperback pages of… 

Running the Rift

by Naomi Benaron

To get your discussion started, first you need the book. This is your chance to get a free copy of the brand-new paperback edition of Running the Rift, the Bellwether Prize winner for Socially Engaged Fiction.  Just fill out the form below TODAY to be entered in a random drawing. Entries must be received by Tuesday, September 25, 5pm Eastern.

Once you have the book,  check out the discussion questions at the back of the paperback or on Naomi Benaron’s website to get the conversation started — whether with your book club or with friends, family or passersby.

“Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Running the Rift follows Jean Patrick Nkuba, a gifted Rwandan boy, from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year span in which his country is undone by the Hutu-Tutsi tensions.

Born a Tutsi, he is thrust into a world where it’s impossible to stay apolitical—where the man who used to sell you gifts for your family now spews hatred, where the girl who flirted with you in the lunchroom refuses to look at you, where your Hutu coach is secretly training the very soldiers who will hunt down your family.

Yet in an environment increasingly restrictive for the Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream of becoming Rwanda’s first Olympic medal contender in track, a feat he believes might deliver him and his people from this violence. When the killing begins, Jean Patrick is forced to flee, leaving behind the woman, the family, and the country he loves. Finding them again is the race of his life.

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3 Comments On This Post:

September 24, 2012
6:18 pm
Natalie ~ the Coffee and a Book Chick says...

This sounds incredible. I recently started running a few months ago and started blogging separately for that; consequently, I’ve fallen madly in love with the sport and also reading about it. I can’t imagine the overlapping stories with this book and I now have this on my TBR list. Thanks for hosting this giveaway as well.

September 24, 2012
9:24 pm
Suzanne Deal-Fizgerald says...

I love the Bellweather winners. All have been great reads. I look forward to this new one!

September 25, 2012
8:32 pm
Susan says...

I have been wanting to read this for months. Last month, my car was stolen in it was the hard cover, Running the Rift, I was half way done with it and loving. But, my car was stolen and was unable to finish. Would love to be entered if not too late. Susan

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