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…
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.