January BOOK CLUB giveaway – Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron

It is that time again! We are gearing up for this month’s discussion of Maman’s Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan (Tuesday, December 13th, on Nicole’s blog), but it is also time to give away next month’s BOOK CLUB selection. In January we will be reading another offering from Algonquin Books, Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron.

We will be discussing Running the Rift on Tuesday, January 24th on my blog.

From the publisher:

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.

If you would like to be considered as a participant for January, please fill out the form below by Tuesday, December 13th, 2011. Your mailing address will be discarded if you aren’t selected to participate and used to mail you the book if you are. I do not share or retain any personal information. Only those selected will be contacted by email.

We receive no compensation – other than the book to read – for running BOOK CLUB.

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