Later this month for BOOK CLUB, we’ll be discussing Maman’s Homesick Pie (Tuesday, December 13th – here on Linus’s Blanket), but now it’s time give away next month’s BOOK CLUB selection. In December we will be reading our third book from Algonquin Books, Running The Rift by Naomi Benaron.
From the publisher about Running the Rift:
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.
All are welcome to join in on BOOK CLUB, but to win a copy Running the Rift from Algonquin Books for participation in this discussion, please fill out this form by Tuesday, December 13th. 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. Though copies of the book are provided by the publisher, neither Linus’s Blanket, Devourer of Books or their owners receive any compensation for facilitation of this discussion, and all thoughts are their own.