Thursday, August 18, 2011

NIGHT ROAD: A GIVEAWAY

                                                                                                                      
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Night Road
by Kristin Hannah

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go..
To forget…
To forgive…
Which road will you take?
                                       Night Road

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers.  When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude.  Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend.  Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.   

Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way.  It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school.  Suddenly she is at a loss.  Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them. 

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives.  In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything.  In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, NIGHT ROAD raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness.  It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope.  This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

EXCERPT FROM NIGHT ROAD:
Prologue

2010


She stands at the hairpin turn on Night Road.

On either side of her, giant evergreens grow clustered together, rising high into the blue summer sky. Even now, in midday, this stubbled, winding ribbon of asphalt holds the morning mist close.

This road is like her life; knee deep in shadow. Once, it had been the quickest way home and she’d taken it easily, turning onto its potholed surface without a second thought, rarely noticing how the earth dropped away on either edge. Her mind had been on other things back then, on the miniutae of everyday life. Chores. Errands. Schedules.

She hadn’t taken this route in years. Just the thought of it had been enough to make her turn the steering wheel too sharply; better to go off the road than to find herself here. Or so she’d thought until today.

People on the island still talk about what happened in the summer of ’04. They sit on barstools and in porch swings and spout opinions, half truths, making judgments that aren’t theirs to make. They think a few columns in a newspaper give them the facts they need. But the facts are hardly what matter.

If anyone sees her here, just standing on this lonely roadside in a gathering mist, it will all come up again. Like her, they’ll remember that night, so long ago, when the rain turned to ash….
To read more of this excerpt, visit Kristin Hannah's website HERE.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Night Road, Firefly Lane, True Colors and Winter Garden. She was born in Southern California and moved to Western Washington when she was eight. A former lawyer, Hannah started writing when she was pregnant and on bed rest for five months. Writing soon became an obsession, and she has been at it ever since. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
To read more details about the talented Kristin Hannah, visit her website HERE.

GIVEAWAY

MY BOOK CLUB CHOSE NIGHT ROAD 
RECENTLY AND ADORED IT. I HAVE READ
ALL OF KRISTIN'S BOOKS AND CAN'T SAY
ENOUGH ABOUT HER WRITING. I WANT
TO SHARE THIS SPECIAL AUTHOR SO
I HAVE ONE NEW HARD BACK COPY
OF NIGHT ROAD TO GIVE AWAY 
 
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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GOOD LUCK!

151 comments:

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

The book sounds interesting, but the prologue drew me in! What happened in the summer of 2004?!!?!?

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Love Kristin Hannah - Winter Garden was one of my favorite books last year.

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lag123 said...

I would love to read this and see "what happened" on that fateful night. Thanks for the giveaway.

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debbie said...

I would like to see what happens to her two children and how she gets on with her life.
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debbie said...

I learned her mother had cancer, and even though she was a lawyer, told her she was a writer. They wrote a cliched historical novel together.
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Pat L. said...

Wow, sounds like a lot to this story and am sure I will be dragging out the tissues or maybe a few boxes of them.

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I read that Kristin was an attorney.

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holdenj said...

I have yet to read any of her books! My friend loved Winter Garden and I keep meaning to pick one up. Thanks!
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Becky said...

This book looks intriguing. My book club read Fire Fly. Thanks for a great review!

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A fun fact about Kristin is that her favorite midnight snack is Raisin Bran.
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Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. This book sounds interesting. About what a mother will do to protect her children. I am interested in what happens. Tore923@aol.com

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Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

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Colleen Turner said...

Wow, this sounds like a very powerful story! As a mother of a six year old I worry everyday about the things in his environment that I cannot control. I can only imagine how that gets multiplied as your kids get older, and I shiver to think what has happened in this story...but I still want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!
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This book sounds like it contains some serious family issues. The description makes we want to know the details. I always enjoy family dramas.
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sweetpea said...

it seems like a book that once you read it it will make you think about the choices we each have made in our lives

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I like the statement - courage it takes to forgive the people we love

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Nancye said...

This book sounds really interesting! I love Kristin Hannah and I have several of her books. I am eager to discover what happened on that "fateful night"---I am assuming it was a car wreck, thus the title "Night Road" that took one or both of her children.

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When I went to Kristin's website, I learned that she wrote a book that she collaborated with her mother on her (mother's) deathbed. This unfinished book sat in the top of Kristin's closet until she was bored when she was on bedrest. She then got it out and worked on it until it was complete.

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