The blurb for In Leah's Wake says : "The Tyler family had the perfect life - until sixteen-year-old Leah decided she didn't want to be perfect anymore. While her parents fight to save their daughter from destroying her brilliant future, Leah's younger sister, Justine, must cope with the damage her out-of-control sibling leaves in her wake. What happens when love just isn't enough? This mesmerizing debut novel tells the tale of a contemporary American family caught in the throes of adolescent rebellion - a heartbreaking, funny, ultimately redemptive quest for love, independence, connection and grace." Sounds like a fabulous read and one that I will be reviewing shortly (but my To Be Reviewed pile is growing faster than I can clear it at the moment !)
Later this month, authorTerri Giuliano Long is running a ‘Book Club Week’ on her blog, with a range of events to help book clubs, reading groups and readers in general get more out of In Leah’s Wake. You can get involved in a variety of ways - submit a question for Terri, share some of the topics you’ve been discussing about the book, submit a short piece (100-200 words) on your favourite character – any of these activities will give participants an entry into the competition to win an Amazon voucher worth $100.
To enter the Book Club Competition and be in with a chance of winning a set of 20 copies of Nowhere to Run (Terri's new book) for a book club or reading group, entrants simply submit a collective summary of what their group or club thought of In Leah’s Wake. If they haven’t read the book yet, they can also submit their views on why they’ve chosen to add the title to their schedule. This is a competition which is open worldwide.
There is a dedicated page on Terri’s blog (http://terriglong.com/blog/in-leahs-wake-book-club-week-april-23-29/) that people can visit for updates but the schedule for the week is below :
IN LEAH’S WAKE BOOK CLUB (WEEK 23-29TH APRIL) EVENT LIST
MONDAY 23RD APRIL: WELCOME TO IN LEAH’S WAKE
Terri shares a candid introduction to the book and her success so far and talks about the role of book bloggers and reviewers in boosting In Leah’s Wake up the charts
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL: THE CHARACTERS OF IN LEAH’S WAKE
Terri invites readers and bloggers to share their thoughts on their favorite characters within In Leah’s Wake and talk about the moments they loved most
In the evening enjoy a live Q&A session with two pivotal characters from the novel: Zoe and her daughter, Leah.
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL: THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
An interview with Terri looks into the story behind the story: how Terri came to write In Leah’s Wake and how it came to be the “little indie book that could” selling over 100,000 copies so far!
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Answering questions by submitted book clubs, readers’ groups, readers and bloggers, Terri will share her thoughts on the novel, the writing process and what lies ahead
In the evening enjoy a Q&A session with Terri Giuliano Long and the chance to put forward your questions live
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL – SUNDAY 28TH APRIL: IN LEAH’S WAKE: IN DISCUSSION
Share your views on some of the discussion topics raised in the In Leah’s Wake reading guide. We’ll be publishing your thoughts along with any new discussion topics you suggest.
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL: LOOKING AHEAD: NOWHERE TO RUN
Terri shares her thoughts on her upcoming novel, Nowhere to Run, and talks about what it’s like to work on a very different kind of story.
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