Saturday, May 14, 2011

How Huge the Night $50 Amazon #Giveaway

How Huge the Night: A Novel

About How Huge the Night (provided):

Fifteen-year-old Julien Losier just wants to fit in. But after his family moves to a small village in central France in hopes of outrunning the Nazis, he is suddenly faced with bigger challenges than the taunting of local teens. Nina Krenkel left her country to obey her father's dying command: Take your brother and leave Austria. Burn your papers. Tell no one you are Jews. Alone and on the run, she arrives in Tanieux, France, dangerously ill and in despair.


Thrown together by the chaos of war, Julien begins to feel the terrible weight of the looming conflict and Nina fights to survive. As France falls to the Nazis, Julien struggles with doing what is right, even if it is not enough-and wonders whether or not he really can save Nina from almost certain death.


Based on the true story of the town of Le Chambon-the only French town honored by Israel for rescuing Jews from the Holocaust-How Huge the Night is a compelling, coming-of-age drama that will keep teens turning the pages as it teaches them about a fascinating period of history and inspires them to think more deeply about their everyday choices.

 Scraps of Life Book Club Review: Now this is a book that I could NOT put down.  I was excited to participate in the LitFuse Book Tour with this book.  It is a Christian Fiction and Historical Fiction Young Adult book (Now I'm not a YA so this book is for older "adults," too!) and now on my teens list to read. I was amazed at the depth of the characters especially with Julien, Nina and her brother Gusta.  My heart went out to these characters and others as they struggled with a Nazi-controlled France.

This is not a light-summer read. You will zoom through this coming-of-age book, written through the voice and eyes of teenagers.  The struggles during this era with hiding, running, conflicts, changes in personal attributes, death and more will haunt your thoughts.  I do recommend this book for Young Adults and older.

Link to buy the book


About the Munn's (authors): 
Heather Munn was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in southern France where her parents were missionaries like their parents before them. She has a BA in literature from Wheaton College and now lives in a Christian intentional community in rural Illinois, where she and her husband, Paul, host free spiritual retreats for the poor, especially those transitioning out of homelessness or addiction. When not writing or hosting, she works on the communal farm.

Lydia Munn, daughter of missionary parents, grew up in Brazil. She received a BA in literature from Wheaton College, and an MA in Bible from Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions. With her husband, Jim, she has worked in church planting and Bible teaching since 1983, notably in St. Etienne, near the small town in the central mountains of France which forms the background of How Huge the Night. The Munns now live in Grenoble, France.

GIVEAWAY information: 
May 31st ends
Winner announced here!

Kregel Publications is sponsoring an $50 Amazon.com giveaway for my blog readers and any one else who enters below:


To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using #litfuse) about How Huge the Night or share about it on Facebook!


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Thanks to LitFuse for including me on their Book Tour. I was given a copy of the book in exchange for my blog participation. My own tasty words and opinions are expressed here. 
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