Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Blog Tour: THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU by Beth Kephart - Giveaway

By Beth Kephart
Published by Chronicle Books
Published by April 12, 2016

On Haven, a six-mile long, half-mile-wide stretch of barrier island, Mira Banul and her Year-Rounder friends have proudly risen to every challenge. But then a superstorm defies all predictions and devastates the island, upending all logic and stranding Mira’s mother and brother on the mainland. Nothing will ever be the same. A stranger appears in the wreck of Mira’s home. A friend obsessed with vanishing disappears. As the mysteries deepen, Mira must find the strength to carry on—to somehow hold her memories in place while learning to trust a radically reinvented future. Gripping and poetic, This Is the Story of You is about the beauty of nature and the power of family, about finding hope in the wake of tragedy and recovery in the face of overwhelming loss.

"A masterful exploration of nature's power to shake human foundations, literal and figurative."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This beautifully written book works on many levels and is rich in its characterization, emotion, language, and hint of mystery." —School Library Journal, starred review

"We fall in love with Kephart more and more every year."—Bookpage

“An exploration of the unrelenting power of nature and a reminder of the one thing in the world that is irreplaceable: family.”—Booklist 

Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of nineteen books, including Going Over, Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, and Small Damages. A National Book Award finalist, Kephart is also a winner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fiction grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Leeway grant, a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant, and the Speakeasy Poetry Prize. Kephart teaches workshops at many institutions, to all ages and creative nonfiction workshops at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a popular keynote speaker and frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many national journals. She blogs daily at beth-kephart.blogspot.com


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  1. Many, many thanks for hosting me here. I appreciate that. (And so does Mira.)

  2. The only other book by Beth Kephart that I have read was You Are My Only. This one sounds good too. Thanks for the giveaway.


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