Night Owl Book Club - Hard by a Great Forest - 21st March
Join us for our first Night Owl book club event for Hard by a Great Forest, the fascinating debut novel by Leo Vardiashvili.
Purchase a copy of the book from Night Owl Books and receive a free ticket for our book club event on Thursday, 21st March, at 8pm - while spaces last!
Please note: as Night Owl Books will be closed until the 15th February, purchased copies will be available for collection from our friends at Village Green Home in East Linton, from Friday, 2nd February. View Village Green Home's opening times here.
Alternatively, please select a shipping option to have the book posted to you.
About the book:
'I gasped, laughed, and wept my way through it' KHALED HOSSEINI
Tbilisi's littered with memories that await me like landmines. The dearly departed voices I silenced long ago have come back without my permission. The situation calls for someone with a plan. I didn't even bring toothpaste.
Saba's father is missing, and the trail leads back to Tbilisi, Georgia.
It's been two decades since Irakli fled his war-torn homeland with two young sons, now grown men. Two decades since he saw their mother, who stayed so they could escape. At long last, Tbilisi has lured him home. But when Irakli's phone calls stop, a mystery begins...
Arriving in the city as escaped zoo animals prowl the streets, Saba picks up the trail of clues: strange graffiti, bewildering messages transmitted through the radio, pages from his father's unpublished manuscript scattered like breadcrumbs. As the voices of those left behind pull at the edges of his world, Saba will discover that all roads lead back to the past, and to secrets swallowed up by the great forests of Georgia.
In a winding pursuit through the magic and mystery of returning to a lost homeland, Hard by a Great Forest is a rare, searching tale of home, memory and sacrifice – of one family's mission to rescue one another, and put the past to rest.
Hardback, 352 pages, published 30th January 2024.
- I already have a copy of Hard by a Great Forest - is it possible to get a ticket without the book?
No problem! Please let me know by writing a note when adding the ticket to your cart (click 'Add a note to your order', and write a message in the box before checking out). You'll receive a credit of £16.99 to spend on another book of your choice at Night Owl.
- Where will we be meeting?
The event will be held at Night Owl Books, 1 Bridge Street, East Linton, EH40 3AG.
- We'd like to attend as a couple and share a copy of the book - is that possible?
Of course! Please select two tickets, and let me know by writing a note when adding the ticket to your cart. You can pick up one copy of the book from Night Owl and receive a credit of £16.99 to spend on another book of your choice.
A note on Covid precautions: if you can, please take a lateral before attending, and if you feel unwell on the day, please err on the side of caution.