One Story Book Class:
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
with One Story co-founder Hannah Tinti
June 9th - 11th, 2017
(Price includes a signed hardcover edition of the book,
shipping within the USA, and a three-day online book class.)
One Story’s Book Class is a private online book club—with perks!—for both readers and writers. Sign up today and you’ll receive a signed hardcover edition of Hannah Tinti’s new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Book and shipping are included in the price of the class. You’ll also get access to a special, three-day online course, where you’ll interact directly with Hannah and hear about the inspiration for the book, as she shares her creative process of writing and editing. We hope you’ll join us for an exciting weekend online with a vibrant community of fellow readers and writers from around the world.
About the Book:
After years spent living on the run, Samuel Hawley moves with his teenage daughter Loo to Olympus, Massachusetts. There, in his late wife’s hometown, Hawley finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at school and grows curious about her mother’s mysterious death. Haunting them both are twelve scars Hawley carries on his body, from twelve bullets in his criminal past—a past that eventually spills over into his daughter’s present, until together they must face a reckoning yet to come. This father-daughter epic weaves back and forth through time and across America, from Alaska to the Adirondacks. Both a coming-of-age novel and a literary thriller, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores what it means to be a hero, and the cost we pay to protect the people we love most.
“The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is one part Quentin Tarantino, one part Scheherazade, and twelve parts wild innovation. Hannah Tinti proves herself to be an old-fashioned storyteller of the highest order.”
— Ann Patchett
“With life-or-death struggles in dramatic settings...and starring a fiercely loving, reluctant criminal and a girl of grit and wonder, Tinti has forged a breathtaking novel of violence and tenderness.”
— starred review, Booklist
About Hannah Tinti:
Hannah Tinti is Co-Founder and Executive Editor of One Story. She is also the award-winning author of three works of fiction: Animal Crackers, The Good Thief, and The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.
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