I’m so excited to be giving away a copy of the newest book from Robin Benway, the National Book Award-winning author, and my own dear friend. It is truly a worthy follow-up to Far From the Tree, and I’m so delighted for us here at GFY to spread the word about it. It comes out today.

National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Robin Benway returns with a story of love, loss, and sisterhood reminiscent of I’ll Give You the Sun and Every Day. Told in reverse chronological order, A Year to the Day will claim a permanent home in your heart.


Leo can’t remember what happened the night of the accident. All she knows is that she left the party with her older sister, Nina, and Nina’s boyfriend, East. And now Nina is dead, killed by a drunk driver and leaving Leo with a hole inside her that’s impossible to fill.

East, who loved Nina almost as much as Leo did, is the person who seems to most understand how she feels, and the two form a friendship based on their shared grief. But as she struggles to remember what happened, Leo discovers that East remembers every detail of the accident—and he won’t tell her anything about it. In fact, he refuses to talk about that night at all.

As the days tumble one into the next, Leo’s story comes together while her world falls apart. How can she move on if she never knows what really happened that night? And is happiness even possible in a world without Nina?

I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of this book and it is truly excellent (and will definitely make you cry). The New York Times agrees with me! We have one autographed copy to give away. (A new copy! This one in the photo is my galley.)

THE TASK: As usual, I’ll be picking the winner at random. To enter, please share your favorite tearjerker (it doesn’t have to be a book!).

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.  (Open to US readers only; all prizing courtesy of me. We use affiliate links, like those above to Amazon.)