Author Readings, June 8-14

Not as slow this week for readings, but I couldn’t resist adding this one, even though it’s all the way down @ Kepler’s in Palo Alto.

We had Nina here at BHS to speak, she was wonderful and her book Hold Still is super popular.  We also loved Jandy Nelson’s book The Sky is Everywhere. And…I’ve heard nothing but great things about Sea.

Reality Bites
Teen Realistic Fiction: Heidi Kling, Nina LaCour, and Jandy Nelson

Thursday June 10, 7:00 p.m.

Join us to meet three of our favorite new writers of teen realistic fiction:

Heidi R. Kling: Sea

Still haunted by nightmares of her mother’s death, Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father’s relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post-traumatic stress disorder. The last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage. When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn’t think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts.

Nina LaCour: Hold Still

Ingrid left a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide. With the help of family and friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and realize that true friendship didn’t die with Ingrid.

Jandy Nelson: The Sky Is Everywhere

Lennie Walker plays second clarinet and lives in her sister, Bailey’s, shadow. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage and finds herself struggling to balance two boys: Toby , Bailey’s boyfriend; whose grief mirrors her own and Joe, a transplant from Paris whose grin is matched by his musical talent. For Lennie, one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But they can’t collide without the world exploding.

(from the Kepler’s Bookstore website)

Kristin Chandler  Discusses her novel Wolves, Boys and other Things That Might Kill Me

KJ Carson lives an outdoor lover’s dream. The only daughter of a fishing and wildlife guide, KJ can hold her own on the water or in the mountains near her hometown outside Yellowstone National Park. But when she meets the shaggy-haired, intensely appealing Virgil, KJ loses all self-possession. And she’s not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that they’re assigned to work together on a school newspaper article about the famous wolves of Yellowstone. As KJ spends time with Virgil, she also spends more time getting to know a part of her world that she always took for granted . . . and she begins to see herself and her town in a whole new light.

(from A Great Good Place for Books website)

June 12, 2010 – 4:00pm

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, California 94611

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