In Partnership with
Multiple Award Winning Authors
Nancy Werlin Kristin Cashore Annie Hartnett
Friday, June 24, 2016
Upstairs @ The General
1 Still River Road, Harvard Massachusetts
Nancy Werlin is the author of nine young adult novels in the genres of realistic fiction, fantasy, and suspense. Her novel The Rules of Survival was a finalist for the National Book Award, her novel The Killer’s Cousin won the Edgar award for best mystery, and her novel Impossible was a New York Times bestseller. She lives with her husband in Melrose, and is currently working on a suspense thriller to be published in 2017. Visit her website at nancywerlin.com for more.
Kristin Cashore wrote the New York Times bestsellers Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, all of which have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Graceling is the winner of the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Fire is the winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, and Bitterblue is a New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book. Graceling is currently scheduled to be published in thirty-three languages. Cashore currently has a realistic YA novel and a cross-genre YA novel in revisions. A native Pennsylvanian, she now lives in the Boston area.
Annie Hartnett's debut novel RABBIT CAKE is forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2017. She was the 2013-2014 winner of the Writer in Residence Fellowship for the Associates of the Boston Public Library. Annie's stories and essays have appeared in Salon magazine, Indiana Review, Unstuck magazine, and PANK magazine, among others. Annie has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Alabama and has received awards and honors from the Bread Loaf School of English, Indiana Review, and McSweeney's. Annie teaches classes on the short story and the novel at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston, and is currently at work on her second novel.
A 2006 National Book Award Finalist
Matt has long since put himself in charge of protecting his younger sisters from their enemy.
Who is their enemy? It's their mother, Nikki O'Grady Walsh.
Matt's done okay. But secretly, inside, he's growing tired and hopeless. Then, suddenly, there's a possible ally on the horizon. Murdoch, his mother's ex-boyfriend, who maybe can help him get rid of his mother—for good.
“The Rules of Survival spoke to me. I was there for every minute, reverse-wish-fulfilling as I read. The outcome made knots in my chest come undone.” —Tamora Pierce
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Lucy Scarborough is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents beside her. And she has Zach, whose strength amazes her more each day. Do they have enough love and resolve to overcome an age-old evil?
Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” the New York Times bestseller Impossible combines suspense, fantasy, and romance to tell a story of love and family conquering all.
“A haunting, thrilling romantic puzzle.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked
In Bitterblue, eighteen-year-old Bitterblue is the queen of a kingdom still in recovery from the reign of its previous king, her father. The influence of Bitterblue's father—a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities—lives on in Monsea, in ways Bitterblue hasn't yet learned the extent of. Feeling hemmed in by her over-protective and controlling staff, Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle to walk the streets of her own city at night—and meets two thieves who hold a key to the truth of her father’s reign.
Rabbit Cake is a darkly comic coming of age novel narrated by 12-year-old Elvis Babbitt. Elvis is reeling from the loss of her mother, who recently drowned in a sleepwalking episode. Elvis can't escape the feeling that her mother’s death was suspicious somehow, and worries that her family won’t ever escape the pull of their mother's death.
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