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June 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening with Gayle Forman and Nicola Yoon!
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Gayle Forman
& Nicola Yoon discussing
(Viking Books for Young Readers, $18.99)
(Delacorte Press, $19.99)
Moderated by Aurora Dominguez
Friday, June 4, 7 PM ET
LIVE via Crowdcast
By registering for this event you are eligible to win a $100 Books & Books gift card as part of the “We Are Irreplaceable” independent bookstore campaign. Gayle Forman has partnered with BINC and Penguin Young Readers to donate a portion of the first week’s sales to BINC’s “Survive to Thrive” fundraising campaign that supports independent bookstores across the country.
About the We Are Inevitable:
A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.
Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family’s secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It’s a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore.
So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn’t account for Chad, a “best life” bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town’s out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he’s been waiting for.
All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he’s lost, what he’s found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn’t inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.
**Book purchase includes a signed book and exclusive We Are Inevitable enamel pin, whiles supplies last! Once signed books are sold out, we will send signed book plates.
About Instructions for Dancing:
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.
Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.
As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything–including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.
Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?
**Book purchase includes a signed book whiles supplies last! Once signed books are sold out, we will send signed book plates.
About the Authors:
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day and Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
Nicola Yoon is the author of the instant New York Times #1 bestseller, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Visit NicolaYoon.com and follow @NicolaYoon on Twitter. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.
About the Moderator:
Aurora Lydia Dominguez is a journalist, high school teacher and college professor based in Hollywood, Florida. A journalist at heart, she worked for places like The Miami Herald and J-14 Magazine as a reporter and editor before going from the newsroom to the classroom. She currently teaches at Boca Raton High School and at FAU and Nova Southeastern, among other places. Her work appears on Frolic Media, where she contributes her weekly Sunday Brunch interview column and is their YA expert, and she also contributes bookish pieces on Book Riot. Aurora’s passions include reading a book on Saturday mornings with her cat Luna, time with her husband Sebastian and pop rock shows.