January 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In-Person: An Afternoon with Crissa-Jean Chappell
Books & Books presents…
AN AFTERNOON WITH CRISSA-JEAN CHAPPELL
Sun Don’t Shine
(Fitzroy Books, $18.95)
Sunday, January 21, 4 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an in-person afternoon with Crissa-Jean Chappell to discuss her book: Sun Don’t Shine (Fitzroy Books, $18.95)
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
Reece and her father have been on the run for years, but when a boy named Shawn befriends her, she finds that secrets are getting harder to keep, especially the deadly ones.
Sixteen-year-old Reece is an expert at keeping secrets. She has to be, since her father abducted her ten years ago. For as long as she can remember, she’s been on the run, sneaking food out of the dumpster and sleeping in the woods. Every time she moves, the same rules apply—cut your hair, change your name, and, above all, don’t let anybody get too close.Reece has no choice except to obey Dad’s orders. When Reece meets her first real friend, a boy named Shawn, she begins to realize that everyone else has secrets too. And the deadliest secret of all is the one her father has kept from her all these years.
★”Beautiful, raw, and achingly honest, Sun don’t Shine illuminates the precarious existence and morally complex choices of sixteen-year-old Reece, her volatile father, and those living on the dark fringes of the Sunshine state.”- Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, author of August and Everything After
About the Author:
Crissa-Jean Chappell was born in Miami and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a PhD and MFA from the University of Miami and has taught creative writing and cinema studies for over fifteen years. When she misses South Florida, she talks to the parrots in Green-Wood Cemetery.